Hooray. After this afternoon’s terrible news that Africa Oye had been forced to pull their big Sefton Park shindig this weekend, the team have announced a backup plan.

The original lineup for Saturday’s Africa Oye is set to move to The Picket (Greenland St) – things kick off at 5pm, running until 11pm. The Blade Factory at Camp & Furnace (formerly A Foundation) will be hosting Oye DJs from 5pm til 11pm around the corner too.

The Picket’s a warehouse venue down in the Baltic Quarter, so it won’t have quite the same love ‘n’ hugs sunny families-in-a-field vibe of its outdoor counterpart, but the sheer fact they’ve managed to salvage something out of this situation is cause for a massive knees-up. Make sure you show your support.

Here’s the full statement we’ve received:

Plan B …
The Africa Oye Block Party @ The Picket from 5pm til 11pm
Saturday 23rd June @ The Picket, Jordan Street, Liverpool
The original Saturday festival line up will be performing and there will be a selection
of stalls from the Oye Village
ALSO …
DJs from the Oye Inn will be performing @ The Blade Factory from 5pm til 11pm
Over 18s only inside both venues
FREE admission