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New festival from Gala producers launches in UK

The inaugural Kingdom festival will take place this July, in the latest venture from the team behind London’s Gala festival, which is expanding to a second day for 2020

By IQ on 31 Jan 2020

Kingdom: new festival from Gala producers launches in the UK

Kingdom will take place in the grounds of Belvoir Castle

image © Kingdom

Kingdom, a three-day festival celebrating music, architecture, design and food, is making its debut in the UK this summer.

The festival, which is taking place from 24 to 27 July in the grounds of the Grade I-listed Belvoir Castle, is the newest project by the team behind independent electronic music festival Gala.

South London record label Rhythm Section and Turner Prize-winning architecture firm Assemble are collaborating on the design, sound and execution of one of the event’s four main music stages.

Similar creative partnerships will be announced in due course.

“Kingdom offers us a chance to push boundaries, to really think about the way in which people come together to experience music”

“Kingdom offers us a chance to push boundaries, to really think about the way in which people come together to experience music, and what we can do to heighten that experience,” comments Assemble co-founder Jo Halligan.

“I’ve known the Assemble crew for a while and we’ve often talked about building a nightclub or working on a festival together,” adds Rhythm Section founder Bradley Zero, “so it’s very exciting to be collaborating with them on Kingdom.”

Bradley Zero is among acts playing at this year’s Gala festival, alongside Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco and Jayda G. After selling out in record time last year, the festival has expanded to two days, taking place in Peckham Rye Park on 23 and 24 May. Tickets are available here, priced at £40 for a day ticket and £80 for a two-day pass.

Fans can register for the pre-sale of the inaugural Kingdom festival here.


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