Udderbelly Festival And London Wonderground Return For 2014

Udderbelly
Udderbelly London (Photo credit: failing_angel).

Part of Southbank London’s Festival of Love, this summer you can look forward to the return of the popular Underbelly Festival and London Wonderground. Tickets are now on general sale.

Udderbelly Festival

Now in its sixth year, the big upside-down purple cow has become an iconic feature on London’s Southbank with over 127,000 tickets sold in 2013. The festival’s laid-back atmosphere and packed programme of comedy, circus and family shows means that there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Udderbelly Festival. It takes place from 10th April to 13th July – so plenty of time to catch something or indeed, lots of things.

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Omid Djalili will perform at Udderbelly 2014 (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Comedy has always been at the heart of the Udderbelly and highlights this year includes sets from Omid Djalili, Tony Law, Susan Calman, Andy Zaltzman and The Horne Section.

Circus fun comes in the form of Smashed, serving up the ‘dark art of juggling’; and A Simple Space, which is seven young acrobats competing for your laughter and gasps mind-boggling feats; and

The family programme continues to grow, and this year will offer The Amazing Bubbleman, The Fantastical Story Factory and Comedy Club 4 Kids.

Further programme announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

London Wonderground

The return of the award-winning London Wonderground will take place from 7th May to 28th September. It’s a summer-long celebration of the best cabaret, circus and sideshows that the world has to offer built around a magnificent 1920s Spiegeltent.

Headline shows at London Wonderground this year includes Limbo, a show so hot Madonna has seen it twice; Meow Meow, star of the Olivier award-winning La Clique; and Al Murray’s The Pub Landlord Southbank Saloon.

Further programme announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

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Southbank Centre’s 21 acre estate, from Waterloo Bridge to the London Eye (Photo credit: Wikipedia / Luis Artus).

Southbank Centre’s Festival Of Love

Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground are part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival Of Love this summer from 30th May to 8th September. Celebrating the Gay Marriage Act becoming law in England and Wales in March 2014, Southbank Centre’s summer festival in 2014 is dedicated to the theme of love.

Hundreds of artists, communities and partners will participate in creating a festival that will explore the many different facets of human love – from romantic love and the breakdown of relationships, to the harmony (or disharmony) between nations and the concept of memorials. The Festival will feature a wide-ranging programme of themed weekends, performances, talks, outdoor art installations and urban greenery across the site, with one of the highlights being Proud To Be Wed, a mass wedding event for gay and straight couples.

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