The UK National Panorama Competition, a Saturday evening event that immediately precedes the Notting Hill Carnival, is a major showcase for Trinidad and Tobago Steel Pan, or (Steel Band), music. Held at Emslie Horniman's Pleasance park in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea it typically involves approximately 1,000 performers, and attracts almost 5,000 spectators. Steel Bands from around the UK prepare a music performance, arranged to last for up to 10 minutes, and compete for the Panorama Championship.
Ebony Steel Band Trust has dominated this competition over the years winning nineteen times; although the crown has been passed on to Mangrove Steel Orchestra for 2011
From 2007-2009 the event was held at London's Hyde Park, and broadcast by BBC radio.
Steel Band Competitors 2011
|Mangrove Steel Orchestra
|Ebony Steel Band
|Caribbean Steel International
|Croydon Steel Orchestra
|London All Stars
|Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra