Borough gears up for annual Arnold Carnival

This year’s Arnold Carnival is just around the corner and will once again take place in the grounds of Arnot Hill Park

This free event, which takes place next weekend (June 16-17), boasts one of the best line ups in the carnival’s history.

Over 40 live music and dance acts will be performing on the main stage during the weekend and there will also be arts and crafts activities, a fun dog show, fun fair, BMX and skateboarding sessions and a memorial flypast.

Saturday’s headliners are THAT 80’S ROCK SHOW will be performing some of the biggest 80’s glam and hair-metal rock classics and power ballads from bands such as Def Leppard, Kiss, Whitesnake and many others.

Sunday’s headliners will be bringing the stadium rock to the park. There will be performances from Queen tribute act Real Magic and Take That and Robbie Williams tribute Take@That.

HEADLINERS: That 80s Rock Show will be entertaining the crowds on the main stage on Saturday night

HEADLINERS: That 80s Rock Show will rock the crowds on the main stage on Saturday nightAlong with performances from professional musicians, there will also be a variety of community music, dance groups, local school bands, choirs and solo artists performing over the weekend.

The carnival has more to offer besides music, with over 150 craft, charity and trade stalls and a dedicated food and drink court with a fully licensed bar. Children’s arts and crafts activity sessions will be hosted by Gedling Play Forum and a fun dog show will also be taking place over both days of the event.

The event is free to attend on both days with something for all the family to enjoy.

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Parking is limited but there will be, for the first time, additional spaces available at the Home Brewery car park on Sir John Robinson’s Way, thanks to Nottinghamshire County Council who has opened the staff car park for the weekend.

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One Comment

  1. Hmmm, we have the Arnold Carnival, in Arnold funnily enough. Yet the Gedling Show is held in …..yeah…Carlton. Strange.

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