Trinidad & Tobago J’ouvert Bands Guide 2018

Stink and dutty.

J’ouvert, the official start of the Carnival bacchanal is slowly approaching, so we’ve done our due diligence to help you organize from now. Here’s our breakdown of the bess Trinidad J’ouvert bands for 2018 – whether you like to be covered in paint, clay, chocolate or all of the above.

MAD J’ouvert 2017 / Photo by Damian Luk Pat

Playing mas and J’ouvert:

When it comes to playing J’ouvert and mas, we have two pieces of advice to offer up. If you plan on doing both… do not get stupid drunk. J’ouvert starts around 2-3AM and goes until about 8AM, going straight into Carnival Monday, which typically starts around 10AM. If you know you won’t be able to handle minimal sleep and continuous drinking, it might be best to sit J’ouvert out.

This of course doesn’t mean you can’t have fun the night before. There are many fetes that occur on the Sunday night leading into Monday morning, but not as late.

If you have the stamina and have superhuman adrenaline during Carnival season, and know that you can handle it, we still recommend pacing with the drinks and trying to squeeze in a small nap before you hit the road on Monday.

Decided you’re going to play? Carry on.

Registering:

Registration is done a few ways, depending on the band – online, at the mas camps or through committee members. Don’t stick, be sure to organize with your crew earlier on, so no one misses out on securing a package. If you’re not yet in the country, we recommend touching base with the band via e-mail, phone.

Some bands may be harder to register with – push through and see if any friends or family have links to committee members. If not reach out to committee members –  lists are sometimes available on social media pages or websites, with their phone numbers attached. We’ve included a number of references of committee lists below.

Deciding who to play with:

When deciding who to play with – ask your friends about their past experiences to get a feel for the vibe. Price ranges are very similar, so be sure you select a band where you know it will have non-stop vybz. If you’re a J’ouvert virgin – browse the band’s website and social media pages for past photos, videos and a description of what your package includes. Depending on your budget and who you play with, some bands may offer you a group rate – some of these are listed, but we urge you to reach and see if you can get a deal. We’ll be listing as many details from each band to help you with your choice.

Playing J’ouvert without a band:

Can you? Yes. Should you? Probably not. Each J’ouvert package typically comes with breakfast, inclusive drinks (alcohol and chaser), dedicated security, music trucks, shirts and extras including your standard paint, powder, etc. You can definitely hit the road, bring your own alcohol and have a time, but playing with a J’ouvert band provides you with a dedicated band experience.

Below is a compiled list of 2018 J’ouvert bands and their relevant details, in no particular order. Note that we’ve listed everything included based on what information is offered from the bands – this is not to say certain things are not included in those packages.

Port of Spain J’ouvert

Has the widest selection of bands to play with. The routes are based in Port of Spain, and would be the easiest option to go with if you’re playing mas in POS.

Red Ants

  • Package Price: N/A
  • Registration: Through Red Ants and committee members here (this process is facilitated by Red Ants or committee members)
  • Contact #: +1 868 625 6800/ info@redantscarnival.com
  • Location: #20 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook.
  • Band Association: Tribe Carnival

Fun Mudders

  • Package Price: $600 TTD
  • Includes: Drinks (scotch, vodka, rum, beer, shots, chaser), breakfast, jersey, cup, whistle, paint, mud, music/water trucks, full security team
  • Registration: Through committee members, listed here
  • Contact: Facebook & Instagram

Clay J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $650 TTD/ $110 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, beer/water on easy access tap, music/water trucks, rhythm section (San Juan/Barataria Rhythm Band) food, t-shirt cup, whistle, goody bag, healing clay, abir, full security team
  • Registration: Online here, mas camp or through committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 316 2266/ info@clayjouvert.com
  • Location: #7 Long Circular Road, St. James

Calling all Clay Crew! It’s time to get this show on the road. Register online now at www.clayjouvert.com or contact…

Posted by Clay Jouvert on Friday, December 29, 2017

 

A post shared by Clay J'ouvert (@clayjouvert) on

D Cocoa Crew

  • Package Price: $650 TTD/ $110 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music trucks, breakfast, cool down water zone
  • Registration: Online here, mas camp or through committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 393 2626/ dcocoacrewtt@gmail.com
  • Location: #45 Mucurapo Road

#dcocoacrew#cocoadevilsjouvert2018

A post shared by D Cocoa Crew (@d_cocoa_crew) on

Cocoa Jouvert in July 2016 Teaser

Cocoa people, the time is almost here. Grab your crews and meet us at the National Stadium from 12 to 8 in the AM. SEE YOU THERE!

