Music and nightlife

Best nights out in UK

England beats to a different rhythm after dark. For one of the best nights out in the UK, join the crowds in pubs to hear new bands play. Book a karaoke booth and test your friends’ tolerance levels as you try it yourself. Catch a famous comedian testing out new material at a local bar, or join the boisterous queue to get into one of the hot new night clubs. Our music festivals are the envy of the world. An eclectic mix of families, students and hipsters all happily pitch tents to listen to the world’s best bands, while munching contentedly on organic hot dogs.

Best nights out in UK

England beats to a different rhythm after dark. For one of the best nights out in the UK, join the crowds in pubs to hear new bands play. Book a karaoke booth and test your friends’ tolerance levels as you try it yourself. Catch a famous comedian testing out new material at a local bar, or join the boisterous queue to get into one of the hot new night clubs. Our music festivals are the envy of the world. An eclectic mix of families, students and hipsters all happily pitch tents to listen to the world’s best bands, while munching contentedly on organic hot dogs.

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Experience the sound of the North of England

Experience the sound of the North of England

Music in the North of England is thriving, with a bold sound that's pinned the cities of Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool firmly on the map.

Location: Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool

 
Lose Yourself in the Sound of Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Lose Yourself in the Sound of Cheltenham Jazz Festival

With world-renowned annual festivals of not only jazz, but also science, literature and music, Cheltenham is one of the country’s leading cultural destinations.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 
July events: Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

July events: Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Grab your tent and learn more about cultures across the world at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

 
August events: Enjoy top music and tasty cuisine at the Big Feastival

August events: Enjoy top music and tasty cuisine at the Big Feastival

Whatever happens at this festival, you won't go home with an empty stomach.

Location: Kingham, Oxfordshire

 
September events: Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

September events: Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Each September, the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival on Yorkshire’s north coast provides the ideal tonic for music lovers to wash away those summer blues.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
May events: Visit the 1940s in West Yorkshire

May events: Visit the 1940s in West Yorkshire

Head to Haworth in West Yorkshire and get a glimpse into life in the 1940s.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

 
See A-listers perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre

See A-listers perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre

Elton John, Jessie J; you might think you’re reading the line up for a big city gig, think again.The stars flock to Scarborough.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
Nightly summer bandstand concerts and weekly fireworks

Nightly summer bandstand concerts and weekly fireworks

The UK’s busiest bandstand on Eastbourne’s seafront offers nightly concerts from pop to rock throughout summer, with a weekly firework crescendo.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Trace the lives of The Beatles in their home city

Trace the lives of The Beatles in their home city

Buzzing Liverpool is renowned for its music scene. Discover how its four most famous sons still set the beat for a fab visit to the city.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
Get lost in music in the Calder Valley

Get lost in music in the Calder Valley

Calderdale’s surprising and unique music experiences are the hidden gems of the musical world.

Location: Calderdale, West Yorkshire

 
July events: Party hard at Wireless Festival

July events: Party hard at Wireless Festival

Enjoy three days of dancing to world class pop, dance and R&B acts at Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park.

Location: Finsbury Park, London

 
See Barbara Streisand at British Summer Time

See Barbara Streisand at British Summer Time

Thousands of music fans invade London’s largest Royal Park every summer for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time to see international superstars.

Location: Hyde Park, London

 
Enjoy a summer festival of fun

Enjoy a summer festival of fun

The South Tyneside Summer Festival promises to be music to the ears of anyone looking to be entertained during the summer months.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

 
Click your fingers to the sounds of Bristol's Jazz and Blues Festival

Click your fingers to the sounds of Bristol's Jazz and Blues Festival

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

 
September events: Watch Indie A-listers at the End of the Road Festival

September events: Watch Indie A-listers at the 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

 
July events: Party at the Liverpool International Music Festival

July events: Party at the Liverpool International Music Festival

Embrace your love of music at the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), which showcases big names, new talent and celebrates the city’s world-famous musical heritage and cultural diversity.

Location: Liverpool

 
Head out on a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

Head out on a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

Follow in the footsteps of John, Paul, George and Ringo with this immersive tour of where they lived, met and played throughout Liverpool.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
Rainy Day Activities: Aim for a strike at All Star Lanes

Rainy Day Activities: Aim for a strike at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails and perhaps a touch of karaoke - a simple combination of indoor activities that guarantee a memorable boutique experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Discover distinctive Digbeth

Discover distinctive Digbeth

Discover Birmingham's beating heart - a hub of pubs, clubs and creativity.

Location: Digbeth, Birmingham

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