The biggest urban music beach festival in Europe Afro Nation is headed to Africa this December. Taking place on Ghana’s stunning Laboma Beach, the four-day event brings together some of the most exciting names in afrobeats, hip hop, r&b and more. Taking advantage of the breathtaking Atlantic coastline and white sand, Afro Nation will return to its spiritual homeland.
“Afro Nation is a brand new music festival, offering a lineup packed with talent from the worlds of Afrobeats, hip hop, R&B, dancehall and bashment on one of Accra’s beaches for a four-day party”
This year’s edition will welcome a number of popular headliners, as well as local and up and coming talent. First wave headliners include Alkaline, Burna Boy, Davido, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wizkid and more. Other popular acts include Kuami Eugene, La Meme Gang, Naira Marley, Teni and more. Three more waves of artists are still to be announced.
Afro Nation Ghana will take place at Laboma Beach in Accra, Ghana.
The nearest major airport is Kotoka International Airport, located approximately 20 minutes from Laboma Beach. Direct and non-direct flights are available from most major cities in the UK, US, Europe and Africa. The quickest and easiest way to get around Accra is by car. Taxis and Uber are readily available and most fares range from $1-5. Public transport is minimal throughout the city and the easiest way to get around is on foot. Old minivans called Trotros are the equivalent to public buses and fares start at around 20-50c to get around the city. Regular buses are also available but generally only travel between major cities.
The city of Accra offers countless accommodation options throughout the city centre and surrounding areas of the event. The nearest hotels include Labadi Beach Hotel, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Asa Royal Hotel and His Majesty’s Hotel; all located within a 20-30 minute walk from the festival. You can also find a number of Airbnb options within the vicinity of the event, giving visitors an authentic local experience. You can explore all the nearby accommodation options below.
The coastal city of Accra offers a range of things to see and do. You can find a number of popular tourist attractions such as the Black Star Gate, Jamestown Lighthouse, Independence Square and Osu Castle. The city also features a number of popular museums such as the ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts, the W.E.B DuBois Centre and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum.
You can also find countless restaurants, cafes and dining options throughout the city. Popular restaurants include Sky Bar 25, Buka Restaurant Osu Accra, La Chaumiere and The Republic Bar & Grill; offering everything from local West African cuisine to international menu options. For a truly authentic experience in Accra, immerse yourself into the local culture and learn how to make traditional fabric, or take a lesson in Afrobeats beat-making. You can organise featured experiences directly through the festival and a hand-picked local creative entrepreneur will host the unique experience.
Afro Nation Ghana will take place from December 27-30, 2019.
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