We take a look at the highlights coming at Caught by the River Thames, taking place in London this weekend.
With the plethora of festivals available to you every summer (if you can call this summer), from the uber Glastonbury and Reading to your tiny Festival No.6 and Y Not, it’s a minefield of choice. However one of the major obstacles to a festival is logistics. You either get a train for hours, sit in a car park of traffic or walk for miles.
Fear not, weary traveller. Caught by the River Thames is but a ten minute stomp from the tube, or even closer if you use nature’s motorway to Fulham Palace.
And it’s a festival like few others. One part Glasto, one third Hay and a sprinkling of the Really Wild Show.
Beth Orton, Low, Temples and Super Furry Animals headline the music stage, but there is entertainment a plenty in the form of talks from people as diverse as Tim Burgess talking about his book about vinyl shopping to Chris Packham who will invariably avail you on his latest encounter with a badger.
It’s a unique experience being in the heart of London, but secluded in the palace garden walls on the northern bank of the river. The rooms of the house are now open and stages have been moved into them with events in the grounds for the whole weekend.