No separation. No Drama. No Behaviour!

Carnival on the Thames
Bright Colours Edition

There used to be only two things that were for certain when it came to the UK in the Summer;

1) Anything more than two weeks of glorious sunshine is a true blessing which should be cherished, and
2) Regardless of the weather, close to 3 million people will line the streets of London for Notting Hill Carnival to celebrate Caribbean culture, traditions and influence.

There’s now a third thing to add to this list: the Rum ‘N’ Bass Pre Carnival Boat Party!

2023 marks our 3rd pre-Notting Hill Carnival party on the scenic River Thames – and this year is set to be even bigger and better than ever before.

Rum ‘N’ Bass is inviting Every-Body with a love for Caribbean culture to jump on board for the Bright Colours Edition!

We want you to wear your brightest colours, bring your flags and join us in embodying our mantra – ‘No separation, No Drama, No Behaviour’ to free-up yourself for an epic celebration of Caribbean culture, the Rum ‘N’ Bass way.

With an array of the best DJs in the UK representing the Caribbean and beyond, spinning across 3 decks of music playing all the sounds you know and love us for; from Soca to Garage, Dancehall to Hip Hop, Afro-beats to RnB and everything in between:

DJ Ace (BBC 1Xtra)

DJ Pharaoh G & Kash Jones (BBC 1xtra)

Big Man Zest (Jump in the Middle and Skank, Matt’s BBQ)

Flagz (The UK’s biggest Carnival Sound)

DJ Daiky – Straight outta Japan (Japan Soca Weekender)

The legendary DJ CLK (MTV Base, ThatThing)

DJ Fearney (Rock The Belles, Supa Dupa Fly)

Jess Bee (Rotterdam Reggae Festival, Shabba Party)

Special musical guests; J Lucia (The Rap Game UK) and Jodian Natty

It’s time to round up your crew and grab your tickets early, because just like last year, Carnival on the Thames WILL sell out!

DATE: Saturday 26 August 2023

PIER: Festival Pier, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XZ

BOARDING TIME: 6:15pm Sharp


PARTY TIME: 7 – 11pm


DRESS CODE: Dress to Impress – Bright Colours is the order of the day!

AGE: 21+ Photo ID may be required

ACCESSIBILITY: MV Pearl of London is a wheelchair friendly vessel, with a disabled toilet that has full wheelchair access and panic alarm installed.

SAFE SPACE: We have a zero-tolerance policy towards all harassment and prejudice. If you are made to feel uncomfortable in any way, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Rum ‘N’ Bass team, who will assist you.


Limited, Exclusive Rum ‘N’ Bass Family VIP Early Bird tickets £25 (includes booking fee) SOLD OUT!

– Limited, Early Bird tickets £28 (includes booking fee) SOLD OUT!

Standard First Release tickets £33 (includes booking fee) SOLD OUT!

Standard First Release Group (4+) tickets (Discounted tickets, including booking fee, via Design My Night or Eventbrite only) SOLD OUT!

UK Emergency Services Blue Light Card Holder tickets £25 (includes booking fee) SOLD OUT!

– Pon di River tickets £35 (includes booking fee)

Pon di River Group (4+) tickets £33 (Discounted tickets, including booking fee, via Design My Night or Eventbrite only)

VIP Group Table Bookings Available – SOLD OUT!

Get your tickets!