Hackney Carnival is making its comeback in 2024

Notting Hill Carnival has a well-deserved reputation as the biggest and loudest party of the summer, but another well-loved carnival is making its return to London this year. Hackney Carnival has not taken place since 2019, being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in 2022 due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2023, Hackney Council announced that it would not be returning that year but would take place every other year in the future. Well, you can finally mark your calendars – it's coming back on 22nd September.

The date has been confirmed but plans are still underway for making the carnival's return a huge success. This year the event will be going back to its roots with a family-focused parade that celebrates the diverse communities and creative talents in Hackney. If it's anything like previous years, you can also expect food, drinks, music, costumes, and a strong community feel.

Whether you're a DJ, live performer, sound system, food or craft vendor, or you want to be in the parade or volunteer to help the entire event run smoothly, you can register your interest now with Hackney Council using this form.