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Primal Scream and Belle and Sebastian to headline OnBlackheath Festival 2016

Primal Scream

Story by Jack Foley

PRIMAL Scream and Belle and Sebastian have been confirmed as the headliners of this year’s OnBlackheath Festival in partnership with John Lewis.

This year’s event run on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2016.

OnBlackheath offers a combination of live music and mouth-watering food and drink experiences along with a fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages.

Tickets went on sale on Friday, February 12 and available via

Confirmed to headline the Main Stage on Saturday are Scottish rock legends Primal Scream, who are on the cusp of releasing their latest studio album Chaosmosis alongside Grammy Award winning electronic music maestros Hot Chip.

Indie pop icons Belle & Sebastian to close the Festival on Sunday along with multi-platinum selling James who are set to release their new album Girl at the End of the World.

Saturday’s line-up alongside Primal Scream and Hot Chip will be Mercury Music Prize nominee Roisin Murphy and cool cat LoneLady. Sunday sees local heroes Squeeze and Mercury nominated singer songwriter SOAK join Belle and Sebastian and James.

This year’s Second Stage will see the return of Heavenly Records with a promised killer line up, and new kids on the block NTS Radio, who have been making big waves since they began broadcasting in 2011.

OnBlackheath, celebrating their third year, unveiled their 2016 line-up at an exclusive launch party DJ’d by Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook at the Hare & Billet pub, a stone’s throw from the festival site.

Harvey Goldsmith CBE added: “I am incredibly proud that OnBlackheath festival has reached its 3rd year returning on September 10 and 11, 2016. We’ve established ourselves as one of London’s most looked-forward to events.

“We pride ourselves on good music, bespoke immersive food experiences and a special day out for all the family. I am thrilled this year to introduce for the first time, the ‘Puffin World of Stories’ to the Under 12’s area, bringing to life the great Puffin authors.”

OnBlackheath will also feature an array of exciting attractions, including the John Lewis Food Village with a food demonstration stage coupled with celebrity chefs and an immersive dining experience.

For the first time, Puffin Books will be bringing to life the kid’s experience with their World of Stories across the festival. OnBlackheath embraces families as under 12s go free!

Rachel Swift, Head of Brand Marketing for John Lewis, said: “For the third year running we are delighted to be supporting OnBlackheath. It’s our celebration of music, family fun and food with the John Lewis Food Village at the heart of the festival. And if you’re a my John Lewis member there’s exclusive access to an array of extra treats.”