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Deighton Carnival 2023

07714 743405

howardbelafonte@ls2y.co.uk

DEIGHTON CARNIVAL Theme – Kirklees Year of Music

This year’s 22nd Anniversary Deighton Carnival is due to take place on Sat June 24th 2023 at The Deighton Centre, Huddersfield.

Planning is well underway. Stalls are now available to book.

We will keep you updated every step of the way, so do keep watching our social media.
Many new activities are planned for this year, plus we are hoping to get a well-known headline act for the stage show.
The 2023 Deighton Carnival is one of the main events for the “Kirklees Year of Music” programme itinerary.
The sports activities will still be going ahead, including the popular five a side football tournament. Inside the Sports Arena there will be the Basketball Comp, Netball tournament, Table Tennis and Pool contest. Anyone wishing to enter a team or individually please do get in touch, booking forms will be available nearer the time.

On the fields we will again have the Stage show (showcasing local talent), also looking to book a major UK headline act. Giant Marquee, info stalls, Fun fair (consisting of new and exciting rides for 2023), Giant inflatable slides, Stalls, displays plus loads more.
Added attraction for this year will be The Huddersfield sound system culture arena, celebrating 50yrs of Huddersfield Sound systems
Keep watching this page for updates.

 

 

Many new and exciting projects/activities/attractions are planned for this year’s Carnival, including the Huddersfield Sound System Culture Arena, comprising and celebrating 50yrs of Huddersfield sound systems past and present.

There will be a young people’s music arena, plus a music arena for the older heads, both music arenas will suit all tastes and cover all musical genres.  

The Carnival procession will again be vibrant and very colourful with many new groups taking part.

 The opening of the Carnival which will take place at 1pm with the cutting of the ribbon to start the procession.  A special guest is blessed with the honour of opening this year’s Carnival. The Procession will make its way around the Ashbrow Ward arriving back at the centre at approx 2pm, where the field activities will already be in full swing.

Tuckers Fun Fair will again be in attendance coming with some exciting brand-new rides to suit all ages. 

Howard Belafonte, the Deighton Carnival Events Co Ordinator says,

 After the overwhelming success of the 2022 Carnival which attracted a   turnout of    well over 10,000 people during the day, another fun packed family day out is planned and promised.

Our stage Show line up promises to be the best one to date, with the following Headline acts booked and confirmed, by special request and popular demand.  All appearing at the carnival for the first time. –

TIPPA IRIE – Grammy nominated and the UK’s Leading Reggae Artist, globally recognised throughout the world. Tippa rose to fame in the 80’s and has been a consisted performer ever since.  Fresh from his tour of the USA, he continues to sell out and headline festivals and shows worldwide. His delivery and entertainment value are 100%.

HEARTLESS CREW – Award winning HLC are London’s premier music unit. Covering all genres of music, also globally recognised and world renowned. Their lively 1 hour set never disappoints. Crowd participation is always a feature. HLC have been around for many years and very much respected in the UK music industry.

ALLAN BRANDO- Guest compere for this year’s Stage show. Fresh from his weekly world acclaimed radio show – WAR REPORT. Also, of Saxon Sound System. Allan will be the guest host plus spinning tunes on the day.

DJ SWAY – SWAYTEL – Compere/Host bringing his own unique style to the stage show proceedings, Sway an artist in his own right will keep the stage show moving. An all-round performer   he will also deliver a guest performance.  Sway did an excellent job hosting last year’s stage show. Very popular throughout the UK. A unique brand.

 KAHPUN – Multi talented performing artist, his Brand-new album “The Dice Album” to be released summer 2023, Kahpun’s distinctive tones and slick delivery will keep the carnival crowd entertained, engaged and rocking, his stage show performances are something to behold and a sight to see. Hailing from the Cape Coast in Ghana and now residing in Cardiff. Covering reggae and afrobeat’s and the originator of fante dancehall reggae Kahpun has a massive following throughout the UK, The Caribbean and Ghana.

DANCE EMPORIUM/DOLLY MIXTURE – Huddersfield’s premier Street dance crew are a regular favourite on the Carnival Stage show. Never fail to disappoint their co ordination and dance moves are amazing. Always bringing something new each year. Great to have them back again this year. You will be mesmerised.  Performed throughout the UK.

