Join Us at the UK's Biggest New Year Latin Festival

3 days Of Workshops | Live Performances | Cuban Meals | International Artists | Luxury Hotel | NYE Party
Havana Salsa In Partnership With CONCEPT EVENTS SOLUTIONS & Illusion Events

New Year Festival: 2024/25

3 Day EVENT: SUN 29 - Tues 31 December 2024

The only way to spend your New Year Celebrations. Bring in the New Year in Cuba, without being in Cuba. We will bring Cuba and all the Latin vibes to you here in the UK.

This year, we will partner with Concept Events Solutions and Illusion Events to create this ridiculously, insanely fabulous, no corners cut event. You will be mesmerised and lost in the world and energy of everything Latin.

With the quality of the Artists and DJ’s we have confirmed, the PA system, staging, lighting, and production in every one of the five rooms, along with amazing workshops, performances and evening entertainment; we have one top class experience waiting for you this year.

You will have the best Cuban Salsa / Bachata / Kizomba / Reggaeton / Artists and DJ line up for a New Year Festival, with some of the best international professional dance artists and DJs coming together to create an unforgettable event with classes for all levels, show stopping performances, and much more! The only way to spend your New Year weekend.

We will have FIVE amazing rooms set up for you, with water stations on hand and many more surprises to make this an event not to be missed:

★ Room 1 – Cuban Salsa
★ Room 2 – Bachata
★ Room 3 – Salsa Dura / Romantica / Mambo
★ Room 4 – Kizomba
★ Room 5 – Reggaeton /Latin

Non dancers & family members are welcome, to this one off, truly New Year weekend celebration.

Essential Info

New Year Festival: This is a 3 day event
Dates: Sun 29th Dec – Tues 31st Dec 2024
Event Opens: 15:00 on Sun 29 Dec
Ticket Prices: See options below
Check in 29th: From 14:00
Check in 30th: From 09:30
Check in 31st: From 09:30

Organisers

Organised By: Havana Salsa in Partnership with Concept Events Solutions & Illusion Events
Phone: 0116 332 4647
Email: info@havana-salsa.co.uk

Venue

Location: Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island
Watling St, Burbage, Hinckley LE10 3JA
Website & Reservations: https://www.leonardohotels.co.uk/hotels/hinckley-island
Booking Code: LHSALS291224
Tel
: +44 1455 631122
Email: Hinckleyisland@leonardohotels.com

Professional Dance Artists

Our confirmed all star performance artist line up for 2024 includes some of the biggest names in the Latin community, some making their UK debut with Havan Salsa. The artists have dance credentials ranging from World Champions, to backing dancers with Shakira, to Dancing with the Stars dancers.

Settimo Jimenez

Settimo Jimenez

Indira Pacheco

Indira Pacheco

Johnny Hernandes

Johnny Hernandes

Wilmer and Maria

Wilmer and Maria

Maykel Fonts

Maykel Fonts

Luanda Pau

Luanda Pau

Yainer Carbonell

Yainer Carbonell

Riccardo & Silvia

Riccardo & Silvia

Leandro Charanga

Leandro Charanga

DJ Javier La Rosa

DJ Javier La Rosa

DJ Flecha Cuba

DJ Flecha Cuba

Barbara Jimenez

Barbara Jimenez

Stay Tuned For More Artists coming soon

The Havana Salsa New Year Festival has become one of the biggest Latin dance and Salsa festivals in the UK. So it’s no wonder that performers and international artists from far and wide want to be part of this spectacular event.

With a lineup already featuring some of the most renowned names in the Salsa world, we are thrilled to announce that even more exciting artists and electrifying performers are yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned as we unveil a series of surprises that will elevate this festival to new heights, making this year’s celebration an unforgettable experience for all dance enthusiasts. Get ready for three days of unparalleled passion, rhythm, and vibrant performances at the Leonardo Hotel in Leicestershire. This is the New Year’s event you won’t want to miss!

