2022 will be the 48th Caribbean Carnival in Preston and plans include a vibrant, colourful procession through the City streets followed by a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park. It’s all happening on Sunday 29 May 2022 from 12 noon.
Local and visiting dance troupes will display traditional large and small piece carnival costumes and dance their way from Moor Park down Deepdale Road, towards the city centre, left in to Meadow Street, St Paul’s Road, Sedgewick Street and return to the park via North Road and the Garstang Road entrance. The event will include live performances from Caribbean Latin band – July Julay, Levi Tafari, UK Soca artist Soca Johnny, Phase One Steel Band,Kasia Masai a steelband along with other acts. Caribbean and other food stalls, bar facility and lots of children’s activities, including creative making sessions and inflatables.
Celebrations start the day before with the “One Park – Living Legends” Reggae Festival, a ticket only event (See Skiddle) and much needed fundraiser to raise some missing funds from 2020 and 2021. The line-up include – Tippa Irie, Little Roy, Chanel One Soundsystem and our headliner International Reggae artist Luciano supported by The Mafia and Fluxy Band performing live on stage. Venue is Moor Park from 12noon until 9pm on Saturday the 28 May 2022 giving Preston a weekend of festivities. This Preston Caribbean Carnival is the biggest party Preston will see in 2022 and expects 15,000 visitors to join in the fun. Celebrating the flamboyant, creative Caribbean culture within our city, it is a great day out for all the family.