This year's Night Carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever as over 2,000 dancers, musicians and masqueraders take to the streets in an unrivalled display of street arts and creativity.
From 7.15pm Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars Bridge and Upper Ground will be transformed as cars and buses are banished and replaced by swaggering torch-lit prehistoric creatures, huge illuminated floats, children's lantern sections, samba bands, brass bands and much, much more.
There are 31 groups taking part in this year's Carnival, selected through a competitive application process. They are:
A.P.P.L.E, ArtStart, Bigga Fish, Blocofogo, Brunel Engine House Museum, Close Act (the Netherlands), Caporales San Simon UK, Emergency Exit Arts, Emily Tracywith Gayhurst School, the Fanfare of Vorona (Romania), Feltham Arts Association, Festive Road, Flamingo Carnival Arts, Fox Carnival Band, Genesis Carnival Company, HAFAD, Imagineer Productions, Inspiration Arts, Kinetika Bloco, Latin American Multicultural Group, London School of Samba, Mandinga Arts, Morenada Bloque Kantuta, Open Blue, Paraiso School of Samba, Same Sky, SE1 United, Shademakers (Germany), Sunshine International Arts, Taru, Trans Siberia March Band.