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A night of tropical wonder and Carnival mischief.

The Carnival may be taking a breather this year but we can certainly still throw an awesome party and help bring the Carnival back stronger in 2016.

The botanical ball expects your finest floral frocks and frilly bits for this fundraising fandango! We have some of the Carnivals finest and exotic acts lined up, ready to delight and entertain...

A thoroughly 21st Century big band which brings together swing, funk, Latin, jungle and live drum'n'bass in an irresistible explosion of sound

Incredible psychedelic, Afro-Latin dance mayhem from the inter-dimensional royal tropical island cruise ship party band...Oh yes! Comes complete with smell technician providing smells exotica!

Calypso, Cumbia, Dub, Afro-Latin, tropical party vibes, funked-up grooves, sweet vocals, deep horns, fat percussion and heavy heavy bass lines

25 piece Hot Hot Samba Reggae Funk at it's finest. Heavy percussion mixing it all up... Afro-Cuban and South American roots with samba reggae, funk, hip hop and drum & bass

Keeping the party swinging with glorious world roots, tropical funk, global grooves and party love from the wonderfully mental DJ Eggs Legs, Robin D' Rich and guests.


£10/7 entry
10.30 til late
Advance tickets available at resident on Kensington Gardens or you can book in advance at Concorde 2 directly.
All fundraising is in aid of the Kemp Town Carnival Association.

Donate to help Kemp Town Carnival

The Kemp Town Carnival Kickstarter Campaign!

The Kemp Town Carnival is one of Brighton's most cherished community street festivals and one of it's largest. As a totally free city event it is always a big challenge to pull in the funds to make it happen. This year is no exception and sadly no sponsorship has of yet been found.

Although some of the core funding has been secured through fundraising events, support from local traders, market stall pitch hire and a successful Arts Council bid, the Carnival faces a shortfall that could leave vital key aspects of the event in jeopardy. 

To help make this years Carnival happen we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign and we only have a small amount of time to make it work. 
We have until June 5th to raise £3,000 and make sure the this Carnival can take place and we need your help to do it!

So, this is what you can receive as part of our Kick Starter:

Pledge £5 or more
Kemp Town Carnival Post Card Set: A selection of beautiful local images by Brighton Photographers capturing the spirit of Kemp Town Carnival

Pledge £10 or more
Kemp Town Carnival Album: Full 17 track digital download of Brighton's leading bands including: Carnival Collective, Resonators, Derriere, Swing Ninjas, Neon Saints, Dende, Mountain Firework Company, John Crampton, Fat 45, Cozinha, Monsters Build Mean Robots, and more..

Pledge £20 or more
Kemp Town Carnival T Shirt & full album download: Look your sharpest for this year's carnival with the glorious new Kemp Town Carnival 2014 T Shirt. Available S/M/L/XL high quality, pure cotton and good to wear.

Pledge £50 or more
Kemp Town Carnival VIP Card: This exclusive VIP Card will give you free entry to all the Kemp Town Carnival gigs and events throughout 2014 and up to Carnival 2015. With 6 events already in the pipe line, with more to come, these splendid gigs and parties cater for a wide range of musical tastes and styles

Pledge £100 or more
Become a Patron of Kemp Town Carnival. You get a credit as a Patron alongside our other partners and sponsors on the Kemp Town Carnival Website as well as a download of the Best Of Brighton album and T Shirt and VIP entry to all of our future fundraising events and parties this year and next.

Pledge £500 or more
King/Queen just for one day. For a £500 pledge two people will be crowned King & Queen (King & King, Queen & Queen) of this year's Kemp Town Carnival. We will dress you in regal splendor and you will be led by the carnival parade to the main stage where Suzanne Mehdi, last year's Carnival Queen, will crown you in a ceremony of a lifetime

If you wish to pledge then please follow this link
And please do spread the word by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter etc!
By supporting the Carnival through this Kickstarter Campaign you will play a vital role in making this annual event happen again and help secure it's place in the annual Brighton calender.


Kemp Town Carnival After Party!

 Just when the fun seems to be over.....Come and join us for the official Carnival after party!

A night of tropical vibes, sunshine grooves and Carnival mischief with


9 piece tropical roots band Dende play a vibing mix of Calypso, Cumbia, Dub, Latin funk, Samba and Brazilian grooves. Expect heavy dub bass, hot brass, stomping percussion, and Sunshine party vibes!

COZINHA (Featuring Simone Sou and special Guests)
Another chance to see the Carnivals Arts Council funded folkloric troupe. Cozinha perform heart warming South American roots music with sweeping soulful melodies, infectious rhythms and happy sunshine vibes. Taking its influences from a range of Latin folk and roots music, Cozinha combines an enchanting blend of Samba, Coco, Forro, Biaoa, Maracatu and other North Eastern Brazilian traditions.

The party takes place at One Church, one of Brighton's newest live music venues situated next to the old Bingo hall on Gloucester Place, along from the North Laine pub. Great craft beers and other refreshments will be on sale here

Doors at 8pm until 1am

£8 entry. £5 in advance/concessions.

All fundraising in aid of the Kemp Town carnival 2014

Hope to see you all there!