Flatcap Carnival

About Us

Flatcap Carnival are the UK's first and only 'SKANIVAL' band. Created in late 2016, Flatcap Carnival was spawned from the minds of lead singer, Lee Richardson and trumpeter, George Green, who wanted to create a new style of Ska and Latin music to get people dancing. After hearing such bands as The Cat Empire from Australia and Hoffmaestro from Sweden, Flatcap Carnival aspires to be the UK's answer to those up-beat bands. Since its creation, Flatcap Carnival has played alongside and supported many great artists, such as: Too Many Zoos, Hot 8 Brass Band, Elvana and many others.

Meet the band

Lee Richardson, Lead Singer

Lee Richardson

Lead Singer and Percussion.

George Green, Trumpet

George Green


Pete Hyndnam, Bass

Pete Hyndman

Bass man and Backing vocals.

Joe Sledmore, Drums

Joe Sledmore

Drums and Percussion.

Charles Tomlinson, Trumpet

Charles Tomlinson


Joe Griffiths, Keyboard

Joe Griffiths

Keyboard and Backing vocals.



Best of York Festival
26 May 2019
Selby Open Air Festival
16 Jun 2019
Arstonbury York
13 Jul 2019
Deerstock Festival
28 Jul 2019
Adolescent Festival
20 Aug 2019
Cool Britannia Festival
31 Aug 2019




Be the first to dance

Poder De La Tortuga

Slip Away

Going Nowhere


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