Get ready to move and groove as the streets of Peckham come alive this September with the Festival’s very own carnival!

Join us from 12pm on Sunday 17th September in Holly Grove behind Peckham Rye train station to see amazing musicians, rappers, MCs and dancers, who at 4pm will wend their way in a colourful parade into Copeland Park. Best of all, it’s 100% free to attend!

Highlights of the carnival include….

Desirable Designz Projects off of the streets of Notting Hill and it’s iconic carnival: bringing spectacular dancing and costumes inspired by the love of carnival and Caribbean musical heritage and vibes. Especially for Peckham Festival, DD Projects have created a children’s masquerade group dancing to fresh soca sounds.

Award-winning local dance organisation Movement Factory will be showing off their talents following their Peckham Take over the day before.

The Pomba Girls: a female-driven crew of local performers with crazy costumes sourced from Peckham High Street and inspired by local street fashion – expect bling, sparkles and lots of Lycra. They will be hosting a “Pomba Tribe” initiation which will involve glitter makeovers for local people to come down and get sparkled!

Tango South London (TSL) specialises in teaching the traditional Argentine Salon Tango. This is the beautiful, improvised, close embrace style that is danced socially.

Swing patrol bring their infectious dance moves to our dancefloor.

And if that’s not enough, you can chill to the sweet sounds of reggae or get up and dance the afternoon away with the awesome New Era Reggae Sound System. DJ Sam Jago, a regular on the reggae circuit, is famous for creating a “jam session” feel by working with live percussionists and singers, including singer Rachel Wallace, Notting Hill Carnival’s Alvin Roots, MC Hot Foot and selecta Juno Q Beat. Expect ska, rock steady, roots, steppas, digi/dancehall and reggae turned up to the max at this 100% free family-friendly dance party.

Come cover yourself in glitter, take part in the fun, and join the parade into Copeland Park from 16:00