Madness lead a celebration of old school in south west London
House of Common Festival is an old school reggae and dancehall music festival on Clapham Common in south west London.
Sister to the hugely popular South West Four, House of Common takes place the day after (on Monday 28 August), but takes the vibe in a slightly different direction.
Curated by 70's ska icons Madness, the band have invited some of their favourite artists from the worlds of reggae, dancehall and hip-hop for an all-day celebration. Joining them this August bank holiday will be hip-hop legends De La Soul and renowned Radio DJ David Rodigan, to name just two.
Looking ahead to 2017, Madness say: "Madheads, Carnival Heads and Madkids united to revel in the sunshine on Clapham Common for the first ever House of Common in 2016. It was the highlight of our mad year and we’re now spending our hours and days planning how to make 2017’s even better. We’ll worry about the entertainment, you bring the sunshine."
Clapham Common is a large, urban park in south-west London, overlooked by large Georgian and Victorian mansions and nearby Clapham Old Town.
Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE, United Kingdom
London is easily accessible by rail from the rest of the UK, and all its airports have easy connections into the city centre.
Once in the city, Clapham Common and Clapham South underground stations (Northern Line) are just a short walk from the Common. On the Overground, Clapham High Street is also close, you can walk it in 20 mins, or you can get buses 50 and 155 which take 10 minutes.
The nearest mainline train station is Clapham Junction which is a 25 minute walk, or you could get buses 35/37 or 345 to Clapham Common.
The following bus routes run near to the common: 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 255, 345, 355, 417 and G1.
The festival will run from 12:00 until 22:30. Last entry will be 21:00.
All ages are welcome at House of Common. Those aged 11 or above must purchase a full price ticket, whereas those 10 or under are permitted for free. Those aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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