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Alexandra Palace announce Kaleidoscope, a new Arts Festival for London

KaleidoscopeThis July Alexandra Palace will welcome a kaleidoscope of music and arts, set high above London within the Park and Palace. Kaleidoscope will play host to huge live performances including appearances from The Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets, alongside mesmerising DJ sets from the likes of The 2 Bears, Norman Jay MBE, Don Letts and more.

Dr. John Cooper Clarke will be gracing North London with his quick-witted punk poetry, whilst Katherine Ryan and Mark Watson will be delivering their belly-aching comedy. Also on the bill will be some of the most exciting names in theatre and performance, including immersive experts RIFT and the death-defying Gorilla Circus. With something to keep the whole family entertained, the Science Museum and more will be on hand to educate and delight every generation. Tickets start at £40 for adults, £15 for children aged 6-13 and free for under 5s. For more information and tickets visit kaleidoscope-festival.com

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. Kaleidoscope will create a world where music, performance, theatre and comedy embrace in a collision of beautiful noise, brilliant ideas and brazen colour.

An outdoor stage with skyline sweeping views will see an incredible headline performance from ever colourful psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips, who will be bringing their high-octane eccentricity to N22. Their ever effervescent live show promises to be an unforgettable masterclass in rock and roll.

The South View Stage will also welcome Ghostpoet, whose sung-spoken storytelling has earned widespread critical acclaim including two Mercury prize nominations. Also set to perform are British indie rock outfit Mystery Jets, who have spent the last decade honing their eclectic sound and no holds barred performance style. Completing the South View Stage lineup are infectious pop masters The Go! Team, ‘folktronica’ singer-songwriter Beth Orton, a unique twist on Paul Simon’s classic album courtesy of the awe-inspiring London African Gospel Choir presents Graceland, plus Beans on Toast, Xylaroo, Dat Brass and more.

As well as live music from some of the best in the business, there will be a whole host of world-class DJs to keep North London moving, including sets from The 2 Bears, Norman Jay MBE, Mike Pickering, Don Letts, Hip Hop Karaoke and Soho Radio.

The multidisciplinary programming continues with a dedicated Words & Comedy stage featuring a host of sharp-tongued comedians and thought-provoking talks, debate and spoken word. The quick-witted Northern punk legend Dr. John Cooper Clarke will be on hand to provide a healthy dose of satire to the day’s proceedings, whilst Katherine Ryan and Mark Watson will delight with their brutally honest observational comedy. Fringe favourite Andrew Maxwell completes the comedy offering. Caught By The River promises an arts, nature and culture clash plus expect inspiring insights from LDN Talks, musical satire from Johnny & The Baptist and not-your-average poetry with Bang Said The Gun and Mike Garry.

Kaleidoscope offers a new platform for exciting theatre and performance including trapeze treading daredevils Gorilla Circus, Oh My God! It’s The Church, Tin Shed Theatre, The Glory, Molly Orange and loads more incredible pop-up performances and happenings in hidden spaces. Deep under the Palace itself, Kaleidoscope and RIFT will present a brand new theatrical immersive experience in the rarely opened Victorian basements, with details to be revealed.

Kaleidoscope welcomes fun-seekers of all ages, with exciting and educational demonstrations from the Science Museum, as well as performances from Flying Seagull Project and Chickenshed Theatre.

For the hungry amongst us, Gastro Avenue will be bringing with them The Best of London’s Food Scene alongside a lovingly curated Vegan Corner and Wellbeing space for the more mindfully inclined.

Simon Fell, Organiser, Kaleidoscope comments: “We’re delighted to bring a wealth of talent from across the creative sphere to Alexandra Park and Palace for Kaleidoscope. On offer will be a selection of world-class music, comedy, talk and debate, theatre and hidden happenings in exclusive spaces, all set against the beautiful London skyline at one of London’s favourite landmarks

Tickets start at £40 for adults, £15 for children (aged 6-13) and tickets for children under five are free. For more information and tickets please visit kaleidoscope-festival.com


The Flaming Lips
Mystery Jets
The Go! Team
Beth Orton
London African Gospel Choir presents Graceland
Oh My God! It’s The Church
Beans on Toast
Dat Brass

Words & Comedy
Dr John Cooper Clarke
Katherine Ryan
Mark Watson
Andrew Maxwell
Caught By The River
LDN Talks
Bang Said The Gun
Jonny & The Baptists
Mike Garry

Theatrics & Performance
Rift Theatre
Gorilla Circus
Tin Shed Theatre
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
Chickenshed Theatre
Albion Kids Show

Gastro Avenue Feat. The Best of London’s Food Scene
Pop-Up performances & Happenings
Vegan Corner
Wellbeing space


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