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Main act ready to light up community carnival


The Ilkley Carnival committee has announced its main act for the 2018 May Day event, a jaw-dropping display by Joseph Peace and his Fire Stunt Spectacular.


The daredevil is aiming to wow audiences at the TV themed event with hair-raising fire stunts, comedy and modern circus acts. Since 2003, Joseph Peace has been performing his Fire Stunt Spectacular show at events across the UK including Glastonbury Festival.


Joseph said: “I absolutely love to perform in front of an audience and I hope to show Ilkley Carnival goers something they will never forget. I can’t give too much away about my show, but rest assured there will be terrifically terrifying flaming stunts and even a unicycle!”


The TV programme themed event will bring the glamour of the small screen to the town on Monday 7 May. The Fire Stunt Spectacular performance will take place on the carnival showground following the day’s annual parade which in 2017 saw over 1,000 school children, charities and organisations take part.


Andrew Stacey, Ilkley Carnival chairman said: “Joseph Peace’s fire show will be an absolute must see and highlight for all and we hope the audience will enjoy his mind-blowing stunts and slapstick humour.”


“We’re less three weeks away now and while the rest of the line-up is a closely guarded secret, excitement is really beginning to build for the carnival. We must say a huge thank you to all our sponsors as with their support we can put on an even bigger and better day for the community this year.”


Tickets for Ilkley Carnival will be available at Tesco on Springs Lane, The Ticket Office bar and Ilkley visitor information centre within the next week.  Buying in advance will save you money - £13 for a family ticket (2 adults/2 children), £5 for an adult and £2 for children/OAPs. Only individual tickets will be available on carnival day priced at £6 per adult and £2 per child/OAP.

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