A POPULAR event will be returning next year.

The Kemp Town Carnival will be back on June 6. The carnival, which in previous years has attracted tens of thousands of people, has partnered with Brighton Palace Pier, its main sponsor.

Adrian Grant, finance director for the charity that runs the carnival, said: “The carnival this year was seen as a massive success and is being widely heralded as the best one ever, with so much love and goodwill for its welcome return from our fantastic Kemp Town community.”

The carnival has announced a new artistic and creative director, Josh Husselbee.

Josh is an actor and a writer who has performed at the National Theatre, The Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End.

Activities expected at the carnival include live music, samba parades and performances, street theatre, dance troupes, morris dancing, choirs, children’s activities, food and drink stands, fairground rides, arts and crafts stalls, and the grand custard pie fight.

There will be a public meeting to discuss plans and ask for volunteers.

It will be held on Thursday, November 28, at 8pm at the Crypt, St George’s Church Community Centre in St George’s Road, Kemp Town.