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OnBlackheath 2017

at Blackheath Common, London
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OnBlackheath festival in partnership with John Lewis returns on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 with a standout music line-up to close London’s festival season.

Headlining the main stage on Saturday will be one of Britain’s best loved bands Travis, with a UK festival exclusive performance of their enduringly successful and classic album ‘The Man Who’. Travis follow electronic floor filler four-piece Metronomy. The now legendary indie rockers The Libertines will headline on Sunday, when American blues ace Seasick Steve, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg and the soulful KT Tunstall will also take to the main stage.

Saturday’s line-up also features American hip hop trio De La Soul, indie singer-songwriter Steve Mason, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and London-based producer Rationale. On Sunday the festival will also see sets from New York City natives Fun Lovin’ Criminals and the hugely talented Chris Holland All Stars featuring special guest Marc Almond. Many more artists will be announced over the coming weeks and months.

OnBlackheath has established itself as a landmark event in the London calendar and has previously seen the likes of Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers and Primal Scream take the main stage by storm. Last year over 25,000 music and food lovers gathered to enjoy the end-of-season festival, across the two days.

As well as live music, OnBlackheath offers festival goers the ultimate festival weekend with mouth-watering food and drink and a fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages on the historic green space of London’s Blackheath.

The John Lewis Food Village will bring award-winning street food, communal dining, a food demonstration stage, guest chefs, pop-up restaurants and the local Meantime Craft Brewery Bar to Blackheath while children can explore the Family Playground featuring an adventure area, giant art walls, kids crafting, a storytelling stage, street theatre and much more still to be announced.

Tom Wates co-founder of OnBlackheath, commented: “We’re back with two days of unforgettable music, food and family entertainment this summer, celebrating this stunning part of London and bringing the festival season to a close.

'With a stellar line-up to take the festival into its fourth year, this is one weekend you shouldn’t miss, and the best value festival ticket in London.'

Please visit www.onblackheath.com/ for more information.

Headliners

Travis

Travis appearing at this event

Veterans of the UK indie pop scene who led the way for bands like Coldplay. Fran Healy and the boys hit the big time with their award winning multi-million selling 1999 album 'The Man Who...', containing the hits including Driftwood and Why Does It Always Rain On Me and have continued to release new material throughout the Noughties.

See Travis tour dates

The Libertines

The Libertines appearing at this event

In the early Noughties, you could not escape the sight or sounds of these infectious modern-day punks. Whether dancing at Indie clubs, reading the NME or tuning into Radio 1, The Libertines were everywhere. Top 20 hits like 'Time For Heroes' and 'Can't Stand Me Now' were on heavy rotation and they gained a somewhat obsessive fan base. But after just two short 'n' sweet albums (2002's 'Up The Bracket' and 2004's eponymous 'The Libertines', both produced by The Clash's Mick Jones) it was all over. So what became of the likely lads? Personal problems and battling demons saw Peter Doherty and Carl Barat split up and go their seperate ways with various solo projects and forming new bands. But time is a great healer and they patched up their differences to reform in 2010.

See 14 tour dates featuring The Libertines

Blackheath Common

  • Shooters Hill Road
  • Blackheath
  • London
  • SE3 7AS