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Expand your horizons at Kaleidoscope Festival

Taking place at historic Alexandra Park and Palace, this is London's most vibrant new music and arts fest

Time Out in association with Alexandra Palace

If you're looking for an event to make your summer, the answer could be Kaleidoscope Festival, London's vibrant new music and arts extravaganza.

Taking over the lush green spaces of Alexandra Park and the Victorian Palace on Saturday July 21, this dazzling one-dayer is a one-stop culture shop. Its fresh and eclectic entertainment programme has something for festival-goers of all ages and tastes.

The varied music line-up includes a headline set from The Flaming Lips plus performances by Ghostpoet, Beth Orton, Mystery Jets and The Go! Team. On the Words + Comedy stage, you can take in punk performance poetry from John Cooper Clarke and tack-sharp stand-up from Katharine Ryan. The likes of Norman Jay MBE, Don Letts and The 2 Bears will be dropping beats on the Terrace.


You can also check out immersive theatre performances, spectacular circus sets, and quirky cabaret from east London superpub The Glory. In between, enjoy panoramic views of the capital from Alexanda Park's stunning raised setting.

When it's time to refuel, you can choose from the best of London's street food including Mother Clucker fried chicken, Anna Mae's mac 'n' cheese and Pink Cactus Mexican bites. If your little ones need a breather, there's a dedicated family area with hands-on activities and kids' theatre performances.


Kaleidoscope Festival is so colourful and crammed full of culture and excitement that no two experiences will be the same. Quite simply, there's something new to discover at every turn. To book tickets, visit

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