The NCC will officially launch Carnival from 4 pm to 11.30 pm with a procession from Memorial Park, Frederick Street, to the Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah. Bring the entire family and enjoy steel pan, stick fighters, pretty Mas, traditional Carnival characters and a Mega Concert.
The activities kick off opposite Memorial Park, Upper Frederick Street, at 4 pm, following which, there will be short ceremonial parade to the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah for the concert.
Scheduled to appear are Helon Francis; Superblue, Ola, Nadia Batson, Pelham Goddard and Charlie’s Roots; Ronnie McIntosh, Explainer; Baron, Myron B, Stacey Sobers, Tony Prescott, Dil-E-Nadan, and All Stars Feat. Blaxx.
National Panorama Single Pan Band Champions, Angostura Newtown Steel Symphony and 2018 Small Band Champions, Golden Hands are also scheduled to perform.
Commenting on the event, NCC Chairman, Winston “Gypsy” Peters said, “We want this launch to be truly representative of the real thing; of what our Carnival means to us and what we ideally want it to mean to the world.”
“That is what this Sunday means to us. In welcoming the nation to the Savannah – Carnival City – on Republic Day eve, we want to put forward that same message of inclusiveness and celebration, of bringing back the festival to Carnival as we continue to showcase it locally, regionally, and internationally,” Peters added.