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Red Bull Music at Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday 26 August 2018

Returning to Notting Hill Carnival for the 10th year with its biggest programme of events to date! Paying respect to Carnival’s rich heritage, prolific present and emerging future. 🎉🎤🔊

Along with hosting an open-to-all sound system on Sunday, Red Bull Music will be teaming up with Mangrove to mark the local mas band’s 40th year anniversary, bringing the biggest float on the carnival parade on bank holiday Monday!

A line-up of dancehall, afro bashment and UK afrobeats biggest names will descend onto Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park for the return of the Red Bull Music Sound System. The lineup includes likes of leading UK afrobeats star Maleek Berry, Warning Crew’s First Lady Lisa Mercedez and Leicester-hailing dancehall rapper, Trillary Banks. Afro B and Team Salut will also make their sound system comeback, with their collaborative Afrowave Sound set, joined this year by their very own dance crew.

Designed especially for this year’s parade, Red Bull Music will be partnering with Mangrove to bring their biggest (and loudest) ever float truck to the official carnival route the following day. Alongside hordes of Mangrove dancers, the float will also house performances from the likes of UK carnival mainstays, The Heatwave, Trinidad’s Patrice Rodgers and self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Soca’ Iwer Geroge.

www.redbull.com/carnival
www.redbullradio.com/channels/notting-hill-carnival

Location:
Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park

Times:
12pm – 7pm

Location:
Free entry (arrive early, it will be busy!)

Peckham Carnival @ Peckham / Sunday 17th September

TIME AND PLACE:

From: 12:00 (parade 16:00)

@ Holly Grove, London SE15 5 (behind Peckham Rye train station)

Free

www.peckhamfestival.org

The streets of Peckham come alive with the Festival’s very own carnival! See amazing musicians, rappers, MCs and dancers, who at 4pm will wend their way in a colourful parade into Copeland Park. Best of all, it’s 100% free to attend!

Highlights:

Desirable Designz Projects off of the streets of Notting Hill and it’s iconic carnival: bringing spectacular dancing and costumes inspired by the love of carnival and Caribbean musical heritage and vibes. Especially for Peckham Festival, DD Projects have created a children’s masquerade group dancing to fresh soca sounds.

Award-winning local dance organisation Movement Factory will be showing off their talents following their Peckham Take over the day before.

The Pomba Girls: a female-driven crew of local performers with crazy costumes sourced from Peckham High Street and inspired by local street fashion – expect bling, sparkles and lots of Lycra. They will be hosting a “Pomba Tribe” initiation which will involve glitter makeovers for local people to come down and get sparkled!

Grounded Movement – specialising in authentic Jazz and Hip Hop dance forms producing vibrant, engaging and original performance and participatory experiences – they will be encouraging you to get onto the dance floor and show us some moves.

Swing patrol bring their infectious dance moves to our dancefloor.

And if that’s not enough, you can chill to the sweet sounds of reggae or get up and dance the afternoon away with the awesome New Era Reggae Sound System. DJ Sam Jago, a regular on the reggae circuit, is famous for creating a “jam session” feel by working with live percussionists and singers, including singer Rachel Wallace, Notting Hill Carnival’s Alvin Roots, MC Hot Foot and selecta Juno Q Beat. Expect ska, rock steady, roots, steppas, digi/dancehall and reggae turned up to the max at this 100% free family-friendly dance party.

RSVP on Facebook.

Notting Hill Carnival workshops (including costume making) @ Mangrove HQ / Tuesday 22nd August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6.30pm – 7.30p

@ West London

Tickets: free, sign up online

www.redbull.com/gb-en/notting-hill-carnival-rbma-workshops

A trio of carnival workshops in collaboration with Notting Hill legends Mangrove.

The tutorials at Mangrove’s West London HQ will pre-empt Red Bull Music Academy’s return to carnival after a two-year hiatus, with an open-to-all Sound System party and a bespoke carnival float (again, produced alongside Mangrove) for the official parades. 🎉🔊

Mangrove are one of the world’s most prominent and well-respected steel bands. Participants in Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years, their professional carnival team includes a crew of drummers, choreographers, dancers and seamstresses. It’s these carnival experts who’ll be on hand to introduce workshop-goers to the skills that go into their masterly carnival creations.

This carnival experience will be split into three individual classes.

