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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Carnivale cultural melting pot

Get in touch with your cultural side at Beaumont Street Carnivale.

One of Newcastle’s largest community festivals, Carnivale sprawls along Hamilton’s main street; a melting pot of sights, sounds and smells.

This year’s event, planned for Sunday 10 March, promises an outstanding lineup of entertainment and activities expected to attract about 30,000 people to the iconic Beaumont Street.

“In 2019, Beaumont Street Carnivale focuses on Hamilton’s heritage, culture and its future,” Hamilton Chamber of Commerce president, Nathan Errington, said.
“Hamilton’s reputation as being Newcastle’s most cosmopolitan suburb will be highlighted with a mix of multicultural performances, food and cultural offerings.”

The free community event kicks off at 10am with more than 100 vibrant specialty market stalls to complement the street’s 80-something cafés, hotels and retail shops.

Famous for its variety and abundance of delicious food, Carnivale will not disappoint, with plenty of dining options.

Live music will accompany loads of kids’ activities, including circus acts, roving characters, camel rides and show bags.

For the big kids, this year the chamber has added a feature act in Australian band Mental As Anything.

The band will take to the Kent Stage from about 2pm, headlining an impressive list of local and national talent performing across several stages.

The festival has been running for more than a decade thanks to support from Newcastle council and main event sponsors Greater Bank, Hunt Hospitality, Event Cinemas and more.

Go to beaumontstcarnivale.com.au/2019 for more information.

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