2016 saw the carnival queen competitors set PANAM alight with their fiery sambas but this year the flames will be hotter than ever as a whole host of Brazilian dancers take to the venue on Friday, 14th July to perform their most glittering routines in stunning costumes of only the brightest colours.
There can be only one winner and with a team of judges facing the task of narrowing down the many carnival hopefuls to just one queen, you can rest assured that only the very best will take home the crown.
Last year’s winner Paris will pass her carnival crown onto the queen of 2017 whose night will have only just begun as she prepares to carry the celebrations deep into the night.
The deserving winner will find herself at the very forefront of the extravagant event that is the night time Carnival Parade. The parade will give festival goers and passersby an opportunity to taste the real flavours of Brazil with bands from across the UK and overseas performing in the streets and lighting up Liverpool with a blaze of Brazilian samba.
Entry is free and the Carnival Queen Competition not only the perfect way to get into the spirit for the rest of the Brazilica Festival but an explosive start to a weekend which brings the whole city to life with colour, music and samba rhythms. Brazilica runs from 14-16 July 2017.
So get yourself down to the famous Albert Dock and experience an authentic Brazilian vibe here in our very own city and see for yourself who takes crowning glory in this year’s Carnival Queen Competition.
IF YOU GO:
Brazilica 2017 Carnival Queen Competition
Date: Friday, 14th July
Time: From 9pm
22 Britannia Pavilion
Liverpool Carnival Company was created 10 years ago by husband and wife creative team, Roger & Maeve Morris. Roger’s career as a professional percussionist spans the last 40 years and includes accolades such as performing with The Real Thing, Jools Holland and Novo Balanço. Maeve, his wife of 30 years, produces almost single-handedly all of the exquisite costumes worn by the drummers and fabulous dancers from the Liverpool Samba School. They have delivered and participated in over 900 events in Brazil, Amsterdam, Ireland, and the UK. Liverpool Samba School holds the accolade for being one of the only non Brazilian samba schools to play in the Rio Carnival parade, with an ongoing partnership with Mangueira samba school -the oldest school in Brazil and a multiple Carnival winner. Liverpool Carnival Company has delivered a Rio-style carnival in Liverpool since its European Capital of Culture year in 2008 with the focus on involving and engaging local communities in its preparation and performance as well as presenting a memorable spectacle for the people of Liverpool and visitors from further afield.