Brazilica Carnival Queen & King to be crowned

Photo: Andy Green

BRAZILICA returns to the city this week, and this Friday sees one of the festival’s most popular events – The Carnival Queen and (new for 2019) Carnival King Competition – taking place at Revolución de Cuba at Liverpool’s Albert Dock.

Hosted by The Guide and former Capital FM and Juice FM presenter Gemma Cutting, this free event – which is open to the public, is set to be hotter than ever before with 15 entrants all vying for the coveted crowns.

Revolución de Cuba will be alight with the fiery samba routines which promise even more excitement than ever, as the competitors perform their most glittering routines in stunning costumes of only the brightest colours.

This year will see 13 Carnival Queen hopefuls battle it out for samba supremacy, with contestants traveling from all over the UK to compete. This year’s entrants include Emma Kitchen, Esther Hernandez, Evelyne Eboa-Joss, Fabiola Kouadio, Harriet Alice, Jamary André, Oalafile Brobbel, Patricia Paciletti, Roena Chioma Ezuma, Sarah Matelart, Sophia Best, Thali Bento and Vicky Conviver.

Plus, new for 2019, organisers have introduced the Carnival King category. Battling it out to be crowned the very first Carnival King are Chirag Goyate and Weiyi Yao.

Last year’s Carnival Queen Katucha Bento will be ready to crown this year’s champions.

The winners will find themselves at the forefront of the extravagant night-time Carnival Parade the following day. The parade will give festival goers and passersby an opportunity to taste the real flavours of Brazil with bands from across the UK and overseas performing in the streets and lighting up Liverpool with a blaze of Brazilian samba.

Keep up to date with all Brazilica Festival activity at: www.brazilica.co.uk