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Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace

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Time 13:00
Date 24/07/21
Price £59.8

Ally Pally's very own festival is set to be London’s first festival this summer, with Groove Armada headlining.

On Saturday 24th July, Alexandra Park and Palace will throw open its gates for Kaleidoscope Festival 2021 – a summer celebration in the capital like no other. Kaleidoscope is London’s highest festival, set atop a hill within 196 acres of parkland offering the best panoramic views across the city.

Ally Pally - a place where magic happens. To all who play. And all who will. Here’s a taste of what they had to say about the palace on the hill:
Fatboy Slim: ‘It was on my bucket list to be a part of it. It’s all about the collective euphoria and the power of the people in the room, they are the show and we’re all in it together’
Supergrass: ‘We looked at this tour and said ‘It’s got to be Ally Pally. There’s a bit just before the chorus plays and you can see everyone knows there’s this big chorus coming, and when it kicks in you just see the whole place fly up and down.’
Underworld: ‘Its legacy means that we need to be part of it.'
Fatboy Slim: 'When you first drive up to Alexandra Palace, and you go round a corner and suddenly the whole of London’s there, and there’s buses with your name on them, it’s a definite thrill playing here’
Frank Turner: ‘The atmosphere is awesome, it sounds amazing.'
Robyn: ‘It’s such as classic and important place for London and live shows’
Loyle Carner: ‘It feels overwhelming to play at Ally Pally, because it’s had so many special people play it, you feel like you’re part of something just from being in there.’
Karl Hyde, Underworld: ‘It’s just done so many incredible things - Pink Floyd and Oil Wheels and Yoko Ono and John Lennon - it was the unattainable, it was a land that we were never going to arrive at but it was good to dream about, and now I’m walking through the ghosts of all that magic. It kind of makes the whole gig extra special being in a place with that kind of history’
Supergrass: ‘From the stage it just looks unbelievable, there’s nothing quite like it’
Architects: ‘There’s fucking magic in that room’
Tony McGuiness from Above and Beyond: ‘An independent venue of this size is a rarity these days’
Supergrass: ‘When we started our band if we didn’t have independent music venues we’d never have gotten the chance to show what we had.'
Tony McGuiness: from Above and Beyond ‘It has its own identity, it’s in the country’s DNA [Alexandra Palace], in a way that some other venues aren’t.’
Karl Hyde, Underworld: ’It sounds really cheesy but it is, there is no other venue like it’
Vice: ‘A sacred, emotional space’

On Saturday 24 July Ibibio Sound System, Groove Armada, The Coral, The Staves  will light up the outdoor stage for Ally Pally’s own young and thriving one-day festival Kaleidoscope to kick off what is already looking like a massive comeback for live gigs including John Grant, Yungblud, Fontaines, Bauhaus, Suede, Black Midi, London Grammar, Kandace Springs, Glass Animals, Six60, Enter Shikari, Mogwai, Architects, Greentea Peng, Metronomy, Michael Kinewuka, Lorde, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more music...  whilst words and comedy features Irvine Welsh, Reginald D Hunter, Glenn Moore, Jayde Adams, Phil Wang and Sophie Duker... and the line-up keeps growing! See the full line-up here.

In partnership with BrewDog.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace at 13:00 on Saturday 24 July 2021. To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.
Which of the artists from the Kaleidoscope Festival line-up released the track 'I See You Baby'?
A: .1) Groove Armada .2) Bauhaus .3) Ibibio Sound System .4) Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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