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Manchester Cariobbean Carnival - 2019 Line Up


Whilst Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival is rooted in Caribbean culture, with its Windrush-generation influence remaining strongly evident, it is at the same time characteristically Manchester – today's modern & eclectic Manchester. Manchester's Caribbean Carnival is about colour, sounds and the taste of the Caribbean – it is a sensory experience you'll never forget. Carnival is by far Manchester’s brightest day of the year, and is always a showcase for the best of Caribbean culture. We wish to share our culture with everyone, so don't hesitate to jump aboard with us, and prepare to be amazed!

Manchester Caribbean Carnival don’t do things by halves, and Carnival 2019 will be no exception. We have Soca Bands, Steel Bands, Mas Bands & Carnival Troupes, Sound Systems, DJs, Caribbean food and drink, the lot. The best way to experience Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival? Take part. A close second is to take it in. However you choose to experience it, the choice is yours – just prepare for an authentic Caribbean Extravaganza. There are several Arenas, with a multitude of Artists, Bands, DJ’s, and an expected 50,000 revellers over 2 days…. And you, the Carnival Party People.

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Manchester Caribbean Carnival - African Corner Crowd in Alexander Park



If there is a City which has had a long & game-changing effect on World Music, that City has to be Manchester. From Oasis, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Take That, Simply Red, to Sweet Sensation, 52nd Street & Lisa Stansfield, Greater Manchester has produced them all.

As a celebration to our musical heritage, Manchester Caribbean Carnival will have an unrivalled line up of artists & DJ’s to whet even the driest of appetites. As well as the Carnival extravaganza, there will be multiple Arena Stages featuring all Caribbean music genres throughout the 2 days. Be advised to wear comfy footwear, you're going to need them!!

Multiple Music Arenas, featuring major International Artists, Bands and DJs. 50000 revellers over 2 days.... And you.

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