The explosive line-up for Felabration UK 2019 has just been announced, and the life and legacy celebration of the African music icon and legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, which takes place at Indigo At The O2 on Friday, August 30, will be headlined by Africa’s biggest stars including Falz, Harrysong and Awilo Longomba.
The extensive line-up for Felabration UK, which is the first ever Felabration Music Festival in London, also includes the likes of Afrobeats rising stars A.Star, Eugy, BM, Sona, Drumz with Atumpan, Mr 2Kay, Hotyce, Shiikane, Tomi Agape, Damibliz, and many more, with music legends Lauryn Hill and Majek Fashek set to receive special recognition honouree award, for their contribution to African music, as part of the festival celebration.
Spearheaded by Fela’s daughter Shalewa Kuti, and supported by DLA World, the Felabration UK festival aims to foster unity and greatness within Africa and the diaspora, and will offer a show stopping experience from psychedelic stage performances, décor recreating the ambiance of The Shrine, and on-screen visuals to cultural dances and the best line up in Afrobeats artists to ever grace one stage live in the UK.
With music being an integral aspect of African culture, Felabration is one of the longest standing, most attended and groundbreaking music festivals in Nigeria, staging over 150 of the best African Artists over a one-week extravaganza at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.
With its debut in the UK this August, Felebration looks set to spread its immense tradition and influence into Europe and diaspora.
Fela’s music and influence have travelled the global music landscape, and it is fair to say, that all Afrobeats artists are descendants of or influenced by Fela Kuti in some way, and for one day, the UK will celebrate Fela Kuti and host some of the biggest names in Afrobeats, Afropop and Afrosoul, who will incorporate and showcase Fela’s music, his charisma and razzmatazz on the big stage at Indigo At The O2 on Friday, August 30.