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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Make a date to twist and shout at the Cavern

Make a date to twist and shout at the Cavern

Don’t miss a trip to the Cavern in Liverpool which showcases the legacy of The Beatles and many other great bands.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

There's more than cows at Farmfest; tons more given that their spectacular lineup includes acts like Young Fathers, and a host of food and comedy to boot!

Location: Somerset

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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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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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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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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

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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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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, Tom Jones; you might think you’re reading the line up for a big city gig, think again. The stars flock to Scarborough too don’t you know.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Festival fanatics must experience Bath's Fringe

Festival fanatics must experience Bath's Fringe

A buzzing 17-day festival of multiple art forms (some that don't have names yet) held in all kinds of settings within Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

If you are looking for an eclectic mix of music, cabaret and entertainment then this is the festival for you.

Location: Dorset

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Get the inside story on Manchester’s music scene

Get the inside story on Manchester’s music scene

See the sights of the city that inspired Manchester’s legendary music scene and made it the envy of the world, with Manchester Music Tours.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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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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Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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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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Enjoy great entertainment at The Spa Bridlington

Enjoy great entertainment at The Spa Bridlington

This stunning Art Deco venue, The Spa Bridlington, hosts some big names in music from The Script to Kasabian.

Location: Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Relive the music of Joy Division

Relive the music of Joy Division

Trace the steps that shaped the English rock band’s much-loved music with a walking tour of Macclesfield, hometown of Joy Division’s iconic frontman.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

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Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Dance, music, sports or comedy? It's all on offer at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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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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Enjoy Newcastle’s nightlife – and its famous ales

Enjoy Newcastle’s nightlife – and its famous ales

Get a real taste of NewcastleGateshead on a local ale trail to buzzing pubs, then head on to catch a live gig in the coolest neighbourhoods.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails: a simple combination that guarantees a truly memorable boutique bowling experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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