Tickets Selling Now!
The 2024
Havana Salsa
NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
In partnership with Concept Events Solutions &  Illusion Events
Limited availability now - All Tickets!
Several ticket options from full 3 day passes, to individual day passes, and party passes.
Full 3 Day Event Pass
£155 £135
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Luxury Hotel & Facilities

70+ Hrs of Workshops & Dance Classes

15+ Professional Performances and Shows

2 LIVE Bands this year

Cuban Meals + Entertainment

An Authentic Cuban Cuisine Experience

Sit Down Cuban Meal With Live Entertainment

Join us for an enchanting evening at our New Year’s Festival, featuring a traditional Cuban meal set to the backdrop of live music and spectacular dance acts.

Available on all three festival nights, this exclusive culinary event is offered separately from your festival ticket and requires prior reservation.

Book your Cuban feast by December 10th to ensure your place at this vibrant celebration. 

For reservations and menu details, please email Maddy at: madyponce84@icloud.com

2 nights of live cuban music

2 Cuban Salsa Bands

Join us for an electrifying experience and immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and infectious energy of two very different and unique LIVE Cuban Bands. This year we will have 2 nights of special 2-hour live music performances that promise to be unforgettable parts of our 29th and 30th December night line up.

Let the soulful melodies transport you to the streets of Havana as you enjoy the mesmerising skills of these talented musicians! Prepare to be captivated by the pulsating beats of Cuban salsa that will get your New Year festival off to a great start!

Festival Facts

★ Hotel room booking and special discount code

ROOM BOOKING CODE: LHSALS291224
Room booking codes will also be on your booking confirmation email. The discount code is a preferential rate and only available to festival attendees.

★ Tickets Options *

* Prices will increase in August and again in November

FULL 3 DAY Festival Pass (29th/30th/31st) – £135

FULL 2 DAY Festival Pass (29th&30th) – £115
FULL 2 DAY Festival Pass (30th&31st) – £125

FULL 1 Day Festival Pass (29th) – £75
FULL 1 Day Festival Pass (30th) – £85
FULL 1 Day Festival Pass (31st) – £85

Party Pass (29th) – £40
Party Pass (30th) – £50
Party Pass (31st) – £50

★ We Do Not Send Out Printed Tickets

IMPORTANT: You will receive an email ticket with unique QR code

Please keep your email safe as the code will be scanned when you check in. The ticket can be printed or you can show the QR code on your phone.

Each QR code is different and unique to you so please ensure you keep this email secure.

To save delays, please have your QR code ready before checking in, or contact us in good time before checking in if there are any issues.

Wristbands will be used throughout the event and will be issued to you during check-in

Tickets are not refundable, but can be transferred to other salseros.

★ Pay on the door?

It may be possible to Pay On The Door but we cannot guarantee entry.
Ticket prices will be the final price more on the door.

Cash or Card is accepted.

★ Dress Code (Theme Nights)

Each night we’ll have a different dress theme. More details to follow!

29th – Ocean Theme (blues)
30th – White Theme
31st – Glamorous Theme

★ Sit down (Cuban) meals with entertainment

A beautiful Cuban style meal will be served on all evenings. We will need to have all meal bookings in advance.

Meal 1: Sun 29th Dec – 19:30-21:00
Meal 2: Mon 30th Dec – 19:30-21:00
Meal 3: Tues 31st Dec – 19:00 – 20:30

For the sit down meal with entertainment, please indicate your choices directly to the Caterer below, not to Havana Salsa.
You do not pay for your meal when booking your festival tickets. Payment is made directly to our caterers. Please email the caterers with your requests to Maddy at madyponce84@icloud.com

★ Meal choices

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Veggie
  • Pork
  • (Veggie and Vegan options available)

All mains will be served with salad, yuca, congris (Cuban rice) and tostones, along with a desert of your choice:

  • Flan Cubano
  • Tres Leches Cake

Meal price £20 per person, per night. Paid directly to our independant caterers not Havana Salsa. Please detail your meal reservation choices to Maddy at madyponce84@icloud.com

★ Kids under 16

Children 15 years and younger are welcome and tickets are free. You do not need to add them to your booking. If they are eating the Cuban Meal you will need to reserve and pay for them with the Caterer.

