The year is almost over and a new decade is nearly here. In order to help you celebrate the start of the roaring twenties, we’ve made a list of the most anticipated events of 2020 you can really get excited about.
UEFA Euro 2020 Championship
24 teams, 12 countries and one big accolade up for grabs. The UEFA Euro 2020 Championships will be taking place between 12th June and 12th July. The Italian city of Rome will host the opening match, with the UK’s very own Wembley Stadium taking centre stage for both the semi-finals and the big finale. The play-offs begin in March 2020 which no doubt ramp up the anticipation for the opening match. You can still buy your tickets on the UEFA Euro site so grab them before they go.
Another year of great music events
The line-ups for some of the UK’s most anticipated festivals and concerts have already been announced for the 2020 summer festival season, but who are you most excited to see? If it’s Lionel Ritchie you’re looking for, then he will be at the Isle of Wight festival (11th and 14th June 2020) alongside other confirmed artists, Lewis Capaldi, Chemical Bros and Snow Patrol. Reading and Leeds Festival (28th- 30th August 2020) have also announced one of their vast line ups for 2020, with Liam Gallagher headlining. While Kiss, System of a Down and Iron Maiden are set to rock the stages of Download Festival (12th – 14th June 2020). Taylor Swift has also announced she will be headlining Glastonbury (24th – 28th June 2020) on Sunday 28th June to celebrate the festivals 50th anniversary.
More amazing film and TV
2019 was a great year for TV and film and 2020 promises to live up to this and more. The spring of 2020 will bring the return of James Bond in ‘No Time to Die’ which is also said to be Daniel Craig’s last hurrah as Bond. A sequel to the terrifying 2018 thriller ‘A Quiet Place’ is also promised for spring next year alongside a digital remastering of Sonic the Hedgehog which caused a bit of controversy in 2019 regarding Sonic’s new look. Marvel will be a lot quieter on the film front next year only releasing ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Eternals’ in 2020. Later in the year there will be come-backs from Top Gun and King Kong in Godzilla vs Kong, which will no doubt prove a gargantuan success at the Box Office. In terms of TV, there is a lot to look forward to with the return of some much loved shows including Call the Midwife, series 12 of Doctor Who, another series of ITV’s success ‘Liar’ and the big one that everyone has been waiting for since earlier in 2019- Killing Eve will return for a third series.
The Japanese capital, Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic games. Many talented athletes from around the world come together to celebrate this traditional homage to sport and nationwide sportsmanship. The games will be officially opened on July 24th in Tokyo with hundreds of thousands from around the world expected to come together in Japan to spectate. Hockey champion Laura Unsworth will be there with her fellow Team GB players to defend their Olympic title after qualifying in a match against Chile in 2019.
Travelodge turns 35
Travelodge turns 35 in 2020. We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings in Staffordshire back in 1985. In 2016 we launched our SuperRooms that come complete with a Lavazza Coffee Machine, flat screen TV’s and there’s even a complimentary KitKat to seal the deal. In 2018, we launched Travelodge PLUS in 6 locations which include our SuperRooms and our new Bar Cafe designs alongside our amazing value standard room. We’ve now expanded our Travelodge PLUS hotels to 8 locations across the UK with many more coming in 2020. We’re excited to celebrate our 35th birthday with you next year and as always, we want to thank you for your continued support in making us one of the UK’s best value hotels
Many more amazing hotel deals
Being money savvy is not just a new years resolution, it’s a priority now more than ever and therefore there is no better time to be on the lookout for fantastic hotel deals. Whether it be for a family day out, that long awaited gig, or for a weekend away from it all, Travelodge has a hotel wherever you want to be and at a great price. Keep a lookout for some great money saving deals in 2019.