Mighty Hoopla issues statement after heavy rain leaves Brockwell Park nothing but mud

Festivalgoers enjoy the music at Mighty Hoopla at Brockwell Park
-Credit: (Image: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty Images)


The Mighty Hoopla organisers have issued a statement about the rain ahead of the festival this weekend (Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2). The team says they are preparing the site to make sure the mud does not ruin the weekend, including laying down ground cover in key areas.

Heavy rainfall this week combined with another festival in Brockwell Park on Monday has meant that the park has turned into a complete mud pit ahead of the festival.

Festival goers have already been urged to wear wellies if they plan to attend but the Might Hoopla team has released a new statement about the mud problem on their socials.

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In it, the festival organisers have said they have devised a 'solid plan' with Lambeth Council laying down 20,000 square metres of ground cover to protect the park and those attending, performing and working at the event.

It's not just the Mighty Hoopla which has been affected either, another children's festival - Brockwell Bounce - has had to be cancelled today (Wednesday, May 29) as well due to the mud, Lambeth Council said.

The Mighty Hoopla organisers say they are are doing everything they can to make sure their festival doesn't end like Brockwell Bounce.

Full statement from Mighty Hoopla

The Mighty Hoopla statement read: "After heavy rainfall during another festival on Monday, the site at Brockwell Park has become muddy and wet. It has taken us some time to assess with our team, suppliers and our colleagues at Lambeth Council, and we now have a solid plan that protects not only the park but everyone attending, performing and working at Mighty Hoopla 2024.

"Non-stop activity has begun and we are now preparing the site ahead of the weekend including laying 20,000 square metres of additional ground cover in key areas such as stages, toilets, bars, entrances, exits and busy walkways. If you are signed up as an access customer, our Access Team will be in contact with you later this afternoon about what the changes mean, but be assured we are keeping your experience front of mind.

"As a precaution, for your safety and enjoyment, please be sensible with your footwear this year. We are doing everything to ensure Mighty Hoopla 2024 is our greatest show to date and we won’t let you down."

Lambeth Council said that there is an agreement that any repairs needed to the park will be paid for by the event’s organiser, not the council.

Festivalgoers enjoy the music at Mighty Hoopla at Brockwell Park
Top headline acts like Nelly Furtado, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora and more are due to take the stage at the Mighty Hoopla this weekend -Credit:Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty Images

Mighty Hoopla festival is held every year in London and is known as a popular LGBTQ+ festival with some huge headliners secured every year. This year, Nelly Furtado, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora and more are taking to the stage to perform for the thousands of fans who descend on the capital.

Tickets have been sold out for Saturday for a long time now but general weekend admission tickets are still available as well as tickets for Sunday. If you still want to join the festivities don't fret. On TicketSwap there are currently a handful of tickets left for Saturday, while you can also be notified when more become available. They're mostly being sold for around £90, which is £10.50 more than General Admission tickets initially fetched on the Mighty Hoopla Festival website. You can take a look at these tickets here.

The tickets are also available on Stub Hub. Sites such as Viagogo, Vivid Seats, and Stub Hub allow fans to buy resale tickets from other fans. However, it is important to note that many event promoters say tickets should not be resold after initial purchase and will not be valid for admittance to gigs.

The Mighty Hoopla is not the only festival that has been impacted by the mud bath that is now Brockwell Park. Sadly, Brockwell Bounce, a free festival for children had to be cancelled today (May 29) due to the mud. The site is currently unsafe for children, the Council said and so a free community event is being planned in its place is being planned for during the school summer holidays.