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 Photo credit: Underbelly Festival tent in London (Photo courtesy of Underbelly Festival)

Underbelly Festival to return this summer at new central London home

The festival will run for three months.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Underbelly Festival will return to London this summer, bringing a world-class selection of cabaret, variety and comedy to the capital from 1 July - 26 September. The festival is also changing location for this summer, moving from the South Bank to Cavendish Square

"Underbelly Festival is a sure sign that summer is round the corner and it feels like we've been waiting for this one for a long time" said Underbelly directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood. They continued to say "Our fantastic new home... embodies everything [that] is great about both iconic parts of London."

Artists taking part in this year's Underbelly Festival include Abandoman, who brings his trademark hip hop musical comedy back to London. There's also comedy from Daliso Chaponda and magic from Magical Bones, of which both acts have competed on Britain's Got Talent. Natasha Barnes will also take part in the festival, previously in Falsettos at The Other Palace and Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre.

The London Wonderground will also open this summer as a second festival. The London Wonderground is based in Earls Court, and you can book tickets for London Wonderground shows here. Shows at London Wonderground include 360 Allstars (17 July - 15 August), Austentatious and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.

A full list of shows at the Underbelly Festival at Cavendish Square ordered by performance date can be found below.

The TuckShop LIVE - 1 July
Crystal Sings the Greats - 3 July
The Showstoppers' Kids Show - 3 July - 5 September
Films to be Buried with Brett Goldstein - 3 July
Abandoman: Hotline - 9 - 10 July
Baby Loves Disco - 10 July
Zoe Lyons - 10 July
The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show - 11 July
Funny Gals - Vikki Stone & Natasha Barnes - 14 July
Goodbear: Dougal - 15 July
The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz - 16 July
Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew and Jo Brand - 17 July
Hotel Paradiso - 17 July - 5 August
Daliso Chaponda - 21 July
The Sickening 90's Drag Prom - 22 July - 5 September
Bernie Dieter's Berlin Underground - 28 July - 29 August
Sam and Mark's On The Road Show - 7 - 14 August
Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids - 15 August - 19 September
Comedy Club 4 Kids - 24 August - 26 September
Magical Bones: Live & Direct - 27 August
Nobody Panic - Live - 28 August
Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children - 31 August
The Enby Show - 31 August
The Scummy Mummies Show - 1 September
Miss Kiddy and the Cads - 3 September
Harry and Chris - 8 September
BONKERS! - 9 September
A Gay and A NonGay's Big Gay Show! - 10 September
Bernie Dieter in Konzert - 10 September
Drunk Women Solving Crime - 17 September
The Cocoa Butter Club - 17 - 18 September
Basil Brush's Family Fun Show - 18 September
Basil Brush: Unleashed Volume 2 - 18 September
The LOL Word - 18 September
Tales from the Bitten Peach - 21 - 22 September
Frisky & Mannish: PopLab - 24 - 26 September
Return of the Craic - 25 September

The Underbelly Festival is at Cavendish Square from 1 July to 26 September.

Photo credit: Underbelly Festival tent in London (Photo courtesy of Underbelly Festival)

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