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About the festival

Everything you need to know, from how to get here via train, DLR or bus, plus our site opening times, what you can and cannot bring to OnBlackheath and readmission details.

2018 travel information

There is strictly no parking on site but that’s fine because Blackheath is very well connected by public transport. The area is well served by SouthEastern trains, the DLR, the Tube, Thames Clippers and those big red things that the wheels go round on. 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.

National rail

There are plenty of options to reach us by train, either from central London or surrounding counties. The nearest rail stations are Lewisham (eight minute walk), Blackheath (10 minute walk) and Greenwich (20 minute walk). Westcombe Park and Deptford stations are close to us as well.


The nearest DLR stations are: Lewisham (8 minute walk) Elverson Road (19 min walk), Deptford Bridge (20 min walk) and Cutty Sark (22 min walk).


All aboard! Bus routes that pass close to the ONBlackheath site are: 53, 54, 108, 202, 286, 386 and 380.


The nearest London Overground station is New Cross (30 min walk) or New Cross Gate, which are close to each other, with New Cross the nearest to ONBlackheath.


The nearest Tube stop is North Greenwich (Jubilee Line). From here take the No 108 bus to Blackheath and it’s then a 10-minute walk to the festival.


Avoid the roads and come to us by boat! Thames Clippers, who run regular services along the river, stop regularly at Greenwich, a 25-minute walk from us through leafy Greenwich Park.


All tickets will be sent out a week before the event.

If you have any ticket issues, for example, refunds, date changes etc. Please contact your ticket agent direct.

Please note: Under 5’s go free but do require a physical ticket.

We have introduced a tier ticketing pricing system for 2018. T1 being the cheapest option we have offered to date and T4 being the most expensive. The earlier you purchase the ticket the better value it is.

If you require disabled access tickets please contact us on info@onblackheath.com to make your booking.

Please note, Disabled customers must have documentation proving to be currently in receipt of:

  • Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate)
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Credability's Access Card (www.accesscard.org.uk)


Disabled access tickets are subject to availability.

Sorry to be the bearers of bad news but the following items are NOT allowed on site so please don’t waste the effort of bringing them with you: Glass, cans, alcohol, sound systems, illegal substances, portable laser equipment or pens, unauthorised professional film or video equipment, audiorecorders, barbecues, camping stoves, folding chairs, hampers, cool bags, metal cutlery, fireworks, flares, Chinese lanterns and any item that might be used as a weapon.
Unfortunately we can’t allow pets, except registered guide dogs, onto the site.
Please be aware that there will be a body and/or bag search at the entrance for security reasons.
Any prohibited items will be taken at the entrance and destroyed.

The good news is that everything you need from drink to snacks and sun cream will be available on site.

If you’ve left your mobile in the mosh pit or dropped your wallet because you had something tasty in each hand then check our Lost Property zone where hopefully a kind soul will have handed it in.
For any follow-up inquiries once you’re off site please e-mail info@onblackheath.com once the festival has finished.

Blackheath is a lovely green part of the city and we’d like to keep it that way so please respect the environment by using the many recycling points and bins provided to keep the site and surrounding area clean.

We love this part of London and want to be good neighbours so please respect people living locally by arriving and leaving the festival peacefully and quietly. By all means let off steam while on site!

The tented stages and venues at OnBlackheath have a maximum capacity that we are legally obliged not to exceed. If you’re very keen on a certain artist or band please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Once the venues are full we will be enforcing a ‘one in, one out’ policy in the interests of crowd safety.

Re-admission is permitted at OnBlackheath as long as you have your ticket stub and a valid wristband, which must be intact and on your wrist so if you live nearby then you’re very welcome to drop the children with the baby sitter and come back for a dance!

Our site opens at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday, closing at 10.30pm on Saturday and 10pm Sunday


For all enquiries relating to tickets please contact the outlet from which you bought your ticket.