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Notting Hill Carnival Sound Systems

Notting Hill Carnival Sound Systems

When

Sunday 24th August - Monday 25th August 2014

Where

Notting Hill

A lineup of Notting Hill Carnival sound systems are ready to inject a fat dosage of music into Notting Hill over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, helping transform the area into one massive party for the legendary street carnival.

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Notting Hill Carnival sound systems are an integral part of the Carnival experience, and although the legendary Goodtimes, Rampage and KCC sound systems will not be appearing at the 2014 festival, there are dozens more that will feature at the event this year. See below for a pick of the best.

Gaz's Rockin' Blues, Outside 103 Talbot Road
The ever popular Gaz's Rockin' Blues sound system is back for 2014 with the usual mix of classic ska, revival and New Orleans RnB, ready to pump throughout carnival weekend. Gaz Mayall has performed at every Notting Hill Carnival since 1976, and will be joined by DJ Duke Vin, who started the first UK based sound system way back in the 1940s.

Also in the area:
  • Jah Observer, Junction of Ledbury Road and Talbot Road
  • Channel One, WestbournePark Road/Leamington Rd Villas
  • Mangrove Sound, All Saints Rd
  • Killa Watt, St. Lukes Rd
  • Different Strokes, Alderson Rd
  • Rap Attack, All Saints Rd
  • Nasty Love Mixing Lab, Colville Gdns
  • The Fun Bunch, Sutherland Place/Talbot Rd


  • Scenario, Bonchurch Street/ Portobello Road
    Scenario are renowned for their dance displays set to classic garage and gospel music. Get your groove on in vibrant carnival style at one of the most popular of the Notting Hill Carnival sound systems.

    Also in the area:
  • 4 Play, West Row
  • ABA Shanti, East Row/Southern Row
  • Rough but Sweet, Conlan Street/East Row
  • Sancho Panza, Middle Row/Conlan St
  • Latin Rave, Portobello Rd
  • Mastermind Roadshow, Canal Way
  • Gladdy's Wax Roadshow, Portobello Rd


  • Saxon Sound, Lawrence Terrace
    Famous for their eclectic selection of new and old school reggae music, Saxon Sound are former world sound system clash champions. This float's set to be one of the best Notting Hill Carnival sound systems, so get your ears down there and shake that booty.

    Also in the area:
  • Virgo International, Oxford Gardens/Portobello Road
  • Pineapple Tribe, Bosworth Road/Southern Row
  • Mellotone, Telford Rd
  • Lord Gellys, Cambridge Gdns


  • Travel Information
    Please note that the following tube stations will encounter some changes during the Carnival.

    Ladbroke Grove
    Latimer Road
    Notting Hill Gate
    Royal Oak
    Westbourne Park

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