Digital Notting Hill Carnival 2020

CultureMix is proud to be taking part in the Digital Notting Hill Carnival for 2020 .

The online event will feature RASPO Steel Orchestra who recorded a live set at The Tabernacle for the Parade, and reggae artist Jnr Watson who will appear on the virtual live stage.

Recorded and filmed live at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London Jnr performed his first single Soothe My Soul alongside his second release Mighty People.

RASPO Steel Orchestra at the virtual Notting Hill Carnival 2020 recording at the Tabernacle
RASPO Steel Orchestra at the virtual Notting Hill Carnival 2020 recording at the Tabernacle

The event usually attracts more than a million people to the streets of west London on August bank holiday weekend, for two days of Caribbean culture including costumes, steel bands and sound systems playing dancehall, roots reggae and more.

These celebrations will now take place online via free live streamed events that will be shown across four channels on the Notting Hill Carnival website. Events will run from noon until 11pm on 30 and 31 August, with warm up events from 9am–noon and 6pm-midnight on 29 August.

Jnr Watson Band Notting Hill Carnival 2020 Access All Areas at Abbey Road Studios London
Reggae artist Jnr Watson poses outside the iconic Abbey Road Studios with his band.

Matthew Phillip, Carnival’s executive director, paid tribute to “the thousands of people that spend all year creating incredible costumes and music”, and said: “Carnival is such an important part of people’s lives and a key celebration of the multiculturalism of the UK, and we have a responsibility to our community and pioneers to honour that.

“We also have a responsibility to protect the black community and our elders by respecting social distancing and taking Carnival away from the streets for this year. So this is a fantastic solution for 2020.”