Western Union Summer Carnival Street parade
The order of the wildly popular part of Rotterdam Unlimited - the Western Union Summer Carnival Street Parade - is known! On Saturday 27 July, 25 carnival groups, consisting of around 2500 people with more than 25 nationalities, will participate in the colorful parade. Led by the Summer Carnival Queen, who is elected on July 6, the no less than 2.5 km long procession will swing through the city center of Rotterdam. Just like last year, the parade does not cross the Coolsingel due to work.
The procession from Blaak will start in 2019. The festive parade then proceeds through the Schiedamsedijk. Schilderstraat, Witte de Withstraat, past the Museumpark to the Nieuwe Binnenweg, and then ending up again at Blaak via the Mauritsweg, the Weena, the Kruiskade, the Karel Doormanstraat and Westblaak. Check out the route of the Western Union Summer Carnival Street Parade!
The various stages, of which the performances of, among others, The New Power Generation, Femi Kuti and Frenna & 777 Band have been confirmed, can be found this year on Hofplein, Weena and Schouwburgplein.
Order Western Union Summer Carnival Street Parade
2. Brass band Dreamteam
3. Queen Summer Carnival 2019: Chesley Association
4. Blends Carnival Group from Rotterdam, theme 'BLENDS2K19'
5. Grupo Pashon Exotico from IJsselstein, theme 'Welcome to my Fantasy
6. Dordtse Diamonds from Dordrecht, theme 'Fantasy of the Carrousel'
7. Bolivia Minka from Purmerend, theme 'La Llamerada'
8. Queens and international guests
9. Harbor warehouse Summer princess 2019
10. Sun for Life Foundation from Capelle a / d IJssel, theme 'Pride Meermaids'
11. Cabo Verde Chegou from Spijkenisse, theme 'The Power of Africa'
12. Police Steelband
13. Fédération Carnaval Tropical de Paris from Paris, theme 'Craziness of Carninval
14. La Diferencia from Rotterdam, theme 'Aloha Luau'
15. The Challengers from Eindhoven, theme 'Hi Go Go'
16. Samba group Timbao
17. Royal Carnaval Crew from Rotterdam, theme 'The Royal Recycle Family'
18. Las Manias Carnavalgroup from Almere, theme 'Kings and Queens of Egypt'
19. Precious Carnival Group from Rotterdam, theme 'Delft Blue goes Tropical'
20. People's Choice from Spijkenisse, theme 'Indian Warriors'
21. How Fair How Better from Capelle a / d IJssel, theme 'Burlesque Moulin Rouge Time'
22. Shining Stars from Alkmaar, theme 'Let's Play Chess'
23. Royal Kingdom from Dordrecht, theme 'Royal Kingdom goes Rio'
24. Colombia from Gorinchem, theme 'Parade Feest'
25. Trinidad Connection & Friends from Amsterdam, theme 'Carnival is ...'
26. Sorpresa from Tilburg, theme 'Cirque du Dolphin'
27. Caribbean Love from Eindhoven, theme 'The 7th Heaven'
28. Awókey Mas Freedom Limerz, from Rotterdam, theme 'The Revelation of Angels & Jab Jab'
29. Sparkling Mix from Utrecht, theme 'Sparkling Mix Presents: Butterfly Fantasy 2019'
30. Bin Bo Bula Adenter from Amersfoort, theme 'The Color of Music: Our Universal Language'
31. Small Island Unity from Rozenburg, theme 'Colors of the Wind'
32. Brass band Unicum Brass
Battle of Drums
The Battle of Drums will also shake the streets of the center of Rotterdam! On Friday, July 26, three young, ambitious brass bands will depart from different starting points in Rotterdam, towards the stage on Hofplein. A trip full of spectacle, show and especially a huge load of energy. The brass bands meet on the Hofplein and take on the ultimate battle there. This results in the most unique event in the Netherlands, which many look forward to throughout the year.
The three finalists are known: Dreamteam, Ritmo Percussion and SLR will advance to the National Battle of Drums on Friday 26 July 2019 in Rotterdam. This battle of the masters of brass is kicking off with a show of the kids from the brass band school. The Battle of Drums is preceded by the so-called "warm-ups" which this year are moving from the Oude Haven (Witte Huis), the Oude Westen (Tiendplein) and the Mathenesserlaan (Westerpaviljoen) towards the main stage on Hofplein. Check out the routes here!
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