Notting Hill Carnival 2011 – sound systems & map
Written by Joao Sarmento
That’s right folks! The carnival will be upon us soon: that yearly event that turns this area into a massive stage for a street party.
Let just hope that the dickheads who are intent on causing trouble, stay at home with their mummies, and that the weather bless us with glorious sunshine.
This year - yet again! - has been a bit difficult to get hold of a half decent map. The RBKC has published one for the sound systems that you can see here
. To be honest it’s a rather boring looking one. You can also find this one with the google maps
from last year (Sound Systems tend to stay in the same place year after year). Plus for parking restrictions check this one.
We will of course try to gather more info.
In the next couple of days, we will be sending out our Newsletter Carnival Special with all the after parties that are worth a mention. In the meantime check the Listings for upcoming events
Upfront R&B, hip hop, soul, old school and reggae, Canal Way.
House, garage, R&B, hip hop and bashment and reggae, West Row, near the junction with Kensal Rd.
Reggae, bashment, salsa and R&B, Adella St.
Funky house, disco and techno, Junction of Middle Row and Conland St.
SSP Soundsystem (formerly Lord Shane)
Funky and soulful house, UKG and classics, Found Alderson St (off Kensal Rd).
Roots, reggae and dub, Found Corner of East and Southern Row.
Blackstar Showtime (formerly Midnight Express 747)
Reggae, ragga and soul, Outside the Earl Derby (Southern Row) on the junction of Bosworth Rd.
Rough But Sweet
Reggae and dub to calypso and garage, Hazelwood Crescent.
GT Flex Roadshow & Mayhem Crew
R&B, ragga, soul, old school and revival, Junction of Golborne Rd and Hazelwood Crescent.
KCC and the Rocking Crew: no longer appearing this year
Old and new US house, Wornington Rd.
R&B, hip hop and ragga, Golbourne Rd, behind the Prince Arthur.
Arts A Light map 12 (formerly Scenario/High On Hope)
R&B, reggae, hip hop and classic garage, Junction of Bonchurch St and Portobello Rd.
Ragga and reggae, Lawrence Terrace, north of junction with Cherston Rd.
Latin Rave Street Jam
Latin and salsa, Outside 318 Portobello Rd.
Gladdy Wax’s Roadshow
Roots and culture, reggae and ska, Adjacent to 304/306 Portobello Rd.
Reggae and soca to hip hop, R&B and garage, At People’s Theatre, facing Oxford Gardens.
Reggae and roots, Oxford Gardens facing St Lawrence Terrace.
Reggae, R&B, soca and beyond, Outside 47 Cambridge Gardens.
Across the board, from old school soul and rare groove to UKG and funky, At 23 All Saints Rd.
Drum ’n’ bass, All Saints Rd, opposite The Pelican pub.
Soca and reggae, Outside 3 All Saints Rd.
Old and new reggae, At 11 All Saints Rd.
Reggae, ragga and dancehall, Found St Luke’s Rd at the corner of Tavistock Rd.
Anything goes, house-party style, St Luke’s Rd, facing Lancaster Rd.
R&B and reggae, At 54 Leamington Rd Villas, Tavistock Rd.
Roots and culture, Junction of Westbourne Park Rd and Leamington Villas Rd.
House to roots, Ledbury Rd, junction with Westbourne Park Rd.
R&B, hip hop, bashment and soca, Powis Terrace, outside No 12.
Reggae, dancehall, bashment and R&B, Outside Clydesdale House on Clydesdale Rd.
Rampage: no longer appearing this year
Hip hop, R&B, dancehall and bashment, Colville Square.
Nasty Love Mixing Lab
Reggae, ragga, hip hop and R&B, Colville Gardens (in the middle).
House music through the ages, across the board, Powis Square (east).
Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues
Classic ska, revival and New Orlean’s R&B, Outside 103 Talbot Rd.
Roots and culture, Junction of Ledbury Rd and Talbot Rd.
Techno and breaks, Opposite the Walmer Castle.
The Fun Bunch
R&B, hip hop, garage and boogie, Junction of Talbot Rd and Sutherland Place.
Soul, ragga, R&B and revival, Telford Rd, near junction with Lionel Mews.
Red Bull Music Academy Party with Major Lazer
All things bass, Under the Westway at Ladbroke Grove.
Extra Stout Sound
Reggae and dancehall, Outside Mau Mau, 265 Portobello Rd.