On Blackheath is an urban music festival held every September in South-East London’s Blackheath. The festival is a family event with a large kids’ area and free admission for those under 12. As you may expect from a festival sponsored by John Lewis, there is a big focus on top quality food and beverages - enjoy a three-course meal cooked by Theo Randall, watch Neil Rankin cook up a storm in the live chef masterclass or take part in a free cooking class at the John Lewis Cookery School. Importantly, the line-up has historically been amazing with Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Belle & Sebastian and James all gracing the stage in 2016.
On Blackheath is a daytime festival which takes place over a weekend, usually in mid-September. The gates open at 12pm on both days and close at 10.30pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday. You can buy tickets for the festival here. The nearest train station to the festival site is Lewisham which is an 8-minute walk. Blackheath and Greenwich are also located within a 20-minute stroll. You can also take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Lewisham or Elverson Rd. There are additionally plenty of bus routes which pass very close to the venue. Check out the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the best way for you to get to the festival.
Music festivals are now a staple of the English Summer and there’s no doubt that they’re here to stay. With so many different festivals in a wealth of different locations, you might as well start the kids off young! Being one of the more family-oriented festivals, On Blackheath offers plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Last year sponsored by Puffin Books, children rubbed shoulders with famous characters such as Peter Rabbit and The Clangers. If you’re fond of a good story yourself, you may find that you love the Magical Storytelling Stage as much as the kids…
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If you’re travelling to London especially for the music festival, extend your stay so that you can check out some of the other amazing sights near to the festival site: look to the wonders of the skies in the excellent Royal Observatory in Greenwich, also the birthplace of Greenwich Mean Time; visit the Cutty Sark, the impressive tea clipper now located next to Greenwich Pier; and take a stroll through historic Greenwich Market, open every day.
To find out more information about the music festival, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to find out the full 2017 line-up, buy tickets and see a full list of stalls in the John Lewis Food Village.
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