Lambeth Country Show returns for 2019

31 May 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

Arts, culture and events - Focus on Brixton

The annual Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park for a 45th edition on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.

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Lambeth Country Show returns for 2019

With over 100,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2018, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK.

Event details

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July

12 noon – 8pm (Last entry 7:30pm)

Brockwell Park, SE24

FREE ENTRY

‘A South London institution’

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council, said: “The Lambeth Country Show is a South London institution and one of the biggest free family events in the whole country. Every year it never fails to impress and I’m really excited for this year’s edition, with so much on offer for people of every age it’s a weekend that brings the whole Lambeth community together, showcasing the best of our borough.

“At a time when the country is more divided, the country show is about bringing people from all backgrounds together and that’s something we should definitely celebrate. I’ve been coming to the show for over 20 years, enjoying the music and shows and just speaking to people from all walks of life, and this year I’ll be coming along for the first time as leader of the council which will be a very proud moment.”

What’s on

Dancers

Discovery is back once again and has a vast array of fun and educational content including Immersive Experiences who will be offering VR Experiences, Planetariums, Drone Experiences and so much more.

New for this year is Reach The Core providing medieval activities from the past ages for all ages. Activities will include Longbow Archery and Crossbows, Ancient Artillery, Warrior Training and Medieval Sword School.

We are also very excited to have an array of stellar science partners joining us once again where you can take part in games and interact with the likes of British Pharmacological Society, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry and The Institute of Cancer Research to name a few.

Our furry friends are back in The Farm, partnering with Lambeth’s very own Vauxhall City Farm (VCF). They we will bringing a little piece of the Countryside right into the heart of Brixton. Embrace the chance to catch a variety of farm animals including llamas, ponies and sheep, all whilst speaking to the lovely and welcoming team at VCF.

A new addition to this year will be Diggerland where children will be able to have a go and take part in fun interactive challenges using mini diggers.

Our Main Arena has a great line up for 2019 including The Adrenaline Tour, starring ex-world Championship motor-cross rider Jason Smyth performing motorcycle stunts, quad freestyle and huge jumps over ramps including American trucks.

Cavalry of Horses

Cavalry of Heroes will be showcasing jousting and a six horse Highwayman Show too as well as The Essex Dog Display Team; Britain’s longest established and leading dog display team. Not forgetting The Dog and Sheep Show too, which is not to be missed.

We can also announce some of our Main Stage music line-up. We’re thrilled to welcome Bukky Leo and Black Egypt who will be rejoicing the musical journey of Fela Kuti in style with ‘Felabration’. Vanessa Haynes, one of the lead singers of Incognito, will be celebrating the life of Aretha Franklin one year on from her death on Saturday too. Joining them will also be eclectic funk, acid jazz and electronic duo MF Robots, which is the latest project from members of the Brand New Heavies.

Imagination will be headlining on Saturday and closing the day in style. With a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades and with record sales in excess of over 30 million albums, Leee John and his group Imagination will be performing hits such as Body Talk, Just An Illusion, Flashback and more.

Sunday welcomes back Roots Day to the Main Stage with a very special act confirmed. General Levy is a true veteran of the UK urban music scene and still one of the most in demand MC’s in the country. He will be headlining our Main Stage and closing the show in style. Other performers throughout the day include Jamaican reggae singer Dawn Penn, fresh and upcoming roots rock reggae group Royal Sounds and SISTA: Women In Reggae bringing female reggae joy to south London.

Vegetable carving competition

More acts will be announced in the run up to the show, so keep an eye out on our website and social media.

You can still expect all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more too. Horticultural shows, sheep and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and sports activities for all the family.

Entry

There will be a full perimeter fence around the show site and extra security measures in place throughout the event once again. Everyone attending the show will be subject to mandatory searches on entry so you are advised to allow extra time to get in. Please be aware of the prohibited items listed on the Terms & Conditions section of our website for full information on what you can and can’t bring in to the show with you. CCTV will be in operation throughout the show and park.

The event is extremely popular with residents and visitors alike, so we encourage people to come early and avoid the busiest peak times from 3 – 5pm. If you do arrive between these times, you may have to queue for a short period whilst security conduct bag searches. We are grateful for all your support and patience that will help make sure the Lambeth Country Show is safe and fun for everyone.

Last entry in to the event will be 7:30pm on both days.