With the rhythms, sounds and tastes of Africa spread throughout Federation Square and the River Terrace, the atmosphere is electric and guaranteed to make you feel good. With so much happening throughout the 12-hour festival, it can be hard to know where to start! We recommend grabbing lunch on the River Terrace at one of our African street foods stalls and then immersing yourself in the incredible main stage live performances or vibrant art at our Arts Hub.
At the heart of AMCF is the promotion of “Celebrating Diversity and Harmony” through cross cultural awareness, mutual respect, education, understanding and unity, whilst providing locals and visitors with a unique opportunity to experience and celebrate Africa’s
diversity. The festival also pays respect to our traditional elders the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation with a traditional ceremony to officially open the event.
AMCF is possible thanks to the generous support of our 28 major sponsors and partners:
City of Melbourne, Victoria State Government, Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), North Melbourne Football Club (NMFC), The Huddle, TIS National (Department of Home Affairs), Deloitte Australia, KPMG Australia, Commonwealth Bank, Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Football League (AFL), Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Fed Square, City West Water, AMES Australia, Swinburne University, WorldRemit, CDC Victoria, Jesuit Social Services, Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), V/Line, Youth Activating Youth (YAY), Australian Multicultural Foundation, South African Airlines, Air Mauritius, Tasty Suya African BBQ and Orange Monkey Media.
Win Two Return Tickets to Africa
AMCF is delighted to partner with South African Airways and Air Mauritius who are each offering two return tickets from Melbourne to any of their destinations across Africa! To win one of these pairs of tickets valued at up to $9,000 per pair, enter the raffle ($5 for a ticket or $10 for three tickets) and make sure you are in attendance when the tickets are drawn at 8:25pm at the 2019 AMCF on Sat 14 December.
Best of luck!