Holidaymakers taking ferries from Dublin to Liverpool
next month may be forgiven for thinking they have been accidentally diverted to Africa.
That's because the city will once again be hosting the Africa Oye Festival, which takes place on June 23rd and 24th in 2012.
The Review Field in Sefton Park is the venue and all the action takes place between 12:30 and 21:30 BST on both days.
It promises to be fun for all the family, with live showcases of African and Caribbean music, dance and drumming workshops, food stalls, a beer tent and demonstrations of traditional capoiere, which is a martial art that originated in Brazil.
Best of all, admission for everything is absolutely free, so visitors will be able to have an action-packed weekend out without breaking the bank.
Earlier this month, Visit Britain found that trips to industrial cities like Liverpool are growing in popularity - and with events like this, it's not hard to see why.
Posted by Andrew Smith