It happens every year. London sets aside the Sunday and Monday encompassing their ‘bank holiday’ on Monday for one of the world’s largest street carnivals; Notting Hill Carnival. Each year, close to one million people attend this two-day celebration of Caribbean heritage on the streets of Notting Hill. Celebrations include costume-clad Caribbean’s dancing to traditional reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba, and zouk music, and street vendors selling foods like seasoned jerk chicken, callaloo, and traditional goat stew.

The legendary Powis Square Stage at Europe’s biggest eclectic Carnival played host to an unmissable line up of incredible acts including Giggs, Stefflon Don, Major Lazer, Mr Eazy, Serocee, Mr Vegas and Flagz. Famous attendees included Rita Ora who wore vintage Christian Dior, purple braids, tiny Nineties-inspired sunglasses and a host of jewels. Traditionally, the Powis Square Stage has been the go-to place each year at Notting Hill Carnival to experience true, authentic Calypso music, which originated in Trinidad & Tobago in the early to mid-19th century. BACARDÍ worked with the local community on the programming and the full line up was only revealed today. Music ran from midday to 7pm and as is Carnival tradition, the event was not ticketed.