The annual Liverpool International Carnival will relocate this summer as organisers look to broaden its appeal.
The Brouhaha International team behind the event is this year collaborating with Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) and Liverpool City Council to host the vibrant celebration.
The colourful parade, which has previously started in the city centre and passed through the Georgian Quarter towards Princes Park, is moving to Sefton Park for 2017.
Following the theme of ‘Many Voices, One Song’, the 22 July carnival will feature costume sections from Liverpool and Wirral as well as participants from East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Network and groups from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America.
Giles Agis, executive director of Toxteth-based charity Brouhaha International, says: “We’re really excited to be performing alongside LIMF’s line-up of local and renowned artists.
“Brouhaha will showcase a range of international acts we’ve been working closely with and LIMF neatly supports our own theme which is ‘Many Voices, One Song’.
“We’ve been really busy so far engaging our international groups and performers by involving them in drumming, dance and costume-making workshops in schools and communities. The whole campaign is about helping to bring people from all around the world closer together.
“We hope to encourage all generations, young and older, to get involved in the upcoming Liverpool carnival too.”