It's an event that's on every self-respecting party lover's bucket list and yet so many of us may never get the chance to experience the pomp and pageantry that is the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in person.
Thank the festival gods then that in 2017 you don't actually have to be in Rio to experience every samba and sequin – you can catch the whole thing live and exclusively on Red Bull TV.
From 04:00 UTC on Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28, we'll have in-depth coverage of Carnival live from a studio in Rio's Sambodromo.
Tune in and discover what makes Rio Carnival the biggest cultural festival in the world. You'll be able to check out the best samba schools singing, dancing and partying in stunning costumes on colourful floats. What's more, we'll explain all you need to know about the competition and tradition as we uncover the rehearsals, go behind-the-scenes of the parades and profile the musicians, dancers and figureheads that push the cultural boundaries each and every year.
Watch Rio Carnival 2017 live on Red Bull TV on Monday, February 27 from 4am UTC / 6am GMT / 7am CET.
Want to discover a world of new music? Like our Facebook page.
Live live music with us on Instagram.