Hill Carnival 2016
London's Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's biggest and spectacular street
arts festival which has been held each August Bank Holiday since 1965.
This holiday always falls on the last weekend of August, attracting 2
to 2.5 million people with Sunday and Monday being the major Carnival
Click here for the 2015 After Carnival Report
It is undeniable
and figures from the Greater London Authority (interim report 2001)
recognised that the specialist DJ based sound systems provide the biggest
attraction to Carnival attendances and have since continued to do so
over the last decade. Originally back
in 1965 this event started out as an affair for the Afro Caribbean community
and has developed into what can now be described as a truly successful
multicultural event. It is the most colourful, happy, joyous and definitely
the most spectacular event in the British calendar. In Carnival terms
is second only to Rio. It's fantastic, it's vibrant, it's full of life,
it's for everyone and it's FREE!
is one the premier and most largest sound systems at Carnival, with highly
skilled members who feed into operational issues, liaising with the local
authorities, Metropolitan Police, the Greater London Authority amongst
other stake holders and we are currently chairing ECCA (Executive Committee
of Carnival Arts) which is a major part of the operational body that organises
the entire Carnival event as a whole.
The coming year marks the 32nd Anniversary and we return to our established location on Sunday
28th and Monday 29th August (the Bank Holiday weekend) at the live open air music site
on All Saint's Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W11. This area and all activities
on this road attract a lot of hype and media attention and today remains
the epicentre of the Notting Hill Carnival. View
performed at their first Carnival in 1984 and became one of the founder
members of B.A.S.S. (British association of Sound Systems), which today
is the governing body and discipline which organises all 'static' sound
systems at this event. The site is officially licensed by the Royal Borough
of Kensington & Chelsea and both soft and alcoholic drinks are available from the licensed bar area.
official Carnival literature as one of the places to be whether you
consider yourself a party animal or simply just a good music lover, the
atmosphere is electric. Serving up a cocktail of sounds (from James
Brown seventies funk to Brand New Heavies, Jamaraquai and Nelly, Madonna
to Rihanna, Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake, De la Soul to Tinie Tempah etc, etc,
etc), it's no wonder why this site is so popular. Special celebrity
guests and exclusive performances from the UK's top and underground DJ's
are renowned. Year after year performances
from the likes of some of the world's top recording artistes have proven to be a smash. If you love music, this site is for
you. Whether it be the cross section of people and celebrities mingling
in the open air crowd or reminiscing to your favourite golden oldies on
the amazing 50,000watt stereo digital sound system- once you experience Rapattack at Carnival you're hooked. It is only then that you will appreciate
why people come from all over Europe and return to this site year after
years DJ's and performances
As usual our regular team of DJ's is headed by the brilliant all round
party music DJ, the Master MC, with crew members DJ Ricky and our gorgeous female DJ Lady Misstify (House & Garage)
providing the core of the entertainment. With this being Rapattack's
32nd Anniversary surprise celebrity guests are always a must. DJ friends, as well as the breaking of new talented
singers and P.A's from Major recording artistes are also always guaranteed.
Not forgetting Rapattack's associate
A.K.A production label surprises always waiting in the wings. (A&R people watch out).
"keepin' it real",-
expect to visualise the authentic and classical art of 'turntableism'
with original vinyl recordings (CD's/mp3's/laptops
not permitted for DJ sets).
Rapattack started out as a 100% soul/funk DJ outfit which today has developed
into one of the most well known names in the British Club/Dance &
music industry being able to specialise & cater for all ages &
various musical tastes, including Soul, Jazz, Oldskool Hip-hop (early
rap), U.K. & U.S. Garage amongst many others. However, Rapattack's
claim to fame is due mainly to what we can only describe as the 'party
style', which is a mixture of classic soul, funk and popular dance tracks
ranging from the 70's to the present day. i.e. everything from James Brown
to current hits from the likes of
Justin Timberlake. With this vast amount of musical
knowledge and expertise to hand, it's no wonder why Rapattack are continuously
chosen to provide DJ's and sound systems for corporate clients & public
as well as private parties, weddings & events.
The Rapattack site at Carnival always attracts major sponsors.
GUARANTEED EXPOSURE... Bottom line is - Rapattack are...
“popular, professional and marketable”
Why not choose Rapattack at Carnival to market your brand….
"Ghost Vodka is
the proud sponsor for Rapattack 2015"
and present client list include the likes of-Ghost
co-hosts of this years eve
Red Bull, T Mobile, the BBC,
Richard Branson's Virgin Brand, Grace Products, Red Stripe, Kylie Minogue, Thomas
Burberry, Walt Disney, L.A Gear, as well as actors such as Lenny
Henry amongst others (including independent companies) who continually
choose us for the marketing opportunities as well as parties. At
Carnival you never know just who's gonna be there.
certainly is the place to be.
A place to get noticed.
40% of visitors are women
75% of visitors are under 45 years old
70% of visitors are white
30% of visitors are Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
60% come from the Greater London Area
20% come from outside the UK
20% come from outside London
space for next years Carnival info coming soon
to check out Carnival photos
to view Rapattack Carnival video footage
Carnival Location Map
ON THE DECKS AT CARNIVAL
Rapattack is one of Carnival's most well known and popular sound systems.
For DJ Master MC there are a couple of hiccups in the run up to the big day
this year, but nothing that can't be rectified. There's also time for some
practice mixing at home. Check out the Master MC on video at the BBC website
click here (this links to the BBC website)
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