A Guide to the Liverpool Brazilica Festival – Celebrating all things Brazilian!

Liverpool comes alive with the sound of samba this summer when one of the city’s cultural highlights the Liverpool Brazilica Festival returns this July!

Friday 12th July 2019

Sunday 14th July 2019

Days to start

What is the Liverpool Brazilica Festival 2019?

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The Liverpool Brazilica Festival is the UK’s one and only samba carnival! Now in its 12th year, it takes place in Liverpool every summer in July. For an entire week Liverpool is caught up in a week-long celebration of all things Brazilian!

The Liverpool Brazilica Festival is a spectacular array of music, colour and dance that celebrates the very best parts of Brazilian culture! The sound of samba can be heard across the city and the streets come alive with a glittering samba parade featuring samba bands from all over the world.

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The Liverpool Brazilica Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year for the city and over 80,000 people come out to celebrate! Latin Food and drinks, parades and parties it is an event that the whole family can enjoy and the best part is its free to attend!

When is the Liverpool Brazilica Festival?

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2019’s Liverpool Carnival will see a jam packed programme taking over Liverpool’s city streets. The Liverpool Brazilica Festival begins on Friday 12th July, 2019 and will run until Sunday the 14th July 2019.

Where is the Liverpool Brazilica Festival?

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan area that is located in North West England. Liverpool is the 5th largest city in the UK with a population of around half a million.

This week long celebration of Brazilian culture will have numerous events that take place at indoor venues all across the city which will lead up to the main outdoor street parade and party that will take place in Williamson Square.

What is the history of the Liverpool Brazilica Festival?

The Brazilica Festival has been held annually in Liverpool every year since July 2008. It was created by the Liverpool Carnival Company. Back in 2019 Liverpool was given the title of European Capital of Culture and a Rio-style Carnival Parade was organised to honour the title! The parade was such a success that it was continued.

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How do they celebrate the Liverpool Brazilica Festival?

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The UK’s only samba carnival, Brazilica Festival returns to Liverpool this week to celebrate all things Brazilian! The festival consists of a week-long celebration of Brazilian culture including art, music, film, food and dance events that take place at indoor venues across the city.

A large variety of fringe events will take place like live music, club nights, film programme, exhibitions, workshops and the election for the Carnival Queen. A new addition to the programme for 2019 is the addition of a Carnival King who will be crowned along with the Queen.

All this leads up to the highlight of the festival a carnival street party and samba carnival parade. The carnival culminates on Saturday with a main stage erected in the city with lots of bands and dance performances throughout the day and into the night. There is also an excellent Brazilian Food Market and caipirinha bar!

Liverpool Brazilica Festival Parade

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The Liverpool Samba Parade is truly the highlight of the celebration and visitors turn up in the thousands to witness the spectacle. Crowds in excess of 35,000 are expected to turn up this year. Over 19 bands from all over the UK and Europe will take part in this years Samba Parade.

The parade begins from Abercromby Square and makes its way along Hope Street, Hardman Street, Bold Street and then onto Chruch Street, before finishing in Williamson Square.Over 800 performers take part in the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.

Liverpool Brazilica Music Festival

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Throughout the day, bands perform on the city centre mainstage and in the Brazilian marketplace you can sample food and drink from across the country.

The Brazilica fringe festival showcases films, exhibitions, workshops and performances in the run up to the main carnival day.

Every year one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the carnival is the Liverpool’s International Samba Carnival Music Festival. The music festival will take place in the Fan Park located in Chavasse Park in Liverpool ONE. The event will begin at 1pm on Friday 12th July and continue across the weekend.

The 2019 Liverpool International Samba Carnival Music Festival line-up includes:

  • ABC Dance; Wirral School of Samba; Baque de Axe and Baque de Ogum; Unidos do Ritmo with percussionists and dancers from Leeds, Batala Mersey; Arco Iris; Beat Life; Cork City Samba; Liverpool Samba School; Sambafriq; Samba Funk Factory;Karamba; Huddersfield and Brighton; Katumba; Paraiso; Manchester School of Samba; Oba!tuQ; Oya Batucada; Samba Espirito; and Worldwide Samba drummers and Preston dancers.

On Sunday 14 July; you can head to Church Street in Liverpool City Centre as lots of samba bands will be performing their throughout the afternoon. To check the times for each performance please go to www.brazilica.co.uk.

Brazilica After Party

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For those that don’t want the party to end can celebrate at the official Brazilica After Party! The After Party will take place at Camp and Furnace on Saturday 13th July and run from 10pm – 4am. The party will feature lots of live music and carnival DJ’s. Entry to the after party will cost £5 and you can get your tickets from www.skiddle.com

Brazilica  is a unique festival in the UK celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. In July each year, the festival brings artists from the UK , Europe and Brazil to Liverpool.

Over 800 performers take part in the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.

Throughout the day, bands perform on the city centre mainstage and in the Brazilian marketplace you can sample food and drink from across the country.

The Brazilica fringe festival showcases films, exhibitions, workshops and performances in the run up to the main carnival day.

Brazilica  is a unique festival in the UK celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. In July each year, the festival brings artists from the UK , Europe and Brazil to Liverpool.

Over 800 performers take part in the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.

Throughout the day, bands perform on the city centre mainstage and in the Brazilian marketplace you can sample food and drink from across the country.

The Brazilica fringe festival showcases films, exhibitions, workshops and performances in the run up to the main carnival day.

How to get to Liverpool?

If you are coming from afar then the John Lennon Airport is only 7 miles from the city centre of Liverpool, it is the major international gateway to the entire Liverpool City Region. To get a quote for a flight click here.

There are also frequent buses and trains that take around 2.5 hours from London. Get a quote for a rental car here.

Where to stay in Liverpool?

Liverpool has plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets and levels of comfort. Please check out some accommodation options here.

For more information about tours, things to do, sightseeing tours, day trips and more click here.

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