Statement: Brockwell Park events update

29 May 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council is working to ensure its event partner manages the impacts of the weekend’s heavy rain on Brockwell Park following the cancellation of one event on Wednesday this week.

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Statement: Brockwell Park events update

The inclusive pop festival the Mighty Hoopla is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and the free community festival the Lambeth Country Show is set to follow on June 8 and June 9.

The council has approved extra measures for the event space at Brockwell Park to ensure visitor safety, and to protect muddy areas from damage ahead of the weekend. Specialist matting with a thin layer of woodchip on top is being used to achieve this. The technique has been used at a number of other large events, including Radio 1’s Big Weekender in Luton.

This work is subject to ongoing reviews and risk assessment, and a final decision on whether the Mighty Hoopla will go ahead is still to be made.

There is an agreement that any repairs needed to the park will be paid for by the event’s organiser, not Lambeth Council. They are already working with the council to prepare for any required work which will start straight after Lambeth Country Show.

To replace the cancelled Brockwell Bounce event organisers are working on a new event in the school summer holidays, away from Brockwell Park, instead for the local community. Locations for the event are currently being explored.

The 50th edition of the Lambeth Country Show attracts more than 120,000 people and running it in partnership with the event organiser has saved the council £700,000, and this year generate more than £100,000 for community investment.

Lambeth Council has worked hard to keep Lambeth Country Show as a free community event, despite the severe budget pressures, because the Lambeth Country Show is a brilliant opportunity for the borough’s communities to come together for a safe, inclusive and fun celebration.

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