A global superstar is heading to Whitley Bay to be part of the carnival celebrations.
Titan the Robot’s wisecracking antics have become the stuff of legends and his show is said to be unrivalled in the world today.
He has appeared on TV on Big Brother and The Gadget Show, as well as on the big screen alongside A-list celebrities such as Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Rihanna, and he also made an appearance at Wembley Stadium with music star Will.i.am.
Organisers say people can expect the unexpected when Titan comes to Whitley Bay Carnival this coming bank Holiday – Saturday, May 26.
Whitley Bay Big Local board member and carnival volunteer Jess Burns said: “Our carnival theme this year is ‘BIG’ and at 10ft tall, with his reputation for fun performances, I think Titan is a great choice for a street show to entertain everyone.
“Titan has performed in over 35 countries worldwide, as far afield as Australia, and has appeared at major world events, including the Sochi Winter Olympics and the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, so we are thrilled to have him stop off at Whitley Bay Carnival for a while on May 26.”
Also on the big side will be Surreal McCoy’s giant friendly Seagulls and Fairly Famous Family’s Lifeguards, who will be bringing their outsized personalities to the carnival big day out.
Along with the carnival stage programme of non-stop music and music on the streets, the Circus Stage will be back with an opening performance from Whitley Bay’s own Bay Uke, fun workshops from Circus Central in hula-hooping and acrobatics, and a world premiere performance of the Brothers Mapacha, alongside the Toni Smith Show from New Zealand.
For more information check out the website www.whitleybaycarnival.co.uk or join the facebook group whitleybaycommunitycarnival
Tickets are still on sale for the family friendly annual carnival ball – The Big Beach Ball.
It will take place on the Spanish City Plaza on May 25.
The marquee will feature a newly commissioned art installation and Souler Radio’s Sista Soul will be spinning the biggest dance tracks since the days of His Master’s Voice. Also making a return are festival favourites The Baghdaddies, who will debut their Baghdaddies Big Band.
The Cumberland Arms will be opening the bar for craft ales and pop, Coffee Supreme will be serving up hot drinks, and seaside street food will be on offer from pop-up traders.
Organisers say the ball will be family friendly, comparing it to a fun family wedding reception. Doors will open at 6pm and close at 10pm.
A total of 300 tickets are available at Di Meos Delaval Ices and at The Crab and Waltzer in Marine Drive, or at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-night-out-whitley-bay-carnival-ball-2018-tickets-45129958922