Carnival On KISS

Two days of virtual Carnival output, replacing the annual carnival gatherings in London, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, with live music and DJ sets.

24x 1hr shows, by The Playmaker Group, first aired 30th August 2020

With young fans of black music and culture across the UK missing out on carnivals summer, the KISS network launched plans to connect audiences with live music and DJ sets across the August bank holiday weekend.

The Audio Content Fund has added to these plans, with more programming to bring audience voices to the air, and further diversify the musical offer with major artists in the genres of Soca, Dancehall, Reggae, and House.

The funded content will include a “Welcome to Carnival” show presented by British artist Shakka, a reggae show hosted by Skip Marley, and nationwide request show YOURStory, bringing together carnival fans from across the UK.