Music, literature, beer and nature, all in the city. Sounds kind of perfect? That’s what will be on offer at Caught By The River, a new two day festival to hit London this summer. Taking place in Fulham Palace, the space feels like the countryside, but is super easy from the city.
The organisers describe the festival as ‘part gig, part literary gathering, part nature symposium, and part high-summer garden party’ and the line up is certainly diverse. Welsh troopers Super Furry Animals and Minnosota trio Low will be headlining, and joined on the music stages by Beth Orton, Mulatu Astatke, Temples, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Gwenno and Darren Hayman, who will be playing songs from his Thankful Villages project.
The literature side of things is led by word wizard Kate Tempest, who will be reading from he debut novel, a poetry chapel courtesy of Faber & Faber, author Amy Liptrot and audio-historian London Sound Survey. There’s stages curated by the Canal and River Trust, the Idler Academy, Palace Picture House, the Museum of British Folklore and the Caught by the River Bookshop.
And for sustenance there’s local food stalls and the rather brilliant sounding Ten Mile Beer Festival.
Where: Fulham Palace, Bishops Park, SW6 6EA
Travel: Fulham Broadway Tube