Notting Hill Carnival 2004

Notting Hill Carnival. Sunday 29 – Monday 30, August. 12pm – 7pm

Europe’s largest street carnival celebrate’s it’s 40th anniversary with the theme Freedom and Justice.

You can’t really go wrong when choosing which sound systems to visit at Carnival but we’ve picked out a selection of sound systems worth checkin this year. See Below for Map of Notting Hill

ABA SHANTI I @ East Row j/w Southern Row (Monday only)

Aba Shanti I, the multi talented sound man and music producer has steadily built up his evergrowing reputation in London, playing regularly in clubs such as Arches, Imperial Gardens and Brixton Recreation Centre. He began as a toaster with Jah Tubby’s, but since 1990 runs his own sound system, playing innovative dub and original conscious roots. Check Aba if you like your bass hard.

CHANNEL ONE @ Ledbury Road

Having performed with such legendary musicians as Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo and King Tubby, Channel One is an essential name for any Roots, Reggae and Dub lover.

JAH OBSERVER @ Ledbury Road j/w Talbot Road

The Jah Observer Sound System who hail from good ol Thornton Heath where (no word of a lie) they used to play at Parchmore Community Centre. Jah Observer have now reached people all around the globe and will be hitting Carnival this year with a fine selection of Roots and Dub.

NORMAN JAY’S GOOD TIMES @ West Row j/w with Southern Row

Norman Jay’s legendary Good Time’s Stage. Norman Jay has been performing at the Carnival since 1980 and playing a mixture of Rare Groove, funk and disco.


Highly Recommended is the Kung Fu Bash at Nektar. Sarah Love and The Extended Players: Harry Love, MK and Mr Thing supported by The Naked Ape playing Soul, Funk, Reggae and Hip-Hop. It’s open all afternoon and evening with a free Jerk and Roti BBQ

Monday 30th Only. 12pm-11pm

Nektar. 274 Latimer Road.

Click here for Maps


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