NOTICE - This years event is starting at 12pm in Platt Fields Park, Platt Lane, Rusholme. Due to lack of funding the main parade has had to be cancelled, there will be a small walking parade down Platt Lane starting from Hart Road towards the park which will start approximately at 1pm.
This year only the carnival is a one day event till we get back home to Alexandra Park.
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis this year celebrates 30 years of independence, the late Billy Hanley was one of the founding fathers of the Manchester Carnival arrived in the UK from St. Kitts.
The carnival in Moss Side was born in 1970. The organising committee, chaired by the late Billy Hanley, bought the joy of the Calypso Festival to Manchester.
The “Panoramic” will be reflected by the vast amount of Steel Pan bands that are going to be showcased this year as well as heavy influences from Soca, Calypso and Reggae bands.