OnBlackheath Festival Preview Plus Win Tickets


We thought we’d take a look at one of London’s newest festivals, which has been causing waves with it’s enviable location and stellar line up of music, food and drink.

Plus we are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival.

What’s the story behind OnBlackheath festival?

Three local guys, Tom, Alex and Terry, with a passion for music, food and festivals thought it would be a good idea to put on an event in their home town.

The event will showcase Blackheath and the surrounding area, as well as promoting local traders, produce and artists that could sit comfortably with international superstars.

OnBlackheath and Harvey Goldsmith have now been working towards this for a number of years and the inaugural event this September, with Massive Attack headlining & Gizzi Erskine presenting her Chefs Club, epitomises the vision that OnBlackheath set out to achieve.

Who are the big acts?

The obvious draws here are the two huge headline acts.

OnBlackheath features one of only 2 UK festival dates for trip-hop superstars Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall aka Massive Attack on Saturday.

And on the Sunday you can look forward to a superb set from the voice of disenchanted twenty-somethings everywhere , and the man who started the London 2012 opening ceremony, Frank Turner.

Other big draws include the likes of Imelda May, Aloe Blacc ,a DJ set from Hot Chip’s Joe Goodard and folk-punk legends The Levellers.

Plus we have been promised a very special guest who is yet to be announced.

What are the other attractions?

On-Blackheath-Gizzi-ErskineThe Food Village with Gizzi Erskine’s Chefs Club will be a festival first.

Not only can you enjoy the demonstrations by several Michelin-starred chefs but after each presentation you can move into a chef curated pop-up restaurant where you will be able to enjoy a two course meal cooked by your favourite chef with wine.

OnBlackheath will also be offering you the best London street food stalls and locally brewed craft beer.

As well as stunning food & drink the event will be filled with a whole host of street entertainment and a kids zone that will be interactive and of course, fun!

Who is OnBlackheath for?

Looking for one or two days to escape the ordinary and find a place to relax away from your hectic London lifestyle? OnBlackheath is for people who due to work and family commitments, don’t have the time for a long weekend camping,

OnBlackheath is aiming to create a local friendly event, within London, that features quality music and food as well as loads of exciting and engaging experiences.

OnBlackheath hope to indulge seasoned and first-time festival goers to a weekend of fresh experiences, with a hint of nostalgia and give everyone a memorable time that they will be talking about long into the winter.


How do I get there?

OnBlackheath will be a car-free zone and there will be no parking available in the vicinity*. it is strongly advised that you do not try to drive to the festival.

You can get to Blackheath by SouthEastern trains, the DLR, the Tube, Thames Clippers and buses. The festival entrance is on the heath by the corner of Hare and Billet Road and Mounts Pond Road and will be signposted from Lewisham, Blackheath and Greenwich Stations.

Win OnBlackheath tickets

As part of our Gig of the Week competition in association with Stereoboard we are giving you the chance to win 2 tickets to onBlackheath. Find out how to enter our OnBlackheath Gig of the Week competition here.


Starts: 09/13/2014
Ends: 09/14/2014
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