Kaleidoscope Festival

On Saturday 23 July, Alexandra Park and Palace will once again throw open its gates for Kaleidoscope Festival 2022 – a summer celebration in the capital like no other. Kaleidoscope is London’s highest festival, set atop our hill within 196 acres of parkland offering the best panoramic views across the city.

On the main Hilltop Stage, ORBITAL promises to bring proceedings to a scintillating climax following the inimitable Manchester sound of HAPPY MONDAYS. DAVID RODIGAN MBE will play a signature set featuring the very best Reggae to raise the temperature after CHARLOTTE CHURCH’S POP DUNGEON brings a medley of bangers as the sun begins to set. THE MAGIC NUMBERS and HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR will have crowds of all ages dancing all afternoon.

Over on the DJ Stage – Cloud 10 – the line-up is equally mouth-watering with CRAZY P SOUNDSYSTEM, CRAIG CHARLES, DJ YODA, ZERO 7 and PBR STREETGANG all performing on the terrace decks, whilst The Alternative Stage features the legendary Creation Records founder and music industry visionary ALAN MCGEE in conversation; comedy from trigger happy stalwart DOM JOLY, the legendary ED BYRNE and rising stars SINDHU VEE, HUGE DAVIES and JESSICA FOSTEKEW; plus THE CUBAN BROTHERS will ramp up the party atmosphere.

There will ALSO be a host of entertainment for FAMILIES around the festival site, including  MAGIC, GAMES, FIRE TRUCK RAVES, MINI LAND ROVER ADVENTURE and INTERACTIVE ARTS. Meanwhile the Palace’s secret VICTORIAN BASEMENTS will be opened up for people to encounter all the weird and wonderful souls in the MIDNIGHT MOON HOTEL….

A young festival in the grand scheme of things, this is Kaleidoscope’s third year, with previous years being headlined by Flaming Lips and Groove Armada. With a comfortable 11,000 capacity, increased from 10k in 2021, this one-day event has been a huge hit, particularly for Londoners – no long journey, no camping, no brainer. As the nation lurches towards recovery and some semblance of normality, the summer of 2022 will be one giant ‘Kaleidoscopic’ celebration and an unforgettable experience for everyone who comes.

As well as incredible live music, mesmerising DJ sets, comedy and spoken word, there’ll be plenty of family entertainment and delicious street food and drinks from local heroes.

  • “As a sight, Kaleidoscope was unbeatable.” ★★★★ – Evening Standard”
  • “Sheer festival brilliance.” – DIY Mag
  • “Packed with fun, culture and one seriously good view.” – Clash

How to get here

Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY

Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus