Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2017

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, May 24, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Morcheeba are headlining the main stage

    Also in the 2017 programme:

    • Lemn Sissay, the official poet for the London Olympics, headlines the Spoken Word & Comedy Tent on 17 June
    • Kianja, a finalist in the Mayor’s GIGs competition and guest artist with the Jazz Warriors, headlines the Youth Takeover Stage on 17 June
    • Dr Alex Paterson of The Orb presents Kompact Sounds and Balearic Beats with Nancy Noise and DJ Dadaist on 16 June
    • Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas, from the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony creative team, perform and invite you to throwdown (dance) on 17 June in the park
    • Sian Evans (Kosheen) and long-term writing partner Ron McElroy (DJ Fresh) perform new work and their substantial back catalogue on 17 June
    • Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, performs in a very special concert with London Mozart Players at St John the Evangelist Church on 18 June.
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  2. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Loved it when it was in Westow park and low key genuine community event. Now fenced off, bag searches, no bring your own booze, instead 30 min wait to find they only got coke sized cans of fruit cider for a £5! Agood thing ruined by greed, and it wasn't even on the lovely original stage. Expect a tenner entry charge next year. expect me not to be there.
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  3. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I heard it was awful this year. Used to enjoy when it was at Westow Park.
  4. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    It was only awful if you spent most of the time in booze queues. Or loo queues. Apart from that it was lovely.
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fuck, was it that bad? I couldn't make it in the end but maybe I'm glad I missed it now.
  6. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Truxta makes a fair point, if you didn't want booze, (and there was no way you were taking in your own!) then it was probably alright. Booze and toilets a fairly standard staple of a festival imo. The band before Morcheeba were alright, but much preferred the relaxed and informal vibe it had when it was at Westow Park.
  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Plenty of people managed to get booze in so it can't have been that strict. I didn't really check out the stages so won't comment on the quality of the acts on offer.
  8. existentialist

    existentialist It could always be worse.

    The booze search was pretty cursory - I didn't have any contraband, but just for larfs I opened the smaller compartment of my rucsac and made like co-operative, and got waved through.

    The beer queues WERE long - but were processed pretty fast. The beer WAS expensive (at least by country bumpkin standards *chews on straw*), but very nice indeed.

    But we need a better way for Urbanites to spot each other :)
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  9. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    We came with a buggy and could have brought in loads in the base, they didn't even look at it.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    *makes note for next year

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