Friday 14 - Sunday 16 July 2017
Last year’s festival included a packed programme of events leading up to the main Carnival Day on the Saturday – and this year promises to be even bigger, bursting with colour and with plenty of sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil to get you into the carnival atmosphere.
Organisers have revealed that the Brazilian Film Festival will also return for a third year running and a Fringe Festival packed with exhibitions and workshops, with many artists and bands already confirmed from around the world to take part. Events will take place in venues across the city.
Samba Fever Hits Derby Square For Main Festival Day
Liverpool’s International Samba Festival is to take place in the city’s Commercial District for the first time ever! There will be a carnival atmosphere in Derby Square
this summer as Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that it will be the main location for the Brazilica Festival 2016.
The move is a result of the Liverpool BID Company becoming headline sponsors of the popular three-day festival which returns to Liverpool city centre in 2016 for the ninth consecutive year, from 15-17 July, and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The historical square in the heart of the City’s Commercial District will be transformed into a sizzling hotbed of colourful carnival action as takes over the area on Saturday 16 July.
Under the watchful eye of Queen Victoria, Derby Square, the site of the former Liverpool Castle will be bursting with colour, music and all the of sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil to get you into the carnival atmosphere.
There will be a packed programme of events leading up to the main Carnival Day
on the Saturday. Organisers have revealed that the Brazilian Film Festival
will also return following its successful introduction last year and a Fringe Festival
packed with exhibitions and workshops, with artists visiting from Sao Paulo. There will also be samba performances in Church Street on Saturday, 16th and 17th July during the afternoons.
Events will take place in venues across the city from 17 July leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
The spectacular night-time Carnival Parade
which features Samba bands from across the UK and overseas will remain the main festival highlight, thousands of people line the route which makes its way from Abercromby Square through the city centre streets with this year’s parade ending Derby Square.
Liverpool Carnival Company would also like to welcome volunteers to get in on the action by getting involved in the event in any way possible – from making costumes and parade floats to delivery drivers and festival stewards and much more.
Volunteers will not only experience an insider’s perspective of one of the country’s busiest and most vibrant public festivals, but also gain invaluable work experience and make new friends to boot!
To get involved in Brazilica Festival 2016 as a media partner, sponsor or volunteer or for more information please visit the website..
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