Posted by D Cocoa Crew on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Chocolate City

  • Package Price: $599 TTD/ $89.99 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water trucks, breakfast, t-shirt, chocolate, security, secured route
  • Registration: Online here or at mas camp
  • Contact #: +1 868 704 9999/ trinizarin1@hotmail.com
  • Location: #28 French and Buller Street

Nasty Devils

  • Package Price: $550-$995 TTD/ $85-$150 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water trucks, breakfast, t-shirt (option of upgrading to bodysuit or wire bra), light up horns, paint, goodies bag, security and TTPS escort
  • Registration: Online here or at mas camp
  • Contact #: +1 868 686 2789
  • Location: #66 Ariapita Avenue

Nasty Devils J'ouvert Registration 2018 is now open! Register with us by calling our hotline 📲68-NASTY (1-868-686-2789) or online at http://nastydevils2018.mycarnivalbands.com/ Mas Camp is located at 66 Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain📍Opening hours 👉🏽12noon-7p.m. P A C K A G E I N C L U D E S: 👙Front Line Wire Bra String Monokini – $150 USD // $995 TTD Mid Line Bodysuit – $90 USD //$600 TTD Regular T-shirts – $85 USD // $550 TTD •Light up Horns (Females) •Premium Drinks •Breakfast •All Star DJ Cast •Tight Security •Goodie Bag •Paint •Music Truck •Water Truck •Most Vibes on the Road💃🏽 See you on the road😉 IG: @nastydevilsjouvert FB: Nasty Devils Jouvert Front Line Wire Bra String Monokini by: @sew.wired👙 #NastyDevilsJouvert #TrinidadCarnival

A post shared by NastyDevils J'ouvert Trinidad (@nastydevilsjouvert) on

Thank You!🎉🎉🎉🎉 #nastydevilsjouvert #TrinidadCarnival #Jouvert

A post shared by NastyDevils J'ouvert Trinidad (@nastydevilsjouvert) on

WE J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $500-$550 TTD
  • Group packages are available
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water/bathroom trucks, breakfast, parking, t-shirt (tank or bikini options as well), paint, abir, security and TTPS escort
  • Registration: Online here, mas camp or through committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 681 9337/ we@wejouvert.band
  • Location: #10 Delhi Street

We Love J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $680 TTD/ $105 USD
  • Group packages are available
  • Includes: Drinks, music trucks, rhythm section, breakfast (including local food, doubles, corn soup, fruit and coconut water), We Love J’ouvert gear, paint, powder, secure parking, security, sober zone and showers
  • Registration: Online here, mas camp or through committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 472 5050/ info@welovejouvert.com
  • Location: 67 Petra Street, Woodbrook

WeLoveJouvert! A PREMIUM ALL INCLUSIVE JOUVERT Experience. We invite you to join us for Carnival 2018 to experience a J'ouvert Celebration like no other. Space is limited so register early! Package includes  weLoveJouvert Gear, Secure Parking , Secure PARTY VENUE  and Tight Security ON D ROAD. Pre-Party (2am – 4am in our venue) With Live Entertainment, Fully Stocked PREMIUM Bars,  weJouvert Shot Girls,  Paint, Powder and Water Party On De Road (4am – 8am) With Two 40ft Music Trucks, 5 Drink Trucks, Rum, Beer, Vodka, Paint Truck, Water Truck,  Plenty Vibes and Tight Security Cooldown (8am – 9am in our venue) With Rhythm Section, PREMIUM Bars, Sober Zone and Showers, Local Breakfast, Doubles & Corn Soup,  Fresh Fruit & Coconut Water Register Now OnLine : LoyalTT.com OnLand: 67 Petra Street, Woodbrook (call:1.868.472.5050 for info or directions) Cost:  680TT | 105US welovejouvert.com / weJouvert.com #weLoveJouvert #weJouvert #letsPHUKETup #TrinidadCarnival2018

A post shared by weLoveJouvert (@welovejouvert) on

Yellow Devilz

  • Package Price: $600 TTD +/ $104-$136 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music truck, breakfast, paint, apparel (monokini option), goodies
  • Registration: Online here or mas camp
  • Contact #: +1 868 681 4962/ yellowdevils2003@gmail.com
  • Location: #45 Murray Street, Woodbrook

Registration open at #45 Murray Street Woodbrook. Come Register Today!

