Capital Crime festival returns for 2022 in new London venue

Capital Crime festival returns for 2022 in new London venue

The Capital Crime festival will be hosted at a new venue in a central London park next September. 

Running from 29th September to 1st October 2022, the crime and thriller festival will feature a wide-ranging line-up of events focused on accessible, mainstream fiction. The festival will be housed in a tent in a park in central London, still be be announced

The inaugural festival launched in 2019 and included Ian Rankin, Martina Cole, Lynda La Plante and Abir Mukherjee, among others, while last year’s was postponed due to Covid-19. 

Capital Crime co-founder and Goldsboro Books m.d. David Headley (pictured) said: “I was incredibly proud of Capital Crime’s inaugural festival in 2019. Postponing our second festival was heartbreaking, but I’ve been delighted with how the team have kept the spirit of the festival going throughout lockdown, with the Amazon Publishing New Voices Award, the Capital Crime Book Club and social outreach initiatives. I couldn’t be more pleased that our diverse celebration of the crime and thriller genre is returning to the capital in a brilliant new venue.” 

Capital Crime Festival director Lizzie Curle added: “Our priority is to keep our customers and authors safe, and with our exciting new venue we will be able to run a fun, conscious and inclusive festival, and bring the celebration of the crime and thriller genre back to London.” 

Early bird tickets for Capital Crime 2022 go on sale from midday on 23rd September at, with the line-up and full details to be announced later this year. All existing 2020 festival ticketholders will have their tickets carried over to the 2022 instalment. 

"Alongside the festival, Capital Crime will continue to create a year-round home for crime and thriller readers and authors with their book club and awards, and nurture underrepresented authors with their social outreach initiative, which was established in 2019," organisers said.