Lambeth Country Show 2014 – 40th Anniversary

Yep, it’s that long-awaited time of the year again – the Lambeth Country Show. And this weekend the show celebrates its 40th anniversary, so we’re in for a treat…

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 09As well as the eclectic mix of activities, like camel racing and horse-jousting (plus the ever-popular vegetable sculpture competition, of course) the Main Stage will play host to live music throughout Saturday and Sunday. There’s an exciting line-up on the cards.

On the Saturday, there’ll be live performances from Afro-beat funksters Yaaba Funk, premier live drum and bass act NZ Shapeshifter, followed by the USA’s R & B dance diva Jocelyn Brown.

Sunday kicks off with Bristol’s Black Roots. We’ll also be treated to local ex-Specials member Jerry Dammers selecting his favourite tunes from the last 40 years to play a Nelson Mandela tribute set. To top it all off, Aswad (yep, the Aswad) will be playing their best hits.

Jocelyn Brown to perform on Saturday
Jocelyn Brown to perform on Saturday

Other zones include the Village Green, where a variety of music will be played through the day, the popular farm zone (where there’s promise of a surprise or two) and the ‘Activate ‘and ‘Cultivate’ zones, both staging fun things for you and the kids to try your hand at. The National Theatre will also be putting on live interactive performances, and you’ll be able to catch some storytelling from the Black Cultural Archives.

In addition, there’ll be the usual array of food stalls, as well as lots of tents that will be home to various craft sellers and local community groups  (including our very own Brixton Blog tent – please pop by to say hello).

As for the weather. Frankly, who knows? No doubt we’ll see you there though, however it turns out.

The full line up can be found on the official Lambeth Country Show website.

The council have asked for donations to support the event, and you can find details here.

Lambeth Country Show Opening Times:
When: July 19th – July 20th
Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 7pm