Uniting the diaspora with brilliant music and breathtaking spectacle, Afro Nation is the world’s biggest showcase for one of the fastest growing genres on the planet. Following successful festivals in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, Afro Nation takes the next step with Afro Nation Miami 2023, its first festival in the continental USA. Like previous Afro Nation events, the upcoming Miami festival highlights the best in Afrobeats, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, and other Black-led musical genres. Headlined by Afrobeats giants BURNA BOY and WIZKID, and featuring a powerful lineup of artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and across the globe, Afro Nation Miami touches down at LoanDepot Park on May 27th & 28th 2023.
Afro Nation Miami boasts a deep lineup that illustrates the diversity and strength of global Black music. The inaugural Miami festival promises performances from ascendant Nigerian superstars REMA and ASAKE, dancehall legend BEENIE MAN, rising African stars CKAY, BNXN and BLACK SHERIF, French rapper FRANGLISH, and many others. Shining a special spotlight on the ascendant genre of amapiano, born in South Africa, Afro Nation Miami brings the PIANO PEOPLE stage, headlined by MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ and UNCLE WAFFLES, and featuring many more of the genre’s most exciting names. Stay tuned for many more artists to be added to the lineup in the coming months.
Afro Nation events began in Portugal in 2019 and are continuing to grow and expand across the globe as a way to showcase and celebrate Afro-fusion, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, soca and more Black-led music.Billboard
The upcoming Miami festival follows up a groundbreaking 2022 from Afro Nation, which has established itself as a major tastemaker and advocate for African music since its founding in 2019. Afro Nation brought a high-powered group of international music stars and over 40,000 fans to the beaches of Portimáo in July for the second-ever Afro Nation Portugal, with headliners that included WIZKID, BURNA BOY and MEGAN THEE STALLION. Earlier in the year, the innovative festival made its North American debut with Afro Nation Puerto Rico. The festival closed out 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana 2022 in Accra, Afro Nation’s first event in Ghana since 2019.
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.