Lambeth Country Show

Could the beloved Lambeth Country Show be self-sustaining?

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?

One of the main justifications offered by Lambeth for staging the mega festivals Lovebox and Field Day in Brockell Park is that they need to make up for the huge loss which results from hosting the Lambeth Country Show. Apparently it costs £690,000 to put on and brings in roughly £332,000 in income, leaving a shortfall of £358,000.

Update on Brockwell Park Events 2018

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.

Brockwell Park Events Strategy - The Facts

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. The estimated attendance for events across Lambeth’s parks and open spaces each year is currently around a million people, with around 65% coming from outside of the borough.

Lambeth Country Show 2017 - Prohibited Items

The Lambeth Country Show is this weekend - Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July. The graphic here represents a list of what you can't bring into Brockwell Park. Please note glass bottles are not allowed - there will be spot checks and if you have glass, you will be asked to decant it or leave it at the gate. Love Lambeth (for Lambeth Council) states: "Brockwell Park is a glass free site. Anybody with glass or other prohibited items will be asked to dispose or take if off site.

How to style your Country Show hair

With the mighty Lambeth Country Show on the horizon and a summer of festivals lined up,  are you looking for a little summer-in-a-field hair inspiration? We may just have the thing. 

This stylish plait and sunshine-bright infusion of colour combines the very best of the season. And here’s how to do it:   

Step 1: First, curl your hair and pin it so it stays in place. Don’t remove the pins until it’s really cool. 

Lambeth Country Show - Feedback wanted at a Taster Event

Lambeth Council are interested in your feedback about the show. 


Come and join us at our Lambeth Country Show Taster event on Thursday 29th May! This event will be a chance for you to give us your feedback, comments and ideas for the show, as well as find out a little bit about what’s in store for this year’s 40th Anniversary!


We are also looking for your favourite memories and photos from over the years – bring them along and be in with the chance to see your stories in our anniversary booklet.


Please email for more information.



The Lambeth Country Show this weekend, 15 & 16 September!

Roll up for the Lambeth Country Show this weekend! You can see our previous post on this, with all the acts & timetable info:

As of Weds at dusk, the main stage had been wheeled into position in front of the spa at the Lido (pictured below). Weather's meant to be nice at the weekend, esp on Saturday!

Lambeth Country Show 2012

The Lambeth Country show will take place in Brockwell Park on 15th-16th September 11am - 6pm rather than its usual July timeframe. A link to the official website is available here.


Lambeth Country Show cancelled

Lambeth have announced that there will not be a country show this year due to the Olympics.

As it would have taken place a few days before the start of the Olympics it would have put too much pressure on the emergency services.

More details on the Lambeth web site here

Brockwell Lido car park closures

Lido car park will be closed (for Lambeth Country Show) Thursday  14th -Sunday 17th July. Open as usual from Monday 18th July   

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