This year the Queen will be celebrating The Platinum Jubilee after 70 fabulous years of service. So, it’s only right that we all celebrate her historic reign over the bank holiday weekend from 2nd to 5th June! There are numerous events taking place all over the UK, but here are a handful of our favourite things to do for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.
When? 3-5 June 2022
Where? Syon Park, London
At Foodies Festival London you can discover exciting new flavours, meet top chefs and enjoy amazing live music! You can expect to feast on a mouth-watering selection of street food and drinks, shop from artisan producers, and meet MasterChef Champions and Michelin Star chefs.
When? 28 May – 5 June 2022
Where? Various locations across the UK
Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in various historical places across the country to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Learn about our royal connections with historic performers, hands-on activities, and fresh-air family fun.
When? 28 May – 5 June
Where? Buckinghamshire, Waddesdon Manor
Join us for some fresh air and family fun at Waddesdon this May half-term. Get outdoors, explore the grounds, take part in our Birds and Beasts trail, or enter an immersive world of music and light as Colourscape returns by popular demand!
When? 5th June
Where? IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Duxford played a pivotal role in Operation Overlord, providing air support for D-Day operations. Why not head to the Imperial War Museum Duxford on Sunday 5 June 2022 for Flying Days: Commemorating D-Day and enjoy a special flying display and ground entertainment honouring our place in history!
When? From May
Horrible Histories proudly presents its wicked boat tour of the Terrible Thames! Cruise the water and discover the gruesome, gory, silly, strange and sensational stories that have happened on and around the Thames, featuring characters like King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Queen Boudicca, Captain Kidd and even Jack the Ripper.
When? From May
Where? Kew Gardens
Kew's event this summer allows you to discover how we can transform our planet for good through four new art installations and a major exhibition across the Gardens. There will be a whole host of talks and After Hours evening events, guest menus by inspiring chefs as well as weekend drop-in workshops and activities. Join us at Kew to discover what we can do together to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, to protect our food from extinction and secure a sustainable future for us all!
When? From May
Where? Nikos Taverna at The O2, London
Go and discover Björn Ulvaeus’s production of MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY this bank holiday, now playing at The O2 London until 2nd October 2022. You’ll feel transported to the island of Skopelos to dance, dine and have the absolute best time!
When? Friday 03 June 2022
Where? Victoria Embankment, Nottingham
Meadowlands is a new festival in Nottingham, the new event will feature a variety of music acts across three stages including a BBC Introducing stage curated by local radio legend Dean Jackson. You can come and see some incredible up and coming acts as well as Gerry Cinnamon, The Kooks, The Reytons, Black Honey, The Mysterines and many more.
When? 1-4 June
Where? Temple Newsam, Leeds
This Jubilee Bank Holiday at Temple Newsam, Leeds see Classic Ibiza bring the party vibes, while You Me At Six celebrate 10 years of their classic album ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ on Wednesday. The Music return to the stage for a special one-off hometown reunion show on Thursday, before the return of the UK’s top pop-punk festival Slam Dunk on Friday. Finally, a brand-new outdoor festival hits Leeds in the form of Live at Leeds in the Park on Saturday.
When? 2 - 4 June
Where? Euston Hall, Suffolk
Red Rooster festival celebrates the best in Cajun, Soul, Rock N Roll, Blues, Roots and Country, all in the heart of the Suffolk countryside! This year Seasick Steve, Nick Waterhouse, Elles Bailey and many more come to Suffolk, with The Sheepdogs making their Rooster debut.
When? 5 June
Where? Brockwell Park, Brixton
This is Brixton’s premiere soul, funk and jazz festival. See an eclectic line-up of jazz, soul and funk, hear insights from a number of industry figures, kick back at the wellness area or dive into its independent creatives market and record fair! Not forgetting the huge number of London’s most talked-about street food traders and the city’s finest craft beer brewers… what are you waiting for?
When? 2-4 June
Where? Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Creamfields, one of the world’s biggest electronic promoters, revealed plans for an all-new 50,000 capacity two-day camping festival in 2022 which will see them bring their award-winning festival South! Taking over the stunning Grade II listed Hylands Park with the iconic Hylands villa as its backdrop, you can see Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Eric Prydz and many more!
When? 1 June
Where? Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Liam Gallagher is set to play a very special homecoming gig at The Etihad Stadium next month! His third solo album ‘C’mon You Know’ is due for release 27th May, and he has already released two singles from the album; ‘Better Days’, and ‘Everything’s Electric’ which features Dave Grohl. Come hear the new songs live, and catch Goat Girl and The Charlatans who will be joining Gallagher. This isn’t a show you’ll want to miss. Grab tickets while you still can!
When? 4 June
Where? Bedford Park, Bedford
First coming to public attention as a guest vocalist on Chase & Status' 2016 track 'When It All Goes Wrong', Tom has since come into his own with a gritty-voiced mix of soulful pop and indie-folk. You can catch Tom Grennan as he plays in his hometown of Bedford on Saturday 4th June!
When? 1 June
Where? Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Madness are due to headline Cardiff Castle this summer, filling the iconic venue with a setlist teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue. After waiting patiently for a return to live music, the ‘nutty boys’ are finally getting back to doing what they do best – getting everyone together for a raucous live bash, and what a night it promises to be.
When? 2 June
Where? Mint Warehouse, Leeds
Head down to Mint Warehouse on Thursday 2nd June for a day and night party on an outdoor terrace! Solardo and Seb Zito will be playing all things house and techno. Final release tickets are available now!
When? 4 June
Where? Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Why not dress to impress and come enjoy a sensational evening of entertainment, this gala concert performance celebrates The Platinum Jubilee with James Bond's diamond anniversary. Enjoy iconic "007" anthems from six decades of cinematic blockbusters with Limelight's 70-piece orchestra, singers and guest dancers.
When? 5 June
Where? Hillside Farm, Ware
Join Jason Manford, Ed Byrne, Reginald D. Hunter, Milton Jones, Shaparak Khorsandi, Phil Nichol and Ivan Brackenbury for a day filled with laughs on Sunday 5th June, as Just The Tonic brings the Comedy Shindig to Hillside Farm in Ware.
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