As the sun begins to shine once again on star-studded festival weekends, 2021 looks set to be defined by the return of the most talked about new festival phenomenon – as Afro Nation returns to Portugal’s stunning Algarve with its biggest edition to date
Launching in 2019 as a global coming-together of connected fans celebrating a culture and family taking over the planet, Afro Nation is an essential date in the summer diary. 2021 looks to be no different, as Afro Nation returns bigger and better than ever with an unrivalled lineup of the biggest names in the game right now.
Joining the frame are some of the most exciting and formidable artists in the game right now. There’s only one boss, and it’s Rick Ross. The Maybach Music guru has constantly brought the fire with anthems like ‘Hustlin’, ‘Stay Schemin’ and ‘B.M.F’ becoming some of the biggest tracks of the 21st century. Sure to takeover the Afro Nation stage, Rick Ross is guaranteed to be a true highlight of this year’s festival. Also joining a bill packed with seminal giants is Popcaan. A titan of culture and global superstar, the OVO Sound-signed icon is a true trailblazer in dancehall and Afro-infused music – with a collaborators list full of the biggest names in modern music. In a lane of his own, Popcaan is sure to bring an unforgettable set to Afro Nation Portugal – for a real ‘must-see’ moment.
Rightfully praised as an essential voice right now, Jamaica’s own Koffee makes her Afro Nation debut in 2021, bringing with her the perfect summer cocktail of smooth sounds and essential vibes to next year’s weekend. On course to be the true breakthrough star of the next 12 months, Ms Banks will head to Afro Nation with a fiery set of club-filled bangers ready to turn The Algarve into her own giant playground whilst Nigerian superstar Tekno makes his long-awaited first appearance at Afro Nation bringing with him a celebrated array of bonafide hits ready to transform the entire beach into a joyous carnival celebration in no time. Alongside leading Afrobeats mover Timaya, ‘9 Lives’ party-starter Hardy Caprio and Afro-Pop sensation Small Doctor, it cements Afro Nation Portugal as the essential date in the diary for 2021.
Continuously breaking new ground, Afro Nation has today announced a very special collaboration with Jamaica’s famed Dream Weekend, bringing an exclusive new stage to Afro Nation featuring the best in dancehall-infused sounds for an atmosphere like no other. Widely considered to be the Caribbean’s largest party experience, Dream Weekend’s stage will be packed with unbelievable highlights. Adding EVEN MORE to the Afro Nation celebration, it’s a feeling and a journey that needs to be seen to be believed. There simply is nowhere else that comes close in 2021.
Stacked across its multiple stages and stunning beach location, 2021 will see Afro Nation’s biggest festival lineup to date – bursting with the best in Afrobeats, UK hip-hop, Afro-pop, dancehall, reggae and more. The only place on the planet boasting such a lineup, expect incredible moments on The Algarve with Wizkid, Burna Boy, Skepta, French Montana, Davido, Mavado, Krept & Konan, Young T & Bugsey, Beenie Man, Diamond Platnumz, Chronixx, Rema, Machel Montano, Not3s, Yemi Alade, Olamide, Stonebwoy, Wande Coal, Tion Wayne and many more – all set under the stunning Portugese sunshine. A global community joined in a celebration of culture, music and dancing together once again, Afro Nation is the festival gem shining brighter than the rest.
With resale tickets from 2020 now completely sold-out, the first batch of general sale tickets are now set to go on-sale – with limited presale tickets released on Thursday 3rd September at 9am and full general release tickets on-sale from Friday 4th September at 9am. With demand for Afro Nation expected to be extremely high, festival-goers are encouraged to sign-up now for first access at: