BHW Urges Attendees To Finalise Carnival Plans

June 10, 2016

With Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] just a week away, organisers are encouraging the public to finalise their plans as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The event will be held from June 17 to 20 with multiple events taking place, and BHW President Jason Sukdeo said, “We are thrilled to host the second annual Bermuda Heroes Weekend next week.

“The anticipation from participants, bands, performers and organisers is high and we want to ensure that everyone who wants to be a part of carnival has the opportunity to do so.

“I would urge anyone who wants to participate in the various events over the weekend to purchase their tickets now to guarantee involvement.”

Slideshow of photos from last year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands


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The event schedule for BHW is as follows:

Five Star Friday starts at 6pm at the National Sports Centre on Friday, June 17 and attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the event will end at 12 midnight. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets ahead of time for hassle-free entry. All-Inclusive Ultra VIP tickets are $200 and include open bar and food catered by Marcus’.

Parking for Five Star Friday will be at Devonshire Recreation Club, CedarBridge Academy or the Arboretum. Chairs are not permitted and seating will be available in the grand stand. The bar will be on the field and only those who are 18 and older with identification will be able to access the field.

Performers include Kes the Band, Lyrikal, Voice, Teddyson John, Preedy, Ricardo Drue and King Bubba FM. The MC for the evening will be Wendell Dill, The Voice of the Village and DJs include Dr. Jay & EMan, DJ Stephen and DJ Rusty G. Local band DIA will open the event.

Slideshow from the BHW Launch Weekend held in November 2015


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J’Ouvert will be held at the Michael Preece Stadium at Bernard’s Park from 3am to 8am on Saturday, June 18. The event is all-inclusive, including a t-shirt and tickets are $125, available online only at bermudaheroesweekend.com.

Patrons should be prepared to get wet and covered in paint and are advised to wear clothing that can be thrown away afterwards. Garbage bags and old towels are recommended to protect car seats for after the event.

Parking is available on Dutton Avenue, Bulls Head and North Village field parking. There is no parking available in the Tennis Stadium.

The Parade of Bands will be held in Southside, St. David’s, beginning at the Southside Police Station heading towards Clearwater Beach from 2pm onwards on Saturday, June 18. Participants in the parade must have a BHW wristband in order to be in the parade. If you have not registered with a band, you will not be allowed to participate in the parade.

Those who purchase costumes from Facebook and other websites that are not affiliated with BHW will also not be allowed entry into the parade without a wristband.

Clearwater Beach will be closed for the day and parking is available at St. David’s Cricket Club where a shuttle will take spectators to the beach. Spectator tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from bermudaheroesweekend.com or at the gate.

Chairs and umbrellas are recommended for spectators but coolers are not allowed, as there will be vendors selling food and drink at Clearwater Beach.

Video from last year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands

The Raft Up will be held in the Great Sound from 12pm on Monday, June 20 and it is recommended that attendees purchase a ticket for a boat in order to be a part of the raft up. Most of the bands participating in BHW have a boat. Additionally, BHW has a boat and tickets can be purchase on the website.

Attendees are encouraged to hydrate and wear sunblock. The barge at the raft up is for entertainers only and attendees will not be allowed to access it.

“Throughout the weekend be sure to designate a driver or use alternative transportation options, such as taxis, car pools, mini buses and shuttles,” BHW said.

For more information, visit bermudaheroesweekend.com or download the BHW app.

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  1. DragonSlayer says:

    Berp, berp, berp!!!!!!! Code Red Ahead! Lets get the Party Started.

  2. At last says:

    At last something creative and dynamic that was denied us for years. Let’s get the party going and may everyone be safe and have a great time.

  3. Islander says:

    Minibuses should be asked to provide transport from the Stadium after the event. All going East, hands up!!!

  4. No laughing matter says:

    Are kids allowed as spectators at Clearwater beach??? PLEASE folks watch your children, keep your eyes on them at all times by the water!!

  5. mmm says:

    I wonder if an adequate number of police officers will be on hand, and who pays for their presence, at the national stadium, at clearwater beach. The days of suggesting the police presence is a public service at these events needs to be re-visted.

    • I heart 441 says:

      Yes, officers get to choose details they would like to work at a rate of I believe $45 an hour. These funds come from ticket sales from the events.

  6. bermyboy says:

    Bermp Bermp!! 5 Star Friday, Jouvert, PURE, and CodeRed Raftup for me!! Tuesday I’m calling in tired at my job:))

    • I heart 441 says:

      I can tell you are a virgin to carnivals, enjoy though!!