Lambeth Country Show 2019 - free entry with the Great Wall Of Brockwell back for another year

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    After nearly 20 years of going to Lambeth Country Show, last year's installation of The Great Wall made the festival such a disappointment and lacking in atmosphere that I'm not going to bother with it any more..
     
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  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Ouch.

    In a context of organisers who wanted to encourage people to come to an event and be happy and recommend it to other people, that would be considered a complete disaster and heads would be rolling. But maybe maybe that isn’t what Lambeth are aiming for.
     
  4. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    They are in the process of turning it into a completely different event that will become ticketed and then run privately.
    That is what the fence is for
     
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  5. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Another enclosure. Surprised it didn't happen sooner.
     
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  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Oh of course.

    *no changes made despite wall clearly being massively unpopular*
    2019: attendance massively down
    "Due to reduced attendance and revenue, as well as on police advice which somehow we can't ever reveal and the police deny, we will need to charge an entrance fee in 2020 via our private sector partner ParkExploiterCo as well as increasing fees on stallholders"
     
  7. editor

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  8. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    One of the best things about the LCS was precisely that it DID NOT feel like a "festival". It was a really unique event and the fence and the changes will make it feel like pretty much any other festival.

    No getting away from it - it will be a ticketed event before long. A new crowd will go who never knew what it was like before and that will be that. Us moany old bastards will just have to make our own fun :D
     
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  9. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Only 0.65% of the attendees actually responded to the survey so it's a bit difficult to claim those figures are representative of very much!
     
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Plenty of local comment to be heard here, on social media and in real life though, and none of it was particularly positive.
     
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  11. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Oh sure!
    I also rather like this particularly stupid made up comment:
    "A large knife was found just outside the footprint of the show. Likely that this was thrown or stashed when the carrier saw the entrances and searching." That's just absolute bullshit :D
     
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So I've heard that at least one local music act was expected to perform for free. The act has had a fair bot of press recently too, so it's a right pisstake.
     
  13. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The fantasy:
    The reality:
    Lambeth Country Show 2019 stays free but controversial fence to remain as satisfaction levels plummet
     
  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh, the fun!

     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Sounds more like a prison camp than a country show.
     
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  17. editor

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  18. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    Looks like we will be having a party in the park instead.
     
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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll go to take photos for Buzz but I won't be staying like I used to. Such a shame.
     
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  20. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    Well a load of us will be by the big tree near the toilets. Cider, music etc.
     
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    How much of the park gets fenced off for it?
     
  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    That's last years isn't it?
    that bit marked with the discovery area will be hard to use - the grass is churned up to ankle breaking depths.
     
  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Yeah that's last year, although I doublt the overall footprint will change much.
     
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  25. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The fence is OTT but I reckon the biggest turnoff for many last year will have likely been the strict ‘no alcohol from outside allowed’ policy. Compounded by the upmarket pub booze prices inside.

    Nothing beats sitting down on the grass and watch the world go by, or enjoy live music on an event like this. But a lot of people cannot afford- or even if they can will still be severely pissed off by the thought of- spending £12- £18 per person to enjoy 2-3 drinks during the day, when up until last year they had the option to do it for £2-3.

    If the festival can no longer be funded in its present form without either heavy dependence on revenue from traders or a paid admission, they should scale it down a bit instead. Better a lower profile free and relaxed event than a full bells and whistles event that becomes unaffordable for many.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
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  26. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Fencing these events seems to be more and more extensive. I don't know this one, but the "Hoppings" on the Town Moor in Newcastle have been fenced off for many years, and partly to keep people out of the operators vans and "backstage" - I stopped going some years ago at the height of the bag searches and can't take liquids in phase, so I've no idea what the situation is like now - 21st to 29th June - in 2019 - I might try and find out ...
     
  27. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Lambeth Country Show
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    Does any one know what the Borough Safety Advisory group is?
    Have they publish any figures for attendance last year?
    Are they going to bus in the "experienced security staff" from the other side of the country again?
     
  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Its been meeting for a while. A very keen person called Peter Lennard did a FOI request in 2018 and got this. Don't download and read unless you want to read pages and pages about such things as Moonwalk and Let's Rock 2018.
    Nothing up to date, and (disappointingly) nothing about the unpopular measures at last year's Country Show.
     

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  29. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    I didn't go last year. Is there anything on the music stages that looks good enough to brave it? Didn't see any reggae greats on the line up unless I missed something.
     
  30. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Ok, Twinkle Brothers. That wasn't on last time I looked, I think.
     

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