As the summer rolls in, prepare to hear those horns in the distance, bass reverberating far and wide, and the waft of jerk chicken in the air… it’s Carnival time! Red Bull Music Academy is proud to announce the return of their now-legendary Notting Hill Carnival party under the Westway on Monday 27th August.
For the fifth year at Notting Hill, genre-defying selector Diplo, with his Major Lazer Soundsystem, hosts and tops the bill, bringing one of the craziest line-ups yet to smash the all-day event to pieces. Grammy Award winning international super star Sean Paul, Brooklyn-based producer and Major Lazer collaborator Dre Skull, Trinidadian soca hero Machel Montano and N’Walins bounce rapper Nicky Da B all weigh in with exclusive live performances. Next up, carnival mainstay and champion clasher David Rodigan MBE appears for one of his not-to-be-missed Notting Hill encounters. Joining them, Red Bull Music Academy graduates Hudson Mohawke, Doc Daneeka and Lunice bring their own strains of bass-heavy carnival sounds to W11’s hottest party, whilst Bedford’s funkiest export Lil Silva, man-of-many-rhythms Melé and the Labrinth-signed purveyor of glitch Raf Riley complete the bill.
As ever, there’ll also be a surprise guest dropping in to shake things up on the day. With previous guests including the likes of MIA, Santigold, Lee Perry and Toots & The Maytals, this year’s unannounced act promises to cause yet another almighty stir.
Set times [British Summer Time]:
12-12.45: Raf Riley
12.45-1.15: Doc Daneeka
1.30-2.25: Mele B2B Lil Silva
3.05-3.45: Special Guest
3.45-4.05: Nicky Da B
4.05-4.45: Dre Skull ft. Machel Montano
5.00-5.35: Sean Paul, Rita Ora
5.35-7.00: Major Lazer
STREAM THE WHOLE EVENT LIVE VIA BOILER ROOM HERE