Live music, a parade and belly dancing – it’s York Carnival time again

Colour, music and a lot of smiles – flashback to York Carnival 2012
17 Apr 2015 @ 8.06 pm
| Entertainment
York Carnival

Parliament Street

Sat Apr 18 @ 11am-6pm

Free

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Get your dancing shoes on and head to Parliament Street this Saturday (April 18) – it’s time for the annual York Carnival.

All the action kicks off with a flashmob dance at 11am, and everyone can join in.

That’s followed by a parade that tours historic York, starting in Parliament Street at 11.15am.

On your return, the live music begins. There will be two stages, one on each end of Parliament Street.

Both will have a varied range of acts from students at the University of York and the wider city.

Not only will there be bands, but cheerleaders, gospel choirs, ballet and even belly dancing”to showcase the amazing talent that York has to offer”.

The entertainment

The main stage

11.40-12.10 Roads and Ruins
12.10-12.40 Jay Casey
12.40-1.10 Pantomime Society
1.10-140 Scarlet Rain
1.40-2.10 Dan Webster
2.10-2.40 Sarah Dean
2.40-3.10 BenJancso
3.10-3.40 Emma McDonald
3.40-4.10 Graham Hodge
4.10-4.40 Ben Parcell
4.40-5.10 Paula Ryan
5.10-5.40 Mulholland

The flat stage

11.15-11.45 International Street Entertainer
11.45-12.15 Millie Smith
12.15-12.45 Tim Nankervis
1.15-1.30 Demz Hoare
1.30-1.30 York Hornets Cheerleading
1.30-2.00 Mia Kirkland
2.00-2.30 Swing Dance Society
2.30-2.45 Revelation Rock Gospel Choir
2.45-3.00 American Tribal Style Belly Dancing
3.00-3.30 Ballet And Dance Society
3.30-4.00 Ukulele
4.00-4.25 American Tribal Style Belly Dancing
4.15-4.45 Tread The Boards
4.45-5.15 Dance Works
5.15-5.45 Lennanshees

Food, glorious food

All that watching other people dance about is enough to give anyone an appetite.

And fortunately there is plenty of great street grub on offer on the stalls.

The Mexican Pilgrim will be serving a little bit of spice to life, while The Donut Kitchen will serve up fresh sugared donuts and drinks.

JJ Shakes, Pizza Fella and a Hog Roast will also be tempting the audience with various tasty treats.