BAY party people should get their carnival masks ready for the first Redd’s street procession on Saturday.
The Redd’s Street Carnival promises to be a spectacular display of floats, masks, colourful costumes, speciality acts and a lineup of leading artists providing non-stop entertainment.
Redd’s has also set aside R20 000 for giving back to the Port Elizabeth community through selected Bay arts and culture groups.
The procession, which it is expected will include more than 1 000 party-goers, will start at NMMU in Second Avenue, Summerstrand. It will finish at Kings Beach where artists like Johannesburg-based DJ Moflava, DJ Pastor from Umhlobo Wenene FM, Dreamteam, RikyRick, Ifani and Major League will entertain.
Carnival spokeswoman Michelle Pavkovich said this is the first time they are bringing the procession to the Bay.
“Bay people can expect a combination of dance, music and performances.
“This will be a perfect platform to celebrate the wonderful diversity of culture and talent in our beautiful country.
“It will appeal to all those with an appetite for excitement, freedom and spontaneity.”
There will be a range of speciality acts including the NMMU cheerleaders and the Bay’s finest hip hop dancers who will collaborate with ballet and the Tapsula dancers.
The carnival walk will be an hour long, starting at 4pm.
There is no age limit and no charge to watch. Once the carnival arrives at Kings Beach at 6pm, the after party will kick off.
There is no entry fee but no under 18s will be allowed.
Pavkovich said buses would be available for transport as Redd’s encourages responsible drinking.
DJ Pastor said he felt honoured to be part of the first PE Redd’s carnival event.
“I can’t wait to set the dance floor on fire with my commercial house tunes,” he said.