It's that time of the year again for London's most colourful street carnival... with great music, great food and a great atmosphere! The streets of West London will come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. Twenty miles of vibrant colourful costumes surround over 40 static sound systems and hundreds of Caribbean food stalls.
The Notting Hill Carnival has been taking place in London, on the last weekend in August, every year since 1964. This great festival began initially from the energies of Black immigrants from the Caribbean, particularly from Trinidad, where the Carnival tradition is very strong, and from people living locally who dreamed of creating a festival to bring together the people of Notting Hill.
London Calypso Tent
The Association of The British Calypsonians welcome all to the London Calypso Tent to engage and be entertained by the fantastic performances of UK Calypsonians and visiting international artists. An electrifying showcase of storytelling, poetry, political commentary, humour and much more creatively presented by the sweet Calypso or Soca rhythms of the Caribbean.
A fabulous, free open air evening for the entire family, steel band lovers, general music lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a great evening in a Caribbean style atmosphere. The evening consists of a competitive performance by national steel bands and other entertainment.
Sunday Parade / A Family Day
A jubilant Children Parade as they showcase their flamboyant costumes dancing along the carnival route to the hypnotic rhythms provided by the mobile sound systems or steel bands.
Monday Parade / The Grand Finale
The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalizing rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands.
See official website for full schedule.
Official Link: http://www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/