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AAA Music | 9 April 2020

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| On 15, Jun 2010

The World Cup Carnival has gotten off to a great start too with sold-out parties in the first weekend. Now, with Brazil coming into the foreground, we can announce Sergio Mendes has been added to the line-up for 20th June when his team play Ivory Coast.

Brazil certainly seems to have it all, with one of the most envied teams of the World Cup and a natural born ability to throw some shapes and party! With such a perfect combination the World Cup Carnival has teamed up with these champions and pulled out a Brazilian legend to appear at their 2nd match of the tournament on Sunday 20th June against Ivory Coast.

Probably best known for his 1966 cover of ‘Mas Que Nada’, over the course of a career that has amassed an astounding track record of 35-plus albums made and millions sold, Sergio Mendes has embarked on many adventures. From his early ‘60s Bossa Rio Sextet outings in Brazil, his worldwide breakthrough Brasil’66 group (and its many iterations), the 1992 Grammy-winning milestone Brasileiro and his brilliant 2006 outing on Concord Records, to Timeless, a Brazilian music-meets-hip hop collaboration with Black Eyed Peas’

Brazil’s first game takes place tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June) against Korea, so head on down to The World Cup Carnival in your dancing shoes to get into that true carnival spirit.

After a sell-out weekend it is definitely advisable to buy tickets in advance.
Tickets are on sale now @

Tue 15 June – Brazil v Korea – BRAZILIAN DJS & SAMBA

Wed 16 June – South Africa v Uruguay –  Crazy P + Sleazy G
Fri 18 June – England v Algeria  – Crazy P + Tayo + Simon Busby
Sat 19 June – Australia v Ghana – Crazy P + Simon Busby
Sun 20 June – New Zealand v Italy –  DJS BEFORE GAME ONLY
Sun 20 June – Brazil v Ivory Coast –  SERGIO MENDES + BRAZILIAN DJS & SAMBA

Tue 22 June – South Africa v France –  Little Leigh + Bones
Wed 23 June – England v Slovenia – DJS BEFORE GAME ONLY
Wed 23 June – Australia v Serbia  – Tayo + Bones
Fri 24 June – New Zealand v Paraguay –  DJS TBC
Fri 25 June – Brazil v Portugal –  BRAZILIAN DJS & SAMBA PERCUSSION
Sat 26 June – Round Two – England –  EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS + NEW YOUNG PONY

Mon 28 June – Round Two – Brazil – BRAZILIAN DJS & SAMBA PERCUSSION
Fri 2 July – Quarter Final – DJs BEFORE GAME ONLY
Fri 2 July – Quarter Final –  DJs till 2.30 am
Sat 3 July – Quarter Final –  DJs BEFORE GAME ONLY
Sat 3 July – Quarter Final –  DJs till 2.30 am
Tue 6 July – Semi Final –  DJs till Midnight
Wed 7 July – Semi Final –  DJs till Midnight
Sun 11 July – FINAL – DJS till 2.30 am