The House Festival is a one day outdoor event taking place at Chiswick House and Gardens, in London, on Thursday 7th July to raise funds for a restoration project.
2012 line-up, news and updates
Headliners for this year include Keane, Lana Del Rey, Basement Jaxx, Friendly Fires and many many more
Past lineup highlights
The 2011 line up featured the Stereophonics, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Noah and The Whale, KT Tunstall, Eliza Doolittle, Katy B, and Dry The River. Presenters include Ant & Dec, Fearne Cotton, Jo Whiley, Reggie Yates and Richard Bacon.
House Festival prides itself in being the ultimate Garden Party, with big name artists, live acts and an intimate and starstudded crowd.
There are no concessions or discounted tickets for children. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Although it is outdoors, there will be plenty of seating and cover at the Festival. Therefore, additional chairs, stools, gazebos, large sun umbrellas, etc will not be allowed onto the site. However, do feel free to bring picnic rugs if you wish to sit on the ground and umbrellas in the event of rain.
Music Stages and Other Entertainment
Apart from the popular and well known live acts, House Festival provides entertainment in the form or cooking shows by chefs and interviews with the acts.
Food and Drink
Once inside the Festival all your food, drink and entertainment is included. The site will be filled with market stalls offering a summer feast including lobsters, oysters hog roast and homemade pizzas, and there will be plenty of bars.
There will also be the "Somerset" tent offering West Country beer, cider and pork pies.
Camping and Other Accommodation
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
Location and Travel
Some areas of the Gardens will remain open to the public on the day via the usual pedestrian gates. However entrance to the Festival itself is only possible from the front of Chiswick House. If you are being dropped off by car please pull off the A316 into Burlington Lane, alongside the Gardens – and make the short walk to the entrance. There are no car parking facilities at the House, please do not bring your own vehicle. This is a residential area well served by pubic transport.
Upon arrival at Chiswick House, a member of staff will give you a wristband and Festival Programme in exchange for your ticket. Please note that your wristband is non-transferable and wristbands should be worn at all times whilst at the Festival. The event will start at 3pm in the afternoon and run until midnight (Entertainment, bars and food end 11pm).