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Full Carnival programme announced! 16 Jul 2015

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We're delighted to reveal the finalised lineup for Sunday's spectacular Edinburgh Festival Carnival events! 

Things get going at 2pm in two locations - there's our amazing, colourful and LOUD carnival parade down the Mound and along Princes Street (and eventually into Princes Street Gardens), while in the Grassmarket there'll be two great stages of bands and a mini parade following on from the main one on the other side of the castle rock.

Here's where to be and when (and to help get your bearings, you can download our Carnival map):

The Mound, Princes Street & Princes Street Gardens

When: 2pm
Where: Top of the Mound to the west end of Princes Street
What: Edinburgh Festival Carnival Parade

When: from 3pm
Where: Ross Bandstand

  • Grand opening
  • Bandakadabra
  • Edinburgh Samba School
  • Beijing Golden Sail Dance Troup
  • KalentuRa, featuring Immortal Style and Barefeet

When: from 3pm
Where: Princes Street Gardens

  • Childrens activities - stories, facepainting, etc 
  • World Circus and Dance with Barefeet, Acas Sintra, Floriferocity, Edinburgh Performers, Todd Various
  • African Beats with Anansi, The Processional & The Beastie Drummers
  • Chinese Gardens with Tai Chi, Beijing Golden Sail Dance Troup, Dragon and Lion
  • Roaming Theatre with Association Enjoy
  • Brass Gardens with Brass Gumbo, Fanfare Van De Eerste Liefdesnacht, Criterion Brass Band

The Grassmarket

When: from 2pm
Where: King's Stables Road Stage

  • Shreveport Rhythm 
  • Soulfool Band 
  • Rumba De Bodas
  • Smouth
  • XXL

When: from 2pm
Where: East End Stage

  • Mini Jackers
  • Spoonful Dancers
  • Todd Various
  • Bombrando
  • Pulse of the Place
  • Bento Cats

When: 3.30pm
Where: Between King's Stables Road and the bottom of Victoria Street
What: Carnival Mini Parade

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