29 June 2012 at 11.53am | Comment on this article
The first details of the Deloitte Ignite line-up, curated by the artist Yinka Shonibare have been released.
This year's festival is a celebration of traditional African and avant-garde arts and culture, expressing Africa’s global contribution to the contemporary arts world.
A collision of dance, music and film, the three-day event will include a concert by legendary drummer Tony Allen, a club night with BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu, an exhibition of contemporary instruments made by artist Victor Gama and screenings of African films in Covent Garden Piazza. Workshops will also be offered as well as exhibitions of work by photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Yinka himself.
Daytime events are free and the festival runs from Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September. See further information about Deloitte Ignite 2012.
Further additions to the festival will be announced in due course.