Carnival in a box

where the carnival spirit lives on fete after fete, party after party. this is tabanca

What is the Tabanca Caribbean Festival?

It’s a gathering of soca lovers from all across the globe.
It’s 4 days of Caribbean vibes and Caribbean Culture.
It’s where true carnival masqueraders and ambassadors meet to embrace the carnival spirit.
It’s live music, comedy, entertainment and great food and drink

What does Tabanca mean?

You know that feeling the day after you come back from holiday and wish you were still there?

Do you remember that carnival you attended a week ago and had the TIME OF YOUR LIFE with your best friends?

That holiday you went on with the family a year ago where the sun set amidst a beautiful backdrop with soca playing in the background and a rum punch in your hand…

Feeling a bit empty inside now arent ya?
THATS TABANCA!!

It’s a powerful feeling of loss and the longing for the thing that is lost.

TCF marks the end of the European carnival scene. There are no more main carnivals to attend and this causes a huge Tabanca for the loss of the season.

Which is why we’ve put carnival in a box for the last jump for the year.

What to expect

Throughout the 4 day festival you will:

  • be entertained by over 5+ international soca artistes
  • dance to the music provided by some of the scenes best djs
  • attend over 10 great events which include comedy show and sports day
  • fete, party and lime with over 1000+ people
  • eat great Caribbean food
  • taste Caribbean influenced drinks
Is this the Tabanca Weekedner?

Tabanca Weekender came on the scene in 2014 with the first event taking place in 2015. It was well received and was seen as a great addition to the European Soca Scene. In 2016, by popular demand the second event took place. This was inspite of huge raising costs. 2017 we took time out to find a more cost effective way to still hold a great, world class event which has longevity and the opportunity to reach more soca / carnival lovers. And so the Tabanca Caribbean Festival was born.

What’s different?

The main differences are:

  • TCF will have more international acts
  • TCF is from Thursday – Sunday
  • TCF is in the North of the UK
  • TCF will not be providing accommodation
  • TCF will not be providing travel

DAYS

INTERNATIONAL SOCA ARTISTS

EVENTS

SOCA LOVERS

Appearing @ Tabanca

meet our most valued entertainers

Wuss Wayz

Representing Grenada

We are Lil Natty & Thunda. Our first year of singing together landed us in the finals for the National Soca Monarch, where we

    Voice

    Representing Trinidad & Tobago

    Voice burst on the scene with his 2015 party anthem “Cheers to Life,” and became the youngest entertainer to ever win the

      SKINNY FABULOUS

      Representing St. Vincent

      Gamal Doyle is the unmistakeably energetic soca artiste from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, better known as Skinny Fabulous

        RICARDO DRUE

        Representing Antigua

        With an eclectic mix of Soca, R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae, Ricardo Drue has made his mark on the music industry

          KING BUBBA

          Representing Barbados

          Adam Elias, better known as King Bubba FM is a Barbadian super producer, composer, DJ, radio announcer, artist and performer.

            Triniboi Joocie

            Representing UK

            Triniboi Joocie is one of Europe’s elite Caribbean artistes whose career thus far has been extraordinary to say the least.

              Schedule

              6:00 PM
              THIS IS TABANCA

              This is an introduction to the festival. A list of the do’s and don’ts and a chance to ask us any questions you may have

              TABANCA WELCOME COMMITTEE

              Steelpan is the beating heart of the Caribbean Culture. No true Caribbean festival is complete without it.

              It’s now your turn to move, free-up and have fun. Welcome to the Festival

              TABANCA DJs
              10:00 AM
              SOCAROBICS

              This is a one hour cardio and conditioning session that keeps workouts fresh, fun and seriously sweaty.
              Designed to make you feel like you are at a carnival while workingout to music from the Caribbean in a party atmosphere.
              Low and high intensity exercises to burn those calories with some dance moves added to the mix.
              Taught by a highly motivated experienced instructor who teaches how to reach your body goals.

              Where soca meets dancehall. Some of the best djs take to the decks to play the latest in dancehall and soca music.

              TABANCA DJs
              1:00 PM
              SOAKA

              Prepared to get wet! Come a take a lime by the pool. Listen to some great soca music

              TABANCA DJs
              10:00 PM
              FADE TO BLACK

              We take the lights down low, some come prepared to shine.
              There will live performances and we’ll be partying until the early hours of the morning.

