Verge Does: Casa Bacardi

Major Lazer perform at Casa BACARDÍ at Powis Square Stage, Notting Hill Carnival, London. Monday August 27, 2018. The event is part of the Do What Moves You campaign, a summer long series of music events, with artists specially selected to represent the ‘sound of rum’. Photo creditDavid Parry/PA Wire

On Monday Bacardi held their first ever CASA BACARDÍ at Notting Hill Carnival brought together some of the biggest music acts on the legendary Powis Square Stage, with surprise performances from artists including Major Lazer ft. Mr Eazi, Giggs and Stefflon Don.

Carnival goers were treated to a specially curated event as part of BACARDÍ’s Do What Moves You Europe-wide music campaign, kicking off with authentic Calypso music from the Calypsonians, who traditionally bring their Caribbean sounds to the Powis Square Stage each year.

Stefflon Don performs at Casa BACARDÍ at Powis Square Stage, Notting Hill Carnival, London. Monday August 27, 2018. Do What Moves You campaign, is a summer long series of music events, with artists specially selected to represent the ‘sou;nd of rum’. Photo credit David Parry/PA Wire

 

Giggs’ rowdy debut Carnival performance sent crowds wild and saw him joined on stage by at least twenty members of his entourage, while Stefflon Don pulled four lucky crowd members up on stage for an impromptu dance off. Major Lazer brought the stellar show to a close with an electric set, joined by surprise guest Mr Eazi for tracks including Leg Over and Let Me Live.

Also bringing the Carnival vibes throughout the day were Jamaican dancehall musician Mr Vegas, hip hop and reggae artist Serocee, DJ and MC from the award-win Flagz Mas Band, plus tunes from DJ Jamz Supernova.

Giggs performs at Casa BACARDÍ at Powis Square Stage, Notting Hill Carnival, London. Monday August 27, 2018. Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Watching the action unfold from the CASA BACARDÍ side of stage area were celebrities including Rita Ora, who was joined by a host of pals including sister Elena and musician boyfriend Andrew Watt. Artists were hosted by BACARDÍ at The Tabernacle and enjoyed an exclusive range of artist-inspired BACARDÍ cocktails including The Landlord, Flagzship, Eazi Breezy, The Lon Don Calypso and Light It Up.

Rita Ora at Casa BACARDÍ at Powis Square Stage, Notting Hill Carnival, London. Monday August 27, 2018. Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire

 

 

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