Capital Crime Festival To Return September 2022


Capital Crime and Goldsboro Books have partnered for the next Capital Crime Writing Festival scheduled to take place from 29th September – 1st October 2022

Capital Crime will run at a new, tented, venue in a central London park from Thursday, 29th September to Saturday, 1st October 2022. The celebrated crime and thriller festival will feature a wide-ranging line-up of events focused on accessible, mainstream fiction loved by readers around the world, which entertain crime and thriller fans, readers and authors alike in the UK’s capital.

The inaugural festival in 2019 was hailed a success, and celebrated as “the most ‘diverse and inclusive’ of its kind” which saw a wide range of household names and new authors coupled with actors and producers from popular crime and thriller adaptations across the weekend. The line-up included Ian Rankin, Martina Cole, Lynda La Plante, Abir Mukherjee, Robert Glenister, Dreda Say Mitchell, Leye Adenle, Will Dean, Kate Atkinson, amongst others. 

Award-winning communications agency FMcM have been appointed to handle media relations for the festival. 

Capital Crime co-founder and Goldsboro Books managing director, David Headley, says: 

“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 Initiative. 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, says: 

“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 crime and thriller genre back to London.”

Early Bird Tickets for Capital Crime 2022 go on sale from 12 noon on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at, with lineup and full details to be announced later this year. All existing 2020 festival ticket holders will have their tickets carried over.

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 under-represented authors with their social outreach initiative which was established in 2019.

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