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A kaleidoscopic new festival is happening at Alexandra Palace this summer

By Time Out London Music

Ice skating, extravagant fireworks, grandiose gigs, the World Ping Pong Championships... The mighty Alexandra Palace has a lot of strings to its cultural bow, and this year it’s adding another in the form of a new one-day music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. Details of the newly announced event are still thin on the ground, but a few nuggets of info about the general vibe have been released.  

We’re promised a ‘world where music, performance, theatre and comedy embrace in a collision of beautiful noise, brilliant ideas and brazen colour,’ as Ally Pally opens its gates to a ‘vibrant and eccentric cast of performers.’ So there you go. It also sounds like a pretty experiential affair, as revellers will be able to ‘wander through curious happenings in hidden corners, become the story in never seen places, dance to sounds in re-imagined spaces.’

You can even do some of your wandering alfresco, as the massive outdoor park areas will also be yours to explore, as well as the cavernous indoor spaces – maybe leave a trail of breadcrumbs before you start exploring.

In terms of music, the line-up hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll bring you further updates as they’re released. 

Kaleidoscope takes place on July 21 at Alexandra Park & Palace. Visit: for more details.

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