Festivals in England

Festivals in England

The more eccentric the festivals in England, the greater the fervour with which we embrace them. St George’s Day is celebrated at concerts and creative events around the country with parades, maypole dancing and thrilling enactments of St George slaying the dragon. May Day fêtes on village greens mark the start of summer. Be entertained by a Morris dancing troupe and the crowning of the May Queen. On Bonfire Night, join a parade through towns where effigies of the traitorous Guy Fawkes are held aloft and eventually burnt. Cheer as the fireworks light up the smoky November sky.

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Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Wander the wonderful expanse of the Secret Garden Party, with all its quirky attractions and internationally-renowned headline acts to inspire you.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Watch a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

Watch a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

There are over 200 films to choose from at London’s most accessible and exciting film festival.

Location: London, Greater London

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Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival whist on a budget break in London.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

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Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

See Nottingham become filled with after dark illuminations and neon displays as it blinds the winter chill from the air with live music and street theatre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See comic greats and a bunch of alpacas at The Halifax Comedy Festival.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Gather the family and get your skates on for the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Location: London

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Visit the UK’s Festival City this October

Visit the UK’s Festival City this October

Nottingham is the UK’s festival city in October, with 15 major festivals and events taking place in the city centre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival

Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival

Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival brimming-full of outstanding international and local artists.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

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Party in the Peak District at Y Not Festival

Party in the Peak District at Y Not Festival

Watch big-name - music acts perform live with sweeping views of the Peak District National Park as your backdrop at the Y Not Festival.

Location: Pikehall, Derbyshire

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Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Forest Live’s gigs are well known for turning England’s forests into music venues, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing atmosphere.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

For four days each summer Warwick is awash with the sights and sounds of folk music from all over the world.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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See Longleat in a different light

See Longleat in a different light

Experience the magical Festival of Light with hundreds of illuminated displays after dark before staying in a luxury Longleat spa hotel.

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

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Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

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Take a break to the Bath Literature Festival

Take a break to the Bath Literature Festival

The best of the world of literature comes to the world heritage city of Bath, so come and hear the stories.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Share your love of books at the Stratford Literary Festival

Share your love of books at the Stratford Literary Festival

Be in the company of celebrity authors, great thinkers and best-selling writers at this lively literary event.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Celebrate the arts at Devizes’ International Street Festival

Celebrate the arts at Devizes’ International Street Festival

Head to the Wiltshire town of Devizes in late August and early September for the annual Devizes International Street Festival and Devizes Carnival.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

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