Friday 19 - Sunday 21, November 2021

2021 African Music and Cultural Festival

Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000


A unique opportunity to be involved in the largest African Festival in Australia. Get involved with the African Australian community, learn and/or develop event and customer skills.



The African Music Festival this year will feature a range of Food & Market Stall brands. From traditional African cuisine to genuine, unique African Arts & Craft.



We are delighted to present you with our best lineup of entertainment yet. With featured DJs, bands, dance acts and singers, we will have you dancing all day long.


The African Music and Cultural Festival (AMCF) is the largest annual African festival in Australia showcasing an amazing array of vibrant music, dancing, diverse arts, cultural performances and authentic African food that transports visitors to Africa.

For the first time, the unmissable African Music and Cultural Festival returns to Fed Square for a three day event. This three day celebration of African culture is a spring highlight and the only place where you will you see over 35 African countries and community organisations represented through music, food, fashion, film, dance, art and culture – right in the heart of Melbourne.

The AMCF aims to promote cultural diversity and contribute to community cohesiveness and breakdown barriers to the social and cultural understanding of the African Australian community in Victoria.

AMCF @ Fed Square

In its eighth year, the African Music & Cultural Festival is a firm fixture on the Melbourne events calendar. Due to overwhelming demand this year’s festival will showcase a three-day program. 

DAY ONE: Friday 19 November 2021 – 5pm – 10pm: The AMCF is excited to broadcast African Australian short films on the main screen in the Federation Square Plaza. Between the short films spoken word performances and live jazz music will occur. Friday night at the AMCF will be the ideal opportunity for city workers to pop by with friends and colleagues, enjoy a delicious African Street Food dinner and drinks whilst watching unique African short films in the main plaza. The perfect way to start the weekend. 

DAY TWO: Saturday 20 November 2021 – 10am – 10pm: The main festival day will return with a multi-layered program delivering 12 hours of nonstop live entertainment (from 10am – 10pm). Entertainment will showcase dance, fashion, free drumming lessons, arts, incredible raffle prizes, and spoken word; along with authentic mouth-watering African street food – there is plenty of opportunity to learn about the diverse African continent. Plus, there is a swag of market stalls on hand selling traditional wares, so visitors can take a piece of Africa home. 

DAY THREE: Sunday 21 November 2021 – 10am-8pm: The final day of the festival will be a continuation of day two featuring 10 hours of non-stop entertainment. A fantastic opportunity to return for a second day to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy even more traditional flavours of Africa. For families, there is kid’s entertainment including African drumming classes, face painting, jumping castles, Santa’s grotto, mascots, balloonist and more!