Win VIP passes to the Edinburgh Festival Carnival concerts

Marking the start of this year’s festival season, more than 800 energetic performers donning flamboyant outfits from around the world will bring the rhythm and celebrations to the heart of the Capital for the Edinburgh Festival Carnival.

Promoted by Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday, 5th July 2019, 14:52 pm
Picture: Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Marking the start of this year’s festival season, more than 800 energetic performers donning flamboyant outfits from around the world will bring the rhythm and celebrations to the heart of the Capital for the Edinburgh Festival Carnival.

We are offering our readers the chance to win a VIP passes for 4 people to all of the Carnival concerts which take place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July at St Bride’s Centre and mon Monday 15 July at Festival Theatre

The free family-friendly carnival will take place on Sunday, 14 July, with the dazzling parade starting at the top of the Mound at 2pm before making its way to West Princes Street Garden for 3pm.

The 8th annual carnival promises to be bigger than ever, as the carnival organisers – the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival – also present five concerts across four days for the first time.

Friday, 12 July

On Friday circus groups from across Scotland will be joined by Taurin Circus from Hungary, Circo Fantazzico from Costa Rica and Enjoy, from Italy, as they put on an hour-long show of impressive skills entitled Circus! Circus! Circus! at the St Brides Centre from 6.30pm.

At 9pm that evening, the venue will host The World Turned Upside Down, a fast-paced two-hour revue which includes drama and dance from groups from Italy, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and South Africa.

Saturday, 13 July

The next day, The World in One City will run at the centre.

It is an exciting hour packed with shows by performers from all over the world providing performances of folk, hip-hop and contemporary music and dance and street arts, starting at 5pm.

Between 8.30pm and 11pm that evening, the glitzy Black and Red Cabaret of Chaos show is an intimate and fun theatrical event with edge-of-your-seat performances that will leave audience members eager to get up on the dance floor.

Sunday, 14 July

Following the main parade spectacle on the Mound at 2pm, spirited music performances will run between 3pm and 4.30pm at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens, where there is sure to be an electric atmosphere.

There will be a variety of dance, circus, street theatre and a special children’s area throughout the gardens.

Monday, 15 July

The Chinese Arts and Cultural Show, running between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at the Festival Theatre, will be a special celebration of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. There will be a spectacle of dragon and lion puppets, dance, music and performers from China, presented by the Edinburgh Chinese Art and Culture Community.

Performers

Meninos do Morumbi (Brazil), Circo Fantazztico (Costa Rica), Goa Dance Asso (India), J-Flag, (Jamaica), Belmont Freetown Performing Arts Company (Trinidad), Cut & Clear Productions (Trinidad), Barefeet Theatre (Zambia), Miami One Boulevard Carnival, (USA), Artscape Theatre, (South Africa), KalentuRa (the Netherlands), Bombrando (Portugal), Enjoy (Italy), Taurin Circus (Hungary), Gwanaval (Martinique), Soul City (Reunion Island), MD Company (Martinique), Karnival of Kulture (Germany), La Paranza del Geco (Italy), D’Art Holland (Netherlands), Samba Resielle (France), All My Ladies (Spain), Edinburgh Chinese Art & Culture Community, Nepal Scotland Association - Kathmandu in Edinburgh, Pulse of the Place and many more.