London Wonderground

London Wonderground is moving from its ancestral home on the Southbank to a new venue at Earl's Court. Peter Gray reports

Billed as an ‘outdoor staycation sensation’ and ‘the only place to be this summer’ London Wonderground certainly has quite a lot to live up to. However, given that the festival comes from the same people behind the phenomenally successful Underbelly events, we’d say that they’ve probably got this one covered.

The Earls Court event will feature a traditional Big Top as well as the aforementioned upturned purple cow/performance space and will showcase a range of live shows, bandstand performances, circus acts and performers from the Edinburgh Festival.

If that were not enough, London Wonderground will also have a range of DJs spinning tunes, vintage fairground rides and even its own beach!

That’s right, if you are unable to get away this year, you still don’t need to forego the beach going experience with Earl’s Court set to play host to London’s latest urban beach.

Naturally, there’ll also be copious amounts of street food and beer, wine, and spirits by the bucketload.

The event will be free to enter, however, there will also be a number of ticketed events which guests will have to reserve before attending the festival.

The Directors of Underbelly, Ed Bartlam, and Charlie Wood, had this to say about the festival:

“London Wonderground is without doubt one of our most exciting and ambitious festival creations to date, and it feels so in the spirit of the heritage of Earls Court to be launching it as we come out of the pandemic. We’re dancing on toes on hot coals in our excitement to give people that live entertainment experience again and to play our part in bringing some much-needed fun and socialising back to people’s lives this summer. London Wonderground at Earls Court will do just that, with something for everyone, free entry to the site and a jam packed programme of live shows to make you smile, laugh and gasp. Add to that, outdoor food and drink, vintage rides and even a beach, and we think London Wonderground can truly become London’s staycation destination this summer. Let’s all have some fun.”

London Wonderground will be at Empress Place, Earl’s Court from the 15th of July until the 26th of September 2021.

More information about the festival can be found here.

For information about other outdoor events in London this summer, please click here.

-London's Best Events-
What: summer festival
When: 15 Jul - 26 Sept 21
Where: Earl's Court