August Bank Holiday Entertainment 2018

Aug 02, 2018

The August Bank Holiday for many marks the end of the summer. We take a look at what’s on across the UK for you to enjoy on the final bank holiday weekend until Christmas.


The Big Feastival
Location: The Cotswolds
Date: 24th – 26th August


Hosted at Alex James’ Farm in The Cotswolds with Jamie Oliver at the helm, this is a great weekend of top music, world-class cookery and award-winning street food. With a real emphasis on the whole family, the weekend includes a full children’s entertainment programme.


Music acts this year include; Basement Jaxx, Craig David and Paloma Faith.

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World Bog Snorkelling Championship
Location: Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales
Date: 26th August

One of the more unusual annual Bank Holiday events that take place; The World Bog Snorkelling Championship is now in it’s 33rd year. Once described as a "must do" thing from around the world by Lonely Planet, participants flock here from around the globe. The fun starts at 10am and there are plenty of refreshments on hand plus live music and stalls.


Notting Hill Carnival
Location: Notting Hill, London
Date: 26th-27th August


Notting Hill Carnival is one of the world's largest street carnivals which attracts nearly 1 million people. A festival celebrating Caribbean heritage, Notting Hill Carnival is filled with steel bands and colourful costumes. Sample authentic street food and dance the day, and night, away.

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British MotoGP
Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Date: 24th – 26th August


A crucial part of the MotoGP 2018 circuit, Silverstone opens it’s doors for a weekend of high octane action and a great weekend of racing. Away from the track there is live music with this years’ headline act being Plan B.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: Until 27th August


Described as the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in over 300 venues across the city from 3rd-27th August. With over 50,000 performances from the world theatre, comedy, dance and more, the festival attracts many thousands of annual visitors. With so much on, we recommend finding out more before you visit here: https://www.edfringe.com

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