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BLASTFEST Announces 2024 Festival Lineup

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Seattle’s Premiere Afrobeats Music Festival Returns to Seattle Center for Sophomore Year


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SEATTLE, WA — Today, Blast Music Fest (BLASTFEST) announced the full lineup of performers for its second annual Afrobeats festival scheduled for July 27 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Headliners include Grammy-nominated artists Davido and Ayra Starr, and and they will be supported by Shallipopi, Sarz, and BLAST, who the show is named after.

“I saw a growing appetite for Afrobeats in Seattle and set a goal to bring my culture to this beautiful city.” said Bobby ‘BLAST’ Akinboro, CEO and Founder of BLASTFEST. “With the overwhelming success of the inaugural show, including Mayor Harrell’s support, we decided to return to Seattle bigger and better for year two. We’re thrilled to bring even more great talent to the heart of the city.”

BLASTFEST is an innovative music festival that celebrates the Afrobeats culture. This year’s lineup will showcase genres ranging from native sounds of Afrobeats to the growing popularity of the Amapiano sound.

In addition to mainstage performers and local DJ sets, BLASTFEST will feature an all-ages viewing lawn, 21+ VIP lounge, spacious indoor-outdoor beer garden, activations, local food vendors, a small black business owners’ market, and more.

“Hosting BLASTFEST for the second annual Afrobeats festival at Seattle Center fills us with excitement as we celebrate the vibrant, rich culture, and electrifying energy,” said Chelsea Riddick-Most, Director of Programs & Events at Seattle Center. “Visitors should get ready to dance, connect, and embrace the soulful beats that unite us all!”

All ticket tiers for BLASTFEST are available for public on-sale beginning Monday, April 22, at 9am PT.

For tickets and other event information, please visit the BLASTFEST website
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BLAST is a Nigerian-born, Texas-raised, Seattle-made DJ. He has had the opportunity to DJ for the Mariners over the past two seasons and served as the opening DJ for several artists such as Dua Lipa, One Republic, Pitbull, Nas, and several others. He is dedicated to serving his community, and helping to ensure the next generation has more opportunities to live out their wildest dreams. Learn more at

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