If you like an eclectic festival, but are not attracted by the mud splattered mayhem of Glastonbury, you may want to consider the new Caught by the River Thames Festival on the banks of the Thames at the historic Fulham Palace.
The new festival celebrates the very best in music, arts and the natural world, it will feature top bands, authors, artists, thinkers and drinkers. Billed as Part gig, part literary gathering, part nature symposium, part high-summer garden party, Caught by the River Thames is likely to be the most diverse festival line-up in the capital this summer.
Headlining the Lawn Stage on Saturday 6th are Minnesota trio Low whilst topping the line-up on Sunday 7th are the peerless Super Furry Animals. Psych rockers Temples will be joining the line-up providing main support to Super Furry Animals on the Sunday and the festival will also be welcoming North Malian Imarhan’s blend of African funk and 70s pop as well as Liverpool psych-pop three piece Stealing Sheep.
Also performing across the weekend are Beth Orton, Mulatu Astatke, the Sun Ra Arkestra, BE performing the London premiere of the album ONE, Laura Cannell, Ryley Walker, Darren Hayman (playing songs from his ‘Thankful Villages’ project), Gwenno and Jonny Trunk.
The festival will also host The Palace Picturehouse, an area for all things film and photography. At the many stages of the festival there will be talks and readings. Leading the speakers are Kate Tempest (in conversation with Miranda Sawyer and reading from her forthcoming debut novel) and one of the UK’s best-loved naturalists, Wildlife TV Presenter presenter Chris Packham (in conversation with Lauren Laverne). Joining them will be many of Caught by the River’s regular contributors including author Amy Liptrot (reading from her hugely-acclaimed debut The Outrun); activist and author of ‘The Wake’, Paul Kingsnorth and audio-historian London Sound Survey.
Each day, the UK’s greatest independent publisher Faber & Faber will be presenting their own programme in the Faber Poetry Chapel. Florence and Virginia Astley will play rare live performances alongside readings from a selection of Faber New Poets and friends.
The festival is being bought together by the people behind the website, Caught by the River and promoters Robomagic who are offering an urban and a countryside experience at the same time in an easy to reach location in West London, there is even a low-impact, locally sourced Ten Mile Beer Festival.
Caught by the River Thames Festival – August 6th and 7th 2016
Day tickets – £55
Weekend tickets – £99
Limited children’s tickets (14 and under) – £25
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Caught by the River Thames website here
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