A new Latin American music and dance festival is coming to Merseyside

A brand new Latin music festival is coming to Merseyside this month with a showcase of live music and performances.

Fiestaval Southport 2022 will take place in Casablanca, at Southport Pleasureland with free admission. The event takes place on Saturday May 21 – the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity.

Fiestaval 2022 was brought together by a volunteer committee, Viva Foundation, to bring Latin American music and dance, arts and cultural activities to life in the beach town. The Latin music festival will also feature a selection of top DJs and dancers, as well as handicrafts and cultural exhibits.

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The event was made possible thanks to a success; fundraiser. Viva Foundation President Irma Mejia said, “We did it! A pinch of Latin joy is coming to Southport this year thanks to Southport Pleasureland, the Sefton Community Transition Fund and everyone who has contributed to the success of our Fiestaval crowdfunding campaign.

“The Viva Foundation is delighted to invite you all to join the Latin party at Southport’s largest Latin music and dance festival. This free community festival will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity.

Fiestaval host DJ Irmita will present her new salsa song Soy Rumbera at the event. There will also be Live Latin Bands performers July Julay, Mestisa, Colibri Mexico, Son de Cuba, El Suso, Calypso Caribbean Steel Drum Band and more.

The event features Latin American dance performances, dance workshops, guest teachers, DJs, Latin American crafts and exhibits all under one roof at Southport Pleasureland Casablanca’s new live music venue, on Marine Drive Southport, PR8 1RX.

Festival artists:

Mestiza, Latin American folk duo

El Suso, Colombia

July Julay, Dominican Republic

Calypso Steel Band

Son of Cuba

Mexican Hummingbird Dancers

Salsa Siempre,

sweet salsa,

Host:

DJ Irmita, Chile/UK

Program:

9:45 a.m.: Check-in

10 a.m.: Salsa Siempre/ Sweet Salsa Dance Workshops

11 a.m.: Social Dancing: DJ Irmita

12 p.m.: Live performances

6:00 p.m. End of the Fiestaval

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