Hackney Carnival

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The Hackney Carnival is back bigger and better. Watch Londeners celebrate creativity and diversity in a procession, music, dance and more.

Check out the schedule for the whole day festival : https://www3.hackney.gov.uk/carnival

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Entertainment in Hackney Central

Pop up kids’ play areas

The Hackney Playbus will be outside Hackney Town Hall, there will be a family cycle experience on Hillman Street led by Stars ‘n’ Stripes and there’s an open mic for kids in St John at Hackney’s playground, led by Disco Loco. Times and details to follow.

Live music

A programme of live music will take place at Churchwell Path, St John’s Churchyard and St John at Hackney paddock from 10am to 7pm, featuring gospel choirs, local bands and other live performers. Further details are to follow.

Sound systems

Sound systems will be located in St John’s Churchyard, Bohemia Place, Tesco car park and Hackney Town Hall square and car park.

Mare Street and Narrow Way

A programme of street arts will take place on Mare Street and Narrow Way from 12 noon to 7pm.


Food stalls

A wide range of food stalls selling food from around the world at all event locations in Hackney Central and water refill points at all information areas.

Carnival judging

Outside Hackney Town Hall.

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