Pierhead main stage Saturday 15th July

We’ve a great line up of bands  and Dj’s playing all day down at the Pierhead Village

Sooooo excited to welcome Bixiga 70 all the way from Sao Paulo to Brazilica 2017 .

They performed at Glastonbury’s West Holts stage in 2016 and Brazilica is 1 of only 3 UK dates of their 2017 European tour.

Do not miss their stage performance on Saturday 15th July at The Pier Head Village…..Mark the date!


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BRAZILICA 2017 LINEUP: Aleh Ferreira
SAT 15 JULY at main stage Pier Head Village
Live music all day!

Singer/songwriter Aleh Ferreira brings his own brand of Brazilian Soul to the festival. Ferreira is well-known for his soundtracks for films, Brazilian TV shows and national and international serials. For Brazilica, he will play with his band formed of Brazilian, Italian and English musicians.


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Brazilica 2017

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Main Stage Saturday July 15th

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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

Free art and craft sessions

Lots of free stuff to do at Brazilica HQ

Samba Dances Classes Mondays 7-8pm

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Beginners Sewing Classes



Art Classes

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This has got to be one of our favourite pics from July’s festival. You’re never too old to samba


Brazilica 2017

We’re back for 2017 14th to 16th July.

Main parade day  is Saturday 15th

Details and full line to be announced.




Brazilica Artist Exhibitions

Brazilica Artists Paint A Picture Of Life In Brazil

Ananda Nahu

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
Joao Marcos Rosa

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.”

Keep up to date with all Brazilica Festival activity at: Twitter @BrazilicaFest


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