Fill Your Three Day Weekend: The Best Events and Festivals this Spring Bank Holiday



This time of year we’re totally spoiled with days off, and the Spring Bank Holiday is incoming. Of course, we’re always determined to make the most of that one extra day and the long weekend we’re given, and at See we’re here to help fill your schedule with an amazing event or experience.

We’ve got a wide range of festivals, exhibitions, theatre productions, comedy shows and gigs to offer. Take a quick scroll through our guide to the bank holiday – have a good one!

Festivals

 

Dot to Dot Festival
When: Fri 24 – Sun 26 May
Where: Various Venues in Manchester, Bristol & Nottingham
The award-winning festival will return this Bank Holiday with headliners Crystal Fighters, and a line-up full of both established performers and the best emerging artists from the UK and around the world.

 

 

This Is Tomorrow
When: Fri 24 – Sun 26 May
Where: Exhibition Park Newcastle
The city centre festival comes back to Newcastle once more with Foals, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Stereophonics leading the names of fantastic acts appearing over the weekend.

 

 

Slam Dunk Festival
When: Sat 25 – Sun 26 May
Where: Temple Newsam Leeds & Hatfield Park
The unmissable pop-punk party of the summer takes place this year at Hatfield Park and, for the first time ever, Temple Newsam in Leeds. Join All Time Low, Bullet for My Valentine and more.

 

 

Neighbourhood Weekender
When: Sat 25 – Sun 26 May
Where: Victoria Park, Warrington
After it’s spectacular debut, hyped in Louder Than War as “everything you could wish for”, Neighbourhood Weekender returns with another stellar line-up, including Richard Ashcroft and Primal Scream.

 

 

Love Saves The Day
When: Sat 25 – Sun 26 May
Where: Eastville Park, Bristol
Love Saves The Day heads back to Eastville Park in 2019 for the 8th edition of the festival, after 2018 proved to be the biggest and most exciting year to date. See Lily Allen, Chase & Status and more!

 

 

Bearded Theory
When: Thu 23 – Sun 26 May
Where: Eastville Park, Bristol
Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire’s award-winning family-friendly festival is back with Suede, The Cult and Doves headlining the event at Catton Hall this Bank Holiday.

 

Events

 

Ideal Home Show & Eat and Drink Festival
When: Fri 24 – Mon 27 May
Where: SEC, Glasgow
Returning to Glasgow’s SEC this spring for another bigger and better year of top class home and garden inspiration – it’s set to be the best yet. Don’t forget, your ticket includes entry to Eat & Drink Festival too!

 

 

The Luna Cinema
When: Fri 24 – Mon 27 May
Where: Newbury Racecourse, Newbury & Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey
This Bank Holiday, see classic films and contemporary hits like A Star Is Born, Back To The Future, Grease and Bohemian Rhapsody in Berkshire & Surrey, in an unforgettable outdoor screening experience!

 

 

SpeedMachine
When: Sat 25 – Sun 26 May
Where: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
SpeedMachine is the ultimate paradise for petrol heads: jam-packed with activities and action from the hottest street food vendors and a-list music acts, such as Sean Paul and Faithless. Don’t miss it!

 

 

Houses Of Parliament Tours
When: Sat 25 May
Where: Houses of Parliament, London
Book an audio tour today and discover behind the scenes at UK Parliament. Go at your own pace, exploring the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall.

 

 

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition
When: Fri 24 – Mon 27 May
Where: Design Museum, London
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick. The Exhibition will offer a unique insight into the director’s vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs.

 

 

Zippos Circus
When: Fri 24 – Mon 27 May
Where: Beddington Park, Surrey
Zippos Circus is back with a nationwide Big Top tour celebrating 21 years since Ringmaster Norman Barrett first appeared at Zippos Circus. Join the fun in Surrey this Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Theatre & Comedy

 

Mark Watson
When: Fri 24 – Sat 25 May
Where: The Town Hall, Reading & Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. Catch his latest stand up show in Reading and Cambridge.

 

 

Shappi Khorsandi
When: Sun 26 May
Where: The Junction, Cambridge
Comedian, author, cultural icon and idiot who agreed to be tortured on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts, but live comedy is where she’s in her element.

 

 

Al Murray
When: Fri 24 May
Where: The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Come join Al Murray to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land as part of the ‘Landlord of Hope and Glory’ tour. Join him to step backwards into the future in Scunthorpe this May.

 

 

Adam Kay
When: Mon 27 May
Where: Garrick Theatre, London
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” evening of stand-up and music at the Garrick Theatre. Catch him live on Monday 27th May.

 

 

Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels
When: Sat 25 – Mon 27 May
Where: M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, The Lowry Salford, & Barbican London
Wallace & Gromit are hitting the road in spring 2019 with a touring orchestral show. Be a part of #30CrackingYears of Wallace & Gromit in Liverpool, Salford or London this Bank Holiday.

 

Music

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
When: Fri 24 May
Where: Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will kick off the Bank Holiday and a summer of live music in the Welsh capital in the gorgeous grounds of Cardiff Castle, with support from Gaz Coombes and Boy Azooga.

 

 

Craig David
When: Fri 24 May
Where: Jonny Rocks Stadium, Cheltenham
Craig David will be heading to Gloucestershire on Friday 24th May, performing live at the Jonny Rocks Stadium, with support from DJ Sigala, and songwriter Becky Hill.

 

 

Rita Ora
When: Fri 24 – Mon 27 May
Where: The O2 Arena London, Arena Birmingham, & M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Having performed on some of the world’s biggest shows and most prestigious stages, from Glastonbury to The White House and even The Vatican, Rita will be performing across the UK this Bank Holiday.

 

 

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Sarah is the Digital Marketing Manager at See Tickets, and a Journalism graduate from the University of Portsmouth. Life-long music lover, cat fanatic, and advocate for the physical format, you'll often find her front and centre at gigs and festivals across the UK and beyond.