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The festival aimed at celebrating the stunning location of Blackheath and showcasing both home-grown and international artists is back for a fourth year.

Travis are to headline the festival on Saturday night and will give festival-goers an exclusive performance of their hugely successful album The Man Who. While the Libertines are to headline on Sunday.

Organisers have revealed some last minute additions to the bill, including electronic four-piece Metronomy, American blues ace Seasick Steve, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, soulful singer KT Tunstall, American hip-hop trio De La Soul, poet Kate Tempest, indie singer-songwriter Steve Mason, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club,  London-based producer Rationale and New York City natives Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

In the last week it has also been announced that South London DJ, comedy writer and journalist  Danny Baker will compere the event, alongside BBC Radio 6 Music’s Matt Everitt.

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir is back following its success at both On Blackheath and  Glastonbury last year on the famous Pyramid stage.

The popular John Lewis Food Village featuring a live food demonstration stage with Masterchef finalists, dining areas,  award-winning street food and a Meantime Craft Brewery bar is also returning.

Once again there is to be plenty to engage children and keep them entertained including traditional children’s games, giant art walls, crafting and a storytelling stage.

Top attractions include TV favourite Basil Brush and children’s Laureate novelist, poet and author of the enduring classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen.

Comedian and writer Julian Clary will also be there, reading excerpts from his best-selling children’s book series The Bolds.

Acts on Saturday include US indie rock band The Districts who are set to play this year’s top single Ordinary Day and East London band Koates. Further additions include Texan Jarrod Dickenson has supported the likes of Don McLean and The Waterboys, and Yonaka from Brighton who blend together hip-hop beats and hints of grime, while The Lottery Winners from Manchester are to bring their buoyant indie pop tunes to Blackheath.

London-based Australian duo The Graveltones will bring their infusion of rock and blues to the festival, along with Amsterdam’s rising lo-fi indie star Pip Blom. Essex boy Joseph J Jones will be showing off his incredible voice and festival goers will also get a chance to hear 17-year-old Londoner Mancie Baker perform.

Rounding off the new acts are Naked Six, the Yorkshire lads who are winding the clock back to the classic British rock era of the 1970s.

Organisers have also revealed that Masterchef finalists Ham and Hen will be taking the lead for the John Lewis Cookery School this year.

The female double cooking act Saira Hamilton and Juanita Hennessey will provide the chance for people to try out their home cooking tips.

The demonstration stage curated by Masterchef finalist Tony Rodd will also feature fellow competition winners Jane Devonshire and Gary Maclean. While on Sunday, Michael Bremner, who has appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu, is to showcase his cooking tips.

OnBlackheath takes place on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10.
Day tickets are priced at £49.50 with weekend tickets selling at £90 (plus booking fees). Tickets can be purchased in person at Blackheath Concert Hall or online at many ticket websites such as www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Entry is free for children under five and there will be a limited number of tickets available for children aged five to 12 for £10 a day or £15 for the whole weekend. Tickets for teens are also limited and are priced at £30 per day and £55 for the weekend. Visit www.onblackheath.com for more.

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OnBlackheath aims to attract both music and food lovers, and their families,...
n Lewis - Summer fun at last year’s even

OnBlackheath aims to attract both music and food lovers, and their families, this weekend

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