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Rocking Lambeth Country Show line-up takes root

This year’s Lambeth Country Show will feature an exciting international musical line up and welcome back its annual flower show.

Hollie Cook will appear at this year’s Lambeth Country Show

The popular and free community festival will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 11am to 6pm in Brockwell Park.

Check out the Lambeth Country Show Facebook page www.facebook.com/lambethcountryshow

Highlights will include a performance by Hollie Cook, the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, who supported The Stone Roses last month in Manchester’s Heaton Park.

Cllr Sally Prentice, cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and the Olympics, said: “This year’s Lambeth Country Show will again offer top quality entertainment.

“The show really demonstrates Lambeth at its best and is the perfect showcase for the borough’s vibrancy and creativity, reflecting all that’s great about living in this part of south London.”

The first performer on the Saturday will be Little Axe, which is the stage name of American guitarist and singer Skip McDonald.

His performances feature blues, dub, rock, dance music and much of his work is produced by legendary British producer Adrian Sherwood.

Dreadzone, formed in 1993, will close the first day with their unique fusion of electro, reggae, dub, folk and rock.

Dreadzone will be appearing on the Saturday

The band were started by former Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg Roberts and will feature Jamaican born singer Lambeth resident Earl 16 on vocals.

The music on Sunday starts at 2.15pm with Miss Megoo and the Yahman All Stars, featuring Mervyn Africa, Bonolo and David Serame.

The band is led by Japanese born Lambeth resident Megumi Sesaku, whose stage name is Miss Megoo. Hollie Cook, who also had a spell in punk band The Slits when they reformed in 2006, will perform next.

Sunday will close with the Dennis Bovell Dub Band, featuring Janet Kay and Peter Hunningale, plus special guest from Jamaica, Anthony B.

Bovell is a legendary figure in the British Reggae movement and Janet Kay’s number one single, Silly Games is regarded as a classic.

As well as the music this year’s event will feature the 38th edition of the Lambeth Horticultural Society Flower Show.

The theme for the Flower Zone’s annual scarecrow competition will be 60 years of the Queen’s reign.

Also returning is the Recycled Garden Competition, the ever popular Vegetable characters competition and there will be a Harvest Festival for the first time.

Notes:

Check out the website http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Country-Show/LineUp/index.htm, https://twitter.com/lblcountryshow or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lambethcountryshow

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