SUNDAY AUGUST 1ST -
BURGESS PARK, CAMBERWELL, SE5 0RJ
STREET PARADE from Midday at Elephant Road (Elephant & Castle)
Celebrating the Bi-Centenary of Latin American Independence
19 Latin American countries represented ** 5 Stages ** 10 Hours of Festivities
3 Mile Carnival Procession
Special Guests: Salsa stars from NYC – Lebron Brothers
Heading into its 12th year London’s second biggest street festival, Carnaval del Pueblo, explodes in joyous and colourful fiesta glory onto the streets of Elephant & Castle and then at Burgess Park, Camberwell, making it the largest celebration of Latin American culture in Europe.
Special this year is the Carnaval Del Pueblo’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Most Couples Dancing Salsa At The Same Time, led by Tara Hoyos- Martinez, the current Miss Universe GB, and everyone is welcome to enter, whether in a couple or not.
This year’s Special Guests are NYC’s Salsa stars, the Lebron Brothers, playing their eternal classics such as “Salsa Y Control” and “La temperatura”, and recent smashes, “Si me Permite”, “Complicados”, and “Culebra”,
Carnaval also presents a multitude of London and European-based artists performing the best of cutting edge Latino rhythms, beats and songs. Now with a hotbed of second-generation latino musical and dance talents cross-pollenating traditional rhythms and sounds with our modern urban soundtrack , London is now one of the key and developing influential cities on the latin music world map.
CARNAVAL DEL PUEBLO
Float Parade (12pm-3pm) NB: You can actually attend the preparation of the floats, before the parade starts, at Elephant Road, from 10am.
The float procession leaves Elephant Road at 12pm travelling through Walworth Road, Albany Road and reaching Burgess Park around 3pm
Nearest Tube station to Elephant & Castle (SE1)
Burgess Park, Albany Rd, Camberwell, London, SE5 ORJ. (10am-10pm)
Attractions start at midday, and there is easy access from Elephant and Castle underground and British Rail stations plus Bus numbers 36, 12, 171, 68, 68a, 45, 176, 63, 172.