OnBlackheath Festival in partnership with John Lewis, London’s most anticipated music, food and family festival returns this year on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September. OnBlackheath is the ultimate weekend for standout live music with mouth-watering food and drink experiences along with a fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages.
Confirmed to headline the Main Stage on Saturday are Scottish rock legends Primal Scream who are on the cusp of releasing their latest studio album ‘Chaosmosis’ alongside Grammy Award winning electronic music maestros Hot Chip. Indie pop icons Belle & Sebastian will headline on Sunday along with multiplatinum-selling James who are set to release their new album ‘Girl at the End of the World’.
Saturday’s line-up alongside Primal Scream and Hot Chip will be, Mercury Music Prize nominee Roisin Murphy and cool cat LoneLady. Sunday sees Belle and Sebastian, and James on the main stage, along with local heroes Squeeze, and Mercury nominated singer songwriter SOAK.
This year’s Second Stage will see the return of Heavenly Records with a promised killer line up, and new kids on the block NTS Radio, who have been making big waves since they began broadcasting in 2011.
OnBlackheath, celebrating their third year, unveiled their 2016 line-up at an exclusive launch party DJ’d by Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook at the Hare & Billet pub, a stone’s throw from the festival site.
Harvey Goldsmith CBE added, “I am incredibly proud that OnBlackheath festival has reached its 3rd year returning on 10th & 11th September 2016. We’ve established ourselves as one of London’s most looked-forward to events. We pride ourselves on good music, bespoke immersive food experiences and a special day out for all the family. I am thrilled this year to introduce for the first time, the ‘Puffin World of Stories’ to the Under 12’s area, bringing to life the great Puffin authors.”
With the hottest in music and very best culinary delights, OnBlackheath offers festivalgoers a memorable experience on the historic green space of London’s Blackheath Common SE3. OnBlackheath will also feature an array of exciting attractions including the John Lewis Food Village with a food demonstration stage coupled with celebrity chefs and an immersive dining experience. For the first time Puffin Books will be bringing to life the kid’s experience with their World of Stories across the festival. OnBlackheath embraces families as under 12s go free!
Rachel Swift, Head of Brand Marketing for John Lewis said, “For the third year running we are delighted to be supporting OnBlackheath. It's our celebration of music, family fun and food with the John Lewis Food Village at the heart of the festival. And if you're a my John Lewis member there's exclusive access to an array of extra treats.”
OnBlackheath has established itself as a landmark event in the London calendar and has previously presented the likes of Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers and Kelis. Last year over 30,000 music and food lovers gathered to enjoy OnBlackheath, across the two days.
The critics were impressed:
“A perfect blend of good food and fantastic music. An all-ages carnival atmosphere” - The Times
“Bringing together the worlds of music and food for some end-of-the-season festival action” - Time Out
“One of London’s most anticipated festivals” - NME
“OnBlackheath is definitely worth a second date next year” - Evening Standard
More exciting OnBlackheath 2016 announcements to follow.