It all started when we were born, Carnival is in our blood! With all of our founding members growing up in Trinidad and Tobago – the Carnival Mecca of the World! Having experience in events and carnival, we started our own bands in London, Euphoria and Colours (separately). With this knowledge formed Notting Hill’s most fabulous band – OMNIA.
The Future Looks Bright
OMNIA is Latin for ALL and as such we welcome EVERYBODY. Whether this is your first time taking part in Carnival or you are a seasoned masquerader Omnia seeks to encapsulate the heart of ‘Bacchanal’ – the Love of Mas.
It may be our debut year but the bandleaders have previously co-founded two of the most legendary bands in Notting Hill Carnival. Between them, they have over 30 years of Mas production and event management experience. This puts OMNIA in the standing to be Fabulous from the very start, and it will only get better!
Ready For De Road
Omnia was introduced to the world on 16th February 2019 at Busspepper’s “De Warm-up Session”. Many questions have arisen; Who is OMNIA? What is OMNIA? Is this your favourite band rebranded again? You are about to find out!
OMNIA CARNIVAL aims to bring revellers from all over the world together to experience the FUN on the road for Notting Hill Carnival. OMNIA is a NEW Band, not affiliated to any other UK band. The management team behind OMNIA have been around the block a few times, gaining experience from Trini Posse UK, Euphoria, COLOURS, Busspepper and many other well-known avenues. OMNIA is committed to changing the face of Notting Hill Carnival as we hit the road for two days of unparalleled fun.
We Hit The Road
On Sunday 25th August 2019, for the first time ever, OMNIA will take to the streets of Notting Hill for a J’ouvert-type experience that will be Carnival’s ULTIMATE road paint party. The following day, on Monday 26th August, we will again hit the road, but with costumes and feathers for true pretty mas. Both days promise the BEST carnival experience, service and entertainment like never before. OMNIA is All The Mas You Need!
OMNIA Founders – Mateen Hepburn, Aaron Mohammed & Daron Gonzales
History of Notting Hill Carnival
What is the Notting Hill Carnival?
The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe which has taken place on the streets of W11 since 1966. lt is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity.
When Does Carnival Take Place?
Every August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday). Despite its name, it is not part of the global Carnival season preceding Lent.
How Has Carnival Changed Over the Years?
Carnival has always been colour: flashy, creative costumes, people celebrating in the streets to loud music and having a ball. Some things have changed – the costumes got glitzier, the music got louder, the mobile service got better (inclusive of food drink, facilities and security). The essence of Carnival will never change, we love it!
Who Goes & Who Takes Part?
Most of the circa 1 million people that come, are there to watch the parade. The lucky ones are the people in the costumes, in the street behind the floats, partying and having a ball. Life is not a spectator sport, get involved now!