St Pauls Carnival returns in 2018 for its 50th anniversary since the first carnival in 1968. This iconic Bristol event represents the best of Afro-Caribbean culture, as well as the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of its home city, Bristol.
At the heart of carnival is our masquerade procession with highly ornate and colourful costumes and floats from local schools and cultural associations, a stage for professional performers, sound systems in neighbouring streets and a range of stalls selling food from a wide range of cultures.
DO REMEMBER SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2018
ST PAULS CARNIVAL BRISTOL
NEGUS MELODY SOUND
WINKWORTH PLACE BS2 8XT
St Pauls Carnival makes its triumphant return, excitement is reaching fever pitch.
One of the key factors of Saturday’s huge 50th anniversary celebration will be the musical offering, with sound systems and stages playing a major and very loud part in it.
The event itself will run from noon to 10pm, with the procession starting on Wilson Street and finishing at St Paul’s Sports Centre.
In total there will be a whopping 20 different sound systems and stages for people to enjoy on July 7, with each one showcasing a different sound, as well as a few areas designed for children and families.
There will be 10 PA systems and speaker stacks in people’s gardens and on various streets, along with seven stages in parks and open spaces
While carnival has historically featured predominantly Jamaican sounds with a hefty offering of dub and reggae, this year the committee has decided to diversify and add other genres into the mix, which means people can expect to hear a huge array of different sounds including Soca, Salsa, Dancehall and drum & bass, too.
Where all 20 sound systems and stages will be
Windrush stage @ The Learning Centre
Unity stage @ St Pauls Park
World dance stage @ Brunswick Square
Mandala’s Hideaway @ St Agnes Park
Bristol Showcase @ City Road
Excalibur @ City Road
Maasai Warrior @ Hepburn Road
Unique Star @ City Road
Malcom X Rising Stars/ Who Cares @ Malcom X Centre
Passion Radio @ Albany Green
Invasion @ Grosvenor Road Triangle
As it is TV @ Davey Street
Negus Melody @ Winkworth Place
Qualitex Sound @ Newfoundland Road
Jah Tubbys @ Argyle Road
Bassi @ Wilder Street
Ghetto Force @ Portland Square
Soul to Soul Gospel @ Upper York Street
For more information on St Paul’s Carnival, visit its website