              TABANCA ARISTES & DJs
              10:00 AM
              unCLEAN

              J’ouvert, J’ouvert, J’ouvert. How unClean can you get. There will be paint, there will be powder.
              Which J’ouvert character are you? Jab Jab, Blue Devil or a Tabanca Terror?

              TABANCA DJs
              07:00 PM
              Live Love Laugh Tabanca

              Laugh until you belly hurts

              VARIOUS COMEDIANS

              Our 2nd instalment of steelpan

              10:00 PM
              CARNIVAL RELOAD CONCERT

              Wear your favourite costume from any carnival. Come prepared to take in a live stage performance with some of the best soca artistes in the world. After the concert we fete like it’s our last carnival

              TABANCA ARTISTES & DJs
              10:00 AM
              Fitness

              This is a one hour cardio and conditioning session that keeps workouts fresh, fun and seriously sweaty.
              Designed to make you feel like you are at a carnival while workingout to music from the Caribbean in a party atmosphere.
              Low and high intensity exercises to burn those calories with some dance moves added to the mix.
              Taught by a highly motivated experienced instructor who teaches how to reach your body goals.

              TABANCA FITNESS TEAM

              Leaders in soca answer your questions

              TABANCA ARTISTES
              02:00 PM
              TABANCA FINALE

              We lime until we can’t lime no more

              TABANCA

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              Event tickets

              Tabanca Caribbean Festival tickets can only be purchased from this website. No other platform has been authorised to sell tickets for our event.

              Hurry up and get your tickets now while they are available

              3 Day Pass
              £90
              • 3 day access
              • Friday - Sunday
              • 9 events
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              4 Day Pass
              £110
              • Everyday access
              • Thursday - Sunday
              • 11 events
              • Jump the que
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              2 day pass
              £80
              • Friday & Saturday access
              • 5 events
              Buy now
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              ACCOMMODATION

              The accommodation options below are our recommendations based on proximity to the venue.

              Please note, the booking of accommodation is not included in the ticket price.

                            

              Frequently Asked Questions

              What’s the difference between Tabanca Weekender and Tabanca Caribbean Festival?

              The main differences are:

              • TCF will have more international acts
              • TCF is from Thursday – Sunday
              • TCF is in the North of the UK
              • TCF will not be providing accommodation
              • TCF will not be providing travel

              Where is the closest accommodation?

              There are two options we suggest for accommodation, the Premier Inn in Cleethorpes which is about a 10 min of walk from the entertainment venue.

              There is also a Haven Caravan Park next door to the entertainment centre although it will prob take 10-20 mins walk to get to the entertainment park depending where you are situated. It is the Thorpe Park holiday park (not to be mistaken for the amusement park Thorpe Park!) You can book both types of accommodation via the links on our site which will take you directly to them.

              Are deposits refundable?

              There are no refunds on deposits or tickets unless the event is moved or cancelled.

              Please read our full terms and conditions.

              If I have paid a deposit what is the final date to pay?

              Final dates for full payments are 31st May. If you have not paid by then you will lose your deposit. After this date we will only be taking full payments for any packages left.

              TESTIMONIALS

              what people say

              Thank you to Thisis Tabanca. French Kiss and Wine had so much fun. Thank you for the real good vybz! Thank you to everyone I met. They were really awesome.
              And thank you to my French crew, too much madness so proud hahaha
              Fawzia Bhurtun RabotFeter from French Kiss & Wine
              I have tabanca from tabanca. This weekend has been a movie met some real lovely people over this weekend and I not even gonna say how much we drank because honestly I lost count after the 6th bottle. Tabanca 2017 cant come quick enough.
              Mackala Trinigazaangel SamuelFrom London
              WELL! After finally recovering from a truly fantastic weekend. I have just come to a startling realisation that we now have a NEW problem…….TABANCA TABANCA!
              Keety GeneralVoice of the People

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              Location

              • Beachcomber Holiday Park & Entertainment Centre. 208 N Sea Ln, Humberston, Cleethorpes DN36 4EP. Nearest station, Cleethorpes Station
              • [email protected]
              • +44 7956 615256
              • 09:00 - 21:00