5.24.2023

Afro Nation Miami 2023 Announces Set Times, Shares Site Map

The World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival Prepares For Its Imminent U.S. Arrival, Touching Down at loanDepot park in Miami, FL This Weekend, May 27 & 28, 2023

Headlined by Burna Boy and Wizkid, With Special Appearances by Rema and Asake, Afro Nation Miami 2023 Follows Up Massively Successful Afro Nation Festivals in Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Ghana

Critical Praise:

Afro Nation events began in Portugal in 2019 and are continuing to grow and expand across the globe as a way to showcase and celebrate Afro-fusion, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, soca and more Black-led music.” –¬†Billboard

“With previous events in Ghana and Puerto Rico, Afro Nation has the accolade of being the world‚Äôs biggest festival centered on Afrobeats music.” –¬†Billboard

“The festival promises to deliver an impressive array of today‚Äôs hottest artists from Africa and the diaspora.”¬†–¬†Yahoo!

“For the festival goers, this year‚Äôs event fulfilled the 2-year long draught of social distancing and zero socializing. Social media was a buzz with Instagram reels featuring artist performances, festival fashion, and social engagements by the beach on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, just south of Portim√£o….Now with a second edition taking place in Ghana, this coming December, Afro Nation is yet to see more success.” –¬†MEFeater

The Announcement:

Celebrating Afrobeats and African culture with events across the globe, Afro Nation prepares to make its United States debut this weekend in Miami. Today, the inaugural Afro Nation Miami announces set times for the festival, occurring this weekend at loanDepot park.

Afro Nation Miami boasts two stages: the Afro Nation Main stage, a full-sized stage for many of the festivals performers, including headliners Burna Boy on Saturday and Wizkid on Sunday. Fans looking to dance the night away can attend the Piano People stage, a showcase for the emerging South African club genre of amapiano, featuring major names Uncle Waffles, Major League DJZ, and more. Along with the set times, Afro Nation Miami shares the festival site map, which makes good use of the loanDepot field and surrounding grounds.

Afro Nation Miami boasts a deep lineup that¬†Afrobeats, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, and other Black-led musical genres. On Saturday, fans can watch ascending Afrobeats icons¬†Rema¬†and¬†CKay, plus dancehall legend¬†Mavado, and rising Ghanaian drill star¬†Black Sherif, before ending the night with Burna Boy’s catalog of hits. Sunday brings a diverse array of global stars, including Hot 100 hitmakers¬†Rema¬†and¬†Fireboy DML, red hot reggaetonero¬†Sech, and Nigerian riser¬†BNXN, before Wizkid shuts it down to end the night.

Afro Nation Miami announces sponsor activations for this year’s festival.¬†C√éROC¬†will feature its newest flavor, Honey Melon, at festival bars.¬†Hennessy¬†sponsors two of the festival’s VIP lounges: the sky terrace, and the Recess Lounge.¬†Audiomack¬†joins as the official sponsor of the Piano People stage, and will create the official playlist for Afro Nation Miami.

Stay tuned for more announcements about Afro Nation Miami 2023, happening this weekend, May 27th and 28th, in the 305.

Afro Nation Miami 2023 comes hot on the heels of Afro Nation’s announcement of its second U.S. festival,¬†Afro Nation Detroit 2023. The upcoming festival promises performances from the biggest names in Afrobeats and superstars in Hip-Hop, R&B, Amapiano, Dancehall, Reggae, and other African, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American musical genres. Presented in partnership with¬†Bedrock, a Detroit-based company, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 arrives on¬†August 19th-20th,¬†2023¬†at¬†Bedrock‚Äôs Douglass Site¬†in¬†Detroit, Michigan.

Afro Nation has established itself as a major tastemaker and advocate for African music since its founding in 2019. In 2022, Afro Nation brought a high-powered group of international music stars and over 40,000 fans to the beaches of Portim√°o in July for the second-ever Afro Nation Portugal, with headliners that included Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Megan Thee Stallion. Earlier in the year, the innovative festival made its North American debut with Afro Nation Puerto Rico. The festival closed out 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana 2022 in Accra, Afro Nation’s first event in Ghana since 2019.

Afro Nation festivals are dedicated to providing a global platform for music from Africa and its diaspora. In addition, Afro Nation teams with BBC Radio 1xtra and the Official Charts Company to host a weekly UK Afrobeats Chart Show, and in 2022, Afro Nation partnered with Billboard to present the first-ever U.S. Afrobeats Chart.

With more milestones to cross and many unforgettable sets in the near future, Afro Nation is primed to shine an even brighter spotlight on some of the most exciting artists in music today.

Visit https://usa.afronation.com/ to view more information about the festival.

Watch the Afro Nation 2022 Recap Video HERE

Buy tickets for Afro Nation HERE

Afro Nation Miami 2023 is presented by Event Horizon, SMADE, and Live Nation.

Afro Nation Miami thanks its sponsors: CÎROC, Red Bull, Hennessy, EMPIRE, and Audiomack

Please contact¬†Michelle,¬†Kevin,¬†Destiny, or¬†T’Keyah¬†for more info.

The Background:

Launched in 2019 to critical acclaim, Afro Nation is the biggest and best Afrobeats celebration in the world and a fast growing global cultural influence. The events unite the diaspora and deliver something culturally important to a hugely underserved audience. In 2022, 40,000 music lovers attended Afro Nation Portugal to see the biggest names in Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall and Bashment, at one of the most beautiful beach locations on the planet. After finishing 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana (Dec. 29-30), Afro Nation expands even further in 2023, with Miami 2023, its first-ever festival on the continental U.S.

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