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messageConcert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Harry73 23 December, 2015 22:15

Hi guys, has anyone else heard that a Clapham type weekend festival is coming to the Rye in 2017. Cannot wait, hopefully it's right. Not heard about acts but a friend works for LiveNation and says the promotion is in place.

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Posted by lisaloulou84 01 January, 2016 19:43

Interesting, I know people pretty high up at Live Nation, will have to have a word. It does make sense!

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Posted by lisaloulou84 01 January, 2016 19:44

plus Live Nation are kinda running out of venues after losing out to AEG for Hyde Park....

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by steveo 03 January, 2016 16:21

We don't want any noise

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by rahrahrah 03 January, 2016 22:05

You joke, but I don't really want a three day festival within earshot and the local park taken over. It's only two stops on the overground to Clapham, why would anyone want it literally on their doorstep?

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by GroveLaneMan 03 January, 2016 22:46

This sounds like a great idea . There's so much brilliant local talent too . Peckham is a different vibe to Clapham . Haven't been to On Blackheath but the line up was good !

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by rahrahrah 04 January, 2016 06:24

These events are rarely about local talent. They're not community festivals, but large corporate events, fenced off and ticketed. I don't know why anyone would want to see the Rye privatised for several days. It's not like Clapham is difficult to get to.



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messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Jeremy 04 January, 2016 08:56

rahrahrah Wrote:
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> I don't
> know why anyone would want to see the Rye
> privatised for several days.

This. Unless it was clearly going to raise a whole load of money for local causes. Otherwise, no.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Penguin68 04 January, 2016 09:58

A local festival in the Rye, even though it will probably have enclosed concession spaces, will almost certainly benefit local hostelries, restaurants etc. with the influx of people - indeed they may take such concessions. It is generally beneficial for the locale to be seen as a destination venue, if only for a weekend, and it would continue the trend to undo some of the bad reputation that Peckham still has in minds north of the river (and elsewhere).

There always seems to be an undercurrent of trepidation and fear of the new and different on the forum - enjoy and welcome change - a society happily set in aspic is a society with a death wish which has every chance of being fulfilled.

See the festival as an opportunity, not a threat, as a potential for joy, not dismay and despair.

NB - I have no links with the organisers or indeed any aspect whatsoever of such a festival, in case of doubts.

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Posted by Jeremy 04 January, 2016 10:22

What is to be gained by advertising (for example, to North Londoners) that Peckham actually isn't that bad? How does the area directly benefit from that?

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Penguin68 04 January, 2016 10:35

What is to be gained by advertising (for example, to North Londoners) that Peckham actually isn't that bad? How does the area directly benefit from that?

Well, sometimes it is nice to hear envy, not pity, when you tell someone where you live. Maybe if we get a better reputation someone might think we are worthy of proper public transport, rather than being an unruly rabble best kept away from decent folk (the best way of doing that is to make sure transport links are vile, broken and frequently suspended).

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Posted by Jeremy 04 January, 2016 10:59

Peckham Rye area is already changing at an almost scary rate. Peckham seems to feature in almost every cringeworthy "trendiest areas of London" list published. If anything, we probably need a chance to step on the brakes a bit.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by rahrahrah 04 January, 2016 11:06

Yes, let's see the park fenced off for three days, so kids from Guildford can pay 80 to be sold rubbish, whilst listening to Adele and discussing how "Peckham's not that bad, and only 20 minutes from Clapham junction". I have no interest in this at all. How about supporting local live music venues and bands rather than having some corporate events company take over our park in order to 'tap into the experience economy'? Bah!



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Posted by rahrahrah 04 January, 2016 11:08

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messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Grok 04 January, 2016 12:02

This won't happen. The Tinkerman won't allow it. The Tinkerman will not allow the poor poor children of ED Champion Hill/Park to be kept awake and deprived of their mandatory 12 hours sleep per night from 0 - 17yrs of age.
I have also heard the Tinkerman has started proceedings to ban fireworks from Nov 5th - NYE for the exact same reasons above.

Harry73 Wrote:
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> Hi guys, has anyone else heard that a Clapham type
> weekend festival is coming to the Rye in 2017.
> Cannot wait, hopefully it's right. Not heard about
> acts but a friend works for LiveNation and says
> the promotion is in place.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by rahrahrah 04 January, 2016 12:41

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messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by DuncanW 04 January, 2016 12:44

Is there any corroboration for this though?

It seems no more than a rumour at the moment. And if it were planned for summer of this year, surely there would be a paper trail by now...

