About the show
The 44th Lambeth Country Show will return to Brockwell Park on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 150,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2017, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK. In 2018, the show will remain free and un-ticketed for all to enjoy.
We have reconfigured a much larger show layout in the park in 2018 for a better visitor experience and we’ve increased the size of popular areas such as the Main Arena and the newly named Brockwell Farm. The main funfair will not be returning this year, however we will still have the children’s funfair and bouncy castle rides.
You can still expect all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more too. Horticultural shows, sheep and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and our very own on site farm will be there for all to enjoy. Music always plays a big part of the show too, featuring a mix of dub, Afro-beat, disco, jazz, folk, ska and soul. Sunday will welcome back Roots Reggae Day to the Main Stage and our Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, choir, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands. All of this and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe.
Major changes for 2018
For 2018 there has been a reassessment of the security and crowd management plan for the event. This means we have had to make changes to the layout of the show to make sure it is safe for everyone attending. There will be a full perimeter fence around the show site and extra security measures in place throughout the event and Brockwell Park itself. Everyone attending the show will be subject to mandatory bag and body searches on entry so are advised to allow extra time to get in. Please be aware of our Terms and Conditions and note that CCTV will be in operation throughout the show.
The event is extremely popular with residents and visitors alike, so we encourage people to come early and avoid the busiest peak times from 3 – 5pm and be prepared to queue. We are grateful for your support and patience that will help make sure the Lambeth Country Show is safe and fun for everyone. Last entry in to the event will be 6:30pm on both days.