Pop Brixton and Peckham Levels are bringing a taste of carnival to South London

The countdown is officially on for the August bank holiday weekend, and as there’s no Notting Hill Carnival this year, destination venues Pop Brixton, Hackney Bridge and Peckham Levels are bringing a taste of carnival to South and East London instead.

All three venues are hosting full weekends of free live music and DJs.

As well as amazing lineups, guests at each venue can expect fully-stocked bars (rum cocktail anyone?) and amazing street food from some of the areas finest traders.


  • Carnival Friday Vibez (Friday August 27 at 7pm – 11.30pm) – FREE ENTRY

Expect the sound of SOCA, DANCEHALL, REGGAE, AFROBEATS and more all evening long! There’ll also be an amazing steel band and a Carnival costume or two!

  • Pop Presents: Stay Free (Saturday 28 August at 8.30pm – 11.30pm) – FREE ENTRY

A DJ night curated by Reprezent Radio and featuring Latin Music Collective Stay Free. Expect everything from reggaeton to bailefunk, soca and dancehall.

  • B3 – Bank Holiday Carnival Special (Sunday August 29 at 12pm – 10pm) – FREE ENTRY

A very special day to night party from the acclaimed Afarari Records, featuring established DJ’s and rising stars. Previous residents at B3 events include hitmaker Afro B, BBC’s Kenny Allstar and Rinse FM’s P Montana.

For more information visit www.popbrixton.org/events/


  • Bubble & Bend  (Saturday August 28 at 7pm till close) – FREE ENTRY

Peckham Levels is proud to present a carnival weekend extravaganza! A night full of Vibes, Whines and Good Energy! Featuring live music, DJs and some very special guests, as well as carnival costumes and a full parade.

For more information visit peckhamlevels.org/

Credit Harry Winteringham


  • Stay Free (Friday August 27 at 7pm – 12.00am) – FREE Tickets here

DJ collective Stay Free present a free evening of global energy ranging from Reggaeton to Dancehall, Baile Funk to Soca, Afrobeats to Trap Urbana & More. Featuring very special guests: Worldwide FM’s Papaoul & Free Yard’s Chey Selecta.

  • Don Sinclair Reggae Vibes: Carnival Weekend Showcase (Sunday August 29 at 12pm – 12.00am) – FREE Tickets here

Elevating Sound System and Reggae Culture – Don Sinclair brings an authentic reggae line up to Hackney Bridge in celebration of Carnival Weekend.

  • RUN IT: CARNIVAL FETE (Monday August 30 at 12pm – 10.00pm) – FREE Tickets here

An all-day party bringing a slice of the Caribbean to Hackney Bridge. Featuring DJs and live sets playing everything from Afro, Amapiano, Calypso, Old Skool Dancehall, New Dancehall, Reggaeton and Soca. Hackney Bridge’s bar will be serving a variety of local beers, spirits and ice-cold cocktails, plus local street food traders will be serving up mouth-watering Filipino Cuisine and soul-warming Jamaican Food!

For more information visit hackneybridge.org/




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