Two million party people. 9000 Police. 40 sound systems. 15,000 handmade costumes. Five tons of chicken. £93m to the London economy.
Unless you write for Vice, Notting Hill Carnival is one of the highlights on the London calendar and we’ve tried help you maximise the weekend with our Guide to the Best Sound Systems and Guide to the Warm-Up and Afterparties. Rounding up our coverage, we’ve asked some DJs playing during the weekend to pick five favourite carnival tracks. You can listen to all five playlist as one, either on Youtube or Spotify (follow us on both to get updates for new DJ playlists). If you’d prefer to listen to each separately head to the bottom to navigate between each DJ’s page, where they also explain their selections and give their thoughts on carnival. Here’s a run-down of who’s involved.