Festival-First Notting Hill Carnival Parade ‘Summary of Glastonbury’

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Lastonbury festival-goers have said that a festival-first Notting Hill Carnival Parade at Worthy Farms is a complete “summary”.

Caribbean dancers in bikinis and feather headdresses marched through the site at Worthy Farms on Thursday after a new partnership was announced between the annual street party in Notting Hill, London, and the Somerset festival this year.

Starting at Block 9, the late night party area where the Notting Hill Carnival is based for this year’s showpiece, a lively procession winds through the streets that line the stages of Glastonbury.

Glastonbury has thrown its first Notting Hill Carnival (PA) , PA Wire

Vibrant stilt walkers, some with skeletons or multicolored faces, a large truck in the shape of a beetle and a lorry carrying more than a dozen steel pan players joined the parade – including DJs playing loud music to thousands of Glastonbury ravens. There were many floats to go. went out to see.

“People are dancing, everyone’s having a great time, everyone’s running along, it’s great,” finance consultant and festival-goer Holly Rowe-Roberts told PA news agency.

The 31-year-old from Colliers Wood in London attended the parade with her friends Alex Evans, 37, a plumber, and airline pilot Nicholas Tsopra, 28, from Nottingham.

Nicholas Tsiopra, Alex Evans and Holly Rowe-Roberts enjoying their time at Glastonbury Festival (PA)

“(There are displays like this) one of the best things about Glastonbury, because we leave for Shangri La, but you stop at something like this and you can never make it,” Mr. Evans he said.

Newcastle’s Chiara Beck stumbles during the parade, saying “Glastonbury’s Summary”.

“Just a lot of joy, a lot of fun and random things you don’t expect — that’s Glastonbury,” she told PA.

Notting Hill Carnival performers parade on stilts (Eui Mok/PA) , PA Wire

Also wacky venues in Glastonbury on Thursday were comedian Paul Curry’s comedy on a stage before the festival.

Dancing around a stage in a short white dress, the 48-year-old from Newtnabe in Belfast watched hundreds of spectators sing along to songs famous for referencing his two panda hand puppets—including “Whoah Black Betty, Panda Hands” song was also included. The tune of Ram Jam’s 1977 hit.

He told PA after his performance, “It’s just about having fun and being happy, trying to take a little joy out of the adult world.”

Comedian Paul Curry wore a white dress to his set in Glastonbury on Thursday (PA)

“This is what Glastonbury is all about and it should be what it is about to be alive… (if it were) we wouldn’t be bombarding each other all the time.”

Mr Curry, who is doing two shows a day in Glastonbury, said he was inspired by the early acts of American comedian Steve Martin, but also by the children he teaches at a circus school in Belfast.

Mr Curry said he was inspired by American comedian Steve Martin, but also by the children he teaches at a circus school in Belfast (PA).

“I attribute a lot of my inspiration to two to seven-year-olds … they just come up with brilliant gold all the time and I mentally take notes,” he said.

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