7 Things To Do At Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival

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7 Things To Do At Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival

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Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival is back, and this year promises to be the best one yet. Head there on 22 July for theatre performances, street food and craft beer.

Be sure to check out the giant waterslide and book tickets for the outdoor film screening of Austin Powers. If you're up for some serious dancing, grab a prime spot for the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club set.

There'll be so much to do and see, so we've put together this guide to 7 things you won't want to miss on the day.

1. Giant waterslide

Grab a dinghy and get ready to be a big kid, as there's a giant waterslide popping up for the Summer Festival. The grounds of Alexandra Palace will host this 100m waterslide for one day only — it'll be popular, so book before your visit, and prepare to get wet.

2. Outdoor cinema

This has got to be one of the best places to settle down and watch a blockbuster. Austin Powers will be screened under the stars on the slopes. Grab a beer and a blanket, and enjoy this example of comedy gold on a huge pop-up screen against the stunning backdrop of the London skyline. Tickets for this are sure to sell out so get them while you can.

3. Silent disco

Step inside the secret forest, pop on your headphones and prepare for some serious moves at this disco with a difference. There are eight sessions to choose from, and sets include Cartoon Classics, Summer of Love, and guilty pleasure Club de Fromage.

4. Theatre

There'll be some fantastic performances thanks to Chickenshed and Jackson's Lane, with dedicated shows for kids as well. Lost in Translation Circus, Cirque Bordello, is the offering from Jackson's Lane, which will see colourful and chaotic acrobatics and aerial performances.

5. Family raves

Why should the adults have all the fun? Big Fish Little Fish family raves are for all ages. With sensory dancefloors, summer of love vibes and plenty of fairy lights, this is techno for the tots. There'll also be hula hoop workshops and craft areas, plus the all important licensed bar — grab your tickets now.

6. Live music

The Summer Festival will have three live music stages offering everything from Dat Brass to JJ SoulX and Let The Drum Beat. Listen to classic songs reworked, as Cash Cows put a quirky spin on tunes we all know and love. If folk is more up your street, be sure to keep Ogre Melodies on your radar. The best bit about all the music is that it's completely free. Now this is the sort of festival we like.

7. Street food and craft beer

A festival wouldn't be complete without lots of delicious food and drink to choose from — pizza from Arancina, BBQ delights from Bob the Griller, and Oli Baba's legendary halloumi fries are among the vast selection of traders, which have options for veggies, vegans and fussy kids alike. With 20 different craft and cask ales as well as plenty of Pimms and cocktails, we'd come with a stash of cash if we were you.

Convinced? Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival is set to be an epic day out — check out the schedule full schedule here, and be sure to book for the ticketed events.

Last Updated 26 June 2017