Skip to main content

Get Involved

Manchester Carnival - Get Involved
Get Involved
Manchester Caribbean Festival Open Mas Band
Open Mas Band


Not part of a Carnival Troupe / Mas Band, but you’d love to play an active part on the day? Well we may have the answer for you. We have an Open Mas Band where members of the public can apply to join. We can offer you guidance on how to create a fantastic costume, or point you in the right direction as to where you can purchase a carnival Costume from.

We also have an Official Carnival T-Shirt & other official Merchandising, which can be purchased from us & worn on the day when you take part as one of our Open Mas Bands. We want our carnival to be the best, so don’t worry, we’ll offer all the advice & support you need to ensure your parade experience at Manchester Caribbean Carnival is a brilliant one, where the memories will last a lifetime…

Interested? Please use the Contact Us to express your interest in playing an active role in Manchester Caribbean Carnival.
Become a Voluntary Steward

Your Manchester Caribbean Carnival needs you! We require voluntary Stewards who have a good local knowledge of the area to assist with the smooth running of the 2 day event. Stewards will help to free up Security and Police resources so they can concentrate on revellers safety.

As a steward, you will be our eyes and ears to ensure the smooth running of the whole carnival weekend. Stewards will also be required to follow the Mas Bands during the Carnival Parade to ensure can watch in safety, but not hamper the coordinated performances of the Carnival Troupe Performers. You will also be required to assist with road closures, and reopening as required.

Our Stewards will be the face of Manchester Caribbean Carnival and the go to team and first point of contact for the public. If our carnival Revellers need to know where the toilet facilities, baby changing facilities, exits or even where each Music Arena is situated, our Stewards will be on hand and more than happy to help.

No experience? No problem. As long as you have a sunny disposition, a great can-do attitude, are prepared to work for both Carnival days, and have the enthusiasm we require, then we’d be more than happy to add you to our specialist team and provide the necessary expert training.

Interested? Please use the application form below. We’d love to hear from you.
Manchester Caribbean Carnival Stewards

Apply to be a Steward

Are you SIA licensed ?
select one
Are you certified in any of the following?
Select as many as apply