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This Year’s Carnival Theme

The carnival theme the year is calypso fever

The carnival theme the year is calypso fever. Over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of august 2015 the city of Manchester will brim with the sounds, sights and smells of the Eastern Caribbean as the carnival returns to it’s spiritual home of Alexandra Park, Manchester.

Enjoy the infectious rhythms of song and dance as the carnival procession of floats winds its way through the crowds with steel bands, DJ’s, dance troupes, carnival queens and princesses. The elaborate costumes and folklore characters alone are a sight to behold.

The Manchester Carnival highlights will include the carnival parade with over 45 troupes, a main stage featuring the best of calypso, SOCA and reggae music, mouth-watering caribbean food and much more.

Here are some of the mass bands that take part in Manchester carnival every year.




SOCA Explosion Manchester

Power House Manchester

Africa Explosion Manchester

The Wheelers Manchester

The Westterd Manchester


UK Touring Bands


Nottingham Carnival Club

Leeds Carnival on the Road

Flex Birmingham

Preston Touring Band

Bradford Mass Band

Flamboyant Birmingham

Bumper Crew East Midlands

Huddersfield Touring Band

Blazing Flames Road Show

Spectrum Preston

Unique Bubblers Birmingham


Steel Bands


Fox Wood

Brom Steel

Whittington Steel

Sun Sea and Sand


We hope to see you on the 8th & 9th of august 2015.