Stoke-on-Trent may be a good few thousand miles away from Kingston Jamaica, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying some live music with a reggae influence.
If the past few days are anything to go by, the summer time sadly on it’s way out. We’re hoping that Akeem Jovani’s performance on our main stage will entice the sun out.
Performing on a regular bases in night club hot spots around the country, Akeem will definatly not disappoint.
With influences, from artists such as Elephant Man, Beenine Man and Vybz Kartel, we’re pretty much guaranteed a lively performance.
Make sure you stretch your legs around the various stalls and spaces we’ve got around the site before heading over to the main stage. We don’t want you pulling anything whilst grooving around to this guy.
Sadly, The Commitments Too will not be playing at this years event.
Despite stealing the show at last years event, the band are unavailable to perform in Hanley Park on 7th and 8th of August this year.
However, there is still plenty of time for you all you Stoke-on-Trent based business and performers to get involved.
We’re looking to top last years attendance of 16,000 people, so I think it’s fair to say that most businesses could generate an astounding amount of business with a potential audience of this size?
For more information of stall prices or other ways to get involved you can get in touch:
After an absolutely phenomenal response to our last post on our entertainment plans, we’ve had a few new developments for performers and attendees alike.
After a spirited meeting with Vince from Newcastle-under-Lyme’s iconic venue The Rigger, we have ad
ded yet another live music stage to the event. This new addition will take in the form of a performance area situated on the park’s bowling green, and will focus on young local talent from around our area.
In related news, The Commitments Too have been confirmed to play the main stage again this year after the astounding popularity of last year’s performance.
Don’t despair if you’re not quite an axe master or lack the ability to rock the mic, there will be ample opportunity to shake your stuff to the huge variety of artists on the line up.
For those of you who are more about banking than beats, we’ve confirmed the details for those of you who wish to do business at the event.
We are currently offering: space for your companies logos and banners that will form coverage across the site, stall spaces to sell your product or promote your company, as well as areas for catering vans or companies who have their own means of running their business at the carnival.
All business types will be considered.
Get in touch on the usual channels for more info.
Lastly, keep an ear out for an exclusive interview on Cross Rhythms radio this Thursday, where committee member, Richard Swancott will be on hand to keep you right up to date with any further developments, answer any of your questions and welcome your feedback.
Check back soon for the latest update
Ciao for now
We’re all still working really hard to try and get everything done before the carnival.
As you were made aware by the last blog post we’ve added another stage to this year’s lineup.
After the immense talent that featured at last year’s event we have to dig that little bit deeper into our city’s talent in order to find some fresh material to feature in this year’s event.
I imagine the majority of our fans, readers and followers know of some of our undiscovered talent.
If you know of any one, singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, absolutely anyone who has any thing to show case whatsoever, give us a shout.
And don’t worry, we’re not as mean a Simon Cowell.
After a refreshingly productive meeting with the Six Towns One City Carnival team, we have a handful of exciting developments for those of you that are as excited about this year’s event as we are.
With the most exciting news coming from Stoke-on-Trent council who have agreed for the carnival to go ahead for the next three years!
With this year’s carnival boasting even more events and attractions, we’re really going to have our work cut out next year trying to top the fun.
For those of you who have attended the carnival before, you’ll be aware of the strong live music element of the carnival.
Owing to sheer volume of Stoke based talent we’ve had to dedicate an entire stage for our home grown musicians.
Even though it’s not even May yet we’ve still got everything crossed in hopes of some good weather. The one thing we can guarantee is a nice cosy beer tent to keep your spirits up.
Please keep in touch with us. Remember it’s your carnival and we’re here to provide you with a fun filled weekend, and prove family memories for years to come.