★ 2 Live Unique cuban bands

The live bands will be performing for 2 hours on Sunday 29th December and Monday 30th December.

Exclusive To Havana Salsa

Booking The Hotel

Booking code: LHSALS291224

Due to the size of this event, we are fortunate to have the entire hotel and rooms exclusively reserved for our New Year Festival guests and friends.

On top of that, we have secured an exclusive discounted rate which is extrodinary value for this time of year and provides you with all of the creature comforts you could possibly want, bringing a little extra luxury to your Latin festival weekend.

TO BOOK YOUR ROOM:

  • Simply visit the hotel website, choose your dates, enter the booking code LHSALS291224 and follow the booking directions.
  • Ensure you enter our exclusive booking code.
  • Follow the booking directions.
Leonardo Hinckley Island
You will not be able to proceed with these dates unless you enter the exclusive booking code
During the booking you may see this addon. This is not related to the Cuban Meal With Entertainment mentioned on this page.

SCHEDULES

Everything here from registration to classes and entertainment.
Keep an eye out here for the latest details, including updates for times and changes.

Schedules will be available in due course

Day 1 - Itinerary (Sat 30th Dec)
Day 2 - Itinerary (Sun 31st Dec)
Day 1 Workshop Schedule
Day 2 Workshop Schedule

DAY 1 – Sat 30th December

Schedule of Workshops & Classes

30TH DEC 2023 – DAY WORKSHOPS 15:00- 18:00

TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
15:00 – 15:50 RUMBA INTERM/ADV LAZARO & LUANDA CUBAN
15:00 – 15:50 BEGINNERS BACHATA MODERNA RAUL AND CAROL BACHATA
15:00 – 15:50 RUMBA BEGINNERS ANNETA KIZOMBA
15:00 – 15:50 REGGAETON -OPEN LEVEL LEANDRO & YAINER XBODY
16:00 – 16:50 AFRO -ELEGUA AND SHANGO -OPEN LEVEL LAZARO CUBAN
16:00 – 16:50 DOMINICAN BACHATA FOOTWORK OPEN LEVEL DEE DIOSA BACHATA
16:00 – 16:50 BEGINNERS KIZOMBA DAVID AND JUSTINE KIZOMBA
16:00 – 16:50 SHINES ON 1 -OPEN LEVEL MICHAEL POTTINGER XBODY
17:00 – 17:50 AFRO -YEMAYA AND OCHUN – OPEN LEVEL LUANDA CUBAN
17:00 17:50 STYLO PACHECO – BACHATA -OPEN LEVEL RAUL AND CAROL BACHATA
17:00 17:50 KIZOMBA INTERMEDIATES FERNANDO KIZOMBA
17:00 17:50 ABAKUA SETTIMO JIMENEZ XBODY
-18:50 ABAKUA SETTIMO JIMENEZ XBODY

30TH DEC 2023 – GUEST CLASSES 21:15 – 22:15

TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
21:15 -22:15 RUEDA JESSICA AND LEON CUBAN
RUEDA BEGINNERS TILLY CUBAN
21:15 -22:15 BACHATA MIX -OPEN LEVEL LEANDRO BACHATA
21:15 -22:15 KIZOMBA INTERMEDIATES FERNANDO KIZOMBA
KIZOMBA BEGINNERS BIANCA KIZOMBA
21:15 -22:15 SALSA ON 2 IMP/INTERM MICHAEL POTTINGER XBODY

