Leading the Carnival and announcing its approach to the waiting crowds was the Lairds of Dixieland Parade Band with their foot tapping traditional jazz.
Drumming up a rhythm were some local youths from Stix Percussion drum school.
No Carnival in a mining town could be complete without the familiar tones of a brass band and Whitehaven Brass Band excelled in the role.
Another drum group came from Youth Music featuring students and teachers.
Adding a little cultural diversity to the carnival this year was a collection of students from the Copeland-Rungwe link scheme. They also added some music with a cappella singing of some Tanzanian songs.
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