UK – Notting Hill Carnival sadly won’t be held in the traditional way this summer but all is not lost.
A virtual three-day carnival will still be taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The announcement comes after the West London street festival was cancelled in May due to fears around coronavirus.
Notting Hill Carnival’s organisers revealed that the “alternative” event named, Notting Hill Carnival: Access All Areas, will be available to watch for free with registrations open from 6pm on Thursday, July 16.
The event is also being sponsored by Spotify which will host a “microsite” providing playlists from Carnival’s DJs as well as podcasts discussing the rich history of Notting Hill Carnival.
From 6pm on Saturday, August 29 viewers will be able to plug into a dazzling Steelpan, Calypso and Soca set which will be followed by more events on Sunday and Monday across four dedicated channels.