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Press information 34th International Africa Festival

The singer Nomfusi from South Africa © Bugs Steffen


One focus this year will be on strong women’s voices from Africa. Unfortunately, women are still very disadvantaged in many African countries. That is why we will once again give women space and support this year. Of the 17 bands invited to perform, 12 feature female fronted bands from Congo, Gambia, South Africa, Cape Verde, Kenya and Uganda.
Another focus – on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death – is South Africa, the country at the Cape. We will show the photo exhibition by Jürgen Schadeberg “Nelson Mandela – Impressions of an eventful life” at the University of Würzburg and have invited two music groups from South Africa. The ARTE Open Air Cinema will also show films from South Africa and our visitors can enjoy fair trade rosé and red wines from South Africa.


Furthermore, there will again be a large bazaar, many food stalls with delicacies from Africa and the Caribbean, a daily fashion show and a number of initiatives that are introducing their projects in Africa. We have also invited four different DJs from Angola, Uganda, Nigeria and Jamaica to present the music of African and Caribbean club sounds.

There will also be plenty on offer for the children again. Kari-buni Watoto – Welcome children! This is the name of the special children’s area, where there will be a wide range of games and activities for children of all ages. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the festival, parents and grandparents can watch their children play. The children’s area will be open to our young and old visitors free of charge. Furthermore, Ibu, the storyteller will cast a spell over the children and Niki will invite them to sing along with his music and puppet programme.

The acrobatic and musical group Adesa from Ghana will perform daily with a street parade and a breathtaking acrobatic show. For the opening, the group will also perform free of charge on Friday, 26.05. and Saturday, 27.05.2023 at the Oberer Markt in Würzburg.


We have been working very hard to get our popular campsite back up and running. Unfortunately, the number of staff in the festival area has been greatly reduced by Corona. However, we have managed to reorganise the campsite with the help of the Würzburg 04 football club. The football club will again provide showers and toilets and we ask that the football club staff are treated nicely and that the rules of the campsite are observed.

To make our work easier and to give visitors the certainty that they will get a place, registration will take place in advance via online booking. There will again be an area for campers and an area for tents. Please note that the camping area has had to be limited due to staff shortages and therefore only festival visitors with tickets can stay there.
Information and camping tickets can be found here:

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE – 4-day-passes and Saturday evening ALREADY SOLD OUT

We are pleased to announce that all 4-day-passes for the evening programme and the Saturday evening with the international stars are now sold out. There is only a limited contingent of evening concert tickets left, so all interested parties are advised to secure an evening ticket soon. The evening ticket also allows you to attend the daytime programme of the festival. The single ticket for the evening programme costs 41.00 euros in advance, now available at:

Day tickets, which allow you to attend the entire programme (excluding evening concerts), are available online at our website The day ticket costs 10.00 euros in advance until May 21st, 12.00 euros from 22nd May and at the box office. Reduced tickets for pupils and students cost 8.00 euros in advance until May 21st, 10.00 euros from 22nd May and at the box office. 4-day-admission which allow you to attend all 4 days of the festival programme (excluding evening concerts), are only available online in advance until 21st May and cost 36.00 euros. Children under 12 can attend the festival free of charge.

If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Tuesdays and Fridays at +49 931 15060.

Press photos 34th International Africa Festival

Artists of the Evening Program

Juanita Euka – evening program 05/26/2023, 8 p.m. – Photo: © Alexis Maryon
Sona Jobarteh – evening program 05/26/2023, 10 p.m. – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Elida Almeida, evening program May 27, 2023, 8 p.m. – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Nomfusi – evening program 05/27/2023, 10 p.m. Photo: © Ales Malar
Lokua Kanza – evening program May 28, 2023, 8 p.m. Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Faada Freddy – evening program 05/28/2023, 10 p.m. – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Jaqee Nakiri – evening program May 29, 2023, 7 p.m. – Photo: © Niculai Constantinescu Photography
Sebastian Sturm from the band Marley’s Ghost – evening program 05/29/23, 9 p.m. Photo: © Bugs Steffen

Artists of the New Open Stage

Ludmila Mercerón – New Open Stage May 26, 2023, 2 p.m. – Photo: © Soria Castro
Thabilé – New Open Stage May 26, 2023, 6 p.m. – Photo: © Daniela Meise
Melane – New Open Stage, May 27th, 2023, 2 p.m., photo: © Georg Karlstetter
Ceuzany – New Open Stage, 05/27/23, 5 p.m., Photo: © José Sergio Ndlate
Hervé Samb – New Open Stage, May 28, 2023, 2 p.m. – Photo: © Lionel Mandeix
Nina Ogot – New Open Stage, May 28, 2023, 5 p.m. – Photo: © Paul K. Munene, Nairobi
Senny Camara – New Open Stage, May 29, 2023, 2 p.m. – Photo: © Senny Camara
Kandy Guira – New Open Stage, May 29, 2023, 5 p.m. – Photo: © Kandy Guira

General press photos International Africa Festival

Fashion Girl – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Traditional stage drummers – Photo: © Mario Gerth
Moderator Sarah Bergh – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
International Africa Festival // Children’s program mit Ibo – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Fashion designer Rama Diaw – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Kora player Saliou Cissokho – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Fashion Girls – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Cape Dream vintage – Photo: © Cape Dream
Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Sona Jobarteh- Photo: © Jesco Denzel
azaar International Africa Festival – Photo: © Patty Varasano
Story teller Ibrahima Ndiaye – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Welcome International Africa Festival – Photo: © Mario Gerth
Fashion designer Rama Diaw and her models – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
International Africa Festival stage – Photo: © Günther Klebinger
International Africa Festival ground – Photo: © Peter Schuhmann
Adesa acrobatic show – Photo: © Patty Varasano
Fashion designer Rama Diaw – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
Delicious Tea – Photo: © Mario Gerth
Delicious Food – Photo: © Peter Schuhmann
Bazaar International Africa Festival – Photo: © Bugs Steffen
The new school in Kankan, built with the help of the Africa Festival Foundation – Photo: © Mama Afrika
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