THE CARNIVAL FIFTY SIX COUNTDOWN IS ON!
In 5 weeks time, CARNIVAL FIFTY SIX, Scotland’s major new music festival will land at Dundee’s Camperdown Park in blistering style!
Taking place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of August, and staged in association with 71 Brewing, the monster party will see many of music’s biggest names including MARK RONSON, RUDIMENTAL, CLEAN BANDIT, BASEMENT JAXX, THE FRATELLIS, THE CUBAN BROTHERS, SASHA, THE KYLE FALCONER BAND, HOT CHIP, HONEYBLOOD and PRIDES descend on the city for the most exciting new festival to hit Scotland in years.
With over 100 artists and back-to-back quality guaranteed across 7 stages, the sound of the summer is set to sizzle come August.
Now, as the big weekend approaches, excitement levels are about to accelerate further as the CARNIVAL FIFTY SIX arena map is revealed. The arena map will help fans to visualise the transformation of Camperdown and navigate their way around the festival’s raft of delights.
First up. Fancy larging it like a VIP? Course you do! The VIP SECRET GARDEN in association with Jaggi Gin is the place to be for discerning revellers, and is located right in the heart of the festival, adjacent to the MARDI GRAS Main Stage. Expect Champagne and oysters served from an uber-glam double decker bus, a premium choice of drinks and food including frozen prosecco and Champagne POPs and flame grilled steak and burgers, premium viewing of the main stage, priority VIP lane entry to the festival, cashlines, card payments and the holy grail of every festival…premium toilets and washrooms!
Adjacent to the VIP SECRET GARDEN, the MARDI GRAS Main Stage, with its gorgeous woodland backdrop, is the anchor around which all other stages are located. Positioned to create an inclusive atmosphere within the arena, the MARDI GRAS is sure to be home to countless legendary moments with headliners MARK RONSON, RUDIMENTAL, CLEAN BANDIT and Special Guests THE FRATELLIS, plus many more top-notch artists.
No festival is complete without a Big Wheel and the CARNIVAL FIFTY SIX Big Wheel screams fun! Sitting slap bang in the middle of the site, thrill seekers can expect a unique aerial vantage point to check out their favourite bands, as well as the breathtaking panoramas across Dundee.
Sitting on a prime apex opposite the Main Stage, the DISCOVERY LIVE stage in association with Cider Bothy promises smiles and swagger in equal measure with a stellar comedy line up by day including ANDREW MAXWELL, SIMON EVANS, RICHARD HERRING and PHIL NICHOL and a rousing rock out by night with MODEL AEROPLANES, TIJUANA BIBLES and THE MIRROR TRAP to name a few.
Fortifying the festival good times, and occupying an unmissable spot on the opposite side of the arena, THE RHUMBA CLUB / FESTIVAL OF HOUSE big top will deliver beats galore all weekend. Many of the biggest and best names devoted to the electronic genre will land in full effect, including BASEMENT JAXX, SASHA and HOT CHIP, as well as the finest underground names including JAMES ZABIELA, DENIS SULTA, HARRI & DOMENIC and DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS.
Setting the scene for the good times that await, THE TREE HOUSE is the first stage fans will experience upon entering the festival, with top tunage from the likes of GROOVEMENT, HECTORS HOUSE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, DUNDEE DANCE EVENT and PARADISE PALMS.
Expect greatness too from the indie and guitar-based JAM LIVE stage as artists including PRIDES, THE LAW, FINIFLEX and recently announced THE KYLE FALCONER BAND plug in and rock out.
Synonymous with music, culture and creativity, RED BULL will christen Camperdown with their legendary truck, a superlative sound system and an outdoor dance floor to get on down to groove merchants such as ALL NIGHT PASSION, MAJESTIK, RHUMBA RESIDENTS and more.
Get set for a serious level of tastebud tickling too as a host of downright delicious culinary stars promise a kaleidoscopic cook off all weekend! From Dundee to East Lothian, Angus to Argyll, Inverness-shire to Fife, Lancashire to Tyne & Wear, South Yorkshire to Surrey, every one guarantees a 10/10 taste experience. These include THE INCREDIBLE HOT DOG COMPANY, WINSTON CHURCHHILL VENISON, THE REAL MACKAY STOVIES, LOCH FYNE OYSTERS, HAGGISMAN, HIGHLAND HOG ROAST, WOODBURNS PIZZA, INDIAN KITCHEN, THE GRAVY TRAIN, THE SEA SHELL, JESSIE’S KITCHEN ICE CREAM BIKE, THE CREPE SHACK, YOFROG, HOMEGROUND COFFEE and last but certainly not least, homemade BUMBLE PUDDINGS!
Commenting on today’s announcement, Festival Director Craig Blyth said,
“The countdown to Carnival Fifty Six is well and truly on. With five weeks to go we’re really happy with how the festival is taking shape and the release today of the arena map is another step closer to the big weekend itself. We’ve been blown away by the reaction to the festival and for anyone who hasn’t secured their ticket yet, our message is clear…come and join the biggest party to happen in Dundee for years!”
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