Why how 2018 has flown! It’s already been twelve months since we last skanked out in West London, and now after huge anticipation, Notting Hill Carnival has finally returned!

However, whether you’re a newbie or you’ve been an NHC attendee for years, there’s so much going on that you often need to take stock and work out where you want to be – and with over 30 soundsystems this year, we totally empathise with the organisational part of things! From the return of Toddla T’s Steezy Soundsystem (at Powis Square) to Channel One at Leamington Road Villas all the way to Rampage at Colville Terrace….. oh and not to mention Red Bull’s Music Academy, High Grade and the Rinse FM stage, the choice is pretty massive.

Our advice would firmly be to pick one, maybe two soundsystems at most, and perch there for the whole day – getting around otherwise can be a pretty manic affair!

To help you on the arduous task of picking where to be, check out the map of every live stage and soundsystem, below… oh and expect some surprise headliners too (including the already-announced Popcaan who’s returning to the UK for the first time since All Points East).