Country pursuits with an urban vibe in Brockwell Park

News at Eden Harper | 04/07/2016

The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July to celebrate the very best of the city and countryside.  

Now in its 42nd year, the show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair.

The Royal Horticultural Society is bringing its On Tour roadshow to the Flower Zone, which will also feature home-grown vegetable and flower competitions, flower workshops, informative talks from expert growers and craft and food stalls.

Entertainment in the Farm Zone includes the Sheep Show featuring shearing displays and sheep dog trials, exhibits from Vauxhall City Farm, owl displays plus an on-site farm.  

However, this will all be delivered with a distinctively urban south London vibe.

Music always plays a big part to the show and this year will be no exception, featuring a mix of dub, afro-beat, disco, folk, ska and soul.  

On Saturday, the main stage will be headlined by funk/soul stalwarts Incognito, who will perform a 90-minute set with a full 10-piece band.

Sunday will welcome back Roots Reggae Day to the Main Stage, where Jamaican reggae royalty Johnny Clarke will headline. Meanwhile, the Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands.

Entry to the event, which opens between 12 noon and 8pm on both days and also includes a fun fair and eco zone, is free.

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