Afrochella organizers have announced that Burna Boy and Stonebwoy will headline the highly anticipated 2022 music festival.
Of course, the celebration of music doesn’t stop there. Afrobeat stars like Fireboy, Kidi, Ayra Starr, Medikal, DJ Juls, DJ Loft and more will perform during the two-day event at Accra’s El Wak Stadium.
The theme for 2022 is “AfroFuturism”, a term the organizers created to reflect on the past, explore the future and create a progressive path for the contemporary African diaspora.
“As we embark on yet another year of celebrating African culture, Afrochella will bring ‘Afrofuturism’ to life through our core elements of music, art, fashion and food,” said Abdul Karim Abdullah, CEO and co-founder of Afrochella. “Let’s explore the infinite possibilities of what ‘Afrofuturism’ might look like in 2022 and beyond.”
Afrochella gets bigger and better every year, and for 2022 it’s more than the two-day music festival on the 28th and 29th of December.
This year, it’s a two-week experience starting December 18th and running through December 31st.
Exclusive events include Fashion Night Out, a night celebrating African fashion, and the Afrochella Music Museum, a museum-like experience that takes people on a musical journey from the past to the future through live performances and art installations.
New this year is Afrocanteen, a unique and exclusive dining experience on the festival site, which will house 35 food vendors from across the continent and at least 15 other fashion, beauty and art retailers.
Organizers say they bring the AfroFuturism theme to life, transforming spaces into an interactive “universe” for festival-goers to enjoy.
“As one of Ghana’s most iconic cultural moments, this year we face the exciting challenge of bringing 20,000 travelers to the country,” said Kenny Agyapong Jr., COO and co-founder of Afrochella. “We plan to not only achieve this goal, but make Ghana the premier travel destination for all travelers around the world.”