Afro Nation rolls into Miami

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Afro Nation is set to expand into Miami, Florida in May, following festivals in Portugal, Puerto Rico and Ghana. 

The festival will take place in the US for the first time and will celebrate not only Afrobeats, but also dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano and other Black-led music genres.

Afro Nation Miami 2023 will be headlined by artists including Burna Boy and WizKid, and will also feature performances from Asake and Rema, alongside other artists from the Caribbean, Africa and worldwide. Dancehall’s Beenie Man, African singers CKay, BNXN and Black Sherif, and French rapper Franglish will all perform.

There will also be a special spotlight on the ascendant genre of amapiano, born in South Africa, through the Piano People stage, set to be headlined by Major League DJZ and Uncle Waffles.

The festival will take place at LoanDepot Park, the 36,742-capacity home of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, from May 27-28.

General tickets will go on sale from January 13.

Afro Nation was founded in 2019 and has since welcomed over 40,000 fans to the beaches of Portimáo for the second Portuguese edition last year, which was headlined by WizKid, Burna Boy and Megan Thee Stallion.

Earlier in 2022, the festival made its North American debut with Afro Nation Puerto Rico and rounded off the year returning to Accra, for its first event in Ghana since 2019.

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