It’s nearly time to congregate on the streets of Notting Hill and soak up the loudest tunes London has to offer on the sweet long bank holiday weekend. While you’ll find heaps of live music, vibrant costumes and dancing during the parade at NHC, Notting Hill Carnival is also famous for its 36 official static soundsystems, with their incredible DJs, that famously (and with enough bass to register on the Richter scale) soundtrack the two-day party.
On every corner of W10 this Bank Holiday weekend, you’ll find different soundsystems blending old-school reggae and dub with bashment, hip hop and more. From chest-rattling dub riddims to samba-sonic Latin music and Caribbean Carnival anthems, you’re bound to find something that gets your feet moving. To give yourself a headstart, we’ve mapped all 36 soundsystems so you can grab a prime spot for raving.
What day are the soundsystems playing at Notting Hill Carnival 2023?
On Carnival Sunday and Monday, 36 static soundsystems will play from noon to 7pm at various locations across the parade map, which you can find here.
Check back nearer the date for the official locations of each soundsystem.
Here’s Time Out’s A-Z of Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems this year: