Brazilica Festival 2019 from Liverpool Carnival Company will feature a packed programme taking over Liverpool’s city streets from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July.

A variety of fringe events including club nights, live music, film programme, workshops and the Carnival Queen competition all form part of this year’s festival. Organisers will be releasing the full line-up over the coming weeks.

New for 2019 will see the addition of a Carnival King who, along with this year’s crowned Carnival Queen, will lead the sensational night-time parade on Saturday 13 July.

Remaining the highlight of the festival the vibrant and colourful parade, featuring 16 samba bands from across the UK and Europe, will make its way through the city.

Previous years have seen the Brazilica parade attract in excess of 35,000 people, with crowds lining the streets along the route as it made its way from Abercrombie Square through the city centre streets. This year’s parade route will be announced in due course.

Festival goers can get a taste of this year’s festival and whet their appetite when Liverpool Carnival Company take part inLight Night on Friday 17 May, with performances at Blackburne House at 8pm and Church Street at 9:30pm.

Maeve Morris of Liverpool Carnival Company said“We are excited to bring Brazilica back for another fabulous year! As ever expect a spectacular array of colour, music and dance as we celebrate the very best of Brazilian culture.

“There will be lots going on at this year’s festival with a full programme of events including the brand-new addition of a Carnival King who will accompany our beautiful Carnival Queen in leading this year’s parade. We will be announcing the full details over the coming weeks, so get ready to samba Liverpool!”

Full programme details to be announced soon.

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