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London welcomes a brand new festival this summer, as Kaleidoscope touches down on the grounds of the beautiful Alexandra Palace. But just what can you expect from this new festival?
Organisers have just confirmed more creative performances and food vendors that join the already confirmed line-up, welcoming the likes of The Flaming Lips, Katherine Ryan, Dr John Cooper Clarke and more.
The Caught By The River stage includes the best in ecological literature, cycling actors, and comedian Eshaan Akbar. The news comes as the festival confirms the likes of Mother Clucker, mac and cheese vendors Anna Mae’s, and vegan junk food courtesy of Biff’s Jack Shack, among others.
Drinks will be provided by Meantime Brewers, as well as craft beers specialists Fourpure Brewing Co. Cocktails will also be available.
Find out more about Kaleidoscope Festival below:
Kaleidoscope is a brand new music and arts festival hosted by Alexandra Palace. For the first time in 30 years the Park gates will be thrown open and its rolling hills will welcome a vibrant and eccentric cast of performers for summer celebration like no other.
The event welcomes a blend of live music, words, comedy, theatre, DJs and parties, from the likes of The Flaming Lips through to Beans On Toast, and from the iconic Dr John Cooper Clarke to DJs The 2 Bears.
Here’s the line-up in full:
THE FLAMING LIPS | GHOSTPOET | MYSTERY JETS | THE GO! TEAM | BETH ORTON | LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR PRESENTS GRACELAND | BEANS ON TOAST | OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH | XYLAROO | DAT BRASS
WORDS + COMEDY
DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE | KATHERINE RYAN | MARK WATSON | ANDREW MAXWELL | ESHAAN AKBAR | CAUGHT BY THE RIVER | LDN TALKS | BANG SAID THE GUN | JONNY & THE BAPTISTS | MIKE GARRY
THEATRICS + PERFORMANCE
RIFT THEATRE | GORILLA CIRCUS | TIN SHED THEATRE CO | THE GLORY | MOLLY ORANGE
DJS + PARTIES
THE 2 BEARS | NORMAN JAY MBE | MIKE PICKERING | DON LETTS | HIP HOP KARAOKE | SOHO RADIO
SCIENCE MUSEUM ACTIVITIES | FLYING SEAGULL PROJECT | CHICKEN SHED THEATRE | ALBION KIDS SHOW
Plus Gastro Avenue featuring the best of London’s food scene, pop-up performances, Vegan Corner, and a wellbeing space.
Situated between Muswell Hill and Wood Green, Alexandra Park is well served by public transport and is easy to reach by underground, road and rail.
Alexandra Palace has its own main line station fittingly called Alexandra Palace which is located on the east side of the Park. Regular trains run from Kings Cross Station and Finsbury Park and head north towards Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.
The nearest underground station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line. From here you can either walk to Alexandra Park (15 minutes) or catch the W3 or 184 bus to Alexandra Palace station on the edge of the park.
Please note that the last train from Alexandra Palace station leaves at around midnight. Please check train times ahead of travelling to ensure that you can get home safely.
Tickets for Kaleidoscope Festival are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.