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.

ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 2020

29th – 31st MAY

The Acoustic Festival of Britain is a three day festival held at Uttoxetor Race Course offering unplugged and acoustic music covering live folk, rock, blues, guitar, country, bluegrass and a few legends.

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.

Isle of Man Motorcycle Races 2020

30th MAY – 12th JUNE

The Iconic Isle of Man motorcycle races run from the 1st to 7th June for the TT and 17th to 26th August for the Classic, both of which are arguably one of the most important and well know motorcycle races know.

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 and race overnight on a circuit designed to test not just speed, but also efficiency and reliability.

Glastonbury 2020

24 – 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

2 – 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

9 – 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

10 – 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

Bluedot is an award-winning weekend of discovery at the grounds of the Jodrell Bank deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

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

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, near Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – the Obelisk Arena, the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, the i Arena, and the Lake Stage – the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

RIAT 2020

17 – 19th JULY

The Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford is the world largest military air show. The show takes place over three days with the Friday being a preview day. In addition to air displays and aircraft from around the world, there’s also an activity zone, meet the RAF experience and vintage village.

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!

BOARDMASTERS 2020

5 – 9th AUGUST

From the first wave to the last beat, Boardmasters brings like-minded souls together for a unique festival experience. With parties that run late into the night, and beautiful beaches on which to recuperate during the day, we invite you to become part of our story…

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!

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

Pending

Wheels and Fins festival is an eclectic, boutique, music and action sports festival, located just an hour and a half from central London, with stunning ocean views. Now in its 6th year, the festival has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception, priding itself on showcasing amazing new live music talent, along with established names, and super-high production values.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2020

12 – 14th JUNE

Download Festival is a British rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, since 2003. It is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the genres’ biggest names.

END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2020

3rd – 6th SEPTEMBER

End of the Road could be described as the festival lover’s festival. Created by Simon Taffe, a music obsessive and festival-goer, the festival remains true to its original dream – to book the bands they love and present them in a way that respects the music and the audience. End of the Road is not about any particular style of music. Rather it evolves depending on what excites the team each year, but great song writing is always valued.

FESTIVAL NO. 6 2020

DATES PENDING

Sadly Festival No.6 is having a breather and wont be on in 2019