Carnival events promise an ‘electrifying experience’
An “electrifying experience” embracing the Caribbean culture is promised throughout this year’s five-day Carnival in Bermuda.
Organisers announced a host of events taking place from June 15 to 19 including a parade of bands, a raft-up and J’Ouvert celebration.
The host of events for Carnival in Bermuda come together through a collaboration between the Government, the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Corporation of Hamilton, event promoters and vendors.
Keidric Smith, executive member for Carnival in Bermuda, said: “This year has been a remarkable journey and our team has curated an extraordinary line-up of events and live entertainment that will captivate attendees throughout the entire five-day extravaganza.
“We are thrilled to deliver an electrifying experience and invite the entire community to join us in showing their enthusiastic support by attending as many events as possible.”
The community can expect a line-up of soca music, dance and “non-stop revelry”.
The weekend will open with local fêtes and events followed by the Carnival in Bermuda signature events and the JAM, “a captivating twist on the traditional J'Ouvert celebration”.
Afterwards, the Revel de Road, formerly known as the Parade of Bands, promises to “dazzle spectators with its vibrant colours, dazzling costumes and infectious energy”.
Darren Woods, the public relations chairman for Carnival in Bermuda, said of the JAM J’Ouvert: “This highly anticipated event will showcase renowned soca DJs such as Rusty G, Mystro, Mista Genius, Riggo Suave, Ovadose, DJ Puffy and more, guaranteeing an immersive experience filled with vibrant paint, exhilarating powder and incredible vibes.
“It's a time when people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race or nationality, come together to create unforgettable memories and revel in the joyous celebration.”
Seldon Woolridge, executive member for Carnival in Bermuda, emphasised the economic impact of the event.
He said: "Carnival is not only a vibrant celebration of culture but also a vital contributor to our economy. The success of our carnival depends on the collaborative efforts of numerous stakeholders.
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the event organisers, sponsors, promoters and product suppliers, including food vendors, make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers, videographers, DJs, security teams and volunteers.
“We can't forget the tourism component with hotels, Airbnbs, taxi drivers, restaurants, bus charters and others ensuring this tourism product is vibrant and capable of sustaining our economy.
“It is their collective dedication that ensures the resounding success of carnival weekend. On behalf of the Carnival in Bermuda team, we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation.”
There will soon be announcements regarding road closures, parade routes and event locations. Information will be share on social-media pages @CarnivalinBermuda on Facebook and Instagram and on the website www.carnivalinbermuda.com. Revellers are asked to show their support by using the official hashtag #carnivalinbermuda.
There is still time to register to join a band via www.carnivalinbermuda.com.