Afro Nation Portugal 2023: Line-up, dates, and how to get tickets

Burna Boy performing live  (Afro Nation 2023)
Burna Boy performing live (Afro Nation 2023)

Burna Boy, 50 Cent, and Asake are among the first wave of acts announced for Portugal’s Afro Nation 2023 festival.

Other artists set to hit the stage include rap sensation Booba, Aya Nakamura, Fireboy DML, Tayc, and more.

The world’s biggest Afro beats festival will return to Portimão’s sun-kissed coast this summer from June 28 to 30, celebrating the best in Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, soca, and other Black-led musical genres.

The announcement follows the news of Afro Nation’s debut US show in Miami in May 2023, which will feature Burna Boy, WizKid, Rema, Asake, Beanie Man, and more. The shows come on the heels of the second edition of Afro Nation Ghana in 2022.

Tickets for Afro Nation’s flagship show will go on sale this Thursday.

Here are all the details you need to know.

When is Afro Nation Portugal 2023?

Afro Nation Portugal 2023 will take place from June 28 to 30, 2023, on Praia Da Rocha Beach, Portimão, the Algarve.

Praia Da Rocha is one of the most popular beaches in the Algarve, about an hour’s drive away from Faro airport.

Who is performing at Afro Nation?

This year’s Afro Nation festival will feature an impressive array of artists, including Nigerian giant Burna Boy, US hip-hop royalty 50 Cent, and French-Senegalese rapper Booba.

Continuing the trend of Nigerian talent, this year’s biggest breakthrough Asake brings his vibrant brand of Lagos street pop to Portimão, following hot off the heels of Fireboy DML, who has had an extraordinary run of chart success with smash-hit Peru and a subsequent remix collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

New talent Ayra Starr will also grace the stage for her Afro Nation debut, with her Afrosoul style and intoxicating voice often found on tracks with Wizkid.

See the full lineup below:

Afro Nation Portugal 2023 lineup (Afro Nation 2023)
Afro Nation Portugal 2023 lineup (Afro Nation 2023)

How can I get tickets to Afro Nation?

Tickets for Afro Nation’s flagship show will go on sale this Thursday, January 26 here at noon GMT, with a limited pre-sale available from 9am.