The community-organised Crystal Palace Festival is returning to The Triangle on Saturday for its fourth year and was to be an extra-special cause for celebration. Having long been dubbed the “Underground Festival”, the date was supposed to coincide with the arrival of Crystal Palace on the tube map.
Since its conception, dates and names have changed and the East London Line is, of course, now already up and running (and we've crawled it) and the festival has been hastily re-dubbed the “Overground Festival” in line with TfL’s branding.
Formalities aside, the party goes on and Saturday will see a street market selling food-to-go, antiques, books and records whilst locals will (hopefully!) be setting up stalls selling homemade produce and bric-a-brac. There’s also going to be live music at a host of pubs around The Triangle, including The Alma, and a general community joviality which, we reckon, is not to be missed.