London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival gets cancelled due to COVID-19; moves online instead, London


London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival gets cancelled due to COVID-19; moves online instead

A number of festivals have been called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak this year and, recently, London’s famous Notting Hill also joined the list of cancelled events. In its 54-year history, this is the first time that the event has been cancelled. However, this doesn’t mean the party is over! Given the present situation, the world’s second biggest street festival has decided to move online instead and the bash will go digital with a streaming music, art and food on the official website of the carnival.

Every August, since its inception in 1966, the famed Notting Hill Carnival has attracted merrymakers from across the globe and celebrated arts and culture on the streets. As per records, more than two million people partake in the vibrant festivities.

The official website of the event says, “Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, the Notting Hill Carnival 2020 has been canceled, but some celebrations are taking place online.” The organisers have not yet announced the complete digital Notting Hill Carnival lineup, but still things look promising with loads of music and entertainment.

The website further reads, “Dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, join food and drink shows and learn more about the carnival and its people in interviews, over three days of [livestreams] on four dedicated channels.”

Carnival content has already been recorded on stages and studios, and will be streamed online on four channels. The life of these shows are the dancers in colorful and feather-covered costumes, who parade through the neighborhood streets. Their shows have also been pre-recorded and will be streamed online.The festival is always organised on the last long weekend of August, and celebrates in Caribbean and African traditions. The festivities will begin on August 29, which is a Saturday with a Carnival Warm-Up. It will move to Carnival Culture from 9 AM to 12 PM, followed by other shows such as Calypso, and Groovy Soca from 6 PM until midnight.

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