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Cotton Clouds Carnival (18 Aug)

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Global Grooves brings Carnival to Cotton Clouds Festival

Cotton Clouds Festival returns in 2018 after a stunning sold out debut resulted in being shortlisted for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.

Situated in the old, industrial wool powerhouse of Saddleworth and set against the picturesque vista of the Peak District National Park, Cotton Clouds is a festival with its feet firmly off the ground. Hosting an eclectic line up of artists across three expertly curated stages, plus an array of activities on site for all ages, Cotton Clouds Festival promises something for everyone.

Global Grooves will be presenting a series of visual arts, drumming and lantern workshops leading to an exciting illuminated Carnival parade.

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We need you!

Global Grooves are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers (aged 18+) for the following roles:

  • Phoenix and Roller Bird Handlers

Join the heart of the Carnival by bringing life to one of our flighty new friends made by the talented Tony Mason. Embodying the spirit of the recent Global Grooves recovery project, the Phoenix will watch over the day’s proceedings bringing good luck to all who follow. For anyone aged 18+. 


  • Fire Bat guardians!

To ensure he doesn’t eat anyone or fly off with any children, we need a couple of vigilant bat spotters to walk alongside our newest fire-breathing creature made by the incredible Tony Mason.


There are also several paid roles available for this event

(please email [email protected] for clarification on individual fees):

  • Drummers & Brass/reed players for ‘Global Grooves Brass Bloco’

We are also looking for several experienced percussion players (x 8) and melody players (x 4) to wear costume and play groovy music for our creations to move to. Experience of parading/walking and the ability to improvise/hold a groove is essential.


Join the Global Grooves Bloco

Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team! GG is seeking a team of artists to form our brand new Carnival Bloco, kicking off with a hot season of festivals and events all over the UK this summer! Primarily we are looking for advanced/professional/full-time percussionists and brass/reed players. Dancers and puppeteers and producers will also be needed for some events. The initial rehearsal(s)/development admin is not paid, but we hope to work closely with a small team of artists to develop a regular paid performance group who can get out there on the street and show the world what GG is all about.



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Starts On 18/08/2018
Duration 1-2 days

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