7 February 2024

Beat Carnival x North Belfast Festival

We are delighted to announce we have two events in the Look North, North Belfast Festival programme.


We invite you to join us for a vibrant night of craic and alegria with music traditionally performed in informal social settings of Brazil and Belfast.

Lively rhythms from BEATnDRUM samba musicians’ roda de samba / samba circle and seasoned members of the Irish traditional music scene ‘Lonesome George’ assembled by Joe Campbell-McCardle and Myles McCormack, quicken the heartbeat that is the sound of Belfast. Separate Belfast and Brazil sessions – and all together will blend Belfast and Brazil in a unique fusion set.
Lonesome George
Trad + Samba fusion
Roda de Samba
BEATnDRUM samba show
Carnival DJ’s playing samba, afrobeat, funk, soul, hip hop and much more!

Whether you’re a fan of Irish folk music or the infectious rhythms of Brazil, this event has something for everyone. Dance, sing along and let the music transport you to a world where boundaries disappear and alegria takes centre-stage! Our carnival DJ’s will take you into the late zone, just make sure to pack your dancing shoes!

Date: Fri 23 Feb 2024 
Time: 8:00 PM – late
Venue: Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast

We invite you to join us for a magical afternoon in the place where carnivals are made. Step into Beat Carnival Centre where there will be fun for everyone: carnival arts, drumming, dance, storytelling and carnival tours.

No ticket needed- just come on by! 

Beat Carnival Centre is at 11-47 Boyd Street, Belfast BT13 2GU. This is a residential street, please do not park in front of neigghbours’ houses. There is some parking space at front / back of the Carnival Centre, on Peter’s Hill or in nearby city centre car parks. Beat Carnival is just across the road (Millfield) from Castlecourt shopping centre.

Sat 24 Feb 2024 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Beat Carnival Centre, 11-47 Boyd Street, Belfast, BT13 2GU