July Entertainment Roundup: Festivals, theatre and concerts

The summer is the time when some of the best concerts and shows are put on. Whether you’re a music lover or a theatre fan, make sure you don’t let the summer slip by without getting yourself tickets to a good event or two. Here is some of the best entertainment July has to offer:


Latitude Festival

Not many events attract the likes of Bloc Party, Eddie Izzard and Carol Ann Duffy. If you want to witness performances from all three of those legends and many more massive names, make your way to Latitude Festival for 18th to 21st July. Stay in our Ipswich Stowmarket hotel to avoid having to deal with the campsite.

Cheltenham Music Festival

From 3rd to 14th July, Cheltenham will be overrun with high-calibre musical performances. Watch symphony orchestras, listen to choral concerts, or enjoy chamber music recitals. Stay in our Cheltenham hotel to be a part of the classy affair.

Secret Garden Party

If you find yourself avoiding the mainstream, then you’ll love The Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire. The quirky event includes performances from Faithless and Regina Spektor, as well as a bunch of artists you probably haven’t heard of, but who are likely to be brilliant. Book a room in our Huntingdon Fenstanton hotel from 25th – 28th July to make the most of the weekend.

24:7 Theatre Festival

If you’re a theatre buff, you don’t want to miss out on the 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester between 19th and 26th July. Stay in our Manchester Central hotel to see some of the 11 world premieres, rehearsed readings, scripts in development, and so much more.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

If the latest pop music isn’t really your thing, you might find yourself having a whole lot more fun at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival between 19th and 28th July. Jools Holland will no doubt be stealing the show, but other highlights include a rare performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music and a concert from celebrated saxophonist Tia Fuller. Stay in one of our Edinburgh hotels to listen to some of the best jazz music Scotland has to offer.

Bristol Shakespeare Festival

There’s nothing like a good old Shakespeare classic, and Bristol will be full of them for the middle of July. Watch Romeo and Juliet outside on Brandon Hill, or enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Blaise Castle. Stay in our Bristol Central hotel to make a weekend of the trip to see your favourite play.

Manchester International Festival

For the majority of July, Manchester will be stuffed full of new theatre and music. The Manchester International Festival is all about showcasing the best original work in the arts, and promises dozens of premieres. Get tickets early to make sure you get to see some of the impressive and eclectic line up.

Jessie J on tour

If you’re a Jessie J fan, you can find her on tour in the UK this July. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade will be a great venue, but why not exploit the opportunity to explore the cathedral city of Durham, and see her at the Durham County Cricket Club on 20th July? Stay in our Durham hotel to enjoy the whole weekend.

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