Carnivale party starts early
THE wait is finally over for the launch of this year’s Carnivale.
The iconic Sugar Wharf will be transformed in a sea of colour to announce this year’s Carnivale program, the Face of Carnivale and the winner of Song of Carnivale on Saturday night.
Carnivale events manager Marine Cotton urges the community to support the launch which features a great night of live entertainment.
“We want to give the community and the media a great opportunity to understand the program for this year so they can go away and talk about it to their friends because word of mouth is our most powerful marketing tool,” she said.
“We are super excited about announcing our Face of Carnivale Ambassadors, our Song of Carnivale finalist and we are delighted to have these winners help us market and represent the amazing events we have in this beautiful region.”
The three chosen finalists in this year’s Song of Carnivale contest will perform their song for the assembled judges who will then select and announce the winner.
Finalists selected from the Face of Carnivale competition will be introduced to the audience and will participate in a question and answer session with the judges.
The 2011 Face of Carnivale will lead the Macrossan Street Parade and feature in media promotions for the festival.
The Song of Carnivale will also be used to promote the festivities.
After the winners are presented, DJ Nicky G will be spinning some tunes throughout the evening and there will be a bar available for locals to enjoy a few drinks under the stars.
The 2011 Carnivale launch will take place the magical Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas and will run from 6pm to 11pm on April 2.
Tickets cost $40 per person which includes canapés and can be booked on the Carnivale website on carnivale.com.au or by phoning 4084 0044.