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BlackFest – Liverpool’s grassroots Black arts festival – has revealed a packed line-up of multi-arts festivities taking place across the city in September and October.
The award-winning organisation is celebrating their recent double prize at the Merseyside Women of the Year Award as well as 5 years of platforming Black artists across Liverpool and beyond, by creating a festival programme that spans ten venues, showcasing art exhibitions, music nights, spoken word and poetry, theatre shows and much more.
Some of the brightest up-and-coming musical talent and poets in the city will also feature on the line-up, including Shak Omar, AMBA, Lumenaates, Bluboy, Pari, as well as returning artists from BlackFest’s nationwide creative pool such as Sarah Louise, Vivi and more.
Between the live acts, beats will be provided by Papu Raf; a renowned DJ, producer, event manager at Cool It, and Co-Founder of House of ZuZu. Expect afrohouse, afrobeats, funk, bass, kuduro, garage, house & more.
Local traders will also be providing Afrocentric handmade goodies, cards and prints, jewellery and fashion throughout the opening event.
Many of the festival events are free to attend (with donations hugely appreciated) and those wanting to attend all the ticketed events can save up to £50 by purchasing a Festival Pass.
BlackFest 2022 runs from 24th September until the 29th October.