The Brouhaha International Festival kicks off on Monday 22 July for five vibrant days of global artistic endeavour with local, regional, national and international participation making this year’s event once again, one of the main highlights of Liverpool’s cultural calendar.

Performers from the four continents of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe will descend upon the city this Thursday to join together with local performers from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral and Halton plus national participation by carnival troupes from Preston, Huddersfield, and London.

The Brouhaha Liverpool International carnival is now the second biggest in UK behind Notting Hill, taking in crowds from the City Centre as it parades towards Princes Park for the Festival’s main event on Saturday July 27 from 12 noon.

Executive Director Giles Agis said: “It’s another special year in 2013 for us. We’ll be exporting Brouhaha to more countries than ever before plus we’ll be welcoming international performing arts companies from Germany, Martinique, the Netherlands, Hungary, Trinidad, Poland, Reunion Island, France, Turkey and Ireland on Thursday”.

Carnival is a partnership between Brouhaha International, Plus Dane Housing Group & Merseycare. ends