- Words Notion Staff
Taking place this August bank holiday, Saturday 29, Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August, Notting Hill Carnival will move from the streets to the screen.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be the first year that London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival won’t be shaking up the streets of west London since it began in 1966. But this year, you can access all areas and experience Carnival at home!
This year’s online celebrations will begin with a countdown on the huge screen in Piccadilly Circus. As well as live music performances, the event will feature a series of mini-films featuring artists performing over the weekend, all been shot in 8K on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 phones. The films include a guide from acclaimed chef and Carnival ambassador, Levi Roots, on how to create the ultimate Carnival feast, as well as visuals on the Soca dancers, award-winning Samba drumming troupe Batala, and much more.
Already announced is an incredible plethora of mas, steelpan, calypso and Brazilian bands alongside poetry, authentic Caribbean chef cook-a-long shows, as well as interviews with some of the Carnival pioneers. All performers are an authentic part of the Notting Hill Carnival community that brings dancing, colour and music to the event every year.
Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas will have over 200 videos showing in excess of 36 hours of original content. Each and every video will be celebrating the culture and flamboyance of Europe’s largest event all from the safety of your home and for free at www.NHCarnival.org.
Can’t wait until this weekend? Get in the Carnival spirit with Spotify’s artist-curated playlists from performers such as Koffee, soundsystems Channel One, podcasts and livestreams at www.spotify.com/carnival
Watch all the performances at www.nhcarnival.org or download the Notting Hill Carnival App on Apple and Android. #NHCatHome