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Street Party Success! 22/05/2017

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Our Street Party on Friday, 19th May, was absolutely fantastic! A massive thank you to everyone who came, even with the rain, the turnout was great. The night kicked off just before 8pm with The Misfits getting things started on the Acoustic Stage.  The Mirror Trap, who you can catch on the on the Discovery Tent on Sunday 13th, and The Law, who are also playing C56 on the Sunday on our Jam:Live stage, also took to the Acoustic Stage.

Reggae band Buffalo Soldiers played the Main Stage and really got everyone in the party mood, with Shakka Loves You ending the night with a fantastic set.

In between bands everyone had the same idea – time to try more delicious street food and drinks! If you weren’t there we can confirm you missed out on some crazy tasty, local food – with The Toasty Cheese Shack proving to be a favourite with the C56 staff! The selection of local drinks went down a storm, and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying a bottle of 71 Lager!

We’re so pleased so many of you come along to support C56, local bands and local food and drink! We hope you’ve all got the party bug and will join us this August for more local food and drink, and some amazing local talent. Get your tickets for C56 here.


C56 is going to the Capital 15/05/2017

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We’re teaming with our good friends at the Rhumba and Hectors House to bring C56 to Edinburgh! On June 10th we’ll be taking over La Belle Angele and the Rhumba have very kindly paid for the first 350 tickets – so be quick, and you can get yourself in for free!

To get you in the mood for August, we have some of the C56 family playing. Room One will be hosted by Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, who are playing our Rhumba’s Festival of House Tent. The duo will take you into the early hours with house and techno. On support in Room One are Groovement, who are playing in The Treehouse, and Hectors resident Simon Bays. Rhumba are taking over Room Two with Rhumba resident Darren Davies, alongside Alan Dobson, Nightvision and Muskia Don.

A night in the capital with C56, The Rhumba, Hectors House, DABJ and Groovement – sounds like the perfect night out to us! Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest event news here and get your tickets now!


100 Fables join the C56 family 15/05/2017

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Scottish band 100 Fables have joined the C56 family! The Glasgow band, made up of Lyndsey Liora, Erin Reidy, Harris Hiscoe and Chris Stewart, will be playing the Jam:Live stage on Saturday 12th August.

The was born out of a shared love of the new wave movement and their passion for 80s pop and the post-punk electro sound. Over the last 18 months, they have firmly stamped their mark on the live music scene, with amazing appearances at the likes of Party In The Palace and Edinburgh Festival. They’ve also supported a wide range of bands including The View, Glasvegas, Bay City Rollers, Deacon Blue and The Sugarhill Gang.

Here’s their new single “Wake Up” to get you in the festival mood! Get your tickets now.




Get a taste for what’s to come… 11/05/2017

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A week tomorrow, May 19th, we’re at Dundee Student Union for the first ever C56 Street Party celebrating the Duncan Jordanstone Degree Show! Tickets are free, and from 7:45pm – 12am C56, alongside an array of amazing local and Scottish good and drinks, will line the street of Airlie Place giving you all a taste of what’s to come this August in Camperdown Park!

There are two stages, the main stage and the acoustic. Misfits kick off the night on the acoustic stage, starting at 7:45pm! Two of the C56 family then follow on the acoustic stage, with sets from The Mirror Trap and The Law. The main stage is home to Buffalo Soldiers and Shakka Loves You, who you’ll finish the night with. Yep, tickets still free.

Alongside some amazing local bands, we have some amazing local and Scottish food, pop-up bars, micro-breweries, artisan distillers and some class vintage clothing stalls!

Did we mention tickets are free? Register now, and we’ll see you there!

Wanna hang with Rudimental? 03/04/2017

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Exclusive Rudimental Meet & Greet up for grabs for you and two friends! Want to win? All you need to do is buy weekend tickets between now and May 31st. And if you’ve already got your weekend ticket you can sit back and relax – you’re automatically in the draw to win.

Tickets can be bought outright or as part of our payment plan. Quick warning – our payment plans end on May 26th! For more information about tickets types please click here.

A winner will be chosen at random on June 1st and announced on our Facebook page, and contacted directly. The lucky winner and two friends will get to meet and greet the band on the Sunday of the C56 weekend!

Good luck everyone! To buy your ticket click here.

Camp or Glamp with Field Day Events! 02/05/2017

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How do you fancy camping or glamping for Carnival Fifty Six? The guys at Field Day Events are putting on a campsite at Errol Airfield, which sits between Dundee and Perth. The campsite offers festival goers the option to pitch their own tent for £20 per person, per night, or have a tent ready and waiting with their glamping options. Glamping ranges from £360, sleeping four people, and £720, sleeping eight. The glamping canvas bell tents are decked out with comfy mattresses, duvets, rugs, coffee tables, bunting and a camp fire and picnic tables. Phone charging points are available.

The campsite is open from 3pm on Friday 11th to 12pm on Monday 14th. Your camping fees also include bus transfer to and from C56 (roughly 11.5 miles each way), free parking at Errol Airfield, toilets and hot showers, a picnic area, a cappuccino van and overnight security.

For more information please click here.

WHAT. A. WEEKEND. 01/05/2017

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This weekend saw 8,000 people flock to Dundee’s city centre for the annual Dundee Dance Event. The Rhumba got the day started with their DJs kicking things off in the Tinsmith at 2:30pm, and Carnival Fifty Six finished the night at Mono, Dundee Student Union, until 3:30am! The Rhumba were outstanding as always, with Tinsmith queued out the door from 5:30pm onwards. And those who made it to Mono were not left disappointed, with our DJs entertaining the crowds right until the very end of the night! A big thanks to everyone who joined us this weekend, and if you didn’t and feel you’ve missed out don’t worry – you can see these amazing DJs perform at C56 this August – tickets available here.


Stage names confirmed for C56! 27/04/2017

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Our five stage names and artist splits are confirmed!

We have our main stage Mardi Gras, home to the festival headliners.

Rhumba Club are curating our Big Top Tent – Festival of House – home to some of the biggest and best DJs in the industry. Our Jam Live tent pays homage to one of Dundee’s famous Js – JAM! And obviously you’ll all be jamming to the incredible bands in the tent. Our Discovery Tent, named after the iconic HMS Discovery, lets you explore the best of the comedy industry by day, and the best of local and Scottish talent by night. And last but not least, our Treehouse Tent, named after our gorgeous home, Camperdown Park.

Head over to our stage split page here, to see who’s playing where so you can get planning!

Honeyblood announced for C56! 26/04/2017

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Wow, another Scottish addition to the C56 line-up!

We’re thrilled to have Honeyblood joining us on the Saturday main stage alongside Mark Ronson, The Fratellis, Boxed In, White, Jonnie Common, Darren Davies, Jim Gellatly, Niknak and DDE DJs! The Scottish girls, Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers, are currently on their 2017 Tour, playing in Bar 15, Dundee last week! Their latest album “Babes Never Die” has gone down a storm, with NME rating it 4*. And of course, who could forget this classic!

Some mouth-watering news… 26/04/2017

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It’s official, the food vendors supplying all you wonderful people with delicious food over the festival weekend are confirmed! We’ve looked high and low to bring you the highest quality food, with something for everyone.

Whether you you love meat or you’re a veggie or vegan – we’ve got you covered!

As you know, we want to keep as much of the festival local and Scottish as we can, so we’re thrilled to have most vendors from Scotland. For more details about what we have on offer, check our food page.