Finsbury Park Carnival was organised by Pastor Robert Morris of Pastor Morris's Advice Centre in 1978, to take the pressure off the rising numbers at the Notting Hill Carnival. It featured sound systems Fat Man Hi-Fifi, Sir Dees, and Federal. Live groups included Black Slate, Ekome, Explosives, Roots & Culture, Black Stones, and Seven Seals. Steel Bands included the Melody Makers, City Twilight, City Invaders, and Silver Stars. There were also costume bands.