From: noon-5pm

@ Hackney from Ridley Road to Hackney Town Hall


The Hackney One Carnival is an exuberant celebration of local creativity and diversity. Join us as local communities reclaim the streets for a day of music, dance and amazing costumes.

Noon-3.10pm: Live entertainment in Hackney Town Hall Square
Enjoy the best of Hackney’s young musicians live on stage, while we wait for the carnival procession to arrive. The stage is programmed by the Hackney Music Service in partnership with Rising Tide.

2-5pm: Carnival procession
24 carnival groups will bring 750 performers to the streets. Spot the traditional and contemporary carnival arts of Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Ireland and the UK. Judging takes place in Mare Street between 3.10pm-4.30pm.

5-8pm: Ridley Road music zones and finale event
Explore the finale event, featuring three music zones and stalls selling crafts and food from around the world.
Solution Sounds will be located on the corner of Ridley Road and Colvestone Crescent. Expect laid-back roots reggae and dub music.
Local radio station, NTS Radio can be found at the centre of Ridley Road playing an eclectic range of music.
DGO Ranks and Sarge Singh will be on the corner of St Mark’s Rise and Ridley Road. Local DJ Sarge Singh is a regular stall holder at Ridley Road market.

2pm – Leaves Ridley Road
3.10pm – Hackney Town Hall
4.30pm – Dalston Lane
5pm – Ends in Ridley Road