What's On 2017?
Get down to Alexandra Park, Manchester, for a weekend of fun.
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017.
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Carnival 2017 Theme: Bacchanal
The theme for this year's Caribbean Carnival of Manchester is Bacchanal, a festival with dancing, song, and revelry - with caribbean twist, of course. We will be pleased to see you all on Saturday the 12th August and Sunday the 13th August 2017, to join in the celebrations.
Find out more about the carnival and Caribbean music in our news section.
Mas Bands Parade
Manchester Culturama Carnival Parade
A variety of mas bands from all over the country will perform in the parade and on stage.
- Fox Wood Steel Band
- Spectrum Preston
- Soca Explosion
- Dragon Cultural
- Lethal Batty
- One Plus Soca Band
- Pure Elegance Huddersfield
- Air Squad Mas Band
- Leeds Carnival on the Road
- Cultural Roots Derby
- Africa diversity Manchester
- Flagz Mas band London
- Wer1 Manchester
- Flamboyant Birmingham
DJs and Open Mic
The main carnival weekend begins as usual with the traditional J'ouvert Morning on Saturday the 12th August, at 6am, brought to you by Joseph's Culturama. Jump-up and get ready for Jouvert; we'll be making some noise and having some fun. Keep up to date with J'ouvert on the carnival facebook page.
Manchester Carnival 2017 has the UK's first dedicated Soca and Calypso Stage over both days. Come along to see the very best in live SOCA music being played over the full weekend. This is going to be a fantastic live music event with artists including: Mr Silk, DJ Mr Wotless, Root Man Skin Head, Terrah Dan, Jo Money, Gully Star, Joshie Cotton, King Kenzie and One Plus Soca Band. Read more at the Yorkshire West Indian Carnival Network website.
Black HUDU will be playing in the soul tent. From Black HUDU, "The sound we promote and push out into the atmosphere in frequency and vibration is a sound for people to meditate to and be themselves without having to feel self-conscious; one in which people can free their inner self, in a way which feels good, whilst we take them on a musical journey. Besides that aspect of it, it is a movement that represents the art and the elements of underground music. See Black HUDU at Manchester Carnival.
Jo has been a performer since the early 1990's. She has won awards for performances in different genres including RnB and early garage. Jo is also a mas band clothing designer . Jo is one of the UKs foremost female Soca stars, come and watch Jo light up the Soca scene with her lively performance at Manchester Carnival 2017. Read more at SocaNews.com.
Joshie has been interested in music from a young age. Starting as a lead singer in musicals, Joshie went on to study performance at college. Nowadays Joshie is an established Soca performer working the pub and club circuit in Birmingham. Focusing on Soca and Caribbean music, Joshie is fast becoming one of the UKs rising Soca stars.
Are you getting ready for carnival 2017? Do you need help making a costume? Why not get involved with a costume making workshop, meet new people and have some fun? Details on this year's costume making workshops can be found on the carnival website news feed - please use the button below for more information.
The What's On flyer - for information at a glance.