Black boots, black make up and lots of black clothing were in abundance at the first night of Caribana 2015 as Marilyn Manson fans arrived early at the lakeside venue to get a good spot in the crowd to see the headline act.
Wednesday night (a sell out night) was hot with clear blue skies, a perfect start to the festival. The music was mainly dedicated to rock, with performances from UK band Kill it Kid, John Dear from Lausanne, John J. Presley from the UK and other bands, both on the main stage and the lake stage.
This year a lot of the grassy areas of Caribana are covered over with synthetic tiles, which should help in times of rain, although the forecast is looking good for the next few days. All the usual Caribana food stalls with a choices of food from various countries are back again this year, including the famous “Miss Caïpirinha” bar. See list of bars here. There are still some tickets left for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Headlining acts include Bastille, Parov Stelar, Gentlemen, John Newman, The Cardigans and more.
Volunteers handing out festival programmes