Jaggi Gin’s VIP Secret Garden announced! 08/06/2017

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We’re thrilled to announce C56 has partnered with another local company – Jaggi Gin! Dundee based company Jaggi Gin, are sponsoring our VIP area, and we’re so excited to introduce Jaggi Gin’s VIP Secret Garden.

Jaggi Gin’s VIP Secret Garden will only be open to those who have VIP tickets – and we promise, you’re not going to want to miss out! The Secret Garden will have priority access at the main gates, meaning no long queues when you arrive. When you enter the Secret Garden, you’ll have access to premium facilities, such as toilets, and a premium viewing area of the Mardi Gras main stage. This means you can watch all your favourite acts without leaving the Secret Garden. Jaggi Gin will be only be available exclusively to the Secret Garden, and you can ask anyone who’s tried it – it’s pretty damn amazing!

Alongside Jaggi Gin, the Secret Garden will be home to premium food and drinks options. You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of bubbly and seafood at our Champagne & Oyster bar, chill with The Fizzy Popsicle Company serving POPS – the premium Champagne and Prosecco Ice Popsicles, and feast on some delicious, gourmet burgers.

Jaggi Gin’s Secret Garden is not to be missed, and we can guarantee you’ll be kicking yourself when you see other festival goers with their POPS basking in the Dundee sunshine! If you think the Secret Garden sounds like where you want to spend your C56, you can upgrade your standard ticket to VIP from just £22. Please click here.

Cider Bothy sponsor our Discovery Tent 02/06/2017

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We are thrilled to announce local company, Cider Bothy, are sponsoring our Discovery Tent! Cider Both are sister company to the fantastic Gin Bothy – which we all LOVE here at C56 HQ. Cider Bothy will follow Gin Bothy’s suit following traditional methods with no artificial ingredients added to any of their drinks! All the apples for Cider Bothy’s cider are local, with the Cider and Gin Bothy teams working in tandem with Mother Nature – utilising fruits and plants when they’re in season.

The Cider Bothy are sponsoring our Discovery Tent – and we couldn’t think of a better fit! With Cider Bothy local to the area, the drinks local to area, and the bands in the tent local to the area – what could be better! Not only can you discover the hidden talents of Dundee, and come see some of the UK’s best comedians, you can do so drinking while Dundee and Angus’ first cider!

Cider Bothy cider won’t be available until it’s launch – this August 12th at Carnival Fifty Six… Apart from this weekend where you can try a sample of their still, apple original at our Overgate takeover! For more info about the takeover click here.

Your chance to meet The Fratellis 02/06/2017

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We’re in the Overgate this Saturday and Sunday and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs! How do you fancy winning yourself four VIP weekend tickets to C56, £100 Overgate voucher aaaaaand a meet & greet with none other than The Fratellis!? Yes? All you need to do is come and see the C56 Team down near Costa. We’ve also got five runner up prizes up for grabs, including five pairs of weekend tickets! Wow we hear you say.

Alongside our prizes, we have some amazing local DJs playing both days to get you in the Summer mood! If you’re over 18 you’ll also be able to sample some of one of our sponsors drinks. We’re thrilled to announce our Discovery Tent is being sponsored by Cider Bothy, sister company of Gin Bothy. Their fantastic range of cider’s will be launched this August at C56 – but we’re giving you the exclusive chance to try some this weekend! For more info about the Cider Bothy sponsorship click here.

So, meet & greet with The Fratellis, weekend tickets, Overgate vouchers, DJs and cider – we expect to see you all there ;).

The Kyle Falconer Band joins C56 family! 26/05/2017

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CARNIVAL FIFTY SIX, Scotland’s major new music festival taking place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of August, 2017 at Camperdown Park in Dundee, in association with 71 Brewing, today announces THE KYLE FALCONER BAND has joined the line-up.

Kyle Falconer is the lead singer from The View, and the band, which comprises Kyle on vocals and guitar, brother Ronnie Falconer on guitar and Billy Mitchell on bass, is the new project from the Mercury Prize-shortlisted, platinum-selling musician as he embarks on a solo career.

The Carnival Fifty Six appearance is the first chance for fans to hear the much anticipated new material.

Kyle will be recording his debut solo album at Paul Weller’s legendary Black Barn Studio this summer with plans to release new music later 2017.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Kyle Falconer said,

“This is a really big deal for me. Obviously I grew up just across from the park in Dryburgh so to come here this summer and play is brilliant. The View had talks before about coming back to perform but nothing came of it so I’m glad I’m getting the chance to do it. It’s brilliant that Carnival Fifty Six is coming to Dundee. The organisers have some really big names and as soon as it was announced I wanted to be a part of it.”

Festival Director Craig Blyth added,

“We are delighted to have Kyle, one of the biggest talents ever to come out of Dundee, playing in his back garden at Camperdown Park with his new band. The Kyle Falconer Band are tipped for great things and we are really excited the guys have chosen Carnival Fifty Six as their first ever festival to perform at.”

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.