So after our long anticipation Leeds West Indian Carnival 2015 was upon us. A reported 150,000 people descended upon Potternewton Park and, weather (for the most part) held out well enough.
As always, we had a cracking day. The costumes were deliciously flamboyant and the music provided foot tapping (both feet actually) and bottom wiggling rhythms. The food was magnificent and some of us certainly put away enough to perhaps ignore any mention of the words “diet plan”.
Here’s our video highlights (below) from the day.
A MASSIVE announcement was also made at this years carnival. Leeds will be hosting the 20th Anniversary of the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards. The ceremony will be held at the First Direct Arena on Wednesday 4th November 2015. The announcement came from MOBO founder Kanya King, promising a “spectacular show”. Leeds City Council’s Judith Blake described hosting the awards as a “massive coup” for the city.
Previous awards held in London and Glasgow have featured performances from high profile singers such as Rhianna, John Legend and Sam Smith. We are really excited to see who will be rolling into Leeds for this years Awards! – JP