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ANTIGUA’S CARNIVAL SET TO LAUNCH THIS WEEKEND
Wednesday 18th April 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday 17th April 2018 (St. Joh’s, Antigua)... “Revel in Greatness”, the theme for this year’s Carnival celebration will be unveiled by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) at the Official Launch of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, this weekend.

Commencing promptly at 2:00 PM on Saturday 21st, the city will come alive with the sweet sounds of steel pan music at various hot spots around St. John’s.

Meanwhile, on Independence Avenue, where the Official Launch will take place, patrons can expect a host of free activities for the family, especially the children, including, bounce castles and other rides, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, and much more.

The Launch of Antigua’s Carnival will also bring to life all of the unique attributes of our entertainment-culture, focusing on both the traditional and modern concepts of music, mas, steelpan, and calypso.

In the evening, the launch will climax with performances from the reigning Groovy Monarch, Tian Winter; Jumpy Monarch, Ricardo Drue; First Female Road March Winner, the Soca Diva, Claudette “CP” Peters, and Soca Artiste, Dennis “Menace” Roberts. High energy performances can also be expected from our reigning Junior Calypso and Soca Monarchs, as we will be entertained by Baby Eve, Kid Vicious, Soca Villain, and Empress, who will be a part of this year’s main stage production.

Antigua and Barbuda’s musical veterans, namely, King Obstinate, King Zachari, and Calypso Joe will entice the crowd with their memorable Calypso hits, and bringing down the curtains will be the Red Hot Flames, led by Clarence “Oungku” Edwards. The entertainment does not stop there. In fact, attendees will be treated to a full display of fireworks, which will signal the start of the 2018 Antigua Carnival Celebrations.

The Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission hereby extends an invitation to all citizens and residents to be a part of the Grand Opening of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, Antigua’s Carnival 2018 this weekend, and beyond.

Marketing Manager of the ABFC, Roger Perry states, “Antigua’s Carnival is one of the most creative and entertaining aspects of the Antiguan & Barbudan life”. He is encouraging all citizens both locally, and abroad, as well as tourists to participate in the unique cultural experience, which celebrates the rich Antiguan & Barbudan tradition.

Antigua’s Carnival 2018 will be staged from Friday 27th July to Tuesday 7th August, under the theme, “Revel in Greatness”.


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