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by JohnL 04 January, 2016 12:46

rahrahrah Wrote:
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> Yes, let's see the park fenced off for three days,
> so kids from Guildford can pay 80 to be sold
> rubbish, whilst listening to Adele and discussing
> how "Peckham's not that bad, and only 20 minutes
> from Clapham junction". I have no interest in this
> at all. How about supporting local live music
> venues and bands rather than having some corporate
> events company take over our park in order to 'tap
> into the experience economy'? Bah!

Yes - nothing against festivals - but if it was fenced off
for a while then the local community has to benefit.

They fence off quite a large bit at Clapham (Clapham Common
is big though).

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 04 January, 2016 13:07

Brockwell Park has an annual event - the Country Show which also has a stage and bands - perhaps something free for everyone would be better.

The idea of having to buy a ticket to enjoy an event on your local park is becoming too normal that it is acceptable.

I disagree - while it does allow crowd control, this is not what it's all about at all - it's about making money.

It shouldn't be - it should be about the community and covering costs at the most.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by lpool 04 January, 2016 13:10

Hard to see the Rye being capable of anything bigger than about 5,000. Very small area and transport links not good enough for large event.

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Posted by rabbitears 04 January, 2016 13:21

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> It is
> generally beneficial for [Peckham] to be seen as
> a destination venue, if only for a weekend

Mange tout, Rodders, mange tout!

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by LondonMix 04 January, 2016 13:23

Rye Common strikes me as far too small to hold a major festival like On Blackheath (which I attended as was good fun if perhaps a bit older and more middle class than the typical festival) and is likely to be much smaller if the rumor is even true. I love live music so I'd be happy to have an event here just because it would mean more live events in London. It would generate more trade for local business particularly the new stretch where Rosie's is so I'm sure it would be welcomed by local business. Also, getting home from a music festival is a nightmare-- the sheer numbers mean public transport is overwhelmed. It would be amazing to be able to walk back to ED in 10 minutes!

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Posted by Grok 04 January, 2016 15:45

There are far too many 'festivals' in London as it is, another is not needed. Dulwich Pk fest, plus fairs, goose green, brockwell pk, irish fest on rye, blackheath, victoria pk, belair, clapham, burgess pk, crystal palace. The list is endless. London is overloaded with festivals in parks, they need to be reduced and limited. Parks are for nature, relaxing, dog walking, a spot of sport etc not weekend after weekend of hours of loud amplified music ruining residents weekends, distressing wildlife, creating mountains of litter and disrupting traffic. The beards are happy to jump on the ginger line to east london to be seen at these events. Leave the rye alone.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by GroveLaneMan 04 January, 2016 18:44

Well said pal . It could be hugely exciting for this neck of the woods

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Lazero 05 January, 2016 11:06

Most of these London festivals sell out, and sell out early. This suggests that the market feels London can handle more festivals. So long as ticketing is controlled and we don't get problems with "secondary sellers" snapping them all up, I'm all for this happening.
Zippos takes over the Rye for a good amount of time each year - this sort of festival targets a different audience and, I think, would be great for those who live locally and are in that audience.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by jimmyraj 05 January, 2016 21:25

Zippos only takes over a small portion of the Rye. I'm against more and more big corporate festivals in places like the Rye. It's a shame to see huge portions of Clapham Common portioned off each summer, and also Battersea for the Formula E or Hyde Park for Winter Wonderland. As others have said, parks are a vital green lung for Londoners - many of whom don't have green spaces of their own - and should be predominantly free and open to all.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Earthy 06 January, 2016 12:02

Why not get round the problem of secondary ticketing by not having tickets in the first place. Make it free, then noone can complain about the park being taken over. Make it a bring your own bottle, that way its really inclusive, if you fancy a flute of champagne, and I most certainly do, thats groovy, but if a bottle of cheap ciders your things thats fab too. And just just ask lots of local bands to play, they may not have the talent or crowd appeal of Adelle, but they wont cost anything either.

Simples (as the kids say!)

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by EDOldie 06 January, 2016 13:07

[www.envfair.org.uk] I've been to this and it's really good, all pretty much unknown bands fairly locally based lots of interesting and alternative market stalls. Something like this on Peckham Rye free of course would be a big attraction I'm sure. Carshalton had dreadful weather 2015 which is always the danger for these outdoor events, but it was still a great atmosphere.

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Earthy 06 January, 2016 14:05

Brilliant!

messageRe: Concert/Festival on Peckham Rye
Posted by Otta 06 January, 2016 14:53

A one day community festival, yes.

A corporate weekender. Hell no!

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