St Pauls Carnival to return to Bristol this weekend for its 50th anniversary

St Pauls Carnival

The event will be returning to the UK city on Saturday (7 July) after a four year hiatus.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, St Pauls Carnival will take to the heart of Bristol to stage its upcoming edition. Showcasing the creativity, diversity and vibrancy of the city, the event stands as a celebration of African-Caribbean culture.

Coalition Sound, a blend of four Bristol-based organisations, will be taking over the sound system for a women-led event. Made up of Bristol Women in Music, Concrete Jungyals, Saffron Records and SisterWorks, the line-up will reflect a variation of genres, ranging from dub to reggae, bashment, UK funky, grime, Afrobeat and more throughout the day.

The organisers have detailed, “At the heart of carnival is our masquerade procession with highly ornate and colourful costumes and floats from local schools and cultural association.”

St Pauls Carnival was first formed in 1968, and has expanded to become one of Bristol’s largest cultural attractions. The event will run from 9am (BST) to 10pm (BST).

Head to the event’s website for more information.