A post shared by Yellow Devilz J'ouvert (@yellowdevilz) on

YELLOW DEVILZ JOUVERT 2018 🙌🏽

A post shared by Yellow Devilz J'ouvert (@yellowdevilz) on

Dirty Medics

  • Package Price: $550 TTD
  • Includes: Drinks, music truck, breakfast, t-shirt, goodies bag and secured route
  • Registration: Mas camp or committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 786  9515/ dirtymedicsjouvert@gmail.com
  • Location: #11 Cipraini Blvd, Port of Spain

MAD J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $650 TTD/ $110 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, security, music/water trucks, toilets, breakfast, section goodies bag, mud, cocoa, powder, paint and secured parking
  • Registration: Online here, or committee members available
  • Contact #: +1 868 344 4623/ info@madjouvert.com

MAD J'OUVERT 2017

Got me feeling some type of way <3 MAD JOUVERT! MAD ARMY ARE YOU READY FOR J'OUVERT WARS?#lehwejam #takeasip #wearethesoundofsoca #kees #makeitincredible

Posted by MAD J'Ouvert on Monday, August 14, 2017

Vibez J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $550 TTD / $100 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water trucks, breakfast, t-shirt, security, mud, paint and powder
  • Registration: Online here, mas camp or committee members
  • Contact #: +1 868 268 4239/ info@vibezjouvert.com
  • Location: #2 Warren Street, Woodbrook

#fbf to the ROAD! This is THE BAND! #vibezjouvert #thenextgenerationofjouvert

A post shared by Vibez J'ouvert (@vibezjouvert) on

Dirty Dozen

  • Package Price: $650 TTD/ $110 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, security, music/water trucks, toilets, breakfast, goodies bag (including t-shirt/vest, cup and whistle), and secret/secured route
  • Registration: Online here, or mas camp
  • Contact #: +1 868 756 8820/ dirtymedicsjouvert@gmail.com
  • Location: #16 Hayes Street, St.Clair

Mystique J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $500-$550 TTD
  • Registration: Mas camp or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 750 7771/ mystiqueeventstt@gmail.com
  • Location: #8 Luis Street, Woodbrook

Color Me J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $550 TTD
  • Registration: Contact via Facebook here, phone or e-mail
  • Contact #: +1 868 378 2080/ colourmejouvert@gmail.com

J’ouvert Gold

  • Package Price: $650 TTD
  • Group rates available
  • Includes: Drinks, music trucks, food, security, medics and parking
  • Registration: Online here
  • Contact #: +1 868 735 1925/ info@jouvertgold.com
  • Location: Riverside Avenue, Mount Hope

Liquid Colours

  • Package Price: $400-$450 TTD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water trucks, breakfast
  • Registration: Mas camp or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 736 6655
  • Location: #47 Jeringham Avenue

#TBT

#PAINT #WATER #40FT🚛 #BREAKFAST #DRINKS #VIBES📋 Registration is open 😁🎨Liquid Colours Jouvert🎨 ………Presents ………….💘❣️ • ‘I ❤️ PAINT’ •❣️💘All Inclusive Jouvert Packages $400 EARLY (until Jan 31st)$450 LATE *LIMITED COSTUMES AVAILABLE* Follow us on ig @liquidcoloursjouvert Check us out on Facebook #liquidcolours2018#liquidcoloursjouvert#I❤️Paint#JouvertCONTACT TO REGISTER/INFO736-6655376-9045

Posted by Liquid Colours J'ouvert on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

IRAVE J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $600 TTD/ $90 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water/paint trucks, security, breakfast, goodies, apparel and secret route
  • Registration: Online here, e-mail or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 271 2954/ i.rave.carnival@gmail.com

#takemeback #jouvertmorning #irave #iravejouvert #cantwait #carnival2018 #jouvert2018 #back2school #crazy #mad #vybes #lit The ultimate paint rave party! #iravejouvert Registration is open! Contact us @ 868-371-8058 / 868-271-2954www.iravett.com@iravejouvert

Posted by IRAVE J'ouvert on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Shades

