In its 14th year, Carnaval Del Pueblo is back and promises to be one of the most vibrant, family-friendly festivals this August in the capital as it returns to a new location.
In just over a decade, the colourful Carnaval Del Pueblo, fiesta of all things Latin American, is the event of the year for all Latinos and lovers of their culture. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is supporting the event alongside the Arts Council of England, has welcomed this year's celebrations with 19 Latin American countries represented, 3 Stages & 2 Tents, 11 Hours of Festivities . Revellers at Carnaval Del Pueblo can enjoy regionally themed food, drink, and live music and of course, dance late into the night at the newly opened and much lauded London Pleasure Gardens. There are a number of different stages - Main Stage, Brazilian Stage and an Ecuadorian Stage plus a Salsa Tent and a Bolivian Tent- offering everything from traditional music and dance to the hottest contemporary reggaeton and Latin hip-hop and much much more. Carnaval de Pueblo also presents an exciting line-up including Fulanito, OI Brasil, The Mestizo Folklore Group, Viramundo and So Kem Eh; plus a multitude of London and European-based artists performing the best of cutting edge Latino rhythms, beats and songs with Valenciz leading the way this year.
Info: 12 midday to 11pm, London Pleasure Gardens, North Woolwich Road, London E16 2BU. www.londonpleasuregardens.com
Sited in the heart of the Olympic East End, London Pleasure Gardens is a major new 35k capacity arts and entertainment destination. Opening on the 30th June with Paradise Gardens and in place for 3 years, the 20 acre riverside site features open-air concerts, dance and theatre arenas, historic and contemporary architecture, an urban nature reserve, a boutique hotel and a floating cocktail bar. London Pleasure Gardens provides scope for both global and local audiences to experience world-class musical acts and DJs, circus and promenade performances, film screenings, visual art, community projects and family activities.
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