August Bank Holiday News & Events

Whats on August Bank Holiday 2011

A map of events on over the bank holiday weekend.

There is lots more than you can see below!

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Comeback for food festival after three years of silence – Spalding Guardian


Spalding Guardian
Comeback for food festival after three years of silence
Spalding Guardian
An event celebrating the “vital importance” of food and drink to the life of South Holland is making a comeback on August Bank Holiday weekend. The Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink on August 29 and 30 will end a three-year absence …

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The Fiver – Five of Britain’s Strangest Sporting Competitions – Anglotopia.net


Anglotopia.net
The Fiver – Five of Britain’s Strangest Sporting Competitions
Anglotopia.net
It takes place every August Bank Holiday and requires snorkelers to swim two consecutive lengths of a 60 yard trench dug into a peat bog using only the flippers and no conventional swimming strokes. Besides prizes for the winner, there is a prize for

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The Printworks to host first Manchester Soul Festival – Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening NewsThe Printworks to host first Manchester Soul FestivalManchester Evening NewsNorthern soul fans can get their groove on at the first Manchester Soul Festival this summer. More than 30 bands and DJs from all over the UK will take t…

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Babymetal join the bill for Reading and Leeds Festivals – Swindon Advertiser


Swindon Advertiser
Babymetal join the bill for Reading and Leeds Festivals
Swindon Advertiser
The trio – Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal will perform at the events, which take place over the August bank holiday weekend. “The trio are gaining fans the world over with their insanely catchy tunes and stunning live shows. Metal fans, this is not

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Babymetal join the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2015 line-up – Metal idols from … – Virtual Festivals


Virtual Festivals
Babymetal join the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2015 line-up – Metal idols from
Virtual Festivals
Reading Festival 2015 and Leeds Festival 2015 take place over next year’s August Bank Holiday weekend, from 27 – 30 August. Reading Festival returns to its traditional home on Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, not far from the centre of Reading, and …

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Myleene Klass was my rock says first wife of ice bucket bigamist – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Myleene Klass was my rock says first wife of ice bucket bigamist
Daily Mail
Her sister was browsing Facebook on the August bank holiday last year when she saw a video that tagged ‘uncle Andrew’ and ‘auntie Philippa’. She then found wedding pictures from the ceremony at St John the Baptist church in Kirdford, West Sussex, and …

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Chris Hargreaves refuses to grumble about Torquay United’s day trip to Halifax – Western Morning News


Western Morning News
Chris Hargreaves refuses to grumble about Torquay United’s day trip to Halifax
Western Morning News
It is a 600-mile round-trip (estimated time of departure 7am), and it echoes all the way back to the start of the season eight months ago, when the team did Dartford and back on an August bank holiday Saturday. Logistically-speaking, that journey was

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Chris Hargreaves refuses to grumble about Torquay United’s day trip to Halifax – Western Morning News


Western Morning News
Chris Hargreaves refuses to grumble about Torquay United’s day trip to Halifax
Western Morning News
It is a 600-mile round-trip (estimated time of departure 7am), and it echoes all the way back to the start of the season eight months ago, when the team did Dartford and back on an August bank holiday Saturday. Logistically-speaking, that journey was

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Coventry Festival of Motoring could roar back into life – Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphCoventry Festival of Motoring could roar back into lifeCoventry TelegraphTens of thousands of car enthusiasts descend on Stoneleigh Park every summer for the two-day festival, which usually runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend. B…

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Coventry Festival of Motoring could roar back into life – Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphCoventry Festival of Motoring could roar back into lifeCoventry TelegraphTens of thousands of car enthusiasts descend on Stoneleigh Park every summer for the two-day festival, which usually runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend. B…

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From marathon cheating OAPs to men posing as women for wins these are … – mirror.co.uk


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From marathon cheating OAPs to men posing as women for wins these are
mirror.co.uk
The event, which was supposedly held in Cornwall on August Bank Holiday Monday, was in fact entirely fictional. But large bets placed on “Reaper” to win the fourth race at 5-1 were not. After publication, bookmakers were forced to pay out before the

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From marathon cheating OAPs to men posing as women for wins these are … – mirror.co.uk


mirror.co.uk
From marathon cheating OAPs to men posing as women for wins these are
mirror.co.uk
The event, which was supposedly held in Cornwall on August Bank Holiday Monday, was in fact entirely fictional. But large bets placed on “Reaper” to win the fourth race at 5-1 were not. After publication, bookmakers were forced to pay out before the

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Colne to host big blues event – Lancashire Telegraph

Colne to host big blues eventLancashire TelegraphColne will once again play host to star names from both sides of the Atlantic over the August bank holiday weekend as the Great British R&B Festival celebrates its 26th consecutive year. More than 60…

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Colne to host big blues event – Lancashire Telegraph

Colne to host big blues eventLancashire TelegraphColne will once again play host to star names from both sides of the Atlantic over the August bank holiday weekend as the Great British R&B Festival celebrates its 26th consecutive year. More than 60…

