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Caught By The River Thames Festival live review - London

Live Review

Venue: Fulham Palace, London

Prog and psych-pop stars grace the first Caught By The River Thames weekender

It sure isn’t your usual music festival when you enter an event, walk past a Poetry Chapel, a literary tent and a phalanx of deckchairs into a sun-baked lawn area where rapt families are watching TV naturist Chris Packham being interviewed on a main stage by 6Music’s Lauren Laverne.

This is day two of the inaugural Caught By The River Thames weekender, a boutique festival created by the folk behind the Caught By The River website. It’s a collusion of music, film, history, nature and literature, situated in the medieval grounds of Fulham Palace. We’re here for the music, but there’s plenty else: talks in the Great Hall, a museum of folklore, Prog Boy artist Pete Fowler hosting workshops for kids, a 19th-century walled garden that’s home to a 450-year-old oak… Big Big Train would literally have a field day here.


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