Saint Lucia Carnival Comes to Point Seraphine

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SAINT LUCIA (June 1, 2012) – The sights, sounds, splendor, color and spectacle that is Saint Lucia Carnival will be on display come June 3rd as the island’s premiere cultural showpiece officially opens.

The duty free berthing facility, Pointe Seraphine, nestled in the heart of the capital Castries, will provide the backdrop for the much anticipated opening of the 2012 carnival season, which is expected to draw hundreds  of spectators and scores of revelers.

A host of soca heavyweights like Power Soca and Road-March Monarch Ricky T, combined with calypso giants:reigning Monarch Minelle and four-time Monarch D-Indaver, will perform a medley of old and new selections for the 2012 season.

Some fifteen (15) senior and junior carnival bands like Rituals, Just 4 Fun, Cozy Guzzlers, Royalties X-Treme, St. Lucian Spirits, Red Unlimited, Dynamic Kids, Toxik Nation and XS Neo among others, will display their 2012 theme portrayals.    

Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industry Minister Lorne Theophilus says, “Much effort is being expended tensure the delivery of an exciting and high quality 2012 carnival product. The Select Committee of Stakeholders has been retained to oversee activities and the island’s lead marketing and promotions agency – the Saint Lucia Tourist Board – continues to vigorously promote the event overseas.”

To date over a dozen full-costume carnivals band have announced their theme portrayals and have formally launched, registering thousands of revelers for the upcoming street parade in on July 16th and 17th throughout the city circuit.

Several calypso tents are also expected to open their doors to patrons and calypso enthusiasts in coming days.

Among the main carnival events are:

June 3rd 2012

Official Launch of Carnival

Pointe Seraphine

June 27th 2012

Groovy Soca Preliminaries

Spinners

June 29th 2012

Party Monarch Preliminaries

Spinners

July 1st 2012

Calypso Semi Finals

 

July 7th 2012

National Carnival Queen Show

National Cultural Centre

July 8th 2012

Junior Carnival

TBA

July 10th 2012

Inter Commercial House

National Cultural Centre

July 12th 2012

King & Queen of the Bands and Groovy Soca Monarch

TBA

July 13th 2012

Panorama

BCG

July 14th 2012

Party Monarch

BCG

July 15th 2012

Calypso Monarch

BCG

July 17th 2012

Carnival Parade

 

July 18th 2012

Carnival Parade

 

 

Sunday’s opening is priced at $20 adults and $10 for children 5 – 12 years. Children under 5 years old are free.Show time is 3pm.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call 1-800 456-3984, or 1-800 4STLUCIA or visitwww.saintlucianow.com

ENDS

 

 

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