HOMECOMING is a platform for cultural exchange; sharing African creativity with the world. Launched in 2018, HOMECOMING was conceived as a way to connect international creatives with creative scenes in Africa, celebrating cultural heritage and creative excellence through the lens of music, fashion, art, and sport. Underpinned by education and equality, HOMECOMING exists to galvanise a young African creative generation, introducing their collective vision to the world. HOMECOMING FESTIVAL is the spark that ignites this movement.
HOMECOMING 2018 saw performances by SKEPTA, WIZKID, J HUS, TIWA SAVAGE, and NOT3S back-to- back on stage with emerging local artists SANTI, WAVY THE CREATOR, ODUNSI, NINIOLA and more, and launched original collaborations between brands including OFF-WHITE, VIVENDII, PATTA, MAINS and WAFFLESNCREAM. In partnership with NIKE, HOMECOMING launched the HOMECOMING CUP, a 5-a- side football tournament featuring teams of influencers and national heroes. HOMECOMING 2019 will see the festival expand to an even larger audience through partnerships with global brands and a line up of international and local superstars.
HOMECOMING 2019 TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT
Tickets are now on sale for HOMECOMING Festival (19-22 April, 2019). Fans of music, fashion, art, sport and culture can now purchase tickets, and register/sign up for free to three days of festival experiences this Easter Weekend via OURHOMECOMING.COM, and ticket partner NAIRABOX.
As well as accessing the HOMECOMING show and HOMECOMING pop-up, registration is open for a programme of creative workshops and panel talks via OURHOMECOMING.COM. Additionally, limited tickets to the HOMECOMING show afterparty will be released to the public in the coming weeks.
HOMECOMING POP-UP BRANDS REVEALED
The HOMECOMING POP-UP is a retail hub where the world’s most respected streetwear brands will collaborate with their Nigerian counterparts to design limited edition product, available for sale exclusively at the pop-up.
Brands participating in the HOMECOMING POP-UP include:
Alyx, Ambush, Awake NYC, Greatness, Kenneth Ize, MAINS, Motherlan, Mowalola, Nike, Stüssy, Patta, Places+Faces, No Vacancy Inn, TTYA , Vivendii , Wafflesncream, and more.
Homecoming Pop-Up address: XII GLOVER – 12 Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos – Nigeria Open From Friday 19th till Sunday 21st April – 10:00 to 19:00
HOMECOMING LIVE SHOW
HOMECOMING’s live show on April 21st promises to be as grand as last year’s unforgettable musical showcase. Presented as a ‘playlist’ of Nigeria’s most essential artists and international stars, this back-to-back line-up is not to be missed. HOMECOMING’s live line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Homecoming Live Show address : 4 Wilmot Point Rd, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria Doors opening Sunday 21st April at 20:00
HOMECOMING CUP & FOOTBALL JERSEY WORKSHOP
This year again, thanks to the support of Nike, we are thrilled to announce the HOMECOMING CUP hosted by THE NATIVE — a football tournament where local league teams and our international guests will meet on the pitch.
In addition, HOMECOMING and Nike will co-host a design workshop where registered guests will have the opportunity to customise Nike football jerseys at the HOMECOMING Pop Up.
In collaboration with Nigeria’s premier skate shop, WAFFLESNCREAM, HOMECOMING will host an open skate session at a custom space in Lagos. HOMECOMING is committed to supporting WAFFLESNCREAM build West Africa’s first skate park as a permanent home to the Lagos skate scene.
WAFFLESNCREAM have established a Go Fund Me page to support this project: https://www.gofundme.com/lagosskatepark
Guests, ticket holders and global travellers can find festival information, logistics, travel advice, and updates on OURHOMECOMING.COM.