Aswe approach the end of summer, and the festival season draws to a close, the jewel in South East London’s crown that is Blackheath Common, will be laying on a festival fit for the finery amongst us.
In conjunction with those that are never knowingly undersold and purveyors of all that is class, John Lewis, the Common will host a world class food and music festival which sees the likes of UK trip hop outfit Massive Attack, Aloe Blacc and the ever bonkers Ms Grace Jones playing the main stage, whilst BBC 6 Music Man, Mr Gilles Peterson plays the worldwide stage, with hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Django Django’s Dave Maclean offering us up their DJ sets. Sunday will sees Frank Turner and Jagwa Ma, The Wytches and Athlete play the main stage.
Whilst sampling these musical morsels you could also choose to have a meander around the Common’s food village where you might find Sunday Times Columnist and TV’s Food Guru, Gizzi Erskine giving you a demo on the food stage, or Valentine Warner proffering up his wares for your delectation.
With a farmer’s market and a kids fun factory in situ, there’s something for everyone, so don those Hunters and hit up the Heath for what promises to be a feast of a South East festival.