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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Click your fingers to the sound of Bristol’s jazz scene

Click your fingers to the sound of Bristol’s jazz scene

Bristol plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Location: Bristol

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See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

Every dance taste imaginable is catered for at Birmingham's showcase festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Pull on your hiking boots and join in the march at the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

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Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Rhythmtree world music festival offers hippy food and happy faces, alongside some of the top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

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Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Fresh, local, award-winning produce, live demonstrations and more in October. Simply delicious.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Join in the parties at Spitalfields Music Festivals

Join in the parties at Spitalfields Music Festivals

Putting music at the heart of London, Spitalfields continues its fusion of global and local in the East End of London through its festivals.

Location: London, Greater London

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Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival 2016

Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival 2016

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers and Mark Ronson are coming to Southsea this summer for Victorious Festival 2016.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Shrewsbury says it with Flowers

Shrewsbury says it with Flowers

Flowers, fireworks and two fun-packed days of celebrity chefs, floral displays and family attractions at the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Celebrate at the SO Festival

Celebrate at the SO Festival

Lincolnshire’s coastal district of East Lindsey is transformed into an international arts venue during this annual festival.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

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Enjoy the British Ceramics Biennial

Enjoy the British Ceramics Biennial

Back for its fourth year in Stoke-on-Trent, the British Ceramics Biennial will feature the best in contemporary ceramic art and craft.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

This summer’s Grassington Festival in June is a popular two-week extravaganza in the Yorkshire Dales, with music, theatre, film, comedy and more.

Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Feeling hungry? Eat and drink your way around one of the UK’s biggest food festivals.

Location: Oxford South Parks, Oxfordshire

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Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

As the season changes, May is your chance to enjoy the spring sunshine with an action-packed day at the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Go ice-skating, visit Santa, sip on mulled wine and spend the weekend celebrating all things festive in the beautiful city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Get your flying goggles on for the world’s most steampunk city

Get your flying goggles on for the world’s most steampunk city

Lincoln was voted the world’s most steampunk city and there is a chance to find out why at the annual Steampunk Festival.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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Celebrate fossils at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Celebrate fossils at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Join the thousands of people each year at the world-famous Lyme Regis Fossil Festival celebrating millions of years of history.

Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Rave into the evening at Mutiny Festival

Rave into the evening at Mutiny Festival

Mutiny Festival returns to Portsmouth after a year away with a fantastic line-up including Steve Angello, Example + DJ Wire, Jaguar Skills, and more.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Hull’s annual festival, Freedom, features torchlight processions, flaming installations, street dance, pop up galleries, aerial acrobats and music.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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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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