Kemptown Carnival set to return in 2019!

Besi Besemar November 22, 2018

Brighton’s Kemptown Carnival is set to return on June 1, 2019, in partnership with new sponsors, the Brighton Palace Pier.

ATTRACTING over 30,000 attendees at its last outing, Kemptown Carnival takes place across Kemptown Village, and is jammed packed with fun for every age featuring live music, samba parades and performances, street theatre, dance troupes, morris dancing, choirs, children’s activities, delicious food and drink from amazing local traders, fairground rides, arts and crafts stalls, and the Grand Custard Pie Fight!

Having taken time off to restructure it’s governing body, the Kemptown Carnival Community Interest Company held its first public meeting at the end of October and welcomed a great turn out of support for the event.

With the help of the Brighton Palace Pier, Kemptown Carnival hopes to remain part of the Brighton and Hove calendar for years to come.

The Kemptown Carnival will soon be announcing an exciting lineup of music, community events and activities running from February through to June 2019, which will be taking place at the Brighton Palace Pier, Concorde 2, St Georges Church, and the Speigeltent.

Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

Event director Matthew Cook said: “We have some great people leading the new Carnival organisation who have been working very hard to see the event return next year. With our new Brighton Palace Pier partnership and the wonderful offers of support we have received from across the city, the Kemptown Carnival is looking in great shape!

“It’s a privilege to work on an event which showcases and supports so many of Brighton’s talented musicians, artists, educators and community groups and I very much look forward to helping create a wonderful Carnival for 2019 and beyond.”

Anne Ackord
Anne Ackord

Brighton Palace Pier CEO Anne Ackord added: “We are delighted to partner The Kemptown Carnival which we believe is a fantastic event for the local community and further adds to the reputation of the city as a leading artistic destination.”

The Carnival is actively looking to build the team who organise the event. A range of voluntary and paid positions will be announced soon.

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