Where does Carnival Magnifico take place?

Carnival Magnifico returns to the creative quarter of Birmingham and takes place in The Rainbow Venues, Digbeth Triangle

What is Carnival Magnifico?

After the sold out success of our first year and subsequent mammoth international takeovers, Carnival Magnifico returns to Birmingham for an explosion of colour and feast for the senses.

Carnival Magnifico is the Rio themed colour explosion. We combine the vibe of the Rio street carnival with the hedonistic heydays of early raves, and have become well known for our endless streams of confetti.

Set across five stages with over 30 acts across the night, Carnival Magnifico 2017 is taking over The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham for the most ambitious show yet.

Is it a camping festival?

No, it is not possible to camp at Carnival Magnifico.

Is it indoors or outdoors?

Carnival Magnifico takes place across The Rainbow Venues which includes both outdoor and indoor spaces. The Arena outside, whereas other venues at the show will be indoor.

What are the opening times for Carnival Magnifico?

Carnival Magnifico takes place from 8pm – 4am. The set times will be announced soon so keep an eye on the website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

What time is last entry?

Last entry to Carnival Magnifico is strictly 10pm. There will be no admittance after this time and so we strongly recommend that you arrive with plenty of time to spare in order to guarantee entry and enjoy the show.

Can I come to Carnival Magnifico if I am under 18?

There is strictly no entry to those under the age of 18, if you fail to bring valid ID with you, you may not be granted access to the show. Carnival Magnifico will not be able to offer refunds to those refused entry on the day.

What ID do you accept?

Carnival Magnifico is an 18+ events that operate the Challenge 21 policy. You will be asked to provide evidence of your age with valid photographic ID upon arrival.

We Accept:

  • A Passport (not photocopy)
  • A UK Driving License
  • A Proof Of Age Card bearing a PASS Hologram

I don't have ID will be able to get in?

There is strictly no entry to those under the age of 18, if you fail to bring valid ID with you, you may not be granted access to the show. Carnival Magnifico will not be able to offer refunds to those refused entry on the day.

Where can I buy my ticket?

You can purchase tickets from our official ticket partners:

Skiddle

Resident Advisor

See Tickets

TicketWeb

I have a question about my tickets, who should I speak to?

You need to contact the ticket agency that you purchased your ticket from.

Can I resell my ticket?

Some of our official partners operate official reselling services, please refer to your ticket provider to see what options you have. We do not recommend buying tickets through unofficial sources and cannot guarantee the legitimacy of tickets or guarantee entry to anyone who purchases tickets from unofficial sources.

I haven't received a ticket confirmation, what should I do?

Please contact the ticket agency that you purchased your ticket from.

Where is it?

Carnival Magnifico takes place at The Rainbow Venues, The Digbeth Triangle, Birmingham. B9 4AG.

Is there public transport to the site?

The venue is in Digbeth, just outside Birmingham city centre.

The Rainbow Venues are short walk of approximately 20 minutes from Birmingham New Street Rail Station and five minutes from Bordesley train station.

Many buses stop near The Rainbow, including the 6, 37, 73 and 900 bus routes, and many more stop further up the Digbeth high street or in the centre of town. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit networkwestmidlands.com.

If you are travelling by car, The Rainbow is located on Digbeth high street, the nearest main road being the A45. Signs towards Digbeth should be available once in the Birmingham city centre area.

Where can I park?

There are very few pay and display parking spots available close to the venue, we recommend using public transport wherever possible.

Are drugs allowed?

No. Illegal drugs are not permitted by law and will be confiscated, we operate a zero tolerance policy and you will be removed from the show.

What aren't I allowed to bring on site?

We do not permit the following into Carnival Magnifico:

  • Illegal substances.
  • Aftershave/perfume.
  • Food and drink from outside of the venue.
  • Alcohol from outside of the venue.
  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Drones.
  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons.
  • Stereo systems.
  • Portable laser equipment and pens.
  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment.
  • Audio recorders.
  • Air Horns.
  • Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns.
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.
  • Gas Canisters.
  • Nitrous Oxide.
  • Petrol Burner.
  • Bad vibes.

Are pets allowed?

No pets are allowed within the event site. Assistance Dogs, however, will be permitted – get in touch with the Carnival Magnifico team at contact@weirdscience.uk

Can I bring perfume or deodorant?

Unfortunately not, aftershave/perfume will be confiscated at the gates – please don’t bring it to the site.

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, cloakroom facilities will be available.

Are there cash machines on site?

Cash machines are not available on site, so please come prepared. Some bars will have card machines but you will not be able to leave the event to get cash.

Can I bring my camera/video equipment?

We don’t allow professional cameras, video or any audio recording equipment on site without prior approval. Please contact alex@weirdscience.uk with any photography requests.

Am I allowed to leave the site and come back?

No, there is no re-entry into the festival.

What's the dress code?

You can wear whatever you like! We welcome as much glitter, gold and colour as possible

What time do you recommend getting here?

Carnival Magnifico kicks off at 8pm, we recommend arriving as early as possible after then to ensure you can fully enjoy the show and see all your favourite acts. Last entry will be 10pm, and we cannot guarantee entry after this point.

Where can I find my lost property?

Please email contact@weirdscience.uk or contact The Rainbow Venues directly.

Can I smoke at Carnival Magnifico?

The same regulations apply at Carnival Magnifico as the rest of the country. You can smoke in the open air but not inside big tops and tents. Look out for the ‘No Smoking’ signs.

Can I bring food and drink on site?

You are allowed to drink and eat in the queuing lanes (and we would advise that you bring water to drink in the queueing lanes). Once you reach the search lanes you cannot take in any food or drink apart from one sealed plastic bottle of water. There will be a number of lovingly curated food and drink facilities within the festival.

Can I bring water?

For safety reasons we don’t allow you to bring water from outside the site. However there will be water available on all bars.

What are the set times?

Set times are yet to be announced so keep an eye on the website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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How many stages are there?

Carnival Magnifico will host 30 live acts across 5 stages.

The Line Up announced so far:

The Arena – Toddla T’s Carnival
David Rodigan
Toddla T & DRS
General Levy
Royal-T b2b Champion
Klose One (Bashment Set)
LFM & Mali

The Warehouse –
Red Rack’em
Klose One
Elliot Adamson
+ more TBA

The Blackbox – Shogun Audio 
Alix Perez
Technimatic
Pola & Bryson
+ more TBA

Hosted by: MC AD

The Roof Terrace –
Line Up TBA

The Secret Garden –
Line Up TBA

Do you do carers passes?

Carnival Magnifico welcome deaf and disabled guests, and we’re working harder than ever to make the show as accessible as possible. Yes, we do operate a 2 for 1 (free carer ticket) policy for eligible customers.

How do I request disability access?

Please get in touch with the Carnival Magnifico team at contact@weirdscience.uk

How do I volunteer?

Please contact the Carnival Magnifico team on contact@weirdscience.uk

Can I play?

Unfortunately there is no opportunity for any more acts to be put forward for this year’s festival

How can I work for Carnival Magnifico?

The Carnival Magnifico family have no vacancies at the moment

I'm a photographer, can I take photos for you?

We don’t allow professional cameras into the show without prior approval, please contact alex@weirdscience.uk if you’d like to photograph Carnival Magnifico

I'm a member of the press, who should I get in touch with?

Please contact Alex on alex@weirdscience.uk

I'm a brand that would like to become a partner of the festival, who should I speak to?

Please contact the Carnival Magnifico team on contact@weirdscience.uk

Can I sell tickets?

If you are a ticket provider and would like to become an official ticket partner please get in touch on contact@weirdscience.uk