PARTY IN THE PARK
Sydney Gardens | 10:00 – 22:00
The beautiful Sydney Gardens plays host to another whole day and evening of totally free festival fun.
Eclectic Mix of Live Bands
We’re going big. Bigger stage and even bigger sounds ranging from Afro to Latin, Dub to Reggae and Flamenco to Balkan. Our eclectic lineup of World music is guaranteed to get you jumping until the sun sets.
A line-up of sizzling horns, tough basslines and interlocking guitars from the heavy hitters of Afrobeat. Matuki are bringing their nine-piece setup to deliver a high-energy blast of positive vibes to carnival funk fused jazz with a psychedelic edge.
Modern rhythms twined with traditional Flamenco techniques. Influences of Ska, Hip-hop and Gypsy Swing delicately poised between the classical and contemporary.
Aji Pa Ti
A truly international act whose tropical fusion has ignited many a dance floor across the country. Think Caribbean rhythms matched with Salsa and Cumbia in a pulsing live performance.
An exciting new acoustic group specialising in the Choro style of music from Brazil that has been getting rave review and sell out shows. Twin mandolins play haunting melodies roving over a pulsating rhythm guitar; propelled by dynamic Latin percussion that makes dancing simply irresistible.
Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers
Stomp mongers of the highest order, Mama Jerk has been wreaking havoc across festival and party scenes alike for the last five years. These French-infused stomping earworms are delivered to the festive masses through horns, bass, guitar lines and heavy dub rhythms.
Energetic compositions and contagious beats that will transport you to warmer climates. Afro-Latin influences are sure to leave you dancing to this band’s captivating melodies.
The Brass Disciples
Born out of a collective love of New Orleans street music this awesome 15 piece will be performing an exciting repertoire of instrumental New Orleans style brass to get you in the party mood
New Orleans Over The Bridge
We’re transforming the area over the bridge into a new chill out zone with New Orlean’s style Jazz bands, spoken word and another licensed bar serving up bespoke Carnival cocktails.
Fun for the littluns’
Over 11,000 of you beautiful revelers attended the party last year including loads of young Carnival enthusiasts.
We have some pretty spectacular plans for the Children’s Zone this year, and will be wheeling out an incredible collection of oversize inflatables, interactive toys and weird n’ wonderful games to keep the wee ones entertained.
Our dance area gets a makeover, tropical style. Hidden away behind the trees you’ll discover the magical world of the Tropical Tea Party crew. By day you can learn how to Salsa, and come the evening you’ll be putting your new moves to good use as the DJs serves up their summer time beats.
Food & Drink
Tastes From Around the World
With an emphasis on local independent traders you can expect a mouth-watering array of food and drink at this year’s event. We’ve got all bases covered, grab yourself some Caribbean Jerk chicken, cup of Columbian coffee, a South American vegan snack or a couple of delicious home made cakes.
We’ve been out and about searching for the tastiest grub and interesting flavours around – our menu has something for everyone this year. Oh and be sure to try our very own fruity Bath Carnivale specially brewed by Bath Brew House, served at one of our licensed bars.