Festival Reviews, music

On Blackheath @ Blackeath Common – The Metropolist

On Blackheath was undoubtedly a smashing victory. Saturday afternoon saw Blackheath Common buzzing with the energy of thousands; people of all ages roaming the grass in search of things to do. There was no shortage of entertainment. The Neff Food Stage was a great place to rest and enjoy live cooking, boasting proper seating and a shield from the wind. Despite the cooler temperature and the frosty gales, each performance went off without a hitch to happy crowds. On the Giles Peterson World Stage, the act most noteworthy was soul/scat singer Zara McFarlane. Reminiscent of Billie Holiday with the power of Janis Joplin, Zara’s superbly controlled voice and classic talent won the audience over from the start.

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