Monday 28th August 2023
This is the carnival climax. It’s the last lap for another year and you can really feel the intensity of the party vibes. It’s what the MAS Bands have been preparing for all year: it’s showtime! Time to free up and just revel in the joy that is carnival!
If you haven’t bought a band costume feel free to wear your own (you won’t be alone), grab a whistle or a horn find a good position on the parade route (we recommend you arrive early) and jump up and dance as the floats pass you by.
If you love to dance in the street but dont want to be‘on di road’ then Sound Systems are where its at. Sound Systems are a well established and integral part of Notting Hill Carnival specifically.
Notting Hill Carnivals Sound System tradition is rooted in Jamaican culture and reggae music, at todays carnival you can hear everything from rare groove to house to samba.