Bombay Bicycle Club, Mura Masa, Dermot Kennedy and more perform at the iconic London venue
Since it opened in 1875, Alexandra Park and Palace has been home to awe-inducing entertainment, spanning theatre, cinema, music and even ice skating. Across eight spaces the venue acts as a cultural hub for north London and has hosted numerous iconic musicians – including Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Blur and more – over the years. Here are the best gigs to see at Ally Pally in 2020.
Bombay Bicycle Club
The indie four-piece the UK knows and loves are back with more twinkly feel-good tunes in the form of their fifth record Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Expect classic tracks like 'Always Like This', 'Ivy & Gold' and more to sandwiched into their set. Fri 7 & Sat 8 Feb. Book Bombay Bicycle Club tickets.
This electronic music producer is hot property right now and rightly so. He bagged a Grammy back in 2019 for his Remix of Haim's track 'Walking Away' and the release of second album R.Y.C. is imminent. The record follows on from the ultra-cool 2017 debut that features everyone from A$AP Rocky to Charlie XCX. Thu 20 Feb. Book Mura Masa tickets.
The American-Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996 and have been making music ever since. The hardcore punks are known for their loud and energetic live performances, bringing a plethora of instruments including bagpipes, a mandolin, a tin whistle, an accordion and a whole host more to the stage. Fri 21 Feb. Book Dropkick Murphys tickets.
Cage the Elephant
These American rockers broke out with their self-titled debut album back in 2008 thanks to singles 'In One Ear' and 'Ain't No Rest for the Wicked'. Their fifth record Social Cues came out last year which can be heard live and loud at Ally Pally this February. Sat 22 Feb. Book Cage the Elephant tickets.
Fresh from hit Brit Award nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist, singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy announced a second show at Alexandra Palace due to demand. He'll perform songs from his 2019 album Without Fear among other hits. Fri 3 & Sat 4 Apr. Book Dermot Kennedy tickets.
Fat Freddy's Drop
The New Zealand seven-piece band serve up a helping of their multifaceted dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues combo at Alexandra Palace this May as part of their extensive UK tour. Fri 1 May. Book Fat Freddy's Drop tickets.
The ultra-cool Californian alt-rockers are touring the world right now, stopping off in London later this year to play tracks from their three albums. Wed 11 Nov. Book The Neighbourhood tickets.
Michael Kiwanuka released his Brit Award-nominated album Kiwanuka in late 2019, a follow-up to his hugely successful debut Home Again and No.1 record Love & Hate. Since finding fame in 2012 he's proved time and time again that he knows how to make a hit and more importantly, how to entertain a crowd at his live shows. Fri 27 Nov. Book Michael Kiwanuka tickets.
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Alexandra Palace was built to be North London's answer to Crystal Palace, and had the great advantage of not being made of, well, glass. It was gutted in a fire only 16 days after opening, but the outside walls still stood and it was soon reconstructed;…