Notting Hill Carnival to perform at Glastonbury Festival’s CarHenge

Two of the UK’s most important cultural events come together Notting Hill Carnival & Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival’s CarHenge hosts Notting Hill Carnival for a weekend of music, dancing and good vibrations

Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 June – Worthy Farm

Notting Hill Carnival is returning to Glastonbury Festival, bigger and better than ever, with over 100 participants including masqueraders from an array of Carnival’s most loved and recognisable Mas and Brazilian bands, sound systems and steel pan bands.

Festival goers will be able to experience a ‘taste of carnival’ before it hits the streets of W11 for the August Bank Holiday. 

Both events are two of the UK’s largest and most important cultural events whose relationship was reignited when Carnival officially returned to Glastonbury in 2022 and revived an old relationship between the two events originating back to 1981 – when Sir Michael Eavis was able to book Taj Mahal as the Festival headliner after meeting Wilf Walker, then organiser of Notting Hill Carnival.

Hosted by Joe Rush’s CarHenge, there will be Notting Hill Carnival activity throughout the weekend, with some of the best known Carnival bands, DJs, performers and designers bringing the unique sights and sounds of Caribbean culture to the fields of Somerset.

On Wednesday and Sunday, Sound Systems Solution Sound, Manasseh Sound and Gladdy Wax will be bringing the carnival vibes to CarHenge, playing calypso, soca and all forms of traditional Carnival music through their purpose built sound systems.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the unmistakable sounds and vibrancy of the Notting Hill Carnival parade come through the fields of Worthy Farm. With over 100 paraders from world famous Mas and Brazilian bands, they will showcase their elaborate, bright and beautiful costumes – some standing at over 12 feet tall and wide – and will be supported by one of the UK’s leading steel pan bands, Mangrove.