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Lambeth Country Show line-up revealed

The line-up has been announced for the main music stage at this year’s Lambeth Country Show which this year will be held on July 20 and July 21.

Highlights include 1990s club anthem diva Alison Limerick, veteran kings of Afro-pop Osibisa, roots reggae survivor Max Romeo and Madness offshoot the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra.

Natty

This year’s Lambeth Country Show will feature Natty, a singer-songwriter who describes his music as “roots music with a twist”

They are complemented by Cornel Campbell – the falsetto-voiced singer from the legendary reggae label Studio One – performing with Brixton heroes the Soothsayers, who mix reggae with Afro-beat.

Further support comes in the form of sunshine reggae from the Manasseh Sound System and the roots music mash-up of Natty.

Councillor Sally Prentice, Lambeth cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “Lambeth Country Show is quite simply one of the best things to happen in Lambeth if not the whole of London.

“It’s a place where people of all backgrounds, young and old, come together to enjoy all sights and sounds of the town and country in the wonderful surroundings of Brockwell Park.”

Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, is the jewel in the borough’s cultural calendar. It’s free to enter and attracts up to 180,000 people over the course of two days.

Run by Lambeth Council the event is a unique mix of country show and music festival for all the family.

As well as the top-quality performers on the music stage, visitors can spend the day watching medieval horseback jousting, a family farm, youth performers, flower and garden displays (including the ever-popular vegetable lookalike competition) and fairground rides.

The show, which this year runs from 11am to 7pm, also has a second, smaller Village Green music stage, featuring acoustic, jazz and brass bands, the line-up for which has yet to be released.

Market stalls will be selling arts, crafts, food and drink while Lambeth council departments and local charities will also have a presence.

For more information visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/Country-Show.

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