  • First up, attendees will watch the 60-man Mangrove band rehearse for their anticipated Steel Band performance before getting the chance to jump onto the drums themselves.
  • The second workshop will be an opportunity to gain an insight into the skills needed to produce a Mangrove-made carnival costume. The tutorial will be a step-by-step journey as to how they produce their trademark sequin and feather apparel.
  • Finally, Mangrove’s chief choreographers Sunshine and Nadiva will guide wannabe carnival dancers through a traditional carnival routine.

Leyton Carnival @ Leyton Cricket Ground / Saturday 1st July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-7pm

@ Leyton Cricket Ground, Crawley Road, London E10 6RJ

Free entry

www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/leyton-carnival

Join East London’s biggest street party as the Leyton Carnival fills the streets of Leyton with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. The theme this year is Around the World, so expect to be amazed by colours, feathers and all things that sparkle!

Elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. Watch the carnival parade, join in the fun and visit the tempting food stalls, funfair rides, cinema and music at Leyton Cricket Ground. One of East London’s biggest and best annual events!

The festival will kick off at lunch time with the traditional Caribbean carnival leaving the sports ground at 1pm as they dance and swirl through the streets. Leyton High Road is taken over with the Carnival as it fills the streets with steel bands, mobile sound systems, dancers and performers.

The Family Festival then takes place shortly after this, with performers showing off their elaborate costumes back in the show ground.

But that’s not it! Once the Carnival Parade is finished there will be a host of entertainment back in the Show Ground with music from Aswad and Lovers Rock group filling the stage with their fabulous music.

The Pavillion will host a themed tea room serving coffee, tea and cakes throughout the day plus a variety of local vendors will be selling a wide range of food and drinks to keep you going! Bars will be serving delicious Carnival themed drinks.

Hackney One Carnival @ Hackney Central – Dalston / Sunday 11th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Procession:
2pm – Leaves Ridley Road
3.15pm – Hackney Town Hall
5pm – Ends in Ridley Road

@ Hackney Central and Dalston

Free

www.hackney.gov.uk/carnival

The Hackney One carnival returns on Sunday 11 September with spectacular costumes, energetic dance, sound systems and live music from around the world.

More than 20 carnival and community groups will join residents in celebration of Hackney’s thriving cultures and outstanding creativity in a procession weaving its way throughout the borough, the carnival will feature Hackney’s best young musicians, an all-day play area in Gillett Square and a carnival party at Ridley Road with global food, arts and crafts.

Events
Ridley Road
Food stalls 2.30pm – 8pm
Procession finale 5pm – 8pm

Hackney Town Hall

Hackney Playbus
12 noon – 4pm

Live street theatre
1.45pm – 3.15pm

Gillett Square
Kids play area & live stage
12 noon – 6pm

Boiler Room x Deviation x Guinness at Disya Jeneration Sound System @ Notting Hill Carnival / Sunday 28th – Monday 29th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 12:00–19:00

@ Notting Hill Carnival, Powis Terrace, London, W11 1, United Kingdom

Free entry

www.boilerroom.tv/carnival

For the first time in its 50 year history, we will partner with legendary London sound systems Rampage, Disya Jeneration, Aba Shanti-i, Channel One, Gladdy Wax, Nasty Love, King Tubby, Saxon Sound and Deviation to stream over 42 hours worth of performances. Whether you’re watching live or on the other side of the world, Boiler Room will showcase the best British black music around. This will be Notting Hill Carnival in its rawest form: unfiltered, uncensored, uncut.

RSVP on Facebook.

Jamaica Rum Tings @ Big Chill House / Saturday 29th August 2015

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12:00PM – 03:00AM

 

@ Big Chill House,

257-259 Pentonville Rd,

London,

 

Entry:

Advanced ticket prices excluding booking fee: £4 Early Bird, £5 General, £15 Group of 4.

Tickets guarantee entry before 7pm and are available from RA, Ticketweb & Skiddle. Tickets cost more on the door

@WrayandandNephewUK

#WRAYRUMTINGS

We are running a competition to win a pair of tickets 5 lucky followers will be in the chance to win.

