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Butetown Carnival 2023

27 – 28 August 2023

Butetown Carnival 2023

27 – 28 August 2023

The Butetown Carnival is back, and everyone is invited to celebrate this summer bank holiday weekend.

Events will kick off with an exhilarating Carnival parade at 12pm on Sunday 27 August. Starting from the bustling Loudoun Square shops, the parade will wind its way along Bute St before reaching the vibrant Carnival area by the Senedd on Harbour Drive.

Over two exciting days festivalgoers will be treated to an impressive line-up of music and dance performances. Among the featured acts are the celebrated local talents Leighton Jones, Zion Road, Anthony Ward, Adjua Sings, Konshuss_One, and the phenomenal Luchia.

Alongside these remarkable local artists, international sensations like Hanisha Solomon from Ethiopia, Alogte Oho and His Sounds of Joy from Ghana, Aar Maanta from Somalia and Earl Sixteen and Horace Andy from Jamaica will also take to the stage.

To top it all off, Carnival will offer engaging activities and workshops specially designed for children, ensuring a joyful experience for attendees of all ages. The festivities will be in full swing from 1pm to 8.30pm each day, making this an unmissable weekend of celebration and entertainment.

Carnival is just one of many community events Wales Millennium Centre is proud to support and present all year round. Watch our new film to get a taste of why we’re committed to celebrating and enriching the lives of those who live alongside us.

The Butetown Carnival Chronicles

DATES: 24–31 August 

LOCATION: Lolfa, across from the Glanfa stage 


The Butetown Carnival has been an enduring celebration that bridges the past and future of Cardiff's vibrant Butetown community. Collaborating closely with the National Library of Wales’ Broadcast Archive and Butetown Arts & Culture Association, Film maker and digital artists Ruslan Pilyarov embarked on a digital art odyssey, creating three captivating videos that unearth the carnival's multifaceted journey.

- Three screens with headphones, free to access. 

In partnership with Butetown Arts and Culture Association and Arts Council of Wales.