Nativeland is a music festival that’s carved out a formidable reputation in Lagos, Nigeria, for the ways in which it champions West African culture.

Launched by The Native, the music magazine’s flagship festival has grown to become a key event within the Nigerian music scene. It focuses primarily on Afrobeat, hip-hop, R&B and pop, booking prominent African artists (Ayra Starr, Naira Marley, Cruel Santino and Lady Donli, for example) as well as international names – like Skepta and J Hus – for its lineups.

Aside from music, Nativeland is a comprehensive cultural event that intersects art with food and education. The festival features Native House: a day of panels and discussions designed to contextualise the music it platforms. Nativeland’s strong focus on African culture and its diaspora appeals not only to music fans but also to travellers and cultural explorers keen on delving into the rich tapestry and diversity of contemporary African creativity.

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Nativeland Festival
Nativeland Festival

Date and Location

Details of the 2024 edition are yet to be announced.


Expect warm and sunny weather in Lagos, averaging from 25°C to 32°C – perfect for enjoying the outdoor festival activities.


Nativeland offers various ticket options to fit different budgets, making it accessible to a wide range of attendees. General admission tickets are 37€ and students can attend for 21€.


Conveniently located on Sol Beach in Lagos, the festival is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport.


Lagos offers a range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly to luxurious lodgings.


The festival’s official website does not currently provide specific details regarding accessibility. We will update this section with new information as it becomes available.

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Nativeland Festival
Nativeland Festival

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