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Get Ready For Notting Hill Carnival

Matt Crisp August 14, 2018

If you’re looking for a big party to make sure the summer goes out with a bang, you can certainly do worse than attending Notting Hill Carnival.

It’s Europe’s largest street festival, when a taste of the Caribbean comes to London and the streets come alive with all the colours, sounds, aromas and flavours of this vibrant culture during the August bank holiday weekend.

Organisers warn that travel to the event can be difficult, so make sure you book your coach hire in London sooner rather than later.

What can you look forward to if you attend the carnival this year? It opens on Saturday 25 August with its Panorama event, which runs from 6pm to 10pm. There will be a steel band competition, as well as plenty of Caribbean street food on offer.

Sunday 26 August is Children’s Day, so if you’ve got a family this is the time to head to Notting Hill. There’s live music, and a parade put on by young performers.

But it’s the bank holiday Monday that’s the main event, with the Grand Finale when all the stunning performers in their colourful costumes take to the streets.

The Mirror recently published a full lineup of the musical acts who will be appearing on the stages this year and it’s an eclectic mix. For reggae and soca music you have the likes of I’Spy and Metro Glory, while Different Strokes will be providing drum and bass vibes, and there’s even the Latin Rave Street Jam.