Lewisham People's Day returns to Mountsfield Park, Catford, with Musical Youth

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LEWISHAM'S People's Day festival is back with another top line-up - including 1980s reggae stars Musical Youth.

Around 25,000 people are expected to attend south east London's biggest free festival, now in its 29th year, which takes place in Mountsfield Park on July 13.

Musical Youth, best known for worldwide number one hit Pass the Dutchie, will perform, along with Mat Ricardo’s Variety Show and the South London Jazz Orchestra.

Alongside the music, there will be community stalls and organisations, craft stalls from around the globe, taster sport-sessions, fairground rides, BMX stunt riders and activity workshops for children.

Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock said: "All around the park you will find entertainment, information from voluntary organisations and community services, crafts and goods from businesses large and small.

"All are central to the vibrancy of Lewisham life."

The event, supported by L&Q Housing, runs from 12pm to 8pm.

Visit lewisham.gov.uk/peoplesday for more information.

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5:59pm Thu 20 Jun 13

treesrgreen says...

As someone who is unfortunate enough to live right next to the park, this annual event is a nightmare for local residents. The noise from many sound systems blaring out "music", roads being closed, security is needed in my road because of groups of people using our back garden as a short cut into the park. I would love to know what the police and security bill is every year. Lewisham Council is cutting back on funding but still finds enough money to host this nuisance every year.

A festival should be something that everyone can enjoy, but how can any event that requires a large police presence (both on foot, mounted police & helicopter overhead) plus extra security staff be something to be enjoyed?

It is nothing more than a noise and crime fest.
As someone who is unfortunate enough to live right next to the park, this annual event is a nightmare for local residents. The noise from many sound systems blaring out "music", roads being closed, security is needed in my road because of groups of people using our back garden as a short cut into the park. I would love to know what the police and security bill is every year. Lewisham Council is cutting back on funding but still finds enough money to host this nuisance every year. A festival should be something that everyone can enjoy, but how can any event that requires a large police presence (both on foot, mounted police & helicopter overhead) plus extra security staff be something to be enjoyed? It is nothing more than a noise and crime fest. treesrgreen

8:59am Fri 21 Jun 13

Brian Sewer66 says...

Whats the betting there will be loads of crime and drugs 2 going on at this event typical south london gig am glad i moved to the coast away from this krap jealous m8s ah har
Whats the betting there will be loads of crime and drugs 2 going on at this event typical south london gig am glad i moved to the coast away from this krap jealous m8s ah har Brian Sewer66

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