A new festival celebrating Black culture from around the world will take place in London this summer. 

Yam Carnival will take place on Clapham Common on 28th August, and features a stacked line-up of artists from across the globe, bringing the sounds of Afrobeats, hip-hop, house, gqom, Afro-swing, R&B and more to three stages. 

Artists locked for the festival include UK rap’s rising star Pa Salieu, South African gqom star DJ Lag, house legend Honey Dijon and UK dance radio’s next gen champion Jaguar.  

Other names on the festival’s dance stage, Afrotronic, are South African house DJ Culoe De Song, London duo Sef Kombo & Kitty Amor, Pretoria’s DBN Gogo, Portuguese-Angolan house selector DJeff and amapiano DJ Vigro Deep.

More acts on the line-up include Afrobeats star Davido, NSG,  Koffee, Femi Kuti, Ari Lennox and more. You can see the full line-up below. 

As well as music, the festival will also feature a range of food and drink options, including some of London’s primary African-influenced food trucks. 

Tickets for Yam Carnival will be available from midday on 1st April via the festival’s website