Music and nightlife
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.
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
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
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
If Mozart is music to your ears then don’t miss a spectacular celebration of the musical genius at the annual Bath Mozartfest this November.
Location: Bath, Somerset
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
A ticket to Wilderness in Oxfordshire's countryside is like a ticket to a mini paradise where art, music, fine food and nature collide.
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Combine sing-your-heart-out music, wild swimming, theatre, comedy, great food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.