Notting Hill Carnival has shared a map of the sound system and live stage locations for the upcoming 2023 festival.
The clickable directory via Google Maps shows where revelers can find 36 sound systems and their routes, three live stages, six cultural sites, two designated safer spaces for the landmark west London event set for this bank holiday weekend, 27th and 28th August. The map also where five medical services will be stationed.
This year's Notting Hill Carnival lineup includes sound systems like Rampage Sound, Pineappletribe, Aba shanti I, Mastermind, King Tubby's and Channel One Soundsystem. Learn more about the acts and performers set for the beloved cultural celebration here.
In February, late Trinidadian civil rights activist Claudia Jones was honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque outside her Vauxhall residence. She's credited with being the "founding spirit" of Notting Hill Carnival by organising London's first Caribbean carnival at St. Pancras Town Hall in 1959.
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