Chortle reports… The Underbelly Festival is set to return to London this summer – but in a new home.
Plans have been submitted to erect a wooden Spiegeltent – rather than the familiar upside-down cow – in Cavendish Square, just behind Oxford Street.
If approved, the pop-up festival will run every day from July 1 to September 26, hosting cabaret, circus, variety and family entertainment.
Underbelly has been operating on the Southbank since 2009, selling more than 1.2million tickets since then.
The initial programme for Cavendish Square, behind John Lewis’s flagship store, will be announced at the end of May, when tickets will also go on sale.