( Macao , May 25, 2012) – Another of the world’s most
famous festival experiences descended on Macao today as The Venetian
Macao welcomed for the second year, The Venetian Carnival, which will
take place throughout this weekend, featuring a New Orleans Mardi Gras
Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, The
Venetian Carnival is Macao ’s definitive entertainment event and
includes three days of festivities, food and Asia ’s richest Jazz &
The picturesque Campanile Tower and the Lagoon,
which have been transformed into a delightful array of festival booths,
fan fare, dancers and entertainment by the likes of the Pine Leaf Boys
and the Michael Foster Project brass band. Visitors enjoyed New
Orleans-inspired booths selling trinkets, alongside local and
international food and beverages. Highlights of opening night were the
brass band parade through The Venetian Macao and six bands competing for
a prize pool of HK$500,000, including Nok Kyun Kim, Spoke, Main
Squeeze, Theo Croker, Tinho Pereira and Ginda and The White Flowers.
Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sands China Ltd.
officiated the opening ceremony saying, “We are proud to lead the way in
bringing the Cotai Strip to life. This weekend, visitors to Macao are
going to be treated to absolute world-class entertainment from The
Venetian Carnival. We’ll witness 12 bands perform, having travelled from
as far away as Korea, Brazil, the United States, France and Indonesia,
as well as from China, Hong Kong and, I’m proud to say, from Macao
The Venetian Carnival is free and is open from May 25 to 27.
Photo caption: Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Sands China Ltd. officiates the opening ceremony of The Venetian
Photo caption: Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Sands China Ltd is joined by US guitar legend, George Benson to
officiate the opening ceremony of The Venetian Carnival today.
Photo caption: The Venetian Carnival Parade makes its way through the main lobby to Campanile Tower .
About The Venetian Carnival
avid support from the Macau Government Tourist Office, The Venetian
Carnival takes centre stage as Asia ’s definitive event of 2012.
for its unrivalled display of glamour, glitz, live entertainment, style
and vibrant energy, this year’s carnival will be no exception. A
reflection on the New Orleans jazz and blues scene, entertainers from
all corners of the globe are being flown in.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date : May 25 to 27, 2012
Venue : Campanile Tower, just outside the main lobby of the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opening hours : Friday, May 25: 6 pm to 12 am
Saturday, May 26: 4 pm to 12 am
Sunday, May 27: 4 pm to 10:30 pm
Entertainment : Nightly: Parade through The Venetian Macao
May 26 (evening) Charity Ball
May 27 (10 pm) Jazz and Blues Competition winner announcement
Admission : Free
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao 's first integrated resort
featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons
of Venice , Italy . The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2
million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a
15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and
electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the
unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in
international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned
restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE
indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal
Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and
a mini-golf course.