On 23rd July 2016 i attended my first summer festival at Alexandra Palace. This is an annual event and surprisingly the entry is completely free! This was brilliant because not only do i love free events but especially when the quality of what was available was off of the charts!
There were many pop up bands and talented artists dotted around the Alexandra Palace Park which is large to say the least! The paths were bustling with people eager to hear and see the immense amount of things going on throughout the day.
I was there for most of the day and saw many families enjoying themselves and groups of friends and couples. This is the kind of events for everyone to join in together! The event runs all of the day and with a schedule which was handed out it little booklets which was very helpful as it included a map of the events and products. The street food was amazing!
There was so much variety and the prices were PanNation which consists of a group of people forming an orchestra of steel drums playing modern and popular songs. They were so enjoyable to see and to get involved in their atmosphere and they were so good that they were asked for 2 encores! Another band that i thought was very impressive was called The Hod and they were playing classic rock near the car park of the main building and within minutes had a large audience forming to listen. They even played the Pokemon Theme Song for a laugh (due to the recent mobile app launch of Pokemon Go!)
The final performance that i saw before departing was the much anticipated and famous DJ Yoda who got everyone dancing and enjoying his music. But unfortunately there were technical issues after the first 5 minutes of the music which delayed the performance another 10 minutes.
Overall, the summer festival was amazing and i hadn’t expected such a high turnout of people and for it to be such a fun place to be to enjoy the summer. Lucky that there was such good weather that day! I would definitely go again next year and recommend it!