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.
Government & Politics
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.
Over on our Facebook page, Emily has written in with concerns about a new storage development in Herne Hill:
Dulwich and West Norwood Climate Coalition
Speak Up for the Climate - The Future Is In Your Hands
19:00 Wednesday 22 November, at St Barnabas Church, 40 Calton Avenue, London SE21 7DF
MP Helen Hayes welcomes 3 experts for presentations and questions.
Action Market Stalls - local and national groups working on Climate Change