PURE ELEGANCE – Another one of Huddersfield’s legendary street dance crews. Been going for a good number of years and perform at the Carnivals and festivals throughout the country. Always on point and always deliver a very polished professional performance. There consistency is second to none.

THE CONSCIOUS YOUTH GROUP – One of the many positive initiatives within the Conscious Youth Organisation, the street dance group has gained national recognition with their innovative dance moves and performances covering all different genres of music. Performing at the Carnival for the first time, a recognised and respected street dance troupe   in Huddersfield encouraging local young talent.  

TRIBAL SHOOTS – A 3-piece band, born, raised and based in Huddersfield. Best described as a lively body of Reggae, Ska blended with an African rhythm’s backbone, fusing elements of Funk, House and Soul. The Band is vibrant, thought provoking and very catchy. Tribal Shoots comprising of Cecil and Julie at the heart of the project and percussionist Simon completing the line-up. A must see for all Carnival goers.

EAZZY P – An African Artist who is both a performer and music producer who is based in Huddersfield. His genre covers Trap, Hip Hop and Afro beats. Performed at last year’s Deighton Carnival to great acclaim warmly received by the Carnival crowd.

ISLE IN HARMONY – A favourite of the Deighton Carnival Street procession, and one of the most popular Carnival troupes on the UK Carnival circuit. Isle In Harmony, hailing from Preston, have won the best Troupe at the Deighton Carnival for the last 4 years, best troupe winners 2017,2018,2019, 2022. Very well organised their co ordination and routines are absolutely amazing, a sight to behold. Always bring vibrancy and colour to the Carnival Street parade. Also appearing as always on the Carnival Stage Show.   

FIDGET FEET – A local based street dance school who have been operating now for 14yrs. Providing styles such as breaking, house, locking and popping. F.F have  competed all over the UK also making regular appearances on CBBC. 2 out of their many troupes, Skittle Squad and Gravity Girls will be performing at this years Carnival.

SERENITY – Sweet voice female vocalist and another homegrown talent. Serenity has performed at various shows throughout the country, her silky tones have captivated audiences wherever she has performed.

WHITE ROSE GYMNASTIC SCHOOL – High profile gymnastic school based in Huddersfield and has produced some top-class gymnastic students over the years, coached by Olga Flemming and her assistant Austen. Both are accomplished gymnasts with many years’ experiences between them. The school has gone from strength to strength over the years and always looking for new students. White Rose have won many prestigious competition and awards all over the country and continue to do so. They will open this year’s Carnival Stage show.

REACH PERFORMING ACADEMY

Inspiring confidence and self esteem for children to go on the stage and tv

Giving kids the chance to realise their dream and reach their potential in performing arts.

“Deighton Carnival – Supporting Local Talent”

 

The traditional Carnival activities again will be all be there, Carnival procession, Stage show, (showcasing local talent in the area), plus the sports activities, Five a side Football Tournament, Basketball, Netball and Table Tennis.

Please feel free to send me your ideas or why not join the Carnival Committee.

Call me on 07714 743405 or 01484 516444.        

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JUNE 2004 – CHILDREN UNITE

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JUNE 2006 – DEIGHTON ON THE MAP

JUNE 2007 – DEIGHTON’S ROUTES

JUNE 2008 – DREAMS OF DEIGHTON

JUNE 2009- DEIGHTON- COMMUNITY OF CULTURE

JUNE 2010 – DEIGHTON IN ACTION

JUNE 2011 – DEIGHTON CARNIVAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY (DC10)

JUNE 2012 – DEIGHTON’S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION

JUNE 2013 – ENCHANTED DEIGHTON

JUNE 2014 – DEIGHTON AND BRACKENHALL INITIATIVE

JUNE 2015 – DEIGHTON – NEW BEGINNINGS

JUNE 2016 – DEIGHTON – AROUND THE WORLD

JUNE 2017 – DEIGHTON’S DIVERSITY

JUNE 2018 – DEIGHTON’S HERITAGE

JUNE 2019 – DEIGHTON’S UNITY

JUNE 2020 – DEIGHTON ONLINE

JUNE 2021 – DEIGHTON ONLINE

JUNE 2022 – DEIGHTON 21st ANNIVERSARY

JUNE 2023 – DEIGHTON CELEBRATES, KIRKLEES YEAR OF MUSIC

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