The Newbury Carnival is now just weeks away and nearly 40 entries have signed up for this year’s parade.
Community groups, dance and music groups, charities, businesses and schools will march through the town centre on July 16 based on the theme of ‘myths and legends’.
Alongside the parade will be the carnival fete in Victoria Park, which as well as a host of stalls and entertainment will also include live music throughout the afternoon.
One of the bands signed up to take part is Elvis tribute group Trouble, who will be performing a mix of hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s over two sets at the beginning and end of the
Lead singer Darren Boyce said: “Trouble are very honoured to be playing at the Newbury Carnival.
“The theme of myths and legends fits perfectly with Elvis Presley as there is no bigger legend than the king of rock and roll.
“We perform with passion and enthusiasm and are very excited to be given the opportunity to give something back to our home town for all the support provided.”
Entertainment at the fete will include bungee trampolines, giant inflatables, and arts, crafts and gift stalls, while a dog show gets under way from
There will also be a wide range of food stalls, with a mix of delicacies from India, Mexico, Spain, Italy and Thailand, as well as some traditional British favourites.
Fete manager Michelle Miles said: “Newbury Carnival is much more than the carnival parade.
“Our fete in Victoria Park between midday and 6pm will be even bigger and better this year and special thanks to Newbury Town Council for their support and the loan of Victoria Park.
“Don’t forget that admission is completely free.”
More details can be found at newburycarnival.info.