Festival/Event Calendar 2020
BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS 2020
6th – 10th MAY
Badminton Horse Trials is one of highlights of the 4* eventing calendar. Top riders from around the world compete in the three disciplines over five days; dressage (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), cross country (Saturday), and show jumping (Sunday). Set in the beautiful Badminton estate there is plenty to see each day and with a huge shopping village, this is an event not to be missed!
THE INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200 2020
10th – 16th MAY
The North West 200 is an international motorcycle race along public roads creating a triangle connecting Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine in Northern Ireland. 2019 celebrate the 90th anniversary of the event.
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN 2020
22nd – 25th MAY
How the Light Gets In Festial is the world’s largest event combining philosophy and music. Taking place on the banks of the River Wye it combines the best music acts, funniest comedians, world renown thinkers and amazing performers into one great festival.
ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 2020
29th – 31st MAY
WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2020
29th – 31st MAY
Wychwood Festival is an annual music festival held at Cheltenham racecourse Gloucestershire featuring mainly indie, folk and world music, and is a regular nominee for Best Family Festival.
As well as music, the three-day event includes workshops, comedy, and a Headphone Disco. The festival is known for its family friendly feel, the wide range of music on offer, plus a wide range of activities including 100 workshops for all ages.
The festival also hosts the Children’s Literature Festival (in association with Waterstones) and also works in partnership with the children’s charity Toybox.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2020
12th – 14th JUNE
Le Mans 24 Hours 2020
13th – 14th JUNE
The Le Mans 24 hour is the world’s oldest endurance race in motor sports. Each year teams race overnight on a circuit designed to test not just speed, but also efficiency and reliability of the cars.
Glastonbury Music Festival2020
24th – 28th June
Glastonbury is probably the most well know and popular music festival in the UK. Taking place in June the festival sells out in minutes to a 200,000 capacity crowd.
Le Mans Classic 2020
2nd – 5th July
The Le Mans Classic throwsback to the early days of the internationally renowed Le Mans 24 hour race.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2020
9th – 12th July
The Festival of Speed celebrates the motorsport in all its forms at the largest motoring garden party in the world.
In addition to the famous hill-climb other events and displays include freestyle motocross, a rally stage and aviation displays.
CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
10th – 12th JULY
The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family. It represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.
FORMULA 1 SILVERSTONE 2020
17 – 19th JULY
Silverstone, the ‘home of British Motorsport’ is one of the four original hosts of the World Championship circuit from 1950. Watch as the leading teams battle it out for supremacy on the track, and smell, hear and feel the cars as they race past just meters away.
BLUEDOT FESTIVAL 2020
23rd – 26th JULY
In an era of political divisiveness and environmental uncertainty, bluedot aims to cultivate a unifying celebration for citizens of the world. Its message is loud and clear: ‘look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. (Carl Sagan, 1934—1996).’
LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2020
16 – 19th JULY
17 – 19th JULY
KENDAL CALLING 2020
30th JULY – 2nd AUGUST
Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. When summer came, it was time to take to the fields for a shindig that would grow so big the whole country would hear it calling.
Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone, from families to stag parties! Come and join in a weekend of festivity and escapism in the fresh country air. This is fun the old fashioned way, great times, great entertainment and great friends all in one place!
5 – 9th AUGUST
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2020
6 –9th AUGUST
A three day full on metal extravaganza held in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Boasting the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the best in metal from UK Underground to top International acts along with comedy, karaoke, a mini fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar (a fest within a fest for ale, cider and perry drinkers!) and more all wrapped up within the camaraderie and atmosphere that truly sets Bloodstock apart from the rest!
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2020
7 – 31st AUGUST
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest single event dedicated to arts and culture in the world. Set over three weeks the Fringe hosts tens of thousands of performances in over 300 venues covering a wide range of genres from opera to comedy, and from the biggest names in the world to those just starting out on their performing careers.
GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR 2020
27 – 31st AUGUST
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is widely recognised as “The” National Heritage Show for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment.
TRUCK FESTIVAL 2020
31st JULY – 2nd AUGUST
Truck Festival, “the Godfather of the small festival scene”, is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals. Coming straight out of the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, the festival treats you to some of the biggest and best emerging artists since 1998! Including previous star-studded guests Biffy Clyro, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, The XX, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Libertines and many more. The festival has been shortlisted for “Best Small Festival” by The UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and prides itself on being the “anti major festival” festival, giving their food takings through to the local Rotary Club charity, as well as bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best-priced ticket in the country.
Goodwood Revival 2020
11 – 13th September
The Goodwood Revival is a 3 day festival which celebrates the golden age of 4 and 2 wheel racing from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Racing takes place around a classic circuit in the Goodwood estate reliving the glory days of the Goodwood circuit.
The festival is well known for its attendees dressing in period dress.
WHEELS AND FINS 2020
END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2020
3rd – 6th SEPTEMBER
FESTIVAL NO. 6 2020
Sadly Festival No.6 is having a breather and wont be on in 2019