Everything you need to know about the Dunmow Carnival this Saturday...

PUBLISHED: 10:49 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:49 18 September 2014

The Great Dunmow Carnival procession, 2013

The Great Dunmow Carnival procession, 2013


A festival of dance, music and even karate demonstrations will entertain the crowds at the Great Dunmow Carnival on Saturday.


Events committee chair David Beedle told the Broadcast he hoped there would be “something for everyone” at this year’s event.
He said: “This will be the first time we have had opera at the carnival, with Sul Fiato, so we’re interested to see what the reaction is to that. There’s also a mixture of musical acts for all ages, with The Wanted Direction for the younger audience and Total Jam for the ‘oldies’!”
People have been advised to arrive by foot rather than car, if possible, to ease traffic congestion on the day.
Here is a glimpse of some of the acts and a running order of the day...

Total Jam

Performing classic hits like Going Underground, A Town Called Malice, That’s Entertainment and Eaton Rifles, Total Jam are sure to get people on their feet.

Timeline for the day

12noon: The Recreation Ground opens with arena events, circus skills, a funfair, birds of prey and a barbecue.

1pm: The procession begins at the Angel and Harp pub. The lively parade of floats, dancers, acrobats and musicians will travel through Market Place and along Dunmow High Street, Braintree Road and St Edmunds Lane. It finishes at the Recreation Ground.

2.15pm: Children from Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School.

2.30pm: Dunmow Players Youth Group – 3DeeS.

2.45pm: Dunmow Majorettes.

3pm: The Town Crier introduces the Mayor of Great Dunmow, the carnival court and the visiting carnival queens.

3.20pm: Children from Great Dunmow Primary School.

3.35pm: Fusion Dance Company.

3.45pm: Children from Ford End.

4pm: Scene II Theatre School.

4.15pm: Dunmow Kyokushinkai Karate Club display.

4.40pm: The free evening concert begins with Sul Fiato.

5.10pm: Helena Romanes Band The Johnson Brothers.

5.30pm: The Downside.

6pm: Paul Table DJ.

6.30pm: Wanted Direction.

7.10pm: Autumn Stone.

7.45pm: Grand Fireworks Display.

8pm: Paul Table DJ.

8.15pm: Masters of Madness One Step Behind.

9pm: Paul Table DJ.

9.30pm: Total Jam.

10.15pm: Close.

Having formed in 2010, the band is the UK’s premier tribute to the Jam, one of the UK’s biggest bands ever.

Get ready to dust down your parka, put on your mohair suit and go Mod for the evening.

The Wanted Direction

There is something for the younger crowd with a tribute act to the Wanted and One Direction.

Carnival 2014 Kick Starts Again with The Wanted Direction. It’s What Makes You Beautiful Dunmow, according to the organisers, who believe this year the carnival has the Best Songs Ever and One Way or Another there is going to be a party. If One Thing is for sure, revellers, you will be Glad You Came.

Sul Fiato

Sprinkling a bit of class on this year’s carnival show are international classical duo, Sul Fiato.

Johnson Brothers

Three talented brothers from Little Dunmow – Kyle, 12, Luke, 15, and Ryan, 17, won this year’s Battle of the Bands competition at Helena Romanes School.

Their performance included popular tracks High Hopes by Kodaline and Run by Snow Patrol.

Rhythm and Balls

It’s not just about musical entertainment, as performing at the showground are a club giving people the chance to learn circus skills.

Visit dunmowcarnival.com for more information.

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