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Thornbury Carnival

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Sunday 28th April 2024

11am: Zumba Thornbury Audition for Thornbury Carnival
Almondsbury Creative


In order to get a slot at Thornbury Carnival we have to film ourselves and send it in!

If you want to help spread the Zumba Love at the Carnival you must also be in the audition film. They say that the video has to be the exact act with the people that will be performing in the day.

There are 12 spaces for performers, you will get free entry to the Carnival.


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Thornbury Carnival 2019


Thornbury Carnival has announced its line-up for the 2024 event, taking place over the weekend of Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July on the Mundy Playing Fields.

‘Swing in the Park’ returns for the third time and Liam Williams, Chair of Thornbury Carnival Committee, said the team has put a lot of time and thought into building on last year and creating an exciting experience to launch the Carnival weekend.

Thornbury Carnival 2023

Liam said he’s really excited about the Friday evening line-up:

“As part of our ongoing partnership with Thornbury Radio, Swing in the Park will be hosted by breakfast show DJ, Chris Criddle, who was delighted to be invited to participate! Our Friday headline is ‘Maximum Robbie’, tribute act Scott Borley, who’ll be taking to the stage to perform Robbie Williams’ array of swing hits.

Scott has actually sung live with the Robbie in the past and you can see a video of that on our website - we challenge you to spot the difference! Maximum Robbie will be supported by the much-loved Thornbury Swing Band who’ll perform swing jazz instrumental and vocal numbers from the 1930s right up to modern times.”

Weather permitting, there will also be a hot air balloon ascent as part of the Friday evening event and Liam said he’s keeping his “fingers and toes crossed that conditions allow the balloons to get off the ground this year”, and wanted to thank the Western Region Air Balloon & Airship Club for their ongoing support of the Friday event.

Thornbury Carnival 2019

Gates will open for Thornbury Carnival ‘The Main Event’ at 11am on the Saturday and the event will run until 11pm. The programme will begin with a Variety Show co-hosted by Thornbury Radio DJ, Nigel Lane, and featuring a range of amateur talent from Thornbury and the surrounding area.

Long standing local band, Tattsyrup, will perform a range of ska classics guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing, and they’ll be followed by professional Ed Sheeran tribute, Christy Bullen, who’ll cover the iconic British singer’s well-known hits. Foo Fighters tribute, the Fore Fighters, will inject a dose of energy and raw power performing some of the rock legends’ classic tracks.

Back by popular demand, there will be a high energy DJ set to help the crowd get set for the headline act, Disco Inferno, who’ve been described as a spectacular all singing, all grooving celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O. So, get your glitter on and get ready to get down and funky!

Thornbury Carnival 2023

New for the 2024 event, Thornbury Carnival’s committee has introduced an evening only ticket for entry after 6pm. Liam said the committee had listened to feedback and, as well as creating this new ticket type, ticket prices have been held at 2023 levels and the online booking fee has been absorbed.

Liam said the committee had also listened to comments on activities for children and have put time and thought into improving the offer:

“Our KidZone will include lots of activities to keep younger attendees entertained throughout the day! Activities will run between 11am and 5pm and much of the entertainment is included in the ticket price. For example, Circus Sensible will be running two shows in our Big Top, as well as offering a variety of circus skills workshops. There will also be two face painters and a children’s craft tent which we hope will keep little hands and minds busy, creating momentos of their day!”

Further information about both events is available on the Thornbury Carnival website. Early Bird tickets are available to buy via the website now.

About the Carnival

Thornbury Carnival 2019

Thornbury’s Carnival is a much-loved community event and one of the social highlights of Thornbury’s summer calendar, regularly attracting 4,000-5,000 visitors.

It is held on the first Saturday in July.

Thornbury Carnival is open to everyone, and designed to appeal to all interests and ages.

It provides an opportunity for local charities to raise funds, and for businesses and organisations to promote their interests.

The Carnival is organised and delivered by a small committee of volunteers working on a not-for-profit basis.

Thornbury Carnival 2019

Click here to visit www.thornburycarnival.co.uk.
Click here to find the Carnival on facebook.
Click here for the Carnival's Instagram posts.
Click here to see photos of previous Carnivals.
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Photographs on this page are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography and Carriad EH Photography.

Join the Team

Thornbury Carnival 2023

Thornbury Carnival is organised by the Thornbury Carnival Community Interest Company (C.I.C.), registered at Companies House, Reg. No: 08472025

Thornbury Carnival C.I.C. is an independent, voluntary organisation not associated with any other Club, Association or Local Authority and has 3rd Party Liability Insurance.

If you would like to join the committee in any capacity and help plan the next Thornbury Carnival, please make contact as soon as possible.

There are lots of ways to get involved, many of which do not require Committee work, and can be done in small groups and spread throughout the year.

No experience is necessary, just a friendly approach, resourcefulness and reliability.

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How to find the Carnival

Thornbury Carnival

The entrance to the Mundy Playing fields is at the end of The Close, next to Star Legal solicitors on the High Street.

Click here for a zoomable map.

Access via Kington Lane is for stalls /entertainers /attractions only.

Forthcoming events

Sunday 28th April 2024

Friday 5th July 2024

Saturday 6th July 2024

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