Caught by the River

2019 will mark Caught by the River’s tenth year of talks, field recordings, cosmic disco, folk, and rock ‘n roll down by the estuary.

Born on a bankside, Caught by the River started as an idle conversation between friends Jeff, Andrew and Robin. It has blossomed into an online forum for all things outdoors – angling, birding, walking, drinking, listening and living – and boasts its own publishing offshoot, as well as a record label called Rivertones.

Caught by the River’s eclectic mix of past guests includes Viv Albertine, Don Letts, Tim Burgess, Gruff Rhys, Robert Macfarlane, Kurt Jackson, Chris Yates, Andrew Weatherall and Melissa Harrison. You can also catch some of Caught by the River’s favourite faces at the festival every year, including Pete Fowler, Emma Warren and Heavenly Jukebox DJs.

Accompanied by a bar, bookshop and the Drift Record Shop, this riverside plot is the perfect place to grab a pint, plonk yourself on a hay bale and become immersed in the lesser-known intricacies of the natural world. And don’t be fooled: these guys also know how to throw a pretty damn good party after dark.

The Orielles DJ set

Aldous Harding


Jonny Trunk

The Orielles

Heavenly Jukebox

Stealing Sheep

Gabe Gurnsey


Pip Blom

Luke Turner

Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou

Tiny Ruins

Lavinia Greenlaw

Will Burns & Hannah Peel

Chris Watson

Working Men’s Club

International Teachers of Pop

Modern Nature

Will Harris

Dr Rebecca Tamás

Emma Warren

Hannah Peel

Rachael Allen

Roy Wilkinson’s Pop & Nature Quiz

Haseeb Iqbal

Richard King (& Emma Warren)

Ru Callender