Get your groove on at these brilliant Notting Hill Carnival afterparties!
Not ready for the bank holiday fun to end? Once you’ve moved and grooved over at Notting Hill Carnival, make the most of the night with a boogie at these brilliant Notting Hill Carnival afterparties.
1. Ministry of Sound’s Carnival Afterparty – Ministry of Sound
What better way to spend the bank holiday evening than at one of the best carnival afterparties in town? Over at the Ministry of Sound, no fewer than 25 DJs will be joining the fun, and they’ve gone all out on the decor too. CO2 cannons, lasers, strobe lighting, and LED screens mean that this place will be as colourful as the carnival itself. Find your tickets here.
2. FABRICLIVE Carnival – fabric
London’s most storied nightclub isn’t one to miss out on a party. In fact, they’re so keen that this one is actually a carnival pre-party, happening on August 24th. They’ll have two rooms of beats, one dedicated to Rum’N’Riddim (covering Jamaican and Tropical-infused bass), the other to Soul In Motion. Casisdead, Kenny Ken, Bailey, and Need for Mirrors are amongst the team bringing the noise to this one. Pick up your tickets here.
3. Turn Up! – The Macbeth, Hoxton
If you’re making the trek back east after the carnival, be sure to stop off at The Macbeth, where the best of Trap, Dancehall, RnB, and Reggae will see you through to the early hours of the morning. Get your groove on to the tunes of Drake, Sean Paul, and Migos, and grab your tickets here.
4. KoOKyLoCo Masquerade Glitterball – Tropicana Beach Club
Eyeing up the carnival outfits? The KoOKyLoCo Masquerade Glitterball will sort you right out, with glitter masks handed out on arrival, and streams of confetti and glitter that will periodically rain from the ceiling. You’ll be just as colourful as the carnival parade by the night’s end, trust us. Keep your eyes peeled for the surprise headliner too, popping up to spin the decks into the night. Get your tickets here.
5. Notting Hill Carnival Afterparty – Vauxhall Street Food Garden
All good carnival afterparties refuse to let the fun stop until everyone is done – so it’s a good thing this party won’t end until 5am. They’re decking out two huge rooms with a carnival theme, and filling them with Afrobeat, Reggae, Garage, and Hip Hop tunes. Rampage Sound are in charge of the music, with a bevvy of DJs and performers in tow, and there’s a barbecue to keep you fed. Find your tickets here.
6. Carnival Clash – Brixton Jamm
Rivalling Notting Hill for colour and fun come carnival time, Brixton knows how to throw a party. Now into their ninth year of carnival afterparties, Brixton Jamm are bringing Bashment, Dancehall, and Afrobeats to this slice of South London once more. It’s a sure sellout, so jump on it pronto to nab your place.
7. Metalheadz Carnival Afterparty – Egg
There’s a party a-brewin’ in Kings Cross. Egg are dedicating their entire club to drum’n’bass beats, with Randall and Friske running the decks. Meanwhile, there’s a secret headliner still to be unveiled – so keep your eye on this one…
8. Stevie Wonderland Carnival Afterparty – Bussey Building
Easily netting our prize for the best name amongst these carnival afterparties, Stevie Wonderland will take over all four levels of Peckham’s Bussey Building for an epic blowout. Donna Leake, DJ Okapi, and Romare are bringing the tunes – you just need to bring the moves.
Don’t forget to prep for the big day with our Notting Hill Carnival guide!
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