Renowned Jamaican singer-songwriter Horace Andy has been revealed as a headliner for this summer’s Africa Oyé festival.
The reggae legend, who is also known for his collaborations with Massive Attack, will perform at the Sefton Park event as it’s held for its 27th year.
Belize group The Garifuna Collective will also top the bill at the free 22-23 June festival, which celebrates the music and culture of Africa and its diaspora, having recorded its brand new album HAMALA (Let Them Fly).
The acts join a line-up that already includes artists including BCUC, Moonlight Benjamin, O SHUN, Carlou D and Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda.
Meanwhile Tabitha Jade and Satin Beige are among the emerging Liverpool stars making up the Oyé Introduces programme this year.
A festival spokesperson says: “It’ll be a real honour to welcome back The Garifuna Collective to headline Oyé in their own right after their amazing performance with the late, great Andy Palacio twelve years ago; their sound and energy is incredible.
“And Horace Andy is a reggae headliner we’ve always wanted to see on our stage and I just know he’ll close out the Saturday in perfect style.”
The final wave of main stage artists are to be announced soon for the festival, which will also food and drink stalls and traders in the Oyé Village.