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Line-up change for OnBlackheath


There has been a change to the line-up for this weekend’s festival with Basement Jaxx (DJ SET) added to the bill on Saturday September 9th.  Unfortunately De La Soul have had to cancel their appearance at the festival, due to travel problems caused by Hurricane Irma.

The legendary Brixton duo Basement Jaxx now headline the second stage at the festival with a DJ set and Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will move across to the main stage for a 3pm slot with other acts Kate Tempest and Steve Mason moving up the bill.  

OnBlackheath Essential Festival Guide


How to get there 

You can get to us by train, bus, overground, tube and even by boat! Take a look at our travel information here for the closest stations to the site - it’s just a short 10 minute from Blackheath station, or an 8 minute walk from Lewisham. Plan your travel ahead of the weekend and arrive early to make the most of the festival. 

How to get around the festival

John Lewis food area


Masterchef finalists ‘Ham & Hen’ will be the expert hosts of the John Lewis Cookery School at our festival this year.

Saira Hamilton and Juanita Hennessey make up the fantastic female cooking double act, representing all the ‘real’ cooks out there. They’ll be using the cookery school to show our ticket holders how to create delicious seasonal food using just home appliances.

Boom Boom

Boom! Boom! Basil coming to OnBlackheath


Basil Brush has been lighting up TV screens for nearly 50 years and we’re pleased to announce that this hugely popular children’s entertainer is coming to OnBlackheath!

The funny furry fox, whose catchphrase  ‘Boom Boom!’ and mischief making has earned a place in millions of children’s hearts since the late 1960s, has been added to the  line up for our Storytelling & Performance Stage. 

David Roberts and Julian Clary

Children’s favourites and celebrity authors in our Family Playground area.


The line-up of children’s entertainment for this year’s OnBlackheath festival has been revealed, with plenty on offer when our site welcomes ticket holders on Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th September.

Our Storytelling & Performance stage will feature special appearances from family favourites and some intriguing and immersive entertainment. Elsewhere, young visitors will be encouraged to get out and explore a range of activities across the weekend as well as enjoy some fun crafts and games. 

Tony Rodd

Cracking celebrity chef line-up for John Lewis Food Village


The mouthwatering line-up for our chef’s demonstration stage at this year’s OnBlackheath festival has been released.

In partnership with John Lewis we’re bringing a great music line-up to South East London and now have a food offering to match.

Curated by Masterchef finalist and private chef Tony Rodd, the food line-up for the John Lewis Food Village features a number of guest chefs from all walks of life, making sure there is something to suit every palate. 

Urban poet Kate Tempest to appear on Main Stage at OnBlackheath


South East London’s own Kate Tempest will be coming to OnBlackheath’s Main Stage on the Saturday of the festival.

The Ted Hughes award-winning playwright, author, urban poet, rapper, musician and cultural figurehead hails from Brockley, a short stroll away from Blackheath, so will be coming “home” for the weekend.

OnBlackheath returns to bring London’s summer of festivals to a fun-filled conclusion


We’re back for 2017! OnBlackheath Festival, in partnership with John Lewis, will return on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September with a standout music line-up to close London’s festival season.

Our 2017 festival will be two days of unforgettable music, food and family entertainment which will celebrate this part of London and provide a magical end to the summer.