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Cape Town Carnival: A celebration of creativity

The Cape Town Carnival, held annually in March, is the country’s pre-eminent street parade. It showcases and celebrates the vibrant diversity of Cape Town – and South Africa – with more than 50 community groups bringing the Green Point Fan Walk alive with spectacular floats, giant puppets and extravagant costumes. Thousands of spectators from all over the world converge along the 1.2km parade route. The Cape Town Carnival is set to become one of the top seven jewel events of Cape Town and is a flagship project of the National Department of Arts and Culture.

Cape Town Carnival

The theme for the carnival this year is “AMAZA – Ocean Odyssey”, and the floats and costumes will showcase many delights from the sea. And with up to 50 000 people expected to pour into the Mother City to take part in the festivities, wrapping up with a top DJ line-up is the perfect way to keep the crowds entertained.

Local award-winning DJs Fresh and Euphonik will be taking to the stage at the end of the Fan Walk and bringing you live music from a gigantic sea-urchin float. The float, an impressive array of lights and colour, will be surrounded by massive speakers.

Left: Euphonik | Right: DJ Fresh

The Cape Town Carnival, an annual celebration of creativity and diverse African identities, takes place on Saturday 18 March on the Green Point Fan Walk. And this year, Channel O, a sponsor of the event, is going to add plenty of pizzazz with a fantastic open-air after-party.


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