St Paul's Carnival unveil HUGE 2019 lineup!Posted on: 13 Jun 2019
The St Paul's Carnival team have just announced another massive lineup for the 2019 party, showcasing the very best musical and creative talent from Bristol and beyond, and featuring one or two surprises that promise to be among this year's highlights. Taking place in St Paul's on Saturday 6th July, find all the info for the 2019 Carnival below.
Taking place across four stages, this year's Carnival will be hosting a huge range of Afro-Caribbean-inspired music, alongside an array of world music and contemporary dance sets. In keeping with the carnival's roots there will be showcases of several genres including reggae, soca, dancehall, grime, hip-hop, drum n bass and more, with a mix of live performers and acclaimed DJs set to provide the soundtrack from midday to 10pm.
The Windrush Stage, situated at the St Paul's Learning Centre, will be home to a lineup consisting of music and spoken word, assembled to honour the Windrush generation and reflect the theme of this year's Carnival, 'Our Journey'. The stage will feature a series of performances paying homage to the event's cultural and musical heritage throughout the day, before being bought to an explosive conclusion by Eva Lazarus, Split Prophets and reggae legends Talisman.
Those of you looking for a booge, the World Dance Stage will be providing the vibes at Brunswick Square all day, spanning genres throughout the afternoon and culminating in two secret sets from two bonafide Bristolian dance music legends from 8pm-10pm.
Youth Arts Group Aspiration Creation Elevation (ACE) and Bristol Music Trust will be hosting the Unity Stage in St Paul's Park, inviting a wealth of young musical talent to perform throughout the day. Live acts and DJs will be serving up an array of sounds, from grime to hip-hop alongside reggae and afrobeat.
St Agnes Park will be host to Mandela's Hideaway - a children's stage designed to keep little ones entertained throughout the day with a range of musical and theatrical performances, including one from the finalists of Britain's Got Talent. See below for a full timetable of acts on the Windrush and World Dance stages at St Paul's Carnival 2019:
The Windrush Stage
12pm: Carnival Blessing ceremony
12.20pm: The Bristol Reggae Orchestra
1pm: Backbeat Soundsystem
2.30pm: Yam and Banana Takeover // Splits P // Junior Morgan // Texxus Lionface // Zed Regal
3.20pm: Hype Dance Crew
3.45pm: Poetry from Edson Burton & Lawrence Hoo
4.20pm: Nia Melody & Friends
5.25pm: Bristol Rising Stars - Pariah // High Breed // Komposa // B-E-Z // Lucky House Artists // The Scribes
6.30pm: Harts House
6.40pm: Impact Merv
6.50pm: Rogue & Relly
7pm: Billy Whizz ft. G00se, Press 1, Jinxsta & Twizzy S
7.45pm: Split Prophets
8.10pm: Punishment PDP
8.50pm: King Aggi
9.30pm: Hot Steppas
The World Dance Stage
12.10pm: Tribe of Doris Takeover
1pm: BCFM Takeover
2pm: Dark Moons
2.20pm: Culture Fusion x DJ Ngaoi
2.50pm: Griz-O // Jasi // Lijtt // Stay Hungry // Ngozi // Marco Artist
4pm: The Ambush Family
5pm: Anna Lisa Price
6.10pm: DJ Wally
7pm: DJ Jerome Hill
8pm: Georgia x Emz
8.40pm: OH91 x Sir Hiss
9.20pm: DJ Die Headline Set
As always, the Carnival's theme will be reflected throughout the programme, highlighting the aim of the party of bringing people from different communities and backgrounds together. Speaking ahead of this year's Carnival, executive director LaToyah McAllister-Jones said "We’re thrilled to unveil this amazing varied carnival line up, featuring fantastic musicians and performers from Bristol and all over the world. This is going to be a real musical feast with everything from African Caribbean classics and world music to contemporary UK dance beats. With so much great music we expect to get everyone dancing at some point throughout the day."
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