On Blackheath: the last summer festival?

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If you’ve never been to this leafy SE corner, now’s your chance


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Send off the summer season with a bang. Photo: PR
Summer is dangling by a thread. And the last vestiges of alfresco shenanigans are taking place this weekend with the folks behind On Blackheath taking it upon themselves to send off the season with a bang.

This is the fourth time the annual festival has rolled onto the famous SE slab of greenery. Saturday headliners include iconic noughties Glaswegian rockers Travis, returning with a a UK festival exclusive performance of their enduringly successful album The Man Who.

Also on the bill are electronic four-piece Metronomy, New York hip-hop trio, De La Soul and the award-winning, truth-spitting poet Kate Tempest.

Meanwhile Sunday sees Camden’s indie rockers The Libertines taking to the centre stage, shortly after the husky tones of Seasick Steve and the crisp vocals of 23 year old Bob Dylan-alike, Jake Bugg.

Kate Tempest takes to the main stage on Saturday. Photo: PR
And you know the drill by now: cheesy-chips, grease-oozing noodles and plastic pints of lukewarm Fosters don’t quite cut it. Handy then, that a Food Village will be churning out tasty treats from some of London’s best streetfood purveyors. There’s also a demo stage, guest chefs, cooking classes and, necessarily, a craft beer bar set up by local brewers, Meantime.

And those with ankle-biters are welcome to drag them along too: there’s a family adventure area, giant art walls, storytelling stage and street theatre, to mention but a handful of kid-friendly pursuits.

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More info and tickets available here (£49.50 for a single day and £90 for the weekend)

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