Welcome to the Africana Fest Information page! Here you will find everything you need to know about the festival, including FAQs on general information, tickets, food and beverages, rules and safety, and more.

We want to make sure that you have the best possible experience, and that starts with having all the information you need at your fingertips.

Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, our goal is to make sure you have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience at Africana Fest.  We can’t wait to see you at the festival!


General Info

Afest is a Pan-African festival that celebrates African culture, music, fashion, film, and cuisine. The festival features a range of events and activities, including music performances, film screenings, fashion exhibitions, and culinary showcases.

The first edition of Afest is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal in February 2025.

Afest is open to attendees of all ages, however some events or activities may have age restrictions. Please check the event details for more information.

There are a variety of accommodations available in Dakar, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxury hotels. We recommend booking accommodations early to ensure availability.

Yes, we are always looking for volunteers to help with various tasks throughout the festival. Please check our website for more information on how to become a volunteer.

If you are interested in performing or vending at Afest, please contact us through here with information about your act or business. We will review all submissions and respond as soon as possible.

Travel To AFEST

Embark on a journey to Africana Fest, the ultimate celebration of Pan-African culture. Experience the vibrant music, film, cuisine, and fashion exhibitions that define our community. Connect with the heartbeat of Africa!

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By Train

Travel to Afest by train: Take the TER (Dakar's region express train) from the airport to the heart of Dakar.

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By Car

Getting to Afest by car is easy! Dakar has a well-connected network of roads that lead straight to the festival location.

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By Bus

Bus transportation is available for accessing Afest. Check with local bus companies for schedules and routes to the festival location.

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By Plane

Flying to Afest? Land at Blaise Diagne International Airport and take a taxi to Dakar. Or take the TER to the city center.



Ticket sales for Africana Fest will be announced closer to the event date. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on ticket sales and other festival news.

Tickets for Africana Fest will be available for purchase through our website or partner platforms. Stay tuned for more information on ticket sales.

We will offer a variety of ticket options, including single day passes, weekend passes, VIP packages, and more. Stay tuned for more information on ticket sales.

It is possible that a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the event, but we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to ensure entry.

Our VIP packages offer an elevated festival experience, with access to exclusive lounges, special viewing areas, meet-and-greets with artists and speakers, and other perks. More details on our VIP packages will be announced closer to the event date.


Get the full AFEST weekend experience

VIP Camping

Indulge in the ultimate festival experience with VIP Camping! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of luxury, comfort and convenience. Our VIP Camping package offers you the best of both worlds – the thrill of the festival atmosphere and the comfort of a cozy retreat. From top-notch amenities to exclusive perks, VIP Camping is the perfect way to elevate your festival experience and make unforgettable memories!

Ready, Set, Camping!

Get ready to set up camp and immerse yourself in the festival spirit with Ready, Set, Camping! Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-timer, our festival camping experience has got you covered. With a prime location and an unbeatable atmosphere, you’ll be sure to make unforgettable memories. From late-night campfire jams to early morning yoga sessions, Ready, Set, Camping! is the perfect way to connect with like-minded festival-goers and experience the magic of Afest!


Looking for a camping experience that’s truly your own? Look no further than Bring Your Own Tent camping at Afest! With the freedom to pitch your own tent and make your space truly your own, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the festival experience like never before. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-timer, BYOT camping is the perfect way to add an extra level of excitement to your Afest adventure. Grab your tent, round up your friends, and get ready for the ultimate camping experience!


At Afest, we are committed to making our festival as accessible as possible for all individuals, regardless of their abilities.

We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone can enjoy the festival and its offerings. We recognize that accessibility is a fundamental human right and we take measures to ensure that our festival is accessible to all.

From our website to our event spaces, we take into account accessibility needs and make the necessary accommodations to make sure everyone can participate in the festivities.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do everything in our power to make Afest an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.


Food & Beverage

Yes, there will be a variety of food and drink vendors at the festival serving up delicious cuisine from across the African continent and beyond.

Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the festival grounds. However, we encourage you to come hungry and try the delicious food and drinks available from our vendors!

Our food vendors will offer a variety of traditional African cuisine, as well as international cuisine inspired by African flavors and ingredients.

Yes, our food vendors will offer a variety of dietary options to accommodate all festival-goers.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought into the festival grounds. However, there will be a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options available for purchase from our vendors.

Most of our food and drink vendors will accept both cash and card payments. However, we recommend bringing cash to ensure a smoother and quicker transaction. ATMs will also be available on site.


Rules & Safety

The safety and security of our attendees is our top priority. We work closely with local law enforcement and security personnel to provide a safe and secure environment. We also have medical personnel on site in case of emergencies.

Yes, prohibited items include weapons, illegal drugs, outside food and drinks (except for medical reasons), professional photography and videography equipment (without prior authorization), and any other items that may pose a safety risk to attendees.

No, pets are not allowed inside the festival grounds, except for service animals.

Smoking is not allowed in enclosed spaces or near areas where food is being served. There will be designated smoking areas at the festival.

Please notify a staff member or security personnel immediately if you require medical assistance. There will be medical personnel on-site to assist you.

Please report any rule violations or suspicious behavior to festival security or staff members. We take all reports seriously and will take appropriate action to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees.

Further Information

If you have not yet found the information you are looking for please contact us.