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Kaleidoscope is a new one-day festival coming to Ally Pally this summer

Lisa Wright

Welcome to the festival fold, Kaleidoscope Festival: a new music and arts one-dayer which will be taking over Alexandra Palace on Saturday July 21.

Musically, it’s set to boast a credible set of seasoned festie faves. The Flaming Lips will be zorbing their way to the top of the bill, while a solid supporting cast including Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets and The Go! Team will be propping them up.

But away from the gloriously mad sounds of Wayne Coyne and co, Kaleidoscope will also be presenting a whole host of audio-visual treats to separate it from the masses. 

Across the Ally Pally complex (areas of which, we’re told, will be open to the public for the first time), the festival will host spoken word and comedy from the likes of Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Katherine Ryan, DJs including The 2 Bears and Norman Jay, performance and theatre, plus some designated family fun to keep the small ones entertained.

Promising to provide 'curious happenings in hidden corners’, let’s hope Kaleidoscope is as much of a technicolour trip as its title suggests.

Get all the info on Kaleidoscope here. And here's the line-up so far...

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 | Xylaroo | Dat Brass

Dr John Cooper Clarke
Katherine Ryan 
Mark Watson 
Andrew Maxwell 
Caught By The River
LDN Talks | Bang Said The Gun | Johnny & The Baptist | Mike Garry

Rift Theatre
Gorilla Circus 
Tin Shed Theatre 
The Glory 
Molly Orange

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 

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