Carnival showcase for artists in Nottingham

A crowd of more than 5,800 brought carnival spirit to the Forest Recreation Ground with a nine-hour celebration of Afro-Caribbean and bassline music at the Nottingham Carnival on 17th August.

UK electronic music stalwart and one third of Magnetic Man, Artwork, put in a surprise appearance on the on the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System stage.

The dubstep pioneer stepped in with a classic garage set taking him back to his roots, after headline act Breach was stranded in Amsterdam by a delayed flight.

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Earlier in the day, proceedings kicked off with Nottingham urban music scene legends The Elementz, Rubberdub and Highness Sound System, as well as Warren XCLnce representing city record label Mimm.

The party continued with sets from Throwing Snow, who turned up the volume on his unique brand of subconscious club tracks.

Alongside the music, the event also provided a platform for leading young designers and artists from around Nottingham.

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