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Festival organisers seeking £4,000 help from Tesco shoppers

Crystal Palace’s annual festival is celebrating receiving almost £40,000 in grants – but wants the help of Tesco shoppers to further boost its funding ahead of the 2018 event, which is being staged on June 11 to 17. Last summer, … Continue reading

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Overground Festival’s dance music night, Penge, Oct 13

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is close to reaching its fund-raising target, with just one week left to go with its crowdfunder. The organisers encountered thousands of pounds of additional security costs this summer, with their event being staged soon … Continue reading

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Security costs force free festival organisers to appeal for help

Additional security measures following the terror attacks in Manchester and at London Bridge earlier this year saw the Crystal Palace Overground Festival overspend its budgets by £8,000. Now the organisers are appealing for public help to pay off its staging … Continue reading

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Morcheeba confirmed as headline act for Overground Festival

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival returns next month, bigger and better than ever before after moving to the heart of Crystal Palace Park. The park, laid out for the Crystal Palace itself, has a long history of gigs including Pink … Continue reading

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Organisers want poets and jokers for Crystal Palace festival

Are you a poet (but didn’t know it)? Or do you reckon you’re funnier than Max Miller*? The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is conducting its own version of Britain’s Got Talent this year, with a special tent set aside in … Continue reading

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Hip hop DJs to play Overground Festival fund-raiser, Mar 17

As the Crystal Palace Overground Festival team prepares for its return in June, they have been given a boost by the support of some of the biggest house and hip hop DJs of the past 25 years to perform at … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival announces 2017 dates

The 2017 Crystal Palace Overground Festival will be staged from June 12 to 18. “After a year off in preparation for the move to Crystal Palace Park, we return bigger and better than ever and we are looking forward to … Continue reading

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Trustees sought to help build the Crystal Palace Festival

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is seeking three new trustees to assist in the event’s growth and staging. The festival recently announced that it is to take a year out in 2016, returning next year in Crystal Palace Park, better … Continue reading

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Overground Festival stages Metamono fund-raiser, Mar 18

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival may be taking a break year, but their activities, and fund-raising, continues, starting with a concert next month. They say, “South London’s finest analogue synth knights of the round control console, Metamono, curate an evening … Continue reading

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Discover the Crystal Palace archives at history talk, Feb 24

There is to be a free talk about unlocking the history of the Crystal Palace, staged at Upper Norwood Library on February 24.

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Festival announces move to Crystal Palace Park in 2017

The Warehouse Theatre is long gone now. The Fairfield Halls is about to close, reluctantly and with a touch of petulance. There will be no Purley Festival in 2016. The town centre cycle race has got on its bike and … Continue reading

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Overground Festival announces its 2015 programme of events

The organisers of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival have announced their programme for the five-day fiesta of live music, dance, film, arts, comedy and history, which runs from June 24 to June 28. Nine-tenths of the events at the … Continue reading

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Overground Festival appeals to locals to keep it free

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is turning to local residents in a plea for support to ensure this year’s festival remains largely free of charge. The festival has previously received funding from a number of sources including the Arts Council, … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival announces its 2015 dates

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival returns to Crystal Palace from Wednesday June 24 to Sunday June 28, offering fun for all. Festival fringe events will take place on June 24 to 26, with the Westow Park main event on Sunday … Continue reading

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Library gets in Festival spirit with quiz, walks and poetry

The Upper Norwood Library and the Norwood Society have put together a package of cultural and historical events for people of all ages as part of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, which starts this week. The events continue throughout the … Continue reading

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Festival favourites Metamono add sounds to sights of nature

Metamono is breathing new life into rarely seen classics of wildlife documentary at this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival, thanks to the support of Film Hub London. Secrets of Nature – Sounds Unseen is a silent film show with specially … Continue reading

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Sponsors on board to get Overground Festival primed

Thanks to local sponsors and funders, the organising team of volunteers behind the Crystal Palace Overground Festival next month have announced a jam-packed programme of events. The combined £18,000 sponsorship has contributed enormously to the programming of the various festival … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival gets top Marks to raise funds

Howard Marks is bringing his show, Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe, to south London on May 29 as a fund-raiser for the Crystal Palace Overground Festival. Marks, the former drugs smuggler who became notorious as “Mr Nice” through a series of … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace’s Overground Festival appeals for volunteers

Organisers of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival want local people to volunteer to be involved in what has become the biggest party of the year in the area. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in the community arts … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival makes call for new acts

Organisers of this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival are seeking bands, artists and performers of any genre for this year’s event. All acts should be available to perform on Saturday, June 28 at Westow Park. “All original music styles are welcome,” … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Triangle’s festival going Overground in June

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is set to return this summer, for its eighth year. The free four-day event will run from June 26 to 29 at venues across Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle. More than 6,000 attendees … Continue reading

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