Summer Festivals Shoobs Recommends


Summer is the season of celebration! From music fests to the culturally-inclined, you can eat, drink, and dance under the golden sun at these events!



Yemi Alade and Moonchild Sanelly | Prepare for a magical night of music! Yemi Alade and Moonchild Sanelly join forces on 10th of June to bring their star talents to the Meltdown Fest. Afropop, amapiano, gqom, and more – head to the Southbank Centre for an evening performance during this multi-day motive!



Oxlade | You thought that was all for the Meltdown Fest? Think again! Join Oxlade at the Southbank Centre on 15th of June. Marvel at his colourful afrobeats and soulful falsetto – he’s creating music the unique way!



Island Breakout 2023 | Five days of partying – it’s Europe's wildest urban getaway! Head to sunny Corfu, Greece on 21st June for clubbing, beach, boat, pool, any kind of party you can imagine. With the likes of Valiant, the Ding Dong Ravers, and K Trap, you can bet on a fire time!



Caribbean Rocks Festival | Things are heating up with this epic summer fest! Held on 1st July at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre, get the full scope of bashment, soca, and reggae. Chow down on Caribbean food, cheer on fairground rides, and dance, dance, dance to Valiant, Father Philis, and more!



Ghana Party in the Park 2023 | Have the time of your life at Trent Park on 15th July. This isn’t just a live music event – this is an exploration of Ghanaian culture! Enjoy delectable dishes like pounded fufu and soup or banku and okro, exhibition and vendor stalls, cultural dancing, fashion shows, and more!



Soul Session Fest | Another July banger! This one is on the 15th at Colesdale Farm, mixing the countryside with soulful house, UK garage, and amapiano. Booker T, David Bailey, Angie B, Anthony Ranz, Love Precious, and more join you under the sun for five straight hours of musical celebration!



Made In 90s Outdoor Festival | Bask in nostalgia with all your fave 80s and 90s classics – bashment, RnB, and house for a mature and classy audience – 28+ only! With the likes of Teedra Moses, DJ Milktray, and DJ Ace bumping the best, you’ll bring the sky down at Addington Park. 29th July is the date – better save it!



90s vs. 00s Weekender Festival 2023 | This Bournemouth motive has all the trimmings! Live artists, DJs, and comedy – catch them on 11th – 13th August. Dance to the tunes of Lemar, Sunshine Anderson, and Artful Dodger, and laugh alongside Will E and Shabzz! With funfair rides, a classic arcade, and graffiti artists, this is a weekend of endless fun!


AMA Fest 2023 | Round off summer with one of the biggest amapiano events in the world! Coming to Silver Leys Polo Club in Hertfordshire on 2nd September, dance under the last of the rays ‘till sundown. With previous line-ups featuring Felo Le Tee, Mellow and Sleazy, and Kamo Mphela, you know it’s gonna be wild!


By Isabella Hassan