A NEW festival is set to celebrate African culture on the Herefordshire border, with the owners saying it is already 80 per cent sold out.

 Out of Africa, taking place on June 29 at Drovers Rest Farm near Hay-on-Wye, is £50 per person and will run all day from 11am – 10.30pm with the first act at 2pm.

Taking inspiration from their African roots, they have created a diverse, fun-filled event with headliner PJ Powers, who is in the top 100 most famous people living in South Africa. She will not only headline the day but also will be launching her book and have an interview following.

There will also be African Street Foods such as roti rolls and samosas and African Craft Stalls to aid the merriment of the acts.


Bringing diversity to the countryside, there will also be performances by Landing Mane, Idrissa Camara, Mamadou, Cissokho, Aida Pop and Kasai Masai.

After leaving their jobs in London, the owners decided to buy Drovers Rest Farm where they now have a variety of experiences including weddings, farm tours, and wild feasts.

They also have a range of accommodation such as glamping, bell tents and cottages. Now they have their first ever festival which they is already nearly completely sold out.

PJ Powers is not only a musician and songwriter but also a political activist who had a personal friendship with Nelson Mandela. One of her most famous performances was her rendition of World in Union when welcoming back the Springboks.