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Colne to host big blues event – Lancashire Telegraph

Colne to host big blues eventLancashire TelegraphColne will once again play host to star names from both sides of the Atlantic over the August bank holiday weekend as the Great British R&B Festival celebrates its 26th consecutive year. More than 60…

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Colne to host big blues event – This Is Lancashire

This Is LancashireColne to host big blues eventThis Is LancashireColne will once again play host to star names from both sides of the Atlantic over the August bank holiday weekend as the Great British R&B Festival celebrates its 26th consecutive ye…

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Young bands tune up for bid to take centre stage at Leeds Festival – Yorkshire Evening Post


Yorkshire Evening Post
Young bands tune up for bid to take centre stage at Leeds Festival
Yorkshire Evening Post
Aspiring rock stars are preparing to step into the spotlight with the aim of winning a dream place on the bill at this summer’s Leeds Festival. More than 20 young acts will be taking part in the heats of the annual Centre Stage competition at the

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Young bands tune up for bid to take centre stage at Leeds Festival – Yorkshire Evening Post


Yorkshire Evening Post
Young bands tune up for bid to take centre stage at Leeds Festival
Yorkshire Evening Post
Aspiring rock stars are preparing to step into the spotlight with the aim of winning a dream place on the bill at this summer’s Leeds Festival. More than 20 young acts will be taking part in the heats of the annual Centre Stage competition at the

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Liverpool heatwave: 17 things to do this sizzling summer

Temperatures are predicted to reach 28 degrees this summer so make the most of it with these suggestions

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Reveller tried to smuggle 21 wraps of cocaine in Space Raiders crisp packet … – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool EchoReveller tried to smuggle 21 wraps of cocaine in Space Raiders crisp packet …Liverpool EchoBilly Bashford, 19, of Coniston Road, Sutton Coldfield, caught the nose of a police sniffer dog as he made his way into the dance music festival …

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Reveller tried to smuggle 21 wraps of cocaine in Space Raiders crisp packet … – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool EchoReveller tried to smuggle 21 wraps of cocaine in Space Raiders crisp packet …Liverpool EchoBilly Bashford, 19, of Coniston Road, Sutton Coldfield, caught the nose of a police sniffer dog as he made his way into the dance music festival …

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Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans – Morley Observer


Morley Observer
Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans
Morley Observer
Music fans are being urged to steer clear of rogue ticket agents and touts as the build-up continues to this year’s Leeds Festival. Event organisers have issued a five-point guide that they hope will stop people being ripped off as they scramble for a

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Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans – Morley Observer


Morley Observer
Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans
Morley Observer
Music fans are being urged to steer clear of rogue ticket agents and touts as the build-up continues to this year’s Leeds Festival. Event organisers have issued a five-point guide that they hope will stop people being ripped off as they scramble for a

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Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans – Morley Observer


Morley Observer
Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans
Morley Observer
Music fans are being urged to steer clear of rogue ticket agents and touts as the build-up continues to this year’s Leeds Festival. Event organisers have issued a five-point guide that they hope will stop people being ripped off as they scramble for a

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Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans – Wakefield Express


Wakefield Express
Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans
Wakefield Express
Music fans are being urged to steer clear of rogue ticket agents and touts as the build-up continues to this year’s Leeds Festival. Event organisers have issued a five-point guide that they hope will stop people being ripped off as they scramble for a

and more »

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Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans – Wakefield Express


Wakefield Express
Ticket tout warning for Leeds Festival fans
Wakefield Express
Music fans are being urged to steer clear of rogue ticket agents and touts as the build-up continues to this year’s Leeds Festival. Event organisers have issued a five-point guide that they hope will stop people being ripped off as they scramble for a

and more »

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Shuttle bus returns to Shoreham – Shoreham Herald

Shoreham HeraldShuttle bus returns to ShorehamShoreham HeraldAdur District Council stepped in to query the closure dates when they were revised, as they now cover a packed month of events, including the Wild Life Festival and Adur Festival. The council…

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Shuttle bus returns to Shoreham – Shoreham Herald

Shoreham HeraldShuttle bus returns to ShorehamShoreham HeraldAdur District Council stepped in to query the closure dates when they were revised, as they now cover a packed month of events, including the Wild Life Festival and Adur Festival. The council…

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Californian folk rock band signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival – shropshirelive.com


shropshirelive.com
Californian folk rock band signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival
shropshirelive.com
Californian folk rock band Dawes has been announced as another headliner for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Los Angeles band will make its debut at the four-day event over August Bank Holiday weekend. Dawes has a huge following Stateside …

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Californian folk rock band signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival – shropshirelive.com


shropshirelive.com
Californian folk rock band signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival
shropshirelive.com
Californian folk rock band Dawes has been announced as another headliner for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Los Angeles band will make its debut at the four-day event over August Bank Holiday weekend. Dawes has a huge following Stateside …

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