Cape Town
Carnival
12 MARCH 2016

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WELCOME

The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures.

Every year, this festive occasion inspires our city and her people to create, build and play together – thousands of spectators converge annually on Green Point’s famous Fan Walk to join the extravagant parade of costumed performers, musicians and moving floats.

The Cape Town Carnival is operated by a non-profit trust with the purpose of staging this world-class event, simultaneously creating jobs and benefiting our local economy.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, access to the Cape Town Carnival is completely FREE, GRATIS, MAHALA.
For those not wishing to join the parade, seated and VIP tickets are available for purchase.
Seated ticket
290.00 RANDS

Don’t feel like standing? You can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the event seated on a bleacher-style terraced platform, at a stand of your choice. Please note that you may not bring your own food or drinks into this area however you may purchase from a wide array of food vendors situated nearby.

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VIP ticket
1,300.00 RANDS

Are you looking for the ultimate Cape Town Carnival experience? If so, this is the option for you. VIP tickets will grant you access to an exclusive area that is complete with a raised viewing platform, delicious finger foods, and a bar offering selected beers, soft drinks and wine; as well as security personnel, a private DJ and PA system.

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GET INVOLVED

Be part of the 2016 Cape Town Carnival #StreetLife by hosting a stall on the vibrant Fan Walk. We are looking for local food favourites, hand-crafted merchandise and items which reflect our unique and diverse culture. Space is limited. Download the application form below and return it to vendors@capetowncarnival.com to apply.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

CALL FOR DESIGN

BRING EXISTING ARTWORK

The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures. Every year, this festive occasion inspires our city and her people to create, build and play together. You are invited to come and play in one of the following ways:


Self-costumed groups

If you are part of a self-organised group of dancers, musicians, actors or civilians that wants to be part of the parade, with your own costumes, please fill in the Performer Application Form. 


Lead performers

If you are a performer who wants to volunteer to feature on one of the floats or in the parade, please fill in the Performer Application Form.


Pavement specials

There is limited capacity within the parade corridor, but Cape Town Carnival intends to spread the festivities outside the parade barriers and onto the pavement thereby encouraging everyone to be part of the colourful event. If you or your group are interested in being involved in a less formal manner and would like to take the opportunity of busking or being on an open stage, please fill in a Performer Application Form.


Carnival costumed groups

If you are a self-organised group of dancers, musicians, actors or civilians that wants to be part of the parade but requires costumes, please fill in the Performer Application Form.

*Please note, if we do not have resources to include you this in this year’s parade, we will add you to our database for next year.


Speciality acts

If you are a performer who wants to be part of the parade with an act /routine and an existing costume, please fill in the Performer Application Form.


Stage Performers

Bands, groups, singers, DJs. Are you a stage performer? Would you like to put your name down on a list of potential entertainers for the Cape Town Carnival after-party? If so, please fill in a Performer Application Form.


Design a concept

Propose a concept that you would like to design.


Costume

If you are a costume designer/maker and have a great idea, you can propose your costume concept/s by filling in a Design/Make Application Form.


Puppets and props

If you are a designer, artist, builder, sculptor or maker of puppets and props, you can propose a concept of a puppet or prop that you wish to design and make. Put your concept forth for consideration by filling in a Design/Make Application Form. Please see the Cape Town Carnival Design Guidelines for more info. Grants are available upon application. Please see the Creative Grant Application Form.


Design and make a concept

Propose a concept you would like to design and make. Both options make use of the Design/Make Application Form.

*Note: Along with your application form, you must submit at least one clear and detailed drawing of your concept indicating scale, plus a concise written description (max 200 words).


Floats and sculptures

If you are a float designer, artist, builder, sculptor or maker, you can propose a concept that you wish to design and make. Put your concept forth for consideration by filling in a Design/Make Application Form. We have a standard chassis that you may use as a starting point for your design. Please see the Cape Town Carnival Design Guidelines for chassis details.


Costumes

If you have a spectacular costume or headdress that you would like to see come to life on the Cape Town Carnival parade, please fill in a Bring Existing Artwork Application Form. For more information, see the Cape Town Carnival Design Guidelines.

 

Vehicles and gadgets

If you have an amazing gadget or vehicle you would like to bring to the parade, fill in the Bring Existing Artwork Application Form. Please see the Cape Town Carnival Design Guidelines. We may be able help your vehicle or gadget form part of the parade.

 

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