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Notting Hill Carnival

2014 August 22

Yes peeps, the last bank holiday of the summer is fast approaching and you know what that means…  it’s carnival time! I have a confession to make, i’ve actually never been to Notting Hill Carnival before, just like I’ve never been to Glastonbury (shame on me) but there’s a first time for everything and this year I’m popping my carnival cherry and doing it with whistles and feathers. So apparently there’s 38 different static soundsystems, time out have kindly provided us with a downloadable guide and map HERE 

We’re heading there on the Monday. Here’s our top tips.

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY SOUNDSYSTEM

Every year Red Bull Music Academy soundsystem is the one to attend, if your’e one of the lucky few to get tickets, RMBA soundsystem is one of the only arena’s thats ticketed, although the tickets are free they’re given away in a ballot, If you haven’t applied, there’s still a chance as a secondary ballot is open for those that weren’t lucky first time around from 9am – midnight Friday 22nd Aug. Basement Jaxx will be headlining the legendary RBMA Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival this year. Joining them on the line up you’ll find bashment purveyors The Heatwave, Protoje & Yaadcore – the Jamaican reggae/dub cohorts who will be making their Carnival debut; Trappist Brazilians Tropkillaz; RBMA alumnus Kalbata & Mixmonster with MC Clapper Priest; fresh from playing the Red Bull stage at St Pauls Carnival; Bristolian riddim Jus Now with their Soca-fuelled sounds and the bass heavy beats of Mixpak Sound System

Line up: Basement Jaxx (DJ set) The Heatwave, Protoje & Yaadcore Music, Tropkillaz, Kalbata & Mixmonster with MC Clapper Priest, Jus Now
Mixpak Sound System.

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BOXFRESH PRESENTS RINSE FM

Over at the Rough but sweet soundsystem Boxfresh and Rinse FM join forces to bring some serious musical talent to the carnival. Line up includes, All About She, Artwork, Billon, Bok Bok, Butterz, Chase & Status, Jess Glynne, Josey Rebelle, Katy B, Metalheadz, Miss Dynamite, Newham Generals, P Money, Route 94, Sasha Keable, Sinead Hartnett, Sir Spyro, Skream, Uncle Dugs, Vic Mensa, Yasmin & Youngsta + more.

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DIGITAL SOUNDBOY SOUNDSYSTEM

Over at Sir Lloyds Stage, Digital Soundboy label is taking over on the Monday for some heavyweight musical treats.  Line up includes: Shy FX, Chase & Status, Lilly Allen, Mark Ronson & Seb Chew, Gorgon City, Sigma, David Rodigan, Mistajam, B.Traits, Ms. Dynamite, Redlight, Breakage, Dismantle, Jakwob, Melissa Steel, Justin Martin, Bugz In The Attic, Benji B, DJ Randall, Congo Natty, My Nu Leng, Stamina MC + Many more.

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TODDLA T SOUNDSYSTEM

Over at SSP Soundsystem, Toddla T is taking over and bringing Annie Mac & Maverick Sabre, Style G with Diztortion, fuse ODG, Jess Glynn, 2 Bears, Clean Bandit, Benji B, Meridian Dan, Switch, Mele & Slick Don, DJ Die, Madfingers & Donaeo, Martello, Robbo Ranx, Cadenza + Kiko Bun, Andy Nicholson + more

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So much choice, such good line-up, but even just mooching the streets will be awesome, kids be good, be safe, have fun and we’ll see you on the other side!!

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