Happening this weekend (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017), London's OnBlackheath festival has been forced to make a late line-up change after De La Soul have had to cancel, due to travel problems caused by Hurricane Irma which is currently ripping up the Caribbean.
In their place Brixton due Basement Jaxx will now headline the Second Stage with a DJ set, while Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will move across to the main stage for a 3pm slot with other acts Kate Tempest and Steve Mason moving up the bill.
Conal Dodds, event promoter from Crosstown Concerts said: "De La Soul recently played some UK shows but Posdnuos travelled back to Miami and is now trapped there due to Hurricane Irma. Thankfully Craig Charles, Kate Tempest and Steve Mason were all able to move their stage times and the fabulous Basement Jaxx are stepping in to headline Stage 2 with an amazing DJ set. Our best wishes are with everyone affected by Hurricane Irma this week."
The Basement Jaxx (DJ set) joins the saturday line-up which includes Rationale, Earl, Bad Sounds, Jesca Hoop, Tom Williams and Keir on Stage 2, while the main stage is headlined by Travis with a UK festival exclusive performance of The Man Who album. Sunday has a headline set from The Libertines, along with Seasick Steve, Jake Bugg, KT Tunstall, Fun Lovin' Criminals, and more.
For a list of all acts announced so far please see the line-up page.
As well as live music, OnBlackheath also has street food, a Chef's demonstration stage, cookery school, guest chefs, gin and cocktail bars, McGuigan Wines and the local Meantime Craft Brewery Bar, while children can explore the Family Playground featuring an adventure area, giant art walls, kids crafting, a storytelling and performance stage and street theatre and workshops.
Tickets are priced at £49.50 for day tickets and £90 for weekend (plus booking fees) and are currently on sale.
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