Alexandra Palace Summer Festival Is Back

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Alexandra Palace Summer Festival Is Back

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There's a Summer of Love theme at this year's Alexandra Palace Summer Festival, which brings a giant waterslide, theatre performances, an outdoor cinema, free kids activities, three live music stages and a huge range of street food to the north London venue on 22 July.

As one of London's legendary music venues, Alexandra Palace played a huge role in the 1960s music scene, hosting ground-breaking gigs like the famous Technicolour Dream that kickstarted the Summer of Love era here in the capital.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 'official' start of the Summer of Love, and a day of live music and good vibes seems the perfect way to celebrate.

The free festival has something for everyone, from family raves to silent discos, immersive theatre to films under the stars. Some of the activities and events need booking, so get on that sharpish as they're bound to sell out pretty quickly.

Watch Austin Powers on the big screen in front of one of the best views in London, let your creative juices flow at a graffiti workshop, or just sit back and relax with a pint of craft beer and global street food. Whatever you choose, the day is bound to be one of the highlights of your summer.

For something a bit different, why not get involved with Wiretapper's Fake Picnic? From the people that brought you Shunt, it's part theatre, part flashmob and part picnic.

Download an app, get yourself a set of headphones, and be ready to receive a set of secret instructions that will let you know what happens next. Intriguing, huh?

Talking of performances, they've really upped their game in terms of theatre offerings this year — there'll be interactive storytelling from Chickenshed, and all things colourful from Jackson's Lane with their acrobatic display, Cirque Bordello.

The kids are taken care of too. There's a fully-fledged funfair as well as a full programme of performances aimed at younger visitors on the People's Stage. If you fancy being a big kid yourself, take on the giant waterslide — a surefire way to cool down on a summer's day.

Hippie dress optional, but chilled vibes are a necessity — check out what's on here.

Alexandra Palace Summer Festival takes place on 22 July from noon-10pm. Entry is free, but some events require tickets.

Last Updated 05 June 2017