Festival Info

        Mother Africa Festival 2022 will take place December 28th-30th in Marcory Ebrié, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa.

        Festival Operating Hours:

o    14:00 PM to 04:00 on Wednesday, December 28th

o    14:00 PM to 04:00 on Thursday, December 29th

o    14:00 PM to 04:00 on Friday, December 30th

        The fixed times and day-by-day breakdowns for the Festival will be released before the event. To stay informed, subscribe to the mailing list or follow us on social media.

        Children five and under are free of charge when accompanied by a paid adult.

        The show will go on, no matter the weather conditions. However, the predicted weather is ideal.

        Please be aware that the lineup and set times are subject to change without notice.

        Exit & Re-entry: If you need to leave the Festival for any reason, you can re-enter as many times as needed. Just make sure you get scanned again at the gate when you come back in.


Getting to the Festival

How to get there

By Taxi – Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the airport. The minimum fare is 5,000 FCFA.

By Car – It takes around 30 minutes to travel from the airport to the center of Abidjan by car. The distance between the airport and Marcory (Abidjan’s district with skyscrapers) is 8.9 kilometers / 6.3 miles.

By Bus – Bus line 6 of SOTRA Société des Transports Abidjanais is the best way to travel by public transport from the airport to the city. The buses run 7 days a week between 06:00 hours and 21:00 hours. The final stop in the city is at the bus station Gare Sud in Plateau, and the journey takes at least 50 minutes. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver, and a single ticket costs 200 XOF.


With hundreds of hotels, villas and apartments to choose from, you will find the best accommodation for your needs. Even if you’re not attending the Festival, you can go to Abidjan and stay in a luxury hotel or a nice Airbnb place for a very affordable price.

Enjoy the December Festival in the comfort of a luxury chalet in the heart of the city. Some of the best accommodations picked by travelers in Abidjan are the Assinie Coastal Resort Town, Pullman Abidjan Hotel, Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Radisson Blu Hotel at Abidjan Airport, and Moevenpick Hotel Abidjan and Noom Hotel.


Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport is one of the largest airports in West Africa. The airport is named after the first president of Ivory Coast and is also known as Port Bouët Airport. The airport has two terminals, one for domestic flights, which is smaller than the other terminal for international flights. The airport serves as the gateway to Abidjan, the largest city and the financial center of the Ivory Coast. Although the capital of Côte d’Ivoire is Yamoussoukro, the majority of governmental and economic activity takes place in Abidjan. Most Major airlines have flight to Abidjan.


Health and Safety

Festival safety measures

Festival safety is always a top priority. We partner with law enforcement and public safety agencies to help ensure the safety of our events. Some of the security measures you may notice at our events include bag checks and walk-through metal detectors (magnetometers) for all attendees, staff and performers.

In the event of an emergency, we will do our best to keep you informed through video screens, audio systems, and mobile notifications. If you or someone you are with needs medical assistance, please locate the nearest medical tent or alert a staff member.

Health measures

The event will be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions at the time of the event. These conditions may change at any time, as determined by federal, state or local government agencies, artists or promoters. Such changes could include capacity limits, attendance procedures and requirements and other protective measures.

Festival Admission rules

Here are some things (under certain conditions) you can bring to the Festival:

          Baby strollers are allowed.

          Backpacks, purses, handbags, totes and fanny packs are allowed but must be no larger than 20″ x 15″ x 9″.

          Bota bags are allowed but must be empty when entering the venue.

          Cameras are allowed but not Detachable lens cameras.

          Hydration packs (plastic only) are allowed but must be empty when entering the venue.

          GoPro cameras are allowed.

          Only service animals are allowed.

          Water bottles 40 oz. or less are allowed but must be empty when entering the venue.

          Water misters are allowed but must be empty when entering the venue.


To ensure that everyone enjoys the Festival, please note the following items that are not allowed inside:

          Audio recording devices

          AVPs, mods, liquid refills for vapes

          Chairs, coolers

          Discriminative or appropriative items

          Divisive symbols or inappropriate imagery

          Drones or remote control vehicles or toys

          Drugs or drug paraphernalia


          Flags or totems

          Flyers, samples, giveaways, promotional items

          Glass, metal, aluminum or steel containers

          LED products

          Musical instruments

          Laptop computers or tablets

          Outside food or beverage

          Personal vehicles

          Weapons of any kind


Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security.




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