Wednesday, 20 June 2018


The Albert Dock was awash with the sound of samba last night as Liverpool Carnival Company officially launched Brazilica Festival 2018 atRevolucion de Cuba.
Liverpool’s International Samba Carnival returns to the city next month for the 11th consecutive year, with the main carnival day taking place onSaturday 14 July,
In an evening hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Ngunan Adamu, the press and VIP guests were treated to a taste of Brazil as they sipped on Caipirinhas, the country’s national cocktail.
The evening included special guest performances from Brazilian singer/songwriter Lorena Chaves; percussionist David Silva and dancer Fernanda Lourenco from Meninos do Morumbi; and Liverpool Samba School closed the evening with a sensational finale, teasing as to what audiences can expect from this year’s main Carnival Parade.
Guests were also treated to an exclusive first look at the festival’s brand-new brochure detailing the 2018 line up in full, which includes the Brazilica Film Festival, a jam-packed music programme and details of this year’s Carnival Parade.
Samba dancers provided a colourful and flamboyant dance display adding to the evenings carnival feel and encouraging guests to dance along to the Brazilian beat.
2018 promises to be even bigger and better with Brazilica forming part of the city-wide year-long cultural programme of events, as Liverpool celebrates its 10-year anniversary of being named Capital of Culture.
The sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil will take over the streets once again; organisers have revealed that the Brazilian Film Festival makes a welcome return for a fourth year, plus a Fringe Festival packed with a wealth of exhibitions, workshops and performances.
The hugely popular and extravagant Carnival Queen competition will return on Friday 13 July; the winner crowned at the event will lead the sensational night-time Carnival Parade on Saturday 14 July.
2017’s Carnival Parade attracted in excess of 35,000 people, the crowds lined the route as it made its way from Abercrombie Square through the city centre streets.
In addition, crowds will be treated to Brazilian beats with a jam packed main stage line up at The Pier Head Village’s Main Stage on Saturday 14thJuly. Music infused with Brazilian influence will take to the stage and ensure crowds have a full carnival experience from 12 – 8pm.
The samba party will then be continuing until the early hours with the official Brazilica After Party taking place at Camp and Furnace on Sat 14 Julyfrom 10pm – 4am which will feature carnival DJ’s and live music. Entry £5.
Maeve Morris of Liverpool Carnival Company said“It’s Brazilica Carnival time once again! We launched this year’s festival with a bang in an evening filled with colour, music and dance. I am really excited with the programme, we have some exciting stuff happening for 2018 including some returning favourites like the Film Festival and Carnival Queen Competition.
“Our brochure is hot-off-the-press so keep a look out for it as it has the full details of all this year’s events. Here is to another fantastic year of Brazilica!”
This year’s Brazilica Festival is guaranteed to be a real scorcher so be sure to join the party!

For details of the full Brazilica 2018 programme be sure to check out the Brochure:
To get involved in Brazilica Festival 2018 as a media partner, sponsor or volunteer please visit the website.

Keep up to date with all Brazilica Festival activity at:
Twitter - @BrazilicaFest

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