3 July 2013

Liverpool's Brazilica festival 2013 event line up

Liverpool's Brazilica festival 2013 event line up

Liverpool's Brazilica 2013 event line up

A host of national and international samba superstars will be taking to stages across the city to bring a taste of Latin America’s musical heritage to Liverpool as part of Brazilica, one of the UK’s leading celebrations of Brazilian culture.

The main event - Brazilica’s Carnival Day - takes place on Saturday, July 20 in Williamson Square in Liverpool city centre and is completely free. Featuring a vibrant music stage, fantastic family entertainment and delicious food and drink throughout the day, the night-time march through the city involves more than 500 musicians, drummers and dancers.

But in the run up, Brazilica Festival week will be warming up Liverpool with musical events throughout the city to get the party started.

Festival Week begins with the return of fusion outfit Afrosamba, who will perform their irresistible mix of samba and jazz funk at Leaf on Saturday, July 13. Tickets are £5 and the fun starts from 7pm.

Then, the night before the big day (Friday, July 19) the action moves to the Cavern, where the ultimate Liverpool musical venue will become more South American than Scouse, as Carnival headliners Sargento Pimenta will perform a free set from 7pm until late.

Sargento Pimenta – Portuguese for Sergeant Pepper - are a Rio-based Beatles band perfect for festival crowds. No strangers to performing for audiences 100,000 strong and known for giving the Fab Four among many other rock legends a samba twist, it is the group’s first visit to Brazilica.

Many of Brazilica’s unmissable acts are now returning friends of the festival, including Tribo de Pesada, known for their mix of samba, jazz and African rhythms and their celebrated singer Fabio Allman, frontman for Rio superstars Monobloco; UK-based The Fontanas, who have played at all the major UK festivals and whose musicians have performed with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Mumford and Sons; husband and wife duo Roberto and Marisa; and Barcelona-based Brazilian expats Solo Sagrado.

Local performers Liverpool Samba School and Viva Brasil Dance Shows, plus city DJ Gary Garamendi and Leeds-based Brazilian DJs Silvao and Fabio will also be on hand to ensure Liverpool keeps dancing to the samba beat all day long.

Music lovers should watch out for more live performances and DJ sets at the official Brazilica closing party, taking place at HAUS on Jamaica Street from 10pm to 4am after the Carnival winds down on Saturday July 20. Tickets to this exclusive event are on sale now at for £6 or will be £10 on the door.

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