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.

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Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Enjoy live music in the birthplace of Oasis and the Stone Roses

Enjoy live music in the birthplace of Oasis and the Stone Roses

Watch an intimate gig at Band on the Wall, or head to Manchester Arena for the ultimate music experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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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 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

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Catch a film at a 1930’s picture house in historic Bath

Catch a film at a 1930’s picture house in historic Bath

Spend an evening dining in a restored Georgian Chapel followed by an indie film in the art deco styled Little Theatre.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

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

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Step back to the Summer of Love at the Isle of Wight Festival

Step back to the Summer of Love at the Isle of Wight Festival

See some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future at this legendary music festival in June.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

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Enjoy music, arts and pink sheep at Latitude

Enjoy music, arts and pink sheep at Latitude

Going to a festival doesn’t necessarily mean ear-bleeding rock music, especially if you head to Latitude in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

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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

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Discover a music venue set amidst 13th century sandstone caves

Discover a music venue set amidst 13th century sandstone caves

Head to Nottingham to catch a performance at one of England’s oldest theatres, then find 13th century caves beneath a former Victorian music hall.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

The market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire plays host to the annual Beverley Folk Festival which recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

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

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Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

At Brighton Pride you can enjoy a risqué new drag act, dance till your heart’s content – and eat fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Experience Proms in the Park

Experience Proms in the Park

A glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment – it doesn’t get much better than this on an early September evening in London's Hyde Park.

Location: London, Greater London

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Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Grab your dancing shoes and head down to Humber Street Sesh - a fresh, grassroots festival hosting over 150 bands in one day, all set in the atmospheric old fruit market.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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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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Revel in one of Europe’s greatest folk festivals

Revel in one of Europe’s greatest folk festivals

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music on Earth, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

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Haworth 1940s Weekend

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Head to West Yorkshire and party like it’s 1945.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

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Dance the weekend away at Lovebox in East London

Dance the weekend away at Lovebox in East London

See dance music greats strut their stuff on stage at this hip East London festival

Location: London

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