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Venue: OnBlackheath Festival, London

We’re not in Blackwood now, Toto...

It’s not often you have to pick your way through expensive baby buggies and over picnickers to get to the front of a Manics’ show.

With John Lewis as its main sponsor, and Elbow and Madness as respective headliners on Saturday and Sunday, On Blackheath brings new meaning to the word genteel. With champagne bars here, a wellbeing coach there, a food hall even, Glastonbury feels like slumming it in comparison. 

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