The West End Carnivale is back! Rudekat Records and Experience BTS team up with Scene magazine and 4ZzZ to bring to you another incredible selection of bands, selectas, circus freaks and masked marauders in Brisbane's biggest masquerade party ever!
On Saturday May 15, 2010, the West End Carnivale will host over 50 acts featuring a mighty gypsy reggae line up, at the fantastic riverside grounds of Souths Leagues Club at Davies Park, Brisbane.
As well as promoting an amazing lineup of world music, West End Carnivale is all about promoting the local artists of Brisbane. Last year's inaugural event was highly successful, drawing over 2000 patrons and performers and established the Carnivale as Brisbane's most original new festival.
The Carnivale draws its inspiration from the Brazilian and Caribbean tradition and encourages all performers and patrons to mask up, or come in a costume. It's tradition for Carnival goers to come in masked or costumed gangs – and this year the festival will offer a truely excellent West End Carnivale compilation CD for those who come and add to the colour.
This year, Rio Rhythmics will return with their famed costumed dancers and percussion ensemble to form the nucleus of the Carnivale parade. They will be joined by fire dancers and roving performers to create what is undoubtedly the festival highlight.
The Carnivale will also feature an outside bar and a food and crafts markets.
West End Carnivale is all ages and under 12's are free!
Head north-west on Albert St towards Burnett Ln. Turn left at Adelaide St. Turn left at North Qy. Turn right at Queen St. Continue onto Victoria Bdge. Continue onto Melbourne St. Turn right at Mollison St. Take the 1st left on to Bank St. Turn right at Jane St.
Head west on Inner City Bypass towards Ithaca St. Continue onto Hale St. Slight left at Boomerang St. Turn left at Coronation Dr. Slight left at North Qy. Take the 1st right on to William Jolly Bdge. Continue onto Grey St. Slight left at Peel St. Peel St turns left and becomes Stanley St. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Montague Rd. Follow to Davies Park.
Rudekat Records is happy to announce that West End Carnivale tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE! We will have super limited Early Bird tickets on sale, then pre-sale tickets will be available right up to midnight, Friday 14 May 2010. After that, tickets will only be available on-site at the festival. We are also offering a 10% discount on Group Bookings, so get in quick!