Major Lazer Carnival Party details

Major Lazer will return to the streets of West London this August bank holiday weekend, as headliners at the Red Bull Music Academy’s annual carnival party.

Switch and Diplo’s dancehall-cum-electro project will once again be the main attraction after last year’s raucous showing, although the supporting cast is impressive: Douster, Poirier, Sticky, Joker, David Rodigan and Drop The Lime will all be in attendance.

It’s the third year that the Music Academy has hosted a carnival party, with the 2008 surprise appearance by Santigold and last year’s Major Lazer Sound System show among the highlights thus far.

To get your free ticket, head to for updates and details on how to apply for the guestlist – although judging by previous scrambles to get in, expect these to disappear fast.

This year’s Notting Hill carnival will take place on August 29-30.