Here’s the new flyer, full listings will be up here, on social media and online brochure available in June
The world famous three-day Brazilica Festival returns to Liverpool city centre in 2017 for the 10TH consecutive year, from 14-16 July, and Liverpool’s International Samba Festival is proud to reveal that The Pier Head will be its new home for 2017!
There will certainly a carnival atmosphere at the former George’s Dock site which will be brought to life with a colourful celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of Brazilian culture on the Brazilica main stage which will take pride of place within The Pier Head Village – a family focused festival coming to Liverpool’s Waterfront this summer.
The Pier Head Village will deliver a programme of world class entertainment, locally-sourced street food and artisan markets, high flying thrill rides and activity based family entertainment, offering a complete day to night summer experience designed to entertain all ages.
One of the highlights of the festival will undoubtedly be the Brazilica main stage programme which will transform the Pier Head into a sizzling hotbed of colourful carnival action. With Liverpool’s landmark trio of buildings, the Three Graces towering over the site
Organisers have revealed that 10-piece Brazilian Afrobeat band Bixiga 70 from São Paulo have added Brazilica to their European tour dates and will be performing at the Pier Head Village stage on Saturday, 15th July.
Full stage programme coming soon
Here we go again, wish us luck, up against some competition that’s for sure!
We’re back for 2017 14th to 16th July.
Main parade day is Saturday 15th
Details and full line to be announced.
LIVERPOOL is getting set to welcome two of Brazil’s most vibrant artists to the city as part of Brazilica 2016.
Back for the ninth year, Brazilica has become one of the flagship events of the year in Liverpool’s festival calendar and will take over the city with a colourful celebration of Brazilian music, dance, culture, food and sport from 15-17 July 2016.
As well as the Brazilian Film Festival, Carnival Queen Competition, Samba Bands and, of course, the infamous Carnival Parade, Brazilica will also play host to two outstanding Brazilian artists who are bringing the rich colour and vibrant culture of Brazil to life at St Georges Hall and the old bath site on Lodge Lane.
From 12th – 18th July, multi-award winning Brazilian wildlife photographer Joao Marcos Rosa will be showcasing his internationally renowned work in an exhibition at The Galleries at St George’s Hall.
Joao Marcos Rosa specialises in illustrating wildlife and conservation issues of Brazilian ecosystems and his work has been published in magazines such as GEO and BBC Wildlife, as well as being regularly featured in National Geographic Brazil. His photographs have also been featured in the conservation campaigns of Greenpeace and UNESCO and he has been awarded prestigious photography prizes worldwide.
Rosa’s exhibition will bring to life some of the most colourful and diverse species in the world; transporting you straight to the Brazilian Rainforest and shedding some light on some of the most elusive, endangered and incredible species in the wild.
Rosa gets his rare shots by travelling Brazil’s natural sanctuaries, through paths where pumas hunt, rivers where piranhas swim and monkeys swing from enormous trees.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
Providing a contrasting example of Brazilian artistic excellence; the old bath site on Lodge Lane will become the canvas for a brand new, original piece of street art by Ananda Nahu; created especially for Brazilica Festival 2016.
Focusing on integrating cultures and peoples, Ananda is a graffiti artist who mixes cultural references from ancient times to the present day which harmoniously interact together in the same composition.
Blending bright colours, stencilling techniques and freehand painting with diverse materials, Ananda creates bold and striking works, which are full of life and energy.
Ananda aims for her artwork to reflect the beautiful and divine nature of human beings blended with the contemporary reality of society
Maeve Morris, festival director, says: “It’s so exciting to have these two amazing artists coming to Liverpool, working in very different fields. We owe a huge thank you to Alicia from Braziliarty for helping to make it all happen and look forward to future collaborations.”
Artist Ananda Nahu
The old bath site, Lodge Lane
Tuesday 12th to Thursday, 14th July
Photography exhibition by Joao Marcos Rosa
The Galleries at St George’s Hall (entrance through The Heritage Centre)
Tuesday 12th to Monday 18th July Extended to 25th July
here’s the link to Brazilica 2016 brochure for all the events and parade route map
Join us Thursday June 9th at ALoft in Liverpool’s North John St to pick up a copy of our festival brochure hot off the press, and take a sneak peek
at our new costumes for the Brazilica carnival parade in July.