House Festival 2014
Thank you for another great year! Watch this space for 2015…
As hundreds of Soho House staff prepared BBQs and platters of seafood, vendors from all over London, including the Wright Brothers, Smoke Stack and Rainbo, served a perpetual buffet of fantastic bites.
From playsuits to Panama hats, neon frocks to Birkenstocks, here’s a look at the fashion trends we spotted at this year’s House Festival.
Our second year in Richmond is shaping up to be another big one… and this time round there’s something for everyone. Hip Pop champ Dizzee Rascal’s inimitable blend of party anthems will close the show, following sets from indie hot shot Jake Bugg, big band soulstress Paloma Faith, man of the moment Sam Smith and R&B duchess Kelis.
Much-loved rap legends De La Soul will provide a moment of blissed out nostalgia, alongside appearances from dance chart toppers Clean Bandit and electronic pop ingénue Charli XCX. Some of the next big things to look out for on the Big Top Stage this year are Grammy nominee MNEK, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, and hypnotic viral collective Jungle.
The Festival will continue to support English Heritage at Marble Hill House. Built between 1724-1729, Marble Hill House is a beautiful Palladian villa is set on 66 acres of outstanding riverside parkland. The Festival’s support in 2013 enabled us to carry out conservation works at Marble Hill, including resolving problems of damp on the west side of the House.
English Heritage looks after over 400 of the nation’s most outstanding historic sites, opening them up to the public and bringing the story of England to life.
This year we have expanded our relationship with War Child, selecting the charity as one of our principal beneficiaries for the second year running.
War Child provide life-changing support to vulnerable children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war. They work to protect children, help them access an education and support communities in building sustainable livelihoods to help children & families get back on their feet.
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Location and Contact
Marble Hill House
London TW1 2NL
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Please note there is no parking available on site. It is important to note that there are several road closures around House Festival and cars will NOT be allowed to stop and drop off or pick up on Richmond Road or any of the side streets. There will be ample provision for this on the Festival site itself.
We also ask all attendees to be mindful that it is a residential area and noise when leaving House Festival must be kept to a minimum.
By Train and Tube
Richmond Train & Tube Station – 1.5 miles
District Line with links to Victoria and Edgeware Road
London Overground with links to Euston and Willesden Junction
Twickenham Train Station – 1.6 miles
South West Trains Overground to Waterloo Station, with links to Northern Line, Jubilee Line and Bakerloo Line
Buses to Hammersmith from Marble Hill : 33
Buses to Richmond Station from Marble Hill : 490, H22, R68, R70
To Twickenham Station from Marble Hill : 490, 33
For timetable information contact Transport for London on + 44 (0) 20 7222 1234.
All taxis should enter the Festival site via Gate B, which is clearly signposted off the Richmond Road. There will be sufficient space for all drop offs.
Addison Lee will have an On Site Booking Desk in the taxi rank area. However, we recommend you book your journey home in advance on the Addison Lee mobile app or website www.addisonlee.com. There will also be Addison Lee On Site Co-ordinators to assist with locating your car or any other related query. They will accept account, credit card and cash bookings. Please note that ad hoc cash and credit card bookings may be subject to response times of up to & within 30 minutes. You should board your allotted vehicle at the dedicated rank.
If you have pre-booked a taxi, which is not Addison Lee, they should enter the Festival site via Gate B and follow the signs to the taxi area. There will be a clear and dedicated area for pre-booked taxis, which will be marshalled.
Plan Your Journey
To help plan your journey to House Festival 2014, use Transport for London Journey Planner