Party in the Streets
Party-goers, musicians and dancers are all descending on the streets of Reading on Bank Holiday Monday for the town's carnival.
The colourful Caribbean event involves a joyous procession through the streets of Reading, Berkshire before ending with a big party in Prospect Park.
Onlookers can enjoy drinks and be dazzled by the eye-catching costumes made by the dancers, who've been waiting all year for the celebration.
The event is organised by the Reading Caribbean Culture Group (RCCG), which promotes the heritage, cultures, and lifestyles of Reading's Caribbean Community.
The carnival procession will start opposite Civitas Academy in Great Knolly's Street, at midday, before making its way along Great Knolly's Street, onto Bedford Road and Chatham Street, then along Oxford Road.
From here it will make a left turn into Grovelands Road, following the route to Water Road and Tilehurst Road before coming to an end at Prospect Park in Liebenrood Road, Tilehurst.
One of the biggest acts this year will be EMPRINCE , a leading Nigerian-born British Afrobeats artist, who has worked alongside rappers Tinie Tempah, Skepta, Davido and Wizkid.
EMPRINCE, real-name Oluwaseun Emitomo, won Reading Open Mic UK Song Writing competition in Protected content even featured on Britain's Got Talent that year. You can catch him at the festival stage at 5.15pm.
The carnival is also welcoming Jeff Hinds, also known as De Admiral, is the UK's 'reigning Calypso monarch', who will be performing at 2.30pm.
There will also be plenty of reggae, afrobeats singers, DJs and rappers to dance along to.
Other acts on the bill include Iron Lion, Burning Ekry, Danny Lampo and K Dhupar.
And organiser Sonia Walker has said that there will be a secret headliner to round off the celebration.
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