Afro Nation Detroit Announces Lineup for Inaugural Festival
Burna Boy and Davido to Headline, Ari Lennox, Latto, Kizz Daniel, P-Square, Coi Leray & More to Perform
The World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival Hits the Motor City on August 19-20
Afro Nation Brings An A-List Array of Global Talent to a Historic Music City, Offering a Weekend Full of the Best in Global African and Black Music
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“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’s biggest festival centered on Afrobeats music.” – Billboard
“The festival promises to deliver an impressive array of today’s hottest artists from Africa and the diaspora.” – Yahoo!
“For the festival goers, this year’s 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 Portimão….Now with a second edition taking place in Ghana, this coming December, Afro Nation is yet to see more success.” – MEFeater
Celebrating Afrobeats, global Black music, and African culture with festivals around the globe, Afro Nation brings fans of all nations together with great vibes and even better music. Today, Afro Nation announces the lineup for Afro Nation Detroit 2023, its next festival in the United States. The festival brings in Burna Boy and Davido, to headline a genre-spanning lineup of heavy-hitters. Featured on the lineup are R&B singer Ari Lennox, Nigerian duo P-Square, ATL rapper Latto, “Players” hitmaker Coi Leray, Nigerian star Kizz Daniel, genre-bending musician Masego, and many more. Presented in partnership with Bedrock, a Detroit-based company, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 arrives on August 19th-20th, 2023 at Bedrock’s Douglass Site in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets are available on Friday, June 2nd at 10am.
Expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees each day from around the globe, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 will feature additional activations and events to honor Detroit’s musical contributions to the world and highlight its connection to present day American, African, and global Black culture and music. The festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and enduring legacy and to connect with Detroit’s vibrant music and artistic communities.The Douglass site is a historically significant housing project in Detroit that was the first federally funded housing project for African Americans in the United States. It was home to icons such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and other influential African Americans.
The announcement of the Afro Nation Detroit lineup arrives ahead of this weekend’s Afro Nation Miami, the first Afro Nation event in the U.S. The inaugural Miami festival highlights the best in Afrobeats, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, and other Black-led musical genres. Headlined by Afrobeats giants Burna Boy and WizKid, and featuring a powerful lineup of artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and across the globe, Afro Nation Miami touches down at loanDepot Park this weekend, May 27 & 28, 2023.
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.
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Access the Afro Nation Detroit press application HERE
Watch the Afro Nation 2022 Recap Video HERE
Keep an eye on Afro Nation US’s Instagram for more updates, and all the highlights from Afro Nation Miami 2023.
Afro Nation Detroit 2023 is presented by Bedrock, Event Horizon, SMADE, and Live Nation.
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.