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Elbow and Madness to headline OnBlackheath 2015


Story by Jack Foley

ELBOW and Madness are to headline this year’s OnBlackheath festival in London.

Now in its second year, OnBlackheath’s 2015 line-up promises to be bigger and better with the announcement of platinum selling five piece Elbow and pop icons Madness.

OnBlackheath, in partnership with John Lewis, will return to one of London’s most beautiful open spaces on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 20 and will be available via

Elbow will take to the stage on the Saturday, playing hits from their current album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue.

They will be joined by Manic Street Preachers, who arrive on Blackheath following the release of one of the most critically acclaimed albums of their career (Futurology) and the re-issue of their 1994 masterpiece, The Holy Bible.

Also heading to the main stage on Saturday will be critically acclaimed Anna Calvi with many more artists still to be announced. Leading independent label Heavenly Recordings will also be back to curate the second stage, Heavenly & Friends.

Madness will be hitting the main stage on Sunday for their only London date this year.

In the last five years the band have released two of their most critically acclaimed albums, The Liberty of Norton Folgate and Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da. At the end of 2014, they embarked on a hugely successful arena tour, including a date at London’s O2 Arena.

Madness commented: “We thought we’d left no stone unturned in London: Palaces, parks, stadiums… and now the kind people of Blackheath are letting us play there. Lets hope we don’t cause an earthquake south of the river.”

Sunday will also see the likes of American R&B star and food lover Kelis and British soul singer Laura Mvula take to the main stage. National radio DJ Gilles Peterson will be making a return and will be bringing an array of live music and DJ sets to his Worldwide Stage.

The Meantime Sessions Stage has also been announced and makes a welcome addition to the bill with artists including The Rude Vandals plus Chris Holland All Stars.

OnBlackheath will also feature an array of exciting attractions including a Chef’s Club Immersive Dining Experience, Food Demonstration Stage, a whole host of entertainment dedicated to kids and the family, urban arts experience area, interactive sreet entertainment and much much more.

Over 25,000 festivalgoers attended the first ever festival that took place in Blackheath, London, in September 2014, with memorable headline slots from Massive Attack, Frank Turner and Grace Jones.

More exciting OnBlackheath 2015 annoucements to follow.

Ticket Prices & information:


Adult Saturday Day Ticket – £54.50
U16 ticket (13 – 16) Saturday Day Ticket – £35
U12 (12 and Under) Saturday Day Ticket – FREE

Adult Sunday Day Ticket – £45.00
U16 ticket (13 – 16) Sunday Day Ticket – £29
U12 (12 and Under) Sunday Day Ticket – FREE

Full price Ticket – £89
U16 (13 – 16) WEEKEND full price Ticket – £49
U12 (12 and Under) WEEKEND Ticket – FREE