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The Manchester Caribbean Carnival is the perfect blend of jaw-dropping costumes, infectious tropical rhythms, mouth-watering food, Caribbean Culture and entertainment for everyone. Held annually in August; every year the anticipation for this stunning display of Caribbean Culture winds its way through the streets of Manchester & ends with an explosion of colour & sound in Alexandra Park.

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. It looks amazing, sounds great, and tastes fabulous – it is a sensory delight. It is rapture, harmony and a feast for the senses all wrapped up in what is probably Manchester’s brightest day. It is definitely a showcase for the best of Caribbean culture and a celebration for all.

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 to be amazed.
All Our Love, Manchester

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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, the We Love 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 7 Arena Stages. A Reggae Stage, Reggae Arena, Roots & Culture Arena, Jungle/Drum & Bass Arena, R&B/Soul Urban Stage Arena, a House Stage Arena & a African Arena.

7 Arenas, 32 Artists & Bands, 47 DJ’s, 200,000 revellers over 2 days, 2.7 Million Watts of combined Sound…. And you.

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