Dundee’s very own music festival will take place next year.
Save the date in your diary. It’s hoped Carnival Fifty Six will attract around 15,000 people on August 12 and 13.
It’s called Carnival Fifty Six. But why?
Well, it’s quite an unusual name for a festival but it’s quirky. It’s all to do with co-ordinates. Dundee’s position on the map is 56.4620° N, 2.9707° W. Those behind the event have come up with the name Carnival Fifty Six based on the city’s latitude position. More specifically, Camperdown’s co-ordinates are:
Hopefully all maps/GPS systems will lead to the city next summer.
What can we expect?
The last major event in Dundee of the sort was back in 2006 for the Radio1 Big Weekend. Carnival Fifty Six, could be pretty similar.
Revellers can expect five live music areas including a main stage. There will also be a ‘big top tent’ and a VIP area along with bars and food areas.
What acts could we see?
It’s early days, since the approval has just been granted. However, organiser Craig Blyth previously said: “We want it to stand out as the best, with a variety of music from a range of genres.”
Carnival Fifty Six will be produced by one of the major festival management firms in the country, Loudsound. They have been behind a number of high-profile festivals including Rockness, Bestival and Creamfields – so we can expect big things next year.