The Botanical Ball
The annual Botanical Ball returns to the Concorde 2 for the biggest Carnival fund raising party this year! The botanical ball expects your finest floral get up for this fund raising party…so get your flowers out!
We have some of the Carnivals finest and exotic acts lined up, ready to delight and entertain…
Our jam packed line up includes The Voodoo Love Orchestra, Roots Garden, Lakuta, Carnival Collective, King Nommo, Maracatu Cruzeiro Do Sul, the Natural Elements, and DJ Eggs Legs Vs. The Mighty Chicken
The British-based band have heritage from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK.
Drawing on their backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a modern sound, the group is fronted by Kenyan-Tanzanian born vocalist Siggi Mwasote and percussionist and vocalist Cicely Taylor.
The name “Lakuta” is derived from Siggi’s mother tongue and translates from Swahili to mean ‘to find, meet, share or feel full’. Influenced by their travels in Africa and South America, they generate their own unique lyrical styles with a fresh beats-funk-soul twist which has attracted great support.
A thoroughly 21st Century big band which brings together swing, funk, Latin, jungle and live drum’n’bass in an irresistible explosion of sound..
King Nommo are a 9-piece, big-beat band who maintain the raw energy of early authentic Afro beat, while creating a uniquely modern musical and cultural experience. An entrancing journey through deep and heavy grooves, layered with Afrocentric rhythms and mystical Senegalese vocals
Delving deep into the heart of the tropics, this globe-trotting ensemble uses the themes of ‘voodoo’ and ‘love’ to straddle a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife.
Brighton based drumming troupe Cruzeiro Do Sul, perform thunderous and soulful North Eastern Brazilian roots and samba.
Strictly roots & culture Reggae music for your heart & soul. Roots Garden select the very best of Roots Reggae, Dub and Dance hall
100% positivity from the One Love and Natural Elements crew…keeping the vibe alive and bringing it back to the days when the selectors were our storytellers.
Championing the neo roots and reggae sounds with a message of conscious living and One Love. Artemis Roots mixes it up with dub, dancehall, hiphop and dubstep: clean vibes, conscious lyrics and fatty boom bass.
A tropical grooving and high energy showdown that may answer one one of the worlds oldest puzzles…