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YAM Carnival is a brand new Afrobeat music festival coming to London this summer.

From the creators of Afro Nation, it was originally planned to launch in 2020 as a weekend celebration of the African diaspora, including Caribbean and Latin American culture, with music and food from across the world. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the festival had to be cancelled. In March 2021, organisers confirmed YAM Carnival will kick off in the capital as a one-day event on 28 August 2021.

Set to be an exciting addition to the London’s festival circuit, there will be live music from the Afrobeat, reggaeton, contemporary RnB, hip hop, dancehall and world music genres.

In addition, attendees can expect Clapham Common to be transformed into a food lover’s paradise with Caribbean cuisine, Latin American staples and delicious American-inspired options from New Orleans as well as plenty of Southern soul food to devour. The African food area will also be modelled after the iconic Nigerian danfo buses, with delicacies from across the continent to savour.

YAM Carnival attendees can also experience the unique masquerade culture including the traditional homage to ancestral spirits, featuring rich costumes, structures, masks and complex dance rituals from regions around the globe.

YAM Festival 2021 Lineup


Ari Lennox
Honey Dijon
Yemi Alade
Fally Ipupa
Femi Kuti

Carnival Stage

Davido / Kehlani / Patoranking / Yemi Alade / Darkoo / Midas the Jagaban / Ms Banks / Omah lay / Pa Salieu / Rema
+ more artists to be announced

Afrika Shrine Alive

Ari Lennox / Fally Ipupa / Femi Kuti / NAO / StoneBwoy / Fatoumata Diawara / IAMDDB / King Promise / Nesta / Princess Nokia
+ more artists to be announced


Honey Dijon / Culoe de Song / DBN Gogo / DJ Lag / Djeff / Jaguar / Sef Kombo & Kitty Amor / Vigro Deep
+ more artists to be announced

YAM Carnival 2021 Tickets

Tickets to be announced soon:


The city of London offers a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for YAM Carnival using the map below or visit booking.com

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London is well connected by rail in the United Kingdom and major European cities. Clapham Junction is the nearest train station serving both London Victoria and London Waterloo lines and it is a 15-minute walk from the site.


Clapham Common is easily reached by bus and you can get the 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 249, 255, 295, 322, 344, 345, 355 and 417 buses near to the festival site, along with the P5 and F1. The night buses, which include N35, N37, N155, N137 and N343, also run nearby.


You can get the underground to Clapham Common and Clapham South on the Northern Line service. It is recommended to get home using the Clapham South or Clapham Junction stations as Clapham Common tube station is closed at the end of each night.

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