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.
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.
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.