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Music acts revealed for St Pauls Carnival 2014

The organisers of Bristol’s St Pauls Carnival have revealed a number of the artists and bands due to appear at next week's big event.

The carnival, which has been going since 1967, takes place on 5 July across the St Pauls area of Bristol and is largely free to attend.

The Green Stage line-up features the BRISTOL REGGAE ORCHESTRA, ska and reggae band SMOKESTACK SHAKERS, Afro Caribbean dance band BARAKA, reggae/dancehall act DA FUCHAMAN, a reggae showcase featuring Bristol’s URI GREEN & THE SEEDS, SPLITZ and MAD SAM, winding up with FUTURE DUB ORCHESTRA, plus BLACKOUT JA and friends.

The Windrush stage will feature a mixed platter of DJs throughout the day and the Mandela’s Hideaway Children’s Area includes a guest appearance from RASTA MOUSE.

The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) will be curating a stage this year taking over St Pauls park between 12pm and 9pm with a line-up including SOUL II SOUL founder JAZZIE B, REDLIGHT B2B with TODDLA T, international production duo JUS NOW, DJ KRUST, Bristol bassmen MY NU LENG, NEW YORK TRANSIT AUTHORITY, DEBRUIT and GOTSOME.

Sound systems this year include:

  • INVASION SOUND - outside Dad’s Cabs
  • NEGUS MELODY - William Street
  • AS IT IS TV - Davey Street
  • KING KONG - Winkworth Place
  • UNIQUE STAR - Campbell Street
  • GHETTO FORCE - Princess Street
  • KIDS COMPANY - Brighton Street
  • RAIDERS 32 - Denbigh Street
  • X-CALIBUR - Argyle Road
  • SOUL2SOLE - Wilder Street
  • DADDY CRUKUS - Davey Street

The Brighton Street stage will feature BASHY, SKITZ featuring RODNEY P and BUGGSY, BIG NARSTIE, K*NERS, YOUNG LION and LIONPULSE SOUND, among others. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

The carnival 'Masquerade' will leave Portland Square at noon, then heads up Dean Street, Brigstocke Road, Ashley Road, City Road, and back into Brigstocke Road. Performers will then return to Portland Square and put on their presentations in front of the stage.

Around 100,000 people are expected to attend the street party this year.

Check out the carnival Facebook event page for more information.