Notting Hill Carnival is all about the people, the music and the art.
Nothing encompasses these three things more than the bands which take part in the event.
Lots of preparation goes into making everything come together.
Funmi Olutoye went to check out how Elimu Band, who are based in Paddington Arts centre, were prepping for the carnival.
Catch all the action from Notting Hill Carnival on London Live live from 4-6pm on Monday.