We’re making short documentary, which focuses on our journey over the last decade. It includes the inner workings of how the festival comes together, the communities that help create it and a glimpse into what the future holds… but where would this be without you?!
Our all new ‘redeveloped’ district Paradise Heights has risen from the ruins of Mayfair district. This newly redesigned ‘complex’ will replace one of our most long standing and popular theatrical and immersive districts.
With a tagline of ‘Feel better about yourself, become someone else’ the fictional playground for the rich and famous is a brand new huge multi complex filled with leisure and relaxation facilities that have become the jewel in the crown of the Bang Hai Real Estate redevelopment programme with the fully interactive set being brought to life by over 100 walkabout characters from one of our core theatrical crews; The Dank Parish and a full on grand opening to take place hosted by other founding theatrical fathers, the Invisible Circus who will be presenting a grand opening show! Paradise Heights is ready to offer those partaking in this little bit of luxury with the very best backdrop of tropical and global bass, soca, vintage remix and funk & soul.
Brand new flagship venue Hotel Paradiso will bring the best in underground classics, hip hop and swing, soul and disco tunes to the mix on Thursday evening courtesy of festival favourites Jenna & The G’s, Oh My God It’s The Church, Cut Capers and Too Many T’s. Friday kicks off with Love Carnival meets Tropical Tea Party providing an essential dose of worldwide carnival vibes; Kuenta I Tambu’s infectious Caribbean rhythms are matched by pantropical-bass South Africa-Netherlands Skip&Die. Montreal producer Poirier’s uniquely rhythmic bass melds urban electro with tropicano and fresh sounds from fast rising producer Mina ft Bryte marries West Africa with UK Funky - a formidable sound, plus Love Carnival DJs: Madmax & Cal Jader to name but a few. Bristol collaborative Swing N Tings bring the best in vintage remix and electro swing to the stage on Saturday with the likes of 4 piece Italian band Swingrowers and their jazzy blend of pop and swing, Sweet Life Society Soundsystem mixing live swing jazz with an eclectic blend of electronica and the quintessentially British Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer with big beats and rambunctious rhymes surrounding songs of manners and cricket!
Hosted by Edinburgh’s finest Electrikal Sound System, Sunday’s takeover presents the best in worldwide carnival vibes with the Soca Street Party featuring Bristol Trinidad duo Jus Now fusing traditional soca music with trademark Bristol bass. AAA Badboy will be melding party music from around the globe like only he can, whilst Dub Boy ft Jonesy Wales’ dancehall flirtation brings out the sexy side of soca...