Festival Guide July 2019

More Festivals than you can shake a drum stick at! Festival season is nearly upon us and there are a wealth of Festivals near you - so pack up your tent and head off to any one of these extravaganzas to dance and drink or simply enjoy. NEWT BEER FESTIVAL 2018 Somerset’s best weekend Festival kicks off in July and for many, the event has become an annual pilgrimage and devotees travel from all over the country and even from overseas to join in the family fun and proper party atmosphere. The Newt Beer & Music Festival is the largest of its kind in Somerset with over 100 Real Ales and Ciders on sale each year. The Festival runs on 5th - 6th July. ■ www.newtfest.com ST PAUL’S CARNIVAL 2018 This iconic event, that started back in 1968, has brought people from around the world to the streets of St Pauls to celebrate the best in African Caribbean culture. Organisers say they want to bring the whole city together to celebrate the Festival’s 50th anniversary. The Carnival will be held on July 7th ■ www.stpaulscarnival.net PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL With 2 concerts, a ceilidh and a Late Nite Bop on Friday, 4 concerts, a ceilidh and a Late Nite Bop on Saturday and 2 more concerts and a ceilidh on Sunday, this claims to be the friendliest folk Festival in England, held at the village of Priddy, high on the Mendip Hills in sunny Somerset. The Festival runs from 12th - 14th July. ■ www.priddyfolk.org BRISTOL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2019 The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2018 will see some of the Bard’s most famous works, and some unique interpretations, played out across the city in June and July. This year’s Festival will involve the biggest programme to date. The Festival will be held at various venues across Bristol on the 13th and 14th July. ■ www.bristolshakespeareFestival.org.uk BRISTOL PRIDE This is Bristol’s most colourful community celebration it’s open and welcoming to all who champion equality and diversity. Acts include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Melanie BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL

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