The Notting Hill Carnival, the street festival that takes places every year in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood, is cancelled for the first time ever due to COVID-19. This iconic festival celebrates Caribbean and African culture and traditions with parades, live music, food stalls and more, and typically attracts more than a million people every year.
In anticipation of its cancellation, musicians and other performers have been recorded over the last month to prepare to move the festival online. Expect to see costumed parade groups as well as dancehall, calypso, and steel drum performances (and lots more).
Want to see the action from home? The entirety of the carnival is available online as Notting Hill Carnival: Access All Areas. Register on the carnival website - https://aaa.nhcarnival.org/ - to access all four channels: Main Stage, Culture, Sound Stage, and Parade. It is free to watch online on August 29 from 6pm-12am, and on August 30th and 31st from 9am-11pm.
For more information and registration, head to the carnival website here.