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Frequently Asked Questions


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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 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. Keep well and stay safe.


When we have sufficient information and know it is safe to restart registration, £80 All Inclusive Package online registration will resume.

What do I need to register for an ABIR package?

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

How can I pay for my ABIR package?

Payments can be made by debit/credit card and PayPal. Please note that all booking and transaction fees are calculated at checkout. Cash & Card payments are accepted during our Package Distribution. 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 at 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, and your ABIR Goody Bag, filled with Notting Hill Carnival essentials. You will receive ONE wristbands with your package. Your package is not complete without it and players not wearing their wristbands & t-shirts together, will not be able to access the band or bar. DO NOT FORGET YOUR MUG!

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 a variety of DJs with different styles to appeal to every player.


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