Bestival Bloco – Join the Essex Lions hosted by KaraUke!


Bring your bling, dress to impress, as we want to get you all together to sing variations on ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’. Be imaginative with your ‘Essex’ and ‘Lion’ themes! Get involved. We need your ROARING vocals! (and ukuleles if you have them)

Not sure how practical the stereotype Mane-extensions, fake claws, high heels, dyed blond tails and tons of bling will be walking around Robin Hill Country Park – but it will certainly be the KING of the blocos!

Essex Lion Carnival

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Meet up before the Bloco Takes Place at 4pm in Carnival Village.
You can also join us for our Gig before the bloco at 2:30pm at the Polka Tent!
If you have a ukulele and want to join in, the song is really easy, with just 3 chords, C, F and G. If you come along to our gig on Friday, we’ll teach you how to play it, so you can join in with us with your ukulele. If you just want to come and sing, that’s what KaraUke is all about, you sing, and we play ukulele!

Get involved. Let’s make it the most awesome bloco ever! It’s going to be insmane!

Essex Lion Bloco

What is a Bloco?

A bloco is simply a group of people who get together to take part in a carnival!
This takes place on Saturday Afternoon

After the Bloco – then come and join us in the Polka tent and sing on stage!

PS If you want to practice with your ukulele beforehand… Here’s how to get ready to bloco with us!
Also we welcome Lion Dancers and Singers too!

1. Practice the song. Here’s some audio to play along to.

2. Please NO paper, NO SONG SHEETS. If you need some ‘calling cards’ or a little visual reminder, might we suggest a post-it or other sticky label on your uke with these 2 reminders.
1 – The chords C/// F/// C/// G///
2 – The verses order 1-Jungle 2-Village 3-Hush.
Simples! 😉

Here’s an idea of how it will sound… but we can make up verses and choruses along the way.. write in if you have any ideas…

More Information on Bestival Blocos here:

Here is a video introduction to Blocos….

An Introduction to Bloco’s from Bestival Vimeo on Vimeo.

Remember – Our gigs are at:
4:30 Friday
2:30 Saturday
4:30 Sunday

All in the Polka tent!

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