Red Bull Music Returns to Notting Hill Carnival 2018

Red Bull Music returns to Notting Hill Carnival for the 10th year with its biggest programme of events to date, paying respect to Carnival’s rich heritage, prolific present and emerging future. Along with hosting an open-to-all sound system on Sunday 26thAugust, Red Bull Music will be teaming up with Mangrove to mark the local mas band’s 40th year anniversary, bringing the biggest float on the carnival parade come Monday 27th! To get in the carnival spirit, Red Bull Music will also be hosting a series of free, pre-carnival workshops at Mangrove HQ on Monday 20th.

The line-up will host some of the hottest names in the UK Afrobeat and Dancehall scene such as Maleek Berry, Lisa Mercedez, Trillary Banks, Afro B and Team Salut.

Matthew Phillip, leader of Mangrove and director of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival says: “We’re excited to team-up with Red Bull Music once more as we mark our long history at Carnival. We’re going to be building on last year’s collaboration, bringing over some of the best soca acts and creating the biggest truck on the road for our 40th anniversary!”

Ahead of the two-part carnival celebration, Mangrove’s West London HQ will house a series of free workshops. A full carnival experience, attendees will learn from Mangrove’s carnival masters as they share skills crafted over their 40-year tenure at Notting Hill.

Find out more here

Details of the weekend :

PART 1: RED BULL MUSIC SOUND SYSTEM
Tickets: Free Public Entry
Date: Sunday 26th August / 12pm-7pm
Location: Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park

LINE UP:
SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER (Announced Friday 24th Aug)
MALEEK BERRY
AFRO B & TEAM SALUT’S AFROWAVE SOUND
HOODCELEBRITY
LISA MERCEDEZ
TRILLARY BANKS
SEANIE B’S BRUK OUT
ALICAI HARLEY
IQ
SIR DJ COREY

PART 2: RED BULL MUSIC x MANGROVE FLOAT
Date: Monday 27th August / 12pm-7pm
Location: official carnival parade route

LINE UP:
PATRICE ROBERTS
IWER GEORGE
VOICE
THE HEATWAVE
HOLLYWOOD SACHY
TREVLYN THE VOICE

MANGROVE RESIDENTS:
SOCA JOHNNY
SURVIVAL #
DJ KIERON UK
DJ REMSTAR
MANGROVE RIDDIM SECTION 

PART 3: RED BULL MUSIC X MANGROVE WORKSHOPS 

Date: Monday 20st August
Location: The Tabernacle
Tickets: Free – sign-up for information via this link
Timing: Doors 6.30pm

  • Soca Dance Workshop with Sunshine & Nadiva
  • Steel Pan: Workshop
  • Introduction to Carnival Costume Making
  • Cookery Workshop with Mangrove Fats

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