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27 Aug 2022
YAM Carnival is a weekend celebration of the African diaspora, including Caribbean and Latin American culture, with music and food from across the world.
Set to be an exciting addition to the London’s festival circuit, there will be live music from the Afrobeat, reggaeton, contemporary RnB, hip hop, dancehall and world music genres.
In addition, attendees can expect Clapham Common to be transformed into a food lover’s paradise with Caribbean cuisine, Latin American staples and delicious American-inspired options from New Orleans, as well as plenty of Southern soul food to devour. The African food area will also be modelled after the iconic Nigerian danfo buses, with delicacies from across the continent to savour.
YAM Carnival attendees can also experience the unique masquerade culture including the traditional homage to ancestral spirits, featuring rich costumes, structures, masks and complex dance rituals from regions around the globe.
YAM Festival 2022 Lineup
YAM Carnival 2022 Tickets
The city of London offers a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for YAM Carnival using the map below or visit booking.com
London is well connected by rail in the United Kingdom and major European cities. Clapham Junction is the nearest train station serving both London Victoria and London Waterloo lines and it is a 15-minute walk from the site.
Clapham Common is easily reached by bus and you can get the 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 249, 255, 295, 322, 344, 345, 355 and 417 buses near to the festival site, along with the P5 and F1. The night buses, which include N35, N37, N155, N137 and N343, also run nearby.
You can get the underground to Clapham Common and Clapham South on the Northern Line service. It is recommended to get home using the Clapham South or Clapham Junction stations as Clapham Common tube station is closed at the end of each night.