Produced by Broadwick Live, the one-day festival will take place in the Temple Island Meadows on August 11. Hosted by Classic FM presenters John Suchet and Margherita Taylor, the festival will feature performances by Alfie Boe, Sir Karl Jenkins, Miloš, Laura Wright, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices and the Royal Marines Band.
By The River will also feature a farmers market, with fresh organic produce, and the World Food Village, a “culinary trip around the globe from hand-picked food specialists”. A range of other experiences will be available, including exclusive VIP champagne gardens; chauffeur and river taxi services; premium picnics and also private cabanas with waiter service for up to ten guests, with the option of their own personal sound system and garden.
The organiser has also stated that the festival will feature “cutting-edge production and visuals” to accompany the musicians, building to a fireworks finale.