DAY 2 – Sun 31st December

Schedule of Workshops & Classes

9:15 YOGA WITH BIANCA IN XBODY ROOM

9:15 CUBATONE WITH ALAIN HERNANDES IN CUBAN ROOM

TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
10:00 -10:50 SON CUBANO INTERMEDIATES DAMARYS AND JUAN CARLOS CUBAN
10:00 -10:50 REGGAETON OPEN LEVEL LEANDRO & YAINER BACHATA
10:00 -10:50 KIZOMBA: ENHANCE YOUR BASICS IMP/INTERM JUMA AND LUIGIA KIZOMBA
10:00 -10:50 SON CUBANO BEGINNERS/IMPS ERNESTO AND GISELLE XBODY
11:00 – 11:50 LADIES AND MENS STYLING (2hrs) ALAIN MORLAES AND BARBARA JIMENEZ CUBAN
11:00 – 11:50 LADIES BACHATA STYLING CAROL BACHATA
11:00 – 11:50 TARRAXINHA 0PEN LEVEL JUMA AND LUIGIA KIZOMBA
11:00 – 11:50 LADIES SHINES AND STYLING 0N 1 SASHA PHILLIPS XBODY
12:00 – 12:50 LADIES AND MENS STYLING (2hrs) ALAIN MORALES AND BARBARA JIMENEZ CUBAN
12:00 – 12:50 DOMINICAN PARTNERWORK OPEN LEVEL DEE SUVARNA BACHATA
12:00 – 12:50 URBAN KIZ OPEN LEVEL AMINE & BIANCA KIZOMBA
12:00 – 12:50 LADIES SHINES AND STYLING ON 2 SASHA PHILLIPS XBODY

LUNCH BREAK 13:00 – 13:50

TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
14:00 – 14:50 TIMBA PARTNERWORK (2hrs) ROLY MADEN AND ERIKA CUBAN
14:00 – 14:50 SENSUAL BACHATA RICARDO Y SILVIA BACHATA
14:00 – 14:50 LADIES STYLING KIZOMBA BIANCA KIZOMBA
14:00 – 14:50 TURN PATTERNS ON 1 AND ON 2 MICHAEL POTTINGER XBODY
15:00 -15:50 TIMBA PARTNERWORK (2hrs) ROLY MADEN AND ERIKA CUBAN
15:00 -15:50 SENSUAL BACHATA RICARDO Y SILVIA BACHATA
15:00 -15:50 URBAN KIZ OPEN LEVEL AMINE KIZOMBA
15:00 -15:50 CHA CHA CHA SAMI RODRIGUEZ XBODY
16:00 -16:50 FUSION AFRO RUMBA AND SALSA (2hrs) WILMER AND MARIA CUBAN
16:00 -16:50 BACHATA SENSUAL MUSICALITY & EXPRESSION ROGER CRACCO BACHATA
16:00 -16:50 SEMBA OPEN LEVEL (2hrs) FERNANDO KIZOMBA
16:00 -16:50 SALSA ON 1 SAMI RODRIGUEZ XBODY
TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
17:00 – 17:50 FUSION AFRO RUMBA AND SALSA (2hrs) WILMER AND MARIA CUBAN
17:00 – 17:50 BACHATA SENSUAL LEAD AND FOLLOW FLOW ROGER CRACCO BACHATA
17:00 – 17:50 SEMBA OPEN LEVEL (2hrs) FERNANDO KIZOMBA
17:00 – 17:50 ***SBK MATINEE ***SBK MATINEE XBODY

31ST DEC 2023 – GUEST CLASSES 21:00 – 22:00

TIME EVENT ARTIST LOCATION
21:00 -22:00 RUEDA YAINER CUBAN
RUEDA BEGINNERS TILLY CUBAN
21:00 -22:00 BACHATA MIX -OPEN LEVEL LEANDRO BACHATA
21:00 -22:00 KIZOMBA INTERMEDIATES FERNANDO KIZOMBA
21:00- 22:00 KIZOMBA BEGINNERS DAVID & JUSTINE KIZOMBA
21:00- 22:00 SALSA ON 2 MICHAEL POTTINGER XBODY
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Leonardo Hotel

Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue Hinckley Island is a 20 minute drive from Coventry, a 25 minute drive from Leicester and a 30 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Hinckley train station is a short 9 minute drive to the hotel. The nearest airports are Birmingham airport, which is a 35 minute drive, and East Midlands International Airport, a 40 minute drive. Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue Hinckley Island is just 57 minutes from London Euston via Nuneaton station.

Getting to Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue Hinckley Island and Conference Venue couldn’t be easier with complimentary parking spaces on-site for 600 cars, a helipad and close to both Hinckley and Nuneaton train stations.

Please note the hotel is a CASHLESS hotel.

 

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