Digital Notting Hill Carnival for 2020 is replacing Europes biggest street festival for one year bringing the Carnival experience to your home.
With Steel Bands, Sound Systems, Mas Bands, Brazilian Bands, Calypso and Soca performances, food and drink shows, interviews and much more, Notting Hill Carnival is going digital and here’s how you can watch it live online.
The Digital Notting Hill Carnival 2020 will be streaming at nhcarnival.org on August Bank Holiday – Saturday 29, Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August. You can also visit the Official microsite at spotify.com/carnival
The run down!!!
Steelpan Show & Calypso & Groovy Soca
- Channel 1: Saturday 29 August 6pm – Midnight Carnival Culture
- Channel 1: Saturday 29 August 9am – 12pm
- Channel 2: Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August 12pm – 8pm Sound System Channel
- Channel 3: Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August 12pm – 8pm Main Stage Channel
- Channel 4: Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August 8pm – 11pm
Moving entirely online for the first year in the Notting Hill Carnival’s 54 year history as well as being treamed for free, this opens up to carnival global audience who can share in one of the world’s great events.
Spotify will feature brand new playlists curated by each of the official sound systems and the DJs of Carnival. The site will also host podcast episodes covering everything from Notting Hill Carnival’s rich history to current issues facing the Black community, as well as very special guest takeovers of some of the UK’s biggest dancehall, reggae, soca and afrobeat playlists, including the flagship Who We Be.
There will be exclusive sets from legendary Sound systems of Notting Hill Carnival and includes Volcano, Arts-A-Light, Disya Jeneration, Gaz’s Rockin Blues, Seduction City, KCC & The Rockin Crew, King Tubby’s, Love TKO, Mark Ross, Rampage, Rough But Sweet, G T Flex Roadshow, CMC Matrix and Solution Sound.
The magnificence of Calypso and Soca comes courtesy of Ms Desire, Brown Sugar, Rev B, Latoya, G-String, Triniboi Joocie, De Admiral, Clivus, Muffinman, Batch, Dansa, Alexander D Great, Helena B, DeeVine, Soca Kidd, Sunshine & Nadiva, D’Alberto, Masterlink, Nigel Isaacs and The Divette’s.
The incredible sound of the Steelpan comes from Panash, Pan Nation, Panectar, St Michaels and All Angels, Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra, Stardust Arts, Steel Pan In Motion, UFO, Nostalgia, Ebony, Mangrove, Metronomes, Real Steel and Brazilian bands Baque De Axe and Tribo
The colour and panache of Mas is brought to you by Notting Hill Carnival bands The Bride Outreach, Calabash, Flamboyan, Colours, Burrokeets, DUKA, Tempo Mas, Funatiks, Urban Touch, Island Mas, D Riddim Tribe, Karnival Mania, Soca Massive, Jamaica Twist, Vibrance, Cocoyea, Elimu, Mahogony, Elevate, Flagz, Gemz, Saga Boys, Hot Waxx, Genesis, CAPCA, Mangrove Mas, Tropical Fusion, IDF and Ebony Mas and Designers Tiffany Thompson and Edrahil Lucifer.
We may not be able to celebrate together on the streets as usual, but we can all come together to celebrate one of the UK’s great cultural events online.
Watch at NHCarnival.org