Tiwa Savage, Nao to headline first Across the Pond R&B and Afrobeats music festival
Femme It Forward has announced its first R&B and Afrobeats music festival, with headliners Tiwa Savage and Nao this spring.
According to Billboard, which reports that the announcement was made Wednesday 1 March, the festival will be held at Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, May 6.
Additional performers include Nigerian artist Ayra Starr as well as South African singers Elaine and Tyla, who are some of the most recent female stars coming out of the African continent and therefore the focus of this festival, alongside other women in the R&B, Afrobeats and adjacent genres.
Across the Pond “will shine a spotlight on the talented artists and creatives in these spaces who, too often, are overshadowed by their male counterparts,” according to a press release, and “further Femme It Forward’s mission to celebrate and empower women.”
Through a joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment, Femme It Forward is a female-led music and entertainment company that centers its mission in celebrating, educating and empowering the industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries through multi-format, multi-market consumer experiences.