Trace and Apollon announce new festival “Trace Made In Africa” taking place in Portugal this year

Trace Made In Africa is set to be the biggest celebration of Afro-Caribbean music and culture this Summer taking place from June 24th-26th 2022 in Porto, Portugal.

Last week Trace officially revealed Trace Made In Africa which is set to take over Portugal for a 72 hour non-stop celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture in partnership with Apollon. Early headliners already announced include Mr Eazi, Spice, Yemi Alade, TAYC amongst others. The three day festival will be taking place on the lush Douro riverbank in Porto, Portugal, with a view that draws you to the emblematic iron bridge that was designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel.

The festival is more than just daytime music, they’re planning to take over the nightlife, brunches and even provide the chance for some once in a lifetime experiences. There’s going to be the expected afterparties, boat parties but there are also going to be exclusive pool parties with astonishing views, talks, the aforementioned brunches, as well as the chance to have helicopter rides over the ocean, with each element centred around elevating the pride & appreciation for the Afro-Caribbean culture.

Trace are no strangers to the Afro-Caribbean music space with them having been founded all the way back in 2003 as a global platform for Afro-urban entertainment and youth empowerment. Their content across audio-visual and digital engages with 350 million people in 180 countries and in the UK has 3 dedicated music channels available through Sky. Speaking on Trace Made In Africa, the festival’s director Marco Azevedo had the following to say:

“‘Trace Made In Africa’ is also about joining efforts with Trace, as they are an unparalleled voice for culture, education, entertainment, inclusion and diversity for Africans around the world. For this event, Apollon have also partnered with the Portuguese authorities who will be highly represented by the Municipality of Porto, the Tourism Office for Porto and The North of Portugal. We will demonstrate to the world that Portugal’s reputation as a leading tourism destination is well deserved. We will offer our fans the best time of their life along with great quality of services, safety and security”.

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Tickets for the festival aren’t on sale just yet, but you can sign up for priority access once tickets are available on the Trace Made In Africa site which you can check out here.

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