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Music Weekend Hits London
- Carnival leads capitalís annual party weekend

Music Weekend Hits London. Photo credit D Arcy Sallion andís unofficial annual festival of music takes place this weekend.

Led by the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday and Monday, the capital now plays host to a string of top-drawer events each August Bank Holiday throughout the whole weekend.

North London dance music fans get to go to Kings Cross for the now established TDK Cross Central festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Ravers south of the river can head for Clapham CommonĎs SW4 where the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong take to the decks on Saturday.

For rock and pop fans itís back to Clapham for Get Loaded on Sunday, where Pete Dohertyís Babyshambles headlines.

But come Monday, these recent arrivals to the London music calendar go quiet and make way for the main day of Europeís largest street party; the Notting Hill Carnival. Featuring parades, floats and the world's finest sound systems, it takes place on the streets of west London around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and North Kensington, attracting up to two million revellers over the course of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

This yearís Carnival theme is "aspiring and achieving in unity". Organisers say that the aim is to demonstrate that there's no shortage of ambition and aspirations among London's black men.

"It's important that youngsters in the black community in London unite together and show the capital the talent and the passion that thrives within" said Professor Chris Mullard, chairman of London Notting Hill Carnival Limited.

Tickets - Carnival is FREE, but for Get Loaded, South West Four and Cross Central see:
LondonNet Music Tickets

For more information on Carnival, go to:
Notting Hill Carnival

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