Manchester is in high spirits this weekend as it celebrates carnivals return to its spiritual home, Alexandra park. After a two years in Platt Fields while a £5 million restoration project in Alexandra Park was completed, bringing much needed physical improvements to the community facilities and landscape, making it a park fit for the 21st Century. The carnival is a celebration of all the hard work it has taken for the local communities of Mosside, Hulme, Whally Range and Fallow Field has put into the park to realise its true potential and be location fit for the area to enjoy.
A colourful parade will kick off the event on Saturday, leaving the park at 12.30pm before winding its way around Moss Side and Hulme, where hundreds of spectators are expected to line the streets to watch the procession’s steel drummers and flamboyant dancers.
Inside the park there will be more music and entertainment across six stages all day on Saturday and Sunday. Including the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System, which is returning for a second year with a line-up featuring jungle and drum and bass pioneer Shy FX, local heroes and Levelz members Chimpo, Fox, Black Josh, Turthos, Skittles and many more acts. With support from local sound systems Neuron pro & Red Eye Hifi, as well as all the stages that have created the fabric of this festival over the last thirty years. This is truly a weekend that celebrates Manchester's multi cultural society and pioneering music scene.