Dust down your vuvuzelas, polish your whistles and start reading ‘Bogling for Dummies’ – Notting Hill Carnival is fast approaching.
As well as being a bustling and bassy weekend for west London, Carnival is also the backdrop to one of the most in-demand parties of the year: RMBA’s Soundsystem, held under the Westway on Carnival Monday. Tickets to this annual daytime bash are free, but you’ll have to enter an online ballot which begins today and closes at 5pm on Friday 16th August.
Winners will be treated to an exclusive Carnival set from chart-topping bass brothers Disclosure, back-to-back sessions from garage pioneers MJ Cole and Wookie, Jamaican dancehall hero Wayne Marshall and the clown prince of reggae, DJ David Rodigan.
The spirit of Bob Marley will also be in the house, thanks to a show from his sons Damian ‘Jr Gong’, Stephen and Julian – who collectively plunder their dad’s back catalogue as the Marley Brothers.