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Okayafrica's Guide To Festival Season 2014

Okayafrica's Guide to Festival Season 2014 features details on what lineups include our favorite artists, including Laura Mvula, Bombino + more.


Welcome to Okayafrica's database for festival season 2014– our one stop spot for details on what festivals our favorite artists are playing in these post-SXSW months. This year Tuareg psychedelic rocker-king Bombino continues to stay on his touring grind (in 2013 he was part of Bonnaroo's epic North African afternoon along with Fatoumata Diawara and Amadou & Mariam). Laura Mvula also features prominently on this year's onslaught of lineups. And so without further adieu, take a look at our full guide to the year in festivals below. We'll be updating the list as more lineups are announced.

South By Southwest

Date: March 11-16

Location: Austin, Texas

Afrikan Boy, A K U A, Christian Tiger School, Tinariwen, Petite Noir, Young Fathers, Fat Tony, Moses Sumney, The GTW, Quantic

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Date: March 28-29

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

AKA and Da.L.E.S, Reason, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bokani Dyer & Kyle Shepherd, Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya, The Muffinz, Mi Casa + more

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Coachella

Dates: April 11-13 (Weekend 1); April 18-20 (Weekend 2)

Location: Indio Valley, California

Bombino, Laura Mvula

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Jazz Fest

Dates: April 25 - May 4

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Laura Mvula (April 25th), Bombino (April 27th)

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Bonnaroo

Date: June 12-15

Location: Manchester, Tennessee

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Die Antwoord,

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Glastonbury

Date: June 27-29

Location: Pilton, UK

Tinariwen, Metronomy, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate

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Roskilde

Date: June 29 - July 6

Location: Roskilde, Denmark

Jupiter and Okwess International, King Ayisoba Band, Mark Ernestus presents Jeri Jeri

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WOMAD Festival

Date: July 24-27

Location: Wiltshire, England, UK

Ibibio Sound Machine, Mulatu Atatske, Fatoumata Diawara

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Lollapalooza

Date: August 1-3

Location: Chicago, Illinois

TBA

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Oppikoppi

Date: August 7-9

Location: Limpopo, South Africa

TBA

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Outside Lands

Date: August 8-10

Location: San Francisco, California

TBA

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Sziget Festival

Date: August 11-18

Location: Budapest

Michael Kiwanuka, Stromae (more names to be announced)

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Dimensions

Date: August 27-31

Location: Croatia

Kwabs, Mo Kolours, Gilles Peterson, Andrew Ashong, Awesome Tapes from Africa

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Electric Picnic

Date: August 29-31

Location: Laois, Ireland

Laura Mvula, John Wizards, Metronomy

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Bestival 2014

Date: September 4-7

Location: UK (Isle of Wright)

Laura Mvula

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Rocking The Daisies

Date: October 2-5

Location: Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, South Africa

TBA

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