A record number of 38 bands have registered for the Roberts Manufacturing Foreday Morning this year, compared to just 23 last year.
Yesterday at the launch, held at Frank Collymore Hall, event producer Fran Wickham revealed that 20 000 revellers would take to the streets for the jump on August 4.
“We would have had even more bands if we had the time. More people understand the concept of the Foreday Morning jump,” she said. “We are very excited about it.”
She added that there were initially 40 bands for the Independence Square to Spring Garden jump-up, but “we had two casualties”.