12 May 2015

“Let’s Party” Parade – Saturday 20th June

Beat Carnival

“Let’s Party” Parade

Saturday 20th June


Celebrating the 21st year of Beat’s Carnival Parade in the City



700 parade performers

10 Carnival bands, 100 Urban Ballet dancers, Guitar Orchestra

and Belfast Community Circus School on their 30th Birthday

12 noon – 1pm City Centre. Start at Custom House Square



Carnival bands at Custom House Square

1.15 – 2.30pm



13 -19 June: Festival programme with free carnival arts workshops

See www.beatcarnival.com


Carnival Day

11.30 Parade assemble at Custom House Square

12:00  Carnival parade leaves from Custom House Square to perform through City Centre

1:00    Carnival parade returns to Custom House Square

1:15    Performance by Rhythms of the City at Custom House Square

2:00    Finalé performances (Maracatu, Guitar Orchestra, ensemble finale)

2:30    end


There are a number of ways to be involved: Beat is offering a limited number of workshop sessions to groups (at your own centre); there will be open workshops at Beat Carnival Centre for prop-making, dance and street performance; and there is opportunity for groups and individuals to join in the parade on the day. More news coming soon, or contact the Beat Carnival Office. Email workshops@beatcarnival.com