This Saturday (5th March) local residents and live music fans will protest the closure of The Half Moon pub in Herne Hill as a music venue with a pop-up festival.
DJ Food, O’Connell & Love from Alabama 3 are headlining in support of the campaign, alongside local musicians young and old.
Dulwich Estate, who granted the pub’s lease to Fuller’s, made the controversial decision that The Half Moon is to become a restaurant, putting an end to its days as a live music venue. Dulwich Estate have already raised rents by 70% in the area, forcing the closure of toy shop Just Williams and putting other local traders at risk, many of whom are still recovering since the devastating floods of 2013.
Giles Gibson, Chair of the Herne Hill Forum, said “The Half Moon Pub was a long-standing and much-loved music venue which attracted people from across London. This decision is appalling and a major blow to the local area. Dulwich Estate need to re-think what they are doing to our traders and local businesses.”
Sign the petition to save the Half Moon pub here.
The pop-up music festival will take place from 2.00 – 6.00pm on Saturday 5 March in Station Square. family friendly and all welcome.