Notting Hill Carnival 2013 Sound Systems

Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2013, 9am-7pm

It is that time of the year again where we turn our attention to Europe's biggest Street Party, the Notting Hill Carnival! Every year the carnival gets bigger and better with millions partying on the streets of West London following the carnival route and procession as well as the famous Notting Hill Carnival sound systems that are dotted all over the back streets of this beautiful part of London. MOST sound systems are FREE so enjoy our guide to the best Notting Hill Carnival Sound systems 2013. If you're still up for partying after the music ends, then check out our afterparty guide to find the best one in town. If you're interested in hearing the Top Tunes for Carnival 2013, then DJ Ricky Bygrave from 'Rapattack' has offered his choices.


Gaz Block Rockin' Blues @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday, 25th - 26th of August.

Talbot Road outside no.103, Notting Hill, W2 5BU.

Gaz Block Rockin€™ Blues sound system is an iconic part of the street party with Gaz Mayall behind the decks, firing up the party atmosphere on Talbot Road in Notting Hill. The music repertoire is mainly Ska, Rock, Pop and Punk classics. Gaz has entertained the crowds at the Notting Hill Carnival since 1980 and always succeeds in whipping up a dance frenzy on the streets of London. 

Gaz Block

Gaz Block Rockin' Blues on Talbot Road!


Sancho Panza @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday, 25th - 26th of August.

Middle Row, W10, Chelsea

Sancho Panza€™s free act promises to take pleasure further than ever before with brand new Funktion One speakers and secret, top DJs. Catering for all your funky needs with great electro, tech, house and breaks tunes, Sancho Panza will rule Middle Row during the Notting Hill Carnival 2013 from a stage designed with massive palm trees.

Sanch Panzas

Sancho Panza is bringing Funky House and fantastic speakers to the streets.


CMC Matrix @ Notting Hill Carnival 

Sunday and Monday, 12 pm€“7pm.

All Saints Road, W11 1HE, Notting Hill.  

CMC Matrix is a sound system that has been dominating the Drum & Bass stage at Notting Hill Carnival for 20 years. It was first used to play reggae and soul at house parties but has grown far beyond that, now the best DnB sounds at Carnival. Head to All Saints Road where they will be in action during the weekends and feel the beats pulsate through your body through the CMC Matrix.

CMC Matrix

Join CMC Matrix sound system for a memorable Notting Hill Carnival party.


Norman Jay Good Times Bus @ Notting Hill Carnival 

Sunday and Monday 12pm-7pm

Junction of Southern Row and West Row.

The Good Times Sound System is back once again at Notting Hill Carnival. Norman Jay MBE rocks the party all day long DJing from his red double decker London bus and plays out the best good-times tracks he can lay his hands on to a crowd of over 10,000 each day. Get early as this one always fills up by 5pm.

Norman Jay

Norman Jay Good Times Sound System.


KCC and the Rocking Crew @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday 12pm-7pm

Wornington Road

KCC and the Rocking Crew is a popular sound system that will play old and new US House, House and Anthems on Wornington Road for Carnival 2013. Sound leader and DJ for the Crew is native Londoner Keith Franklin who will provide the soundtrack to this amazing street party.

KCC and the Rocking Crew

KCC and the Rocking Crew will cause a party riot on Wornington Road for Carnival 2013.


Red Bull Music Academy @ Notting Hill Carnival

Monday 26th August 12pm-7pm

Under the West Way, corner of Portobello Road and Acklam Road.

This FREE ticketed Carnival sound system is responsible for some of the most legendary parties at the Notting Hill Carnival over the years. This year sees Disclosure and reggae master, David Rodigan MBE is returning for a full on 'Ram Jam' experience in association with Ghetto Youths International. The legendary Marley brothers will be showing up as well as special Jamaican reggae artists. On top of all that, that the drinks and BBQ are free!

Sean Paul

Sean Paul @ Major Lazer Soundsystem.


Rampage @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday 12pm-7pm

Junction of Colville Gardens and Colville Terrace, outside no.1 

Rampage Sound system is the biggest one and the music policy is equally wide. A Notting Hill Sound System safe bet for mad dancing and impressive sounds.


Rampage Sound system at Notting Hill Carnival is always a wild celebration.


King Tubby€™s @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday 12pm-7pm

Clydesdale Road

King Tubby€™s sound system is the product of Cecil Rennie, who was born in Jamaica. He came to London as a teenager and caught the imagination of reggae music lovers all over town. Now it has been over 40 years of perfecting his sound and setting dance floors in motion for King Tubby and his mix of Reggae, Dancehall, Bashment and R&B.

King Tubbys

King Tubbys at the Notting Hill Carnival.


Channel One Sound system @ Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday and Monday 11am-7pm

Corner of Westbourne Park Road and Leamington Road Villas

A legendary Carnival sound system, Channel One is one of the world's greatest and best known dub reggae sound systems, run by legendary selector Mikey Dread, and featuring MC Ras Kayleb. They have been performing at the Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years.

Channel One

Channel one Sound System will be bring the Reggae to Carnival.


Getting to Notting Hill Carnival

The best tube station is Notting Hill Gate.