The Flaming Lips and Mystery Jets announced for new London festival

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The Flaming Lips and Mystery Jets are among the first names to be announced for a new London festival that offers a unique combination of music, theatre and comedy.

Kaleidoscope Festival will take place at London’s Alexandra Palace on July 21 and will also feature comedy sets from the likes of Mark Watson and former NME columnist Katherine Ryan.

Other notable highlights include a set from Ghostpoet and poetry icon John Cooper Clarke.


It’s expected that sets from The Flaming Lips and Mystery Jets will take place on an outdoor stage surrounding Alexandra Palace, while a series of special performances will take place in the basement rooms of the venue.

“We’re delighted to bring a wealth of talent from across the creative sphere to Alexandra Park and Palace”, organiser Simon Fell said of the shows.

Adult tickets start from £45 and you can buy them here.

Check out the line up in full below.

  • The Flaming Lips
  • Ghostpoet 
  • 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

Last year, Mystery Jets brought the curtain down on the first ten years of their career with a five night residency at The Garage.

Speaking to NME, singerBlaine Harrison also confirmed that a new record is in the offing.

“We’re in the middle of making a new record at the moment, so we’re always making music and doing things – we’ve never stopped”, he told NME backstage.