5 Biggest Music Festivals in Africa
1) Cape Town International Jazz Festival, South Africa
This festival takes place on the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April. It is a 2 day festival featuring international and local South African musicians.
Artists love Sho Madjozi, Chaka Khan, Amel Larrieux, and others have performed on this stage. The festival also organizes a jazz gala dinner, a day of golf and a photography exhibition.
2) Mawazine, Morocco
This festival showcases Moroccan arts and culture, and the personal secretary started it to King Mohamed IV.
Artists love Usher, JLO, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlakeamong others, have graced the stage of this festival alongside indigenous African talents like Place P, Amadou & Mariam, and Tinariwen. This festival can attract up to 2.65 million people every year.
3) Felablation, Lagos
It is one of the biggest music festivals in Nigeria, and it is held every year in Lagos. It commemorates the life and music of the deceased icon Fela Anikulakpo Kuti.
It lasts a whole week with performances by local and international artists.
4) Asa Baako, Ghana
This is a 5 day festival full of fun, dancing and merriment. It’s a beach party with live music, tours, boat trips, beach games, yoga and more.
It is held in the Western Region of Ghana at Busua Beach and is held every year during the first week of March.
5) Nyege Nyege, Uganda
This festival takes place right next to the source of the Nile in Jinja. It is usually referred to as the African hub of world bass music, as it provides an opportunity and a platform to see artists who don’t usually perform outside of their country on stage.
Artists from Uganda, Ghana, Mali, Kenya, Russia, Japan, Mexico, etc. are among the artists who have graced this stage. It is an extensive showcase of music and culture, including food, crafts, storytelling, and more.
So the next time you are in one of these countries, you can consider attending these amazing music festivals to experience the greatness and fun firsthand.