  • Package Price: $475 TTD/$80 USD
  • Group rates available
  • Includes: Drinks, music truck, security, breakfast, goodies (t-shirt, cups, shades)
  • Registration: Online here, phone for details or contact committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 728 1975/ shadesjouvert@gmail.com

#shadesjouvert will be here by your side 😆 #thankyouforjammingstill

A post shared by Shades Jouvert (@shadesjouvert) on

Friends For the Road J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $500-$600 TTD / $110 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, food, music/water/bathroom trucks, rhythm section (The Santa Cruz All Stars),  security, medics, goodie bag (including cup and whistle) and t-shirt (4 colour options)
  • Registration: Online here, in person or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 776 3387/ friendsfortheroad@gmail.com
  • Location: #6 Scott Street, St. Clair

Night Owlz J’ouvert

  • Package Price: $500 TTD / $85 USD
  • Includes: Music/bathroom trucks, breakfast, goodies bag, cup, t-shirt, security, secure parking
  • Registration: Online here, phone for details or through committee members found here
  • Contact #: +1 868 320 9314

Central J’ouvert

This route is based in Central Trinidad (Chaguanas) and is ideal for those who live further away from POS, not playing mas, but are looking for the J’ouvert experience.

iCandy

  • Package Price: $250-$450 TTD
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water/bathroom trucks, breakfast, goodies bag (option for bodysuits), secure parking, security, paramedics
  • Registration: Mas camp or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 377 1000/ info@icandycarnival.com
  • Location: Level 2 Monrose Mall, Chaguanas

Red Army

  • Package Price: $400 TTD
  • Group rates available
  • Includes: Drinks, music/bathroom trucks, breakfast, goodies bag, security
  • Registration: Mas camp
  • Contact #: +1 868 730 5418/ flaviogoodridge@gmail.com
  • Location: Double R Restaurant & Bar, Chaguanas

GET YOUR CREWS TOGETHER AND GET READY FOR THE HOTTEST JOUVERT EXPERIENCE IN CHAGUANAS CARNIVAL! REGISTRATION IS ON AT…

Posted by RED ARMY JOUVERT BAND on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

RED ARMY JOUVERT 2017

WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD FOR JOUVERT 2017 AND ON THE 3RD OF JUNE 2017 WE GET READY TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN ON BOARD THE POINT LOMA!!

Posted by RED ARMY JOUVERT BAND on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

J’ouvert Junkiez

  • Package Price: $240 TTD
  • Group packages available (10+ group receives a bottle of Junkiez Juice Punch)
  • Includes: Music/bathroom trucks, t-shirt, cup, whistle, head tie/tail, cool down zone/maxi, ambulance, security, secure parking
  • Registration: In person or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 680 4521
  • Location: Singh’s Liquor Mart: Smith & Penco Street, Chaguanas & Prince Bar: #9 Harris Street, Chaguanas

Mas Camp & Registration opens MONDAY 22ND JANUARY 2018. Don't miss the chance to be a part of the newest revolution to…

Posted by Jouvert Junkiez on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mas Camp & Registration opens MONDAY 22ND JANUARY 2018. Don't miss the chance to be a part of the newest revolution to…

Posted by Jouvert Junkiez on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

East J’ouvert

This route is based in East Trinidad (Tunapuna) and is ideal for those who live further away from POS, may or may not be playing mas, but want a smaller vybz experience.

J’ouvert Jumbies

  • Package Price: $250TT +
  • Includes: Drinks, music/water truck, apparel, breakfast, cup, security, paint and powder
  • Registration: Phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 702 2318

Jumbies assemble !!!!!We taking over the streets of Tunapuna👹👹👹Big 40ft Trailer🚛🚛🚛 feat:Ravi B , Raymond Ramnarine…

Posted by Jouvert Jumbies on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tobago J’ouvert

Fog Angels

  • Package Price: $62 USD
  • Includes: Drinks, music truck, t-shirt, food and tassa
  • Registration: Online here or phone for details
  • Contact #: +1 868 492 9454

Fog Angels Jouvert Band did it again for the 4th consecutive time in a row!!!!! BAND OF THE YEAR! Tonight last lap from 10 pm at Chill Out Bar to Crown Point behind the big Truck……Free Shots! Shots! Shots!….. cah stop we!!!!

Posted by FOG Angels J'ouvert Band Tobago on Tuesday, February 9, 2016