Last Updated on July 11, 2019 by Fiona Maclean
Quick! On Blackheath is NOW!
In case you’re confused, On Blackheath 2019 is now being held on 13th and 14th July, as opposed to in September as in previous years. Instead of heralding the end of summer, it’s now bang in the middle.
You don’t have to run on stilts unlike this young lady from last year! But if you want to see some great acts including: Swing Out Sister, London’s own Soul 11 Soul, James Morrison and Jamiroquai on Saturday or Aswad, Morcheeba, the amazing Rag ‘n Bone Man (his performance at Latitude last year was one of the highlights of the festival for us), and the astonishing Grace Jones on Sunday, then you really should snap up some of the last remaining tickets.
If you have children to consider, these promise to be well-catered for with Mister Maker, a mini zoo, a Slime Time workshop with the Science Museum and a fun sounding band called Andy and the Odd Socks fronted by Andy Day, Star of Children’s TV. Touted as “The best band in the world (according to their mums)!” Widely known for his antics tackling dinosaurs, baby animals and being on safari, much-loved children’s BBC TV presenter Andy Day has spent the last 18 months playing gigs, releasing music and championing the hugely successful and far-reaching ‘Odd Socks Day’ for Anti-Bullying Week. Just the thing for your pre-teens.
It wouldn’t be On Blackheath without interesting festival food. This year it’s being curated by Street Feast, who will be bringing traders from Model Market in nearby Lewisham. Here at London Unattached we’ve been a fan of James Cochran for a while, and can’t wait to try his offering from Goat. It sounds delicious; jerk spiced shoulder of kid goat wrapped in coconut flatbread with a range of sauce options. I know I’m going to try the scotch bonnet jam.
There are a range of tickets available for On Blackheath 2019 – single days, weekend and a variety of VIP options. The weather forecast is good. Why not join us this weekend?