Bath Carnival 2022
After a two-year hiatus from the streets of Bath, the Carnival returns to our city centre to bring together people across B&NES and surrounding area for a celebration of culture, creativity and diversity.
Local schools, community groups, charities and freelance artists are collaborating throughout May-July to prepare their costumes and performances. As well as hundreds of drummers and dancers this year’s carnival will see new giant puppets, professional carnival costumes, soundsystems and pedal powered structures to create a truly incredible artistic spectacle.
The annual party in the park also returns to Sydney Gardens from 10.00 to 22.00 with a range of free, fun festival themed activities for adults, children and families.
The main stage plays host to an eclectic selection of live bands including hip-hop outfits Afrocluster, The Scribes and Mellowmatic, 8-piece Afrobeat ensemble The Goddess Collective and the Afro-Brazilian samba group Bloco B.
As well as bars, food and drinks stalls, interactive workshops and free pitches for local charities; the totally awesome Super Pirates will be curating an action-packed play zone with kid’s raves, giant inflatables, messy play and group games. The grown-ups will move indoors for an after-hours party at Komedia with DJs and live headliners Jamma de Samba.