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What is Notting Hill Carnival?

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that began in 1964. It takes place on the streets of Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK each August, over three days (the August bank holiday Monday and the two days beforehand). It is led by members of the West Indian community in the UK and attracts around one million people, making it one of the largest street festivals in the world.

When is Notting Hill Carnival?

Notting Hill Carnival 2023 will be held from Saturday 26th August 2023 to Monday 28th August 2023.
ABIR SouCouYant is on Sunday 27th August 2023, from 11am – 8pm.


Online registration is OPEN and you can register for your £100+fees T-shirt All Inclusive Package & your £105+fees Monokini All Inclusive Package here.

What do I need to register for an ABIR package?

For registration, you need the following:
Full Name, Address and Email address.
T-shirt Size Information
Ladies T-shirt Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL
Men T-shirt Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL

or Monokini Size Information
Ladies Monokini Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL
UK & US Size Guide on package pages

How can I pay for my ABIR package?

Payments can be made by debit/credit card. Please note that all booking and transaction fees are calculated at checkout. Cash & Card payments are also accepted during our Package Distribution Days. Cheques are not accepted.

Do you ship packages?

Not at this time, we are exploring the cost effectiveness of a delivery service within London, however, at this time, all packages are to be collected during our soon to be advertised Collection Days at our Distribution HQ and no items will be shipped .

When is Distribution?

Our package distribution schedule will be emailed to all players and posted on our website, instagram, twitter and facebook feeds.

What do I get when I come to Distribution?

You will receive your ABIR branded cup or mug, t-shirt or monokini, and your ABIR Goody Bag, filled with Notting Hill Carnival essentials. You will receive ONE wristband with your package. Your package is not complete without it and players not wearing their wristband, t-shirt or monokini together, will not be able to access the band or our hospitality services. DO NOT FORGET YOUR MUG & WRISTBAND!

I have a comment / complaint – who do I speak to?

Please send any comment / complaint to us via our contact page or directly to

How do I join ABIR’s Mailing list?

Click HERE to join our mailing list.

I have not been receiving emails from ABIR, what can I do?

Please send an email to with your information so that we can update our records with your correct email address. We will send a confirmation once your address has been updated.

What music is played on the road?

The main music genre played is SOCA. ABIR offers Live Soca Artiste performances and a variety of DJs, with different styles to appeal to every player.


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