Carnival is a platform for both panmen and women to display their skills.

It has been at the forefront of steelpan development for many years and gives the opportunity for neighbouring bands to compete against each other on carnival day.

Throughout the summer there are many caribbean carnivals based on the original carnival. 

Unfortunately, some carnivals are on the same day, so you may need to choose which one to go to.

Notting Hill, London 1966

Chapeltown, Leeds 1967

St Pauls, Bristol 1968

Nottingham, 1970

Manchester, North West 1972

Preston, Lancashire 1974

Derby, East Midlands 1975

Luton, Bedfordshire 1976

Reading, Berkshire 1977

Liverpool, Merseyside 1978

Handsworth, Birmingham 1984

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 1984

South Field, Leicester 1985

Walthamshow, London 1987

Coventry, West Midlands 1991

Balham, Brixton and Tottenham, London 1997

Northampton, 2005