Notting Hill carnival
Taking on even more importance in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Notting Hill carnival returns for another year of parades, parties and people crammed into west London over the bank holiday weekend. If you’re looking for some nocturnal fun before and after the parades, UK rap upstart Lady Leshurr plays a warm-up show tonight at KOKO in Camden, while Shabba and Love Kulture Project’s Afterparty at Vauxhall’s Lightbox on the 27th August extends the fun via a heady mix of reggae, soca, dancehall and Afrobeat. Maybe take Tuesday off work, mind you.
Boy Better Know Takeover
Crowning another hugely successful year for UK grime, the Boy Better Know collective – who signed Drake to their label and include Skepta, his brother Jme and Wiley, among others – are throwing a party at London’s O2 on 27 August from 2pm. The likes of A$AP Rocky, J Hus and Mabel provide support, while Tim “Big…
Straight from The Guardian
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