Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2012

June 20, 2012

Photos from Crystal Palace SE19 Overground Festival 2012

Last weekend was the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, an annual event which takes place in Westow Park and various places around the CP Triangle. It’s been running for a couple of years now, but this was the first time we’ve not been away while it was on.

It’s fair to say that Glastonbury 1998 put me off festivals for life; it was the horrible year it didn’t stop raining and we had to wade round in a river of mud that went up to our knees, no joke. So the only sort of festival I’ll even consider going to is one where absolutely no camping is required and you can leave when you’ve had enough i.e. after an hour (I’m well aware of how old that makes me sound!) In that respect the Overground Festival ticked all boxes.

And it was great; there were lots of bands on the main stage, with food / art / children’s areas as well as local businesses including Vintage Hart, the clothes shop that’s in the White Hart pub – which has just started making children’s clothes.

We took Eliza in the Baby Bjorn, which turned out to be an excellent option over the pram considering it was a) up and down a hill and b) full of lots of other people with prams. There was an awful lot to look at so she was entertained; she loves the carrier since we turned her to face outwards. And the sun even shone for a while, which is pretty amazing for this summer.


  • shirley

    June 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Does this mean yl never take me to Glastonbury then so can I take Eliza in a few yrs

    1. gillian

      June 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Haha, think we can give up any pretence that I’ll go to Glastonbury with you 🙂 Try Eliza when she’s a teenager…

  • Crystal Palace Overground Festival |

    June 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    […] Last year we took still-tiny Eliza in the carrier, so one thing we really noticed now she’s running around is how much thought had gone into the children’s area, including the yarnstormed trees courtesy of Deadly Knitshade (they reminded me to start teaching myself to knit again!) It was also sunny, *shock horror*, and we met up with friends and sat on the grass along with most of south London. […]

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