All aboard for Lambeth Country Show!

Sheep shearing at the Lambeth Country Show, pic by Jason Cobb

It’s been a big summer for Brixton, with Jamaica 50, the Olympics and one of the most successful Splash parties ever.

But the biggest bash of all is still to come, as the town readies itself for the Lambeth Country Show, which takes over Brockwell Park for a weekend on September 15 and 16.

Cllr Sally Prentice, cabinet member for culture, said this year’s show will offer “top quality” entertainment and headline acts.

“The show really demonstrates Lambeth at its best and is the perfect showcase for the borough’s vibrancy and creativity, reflecting all that’s great about living in this part of south London.”

In February, Brixton was stunned by news that the show, which normally takes place in July, had been scrapped for 2012 due to the Olympics and policing difficulties.

Thankfully, however, council bosses were forced to perform an embarrassing U-Turn and reinstate the show after a Brixton Blog campaign highlighted public outrage.

Cllr Prentice added: “The council has learnt from the experience and the Country Show is incredibly popular. It will be interesting to see if the sun shines for us in September.”

Music, food and culture will be the order of the day. In the marquee Lambeth’s greatest growers will be proudly displaying their produce, while children will get the chance to enter their own vegetable animal in the contest.

The final line-up for the main- stage has now been announced, and features Holly Cook, daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. As well as Saturday headliners Dreadzone.

The Brixton Blog and Bugle will also be in attendance with a stall.


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