The Africa Festival has been taking place for 1989 and it has become Europe's biggest festival for African music and culture. Since the very first festival more than 1,890,000 visitors form Germany and other foreign countries have come to Wuerzburg's Mainwiesen to witness the cultural wealth of Africa and to participate in Africa's zest for life.
Because of its great success in Germany, the Africa Festival has now found a few copiers of varying quality. To avoid confusion, the name and logo are now licensed. The dancing figures with the name Africa Festival will not only now, but also in the future be a guarantee of a high quality in music and background programme.
We'd like to thank our visitors cordially here who stood by us on sunny and rainy days and who have made it possible that this festival has always been a peaceful and lively togetherness.
Brief summary of performances:
Friday, May 25th, 2012 – STARS FROM CAPE VERDIAN ISLANDS AND SENEGAL
20:00 h Omar Pene - Mbalax legend from Senegal
22.00 h Sara Tavares – the voice of the Cape Verdean Islands
Saturday, May 26th, 2012 – POWERFUL WOMEN
20.00 h Y’Akoto - Musical Clobetrotter from Germany and Ghana
22.00 h Angélique Kidjo & guests - tribute to Miriam Makeba
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 – CUBA & WEST AFRICA
20:00 h tba
22.00 h AfroCubism – the original Buena Vista Social Club
Monday, May 28th, 2012 – REGGAE NIGHT
20.00 h Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline – modern roots reggae from Germany
22.00 h tba
Entrance to the festival site:
Ticket-holders for the evening concerts can visit the festival-site free of charge at any time of the day.
All other visitors have to pay an entrance fee of 6,00 Euro. Family-ticket 18,00 Euro per day. Admission is free for children younger than 12 years.
We also have an all-day admission wristband, which is valid through all four festival days for 20,00 Euro.
The Festival ground will be open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Monday to 11 p.m.). The Havana Club will be open daily until 2.00 a.m. (Monday to 23.00)
This is what visitors may expect on the festival-site: concerts during the day: on the open stage, the Havana Club with drinks and music, a colourful children’s programme, a big African bazaar with food stands , a handicraft market and many informations stands in our Bamboo Hall, the university and the Tuareg tent, a restaurant-tent and various DJ-Shows, a movie tent and much more …