Community group Brockwell Tranquillity is launching a fundraising campaign for a legal challenge to Lambeth Council’s decision to allow the Field Day music festival to take over Brockwell Park in early June.
Government & Politics
Emotions ran high as former CEO of UK Athletics Dave Moorcroft led a structured two hour Athletics focus group at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC) recently. It was part of the latest consultation by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to plan the NSC’s long term future, where track and field at one of the most iconic venues in the world is sitting on a knife edge!
Friends of Brockwell Park has from the outset opposed the applications by Field Day/The Mighty Hoopla (1-3 June) and Lovebox/Citadel (13-15 July) to hold major events in Brockwell Park this summer, on the grounds that their size (up to 40,000 a day for three days, taking from a third to a fifth of the park for weeks at a time) was grossly dis
In looking at the future of large music events in Brockwell Park, it can be informative to take a look back at the past, when the Park hosted everything from reggae festivals, to a CND peace festival (headlined by Madness), to London Pride, and even a cannabis festival from 2000-2004.
It is argued that Lovebox and Field Day festivals are needed to make up for the £360,000 loss generated by the Lambeth Country Show. Could this loss be avoided?
Tower Hamlets Labour Councillor Joshua Peck warns Lambeth residents about what they can expect when Lovebox comes to Brockwell Park.
"Events of 40,000 are simply too large to be accommodated in Brockwell Park without unacceptable consequences for both residents and the environment in the park." Helen Hayes MP
Further details have been confirmed in a written response to Chuka Umunna MP by Lambeth Council regarding the proposals for holding the Field Day/TheMighty Hoopla (1-3 June) and Lovebox/Citadel (13-15 July) festivals in Brockwell Park in 2018.
What do Pete Townshend, Madness, Paul Weller, Sham 69 (pictured), The Damned, and Elvis Costello have in common? They’ve all played to tens of thousands of people in Brockwell Park. 150,000 people already attend a popular summer festival held every year in the Park – the Lambeth Country Show.
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