Tweet at us @InFormedLondon answering this question: Where is Wray and Nephew Rum from? with the answer add the hashtag #WRAYRUMTINGS

Goodluck

 

DSC_9129‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ now in its third year and is looking bigger, better and bolder than before; a true celebration of Jamaican Independence. ‘Jamaica Rum Tings ’ comes to London’s legendary Big Chill House in Kings Cross for a Carnival warm up whilst wrapping up this summer’s series of events for a unique day and night takeover. The

unbelievable line-up will feature an exclusive
reggae set from Reggae royalty headliners
Daddy G (massive attack) and Brixton’s
homegrown D&B legend Fabio playing
exclusive Reggae sets. Soundclash is hosted
by Serocee featuring teams including Rinse
FMs award winning Uncle Dugs, Disorda and
Rompa’s Reggae Shack. The Real Roots collective returns and Digital Niyabinghi presents an Originators show case featuring Don Letts and Trevor Sax of Saxon Sound. Expect a very special unannounced PA – not a gig to be missed this summer.

DSC_9137The ‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ series is a celebration of Jamaica, inspired by Wray & Nephew’s rich Jamaican heritage, roots and its influence on UK culture.

Guests will enjoy the sounds of Jamaican music from all eras; skank to the latest tracks and salute the original riddims which have inspired these sounds, as well as hear the best in old and new school reggae.

This year, Wray & Nephew will be opening their doors to ‘Wray’s Record Shop’. A hundred of the finest reggae tunes will be played throughout the event curated by Tune of the Day.

A live graffiti wall will appear throughout the day. Guests will also be invited to nominate tunes for the record wall, take photos with legendary DJs and take home a 12” record sleeve souvenir featuring a live personalised graffiti piece of their choice. In addition to this, Fish, Wings & Tings is serving Wray & Nephew Jerk BBQ on the roof terrace to

buds.

DSC_9162Wray’s Drinks Trolley returns as guests will be invited to take the Wray & Nephew free pour challenge to win prizes and have the chance to learn how to make the perfect Reggae Rum Punch. As well as impressing their friends that

they can pour the perfect 25 ml shot, 2015 also introduces the ‘Reggae Rum Punch Relay Race’, a new challenge that will see teams of four try and collectively make a Reggae Rum Punch faster than the Jamaican 4x100m relay team’s world record. The reward for such a feat will be an extra special Wray goodie box featuring a limited edition t-shirts, punch making kits, cups, dominoes. Domino tables will be set up for guests to compete in or simply to just sit back, relax and enjoy the play, the Jamaica way.

 

Through to the early hours, guests will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaican culture and

a true Jamaican house party. A giant Instagram wall will showcase a documentation of the event and all posts featuring the #WRAYRUMTINGS .

DSC_9143Following Jamaica Rum Tings at Leeds we keep the carnival spirit alive by wrapping up things at The Big Chill, North London (29th August).

Each Jamaica Rum Tings event will be supported with up to ten mini experiences in each local area. The mini Jamaica Rum Tings events will take place in key bars in London, Leeds and Bristol and will offer a range of Jamaican inspired activities, from open deck sessions allowing people to show off their mixing skill as well as the chance to try Reggae Rum Punch from one of the bespoke Wray & Nephew bars.

The Oblique Carnival @ Floripa / Saturday 30th January 2015

The Oblique CarnivalTime and Place:

12:00 – 18:00

@ Floripa
91-93 Great Eastern Street,
London
EC2A 3HZ

Entry: Tickets Start from £15
Buy Tickets Here

www.obliquelondon.com

London’s lifestyle brand that focuses on giving you a great time in London brings you The Oblique Carnival.

A brunch party full of tasty food, vibrant music, games and great value drinks.
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There will be a special oblique hour with special offers on drinks.

It might be 4 degrees outside but Oblique will heat you up and take you to warmer climes.

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Balkan Roast presents Barbarella’s Bang Bang @ Hackney Downs Studios / Sunday 30th March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-23:00

@ Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

Entry: £3

Roast with a Balkan twist, Rakija shots and Balkan beats blend together with live music and dancing at the Russet. DJ Ramses coming all the way from Amsterdam to awaken your inner dancer and Barbarella’s Bang Bang will take you on a ride to bohemian dancehalls with their mad energy! Adding to this exotic vibe, a blend of traditional dancing with modern hip hop moves from our dancer Hilde, coming all the way from Brighton to mesmerise you.

Featuring:
Barbarella’s Bang Bang (live five piece)
DJ Ramses Hoppa
Hilde Cannoodt (dancer)

Digital Soundboy Sound System @ Notting Hill Carnival / Monday 26th August 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Digital Soundboy Sound System (outside number 54), Tavistock Road and Leamington Road Villas, London

Free

www.digitalsoundboy.com

The Digital Soundboy Soundsystem, in association with Soul Village and Sir Lloyd, returns to Notting Hill Carnival.

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