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Find out what's on around the UK this June - from festivals to exhibitions and more!
Peaky Blinders: The Rise
Getting Peaky Blinders withdrawal after the final episode? First of all, see a doctor, but second of all, head on to The Rise, a new immersive experience setting up in the heart of Camden from 24th June. The show will take you into the heart of the Peaky Blinders world as you gather for a ‘Shelby family business meeting’, and confront all that that sort of thing usually entails. Find out more about it here.
West End LIVE
If you fancy sampling some of the best that London’s theatre scene has to offer all in one place, then stop by West End LIVE. On 25-26 June in Trafalgar Square, free performances from the capital’s top shows, such as Back to the Future: The Musical, The Lion King and The Book of Mormon, will while the night away in style. Find out more about the festivities here.
BST Hyde Park
British Summer Time returns this year for the first time since 2019, with a packed and prestigious line-up (as always). In June, get down to enjoy sets in the sun from no less than Elton John on 24th (with special guests from Let’s Eat Grandma to Rina Sawayama), The Rolling Stones(!) on 25th (special guests include Phoebe Bridgers), and Eagles on 26th, who’ll play alongside the likes of Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Little Big Town. Now in its 8th edition, the 2022 lineup cements its reputation as the place to catch iconic, once-in-a-lifetime names. Find out more here.
Liam Gallagher at Knebworth
It was 25 years last year that Oasis played their iconic shows at Knebworth which became one of the most popular concerts in British history. While the Gallagher brothers have gone their separate ways, there’s no stopping nostalgia – and now Liam Gallagher is returning to the site for two blockbuster shows on 3rd & 4th June, featuring support from the likes of Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka and Paolo Nutini. Find out more here.
The Cambridge Club Festival
Highly-anticipated festival The Cambridge Club is due to return next week, 10-12th June, for another star-studded weekend curating a lineup including a roster of iconic musicians. Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Level 42, The Jacksons, TLC, Gabrielle and Corinne Bailey Rae are just some of the artists hitting the stage at Childerley Orchard. With a reputation for being a feel-good, family-friendly festival, after the success of the 2021 event, this is not one to be missed.
The hardcore punk-rock festival Outbreak Fest returns to Manchester from 24-26 June for its first edition since 2019 with the likes of Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Deafheaven and Touché Amoré on deck. There will also be talks with the likes of Will Yip and Walter Schreifels, alongside skateboarding, live podcasts and art exhibitions laid on around the venue. Find out more about it here.
Angela Santana, Love is Now, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 84x118in.
Saatchi Yates Presents Angela Santana Exhibition Reinterpreting the Male Gaze
This month, Saatchi Yates presents a powerful new exhibition by New York-based artist Angela Santana: Reconsidering the Power of the Female Painter: A Rejection of the Male Gaze Through the Lens of the Internet as a Modern-Day Muse. The exhibition will bring together 14 large-scale oil paintings in an exploration and rejection of the male fantasy.
An empowering subversion of the male gaze, the new exhibition will see Santana turn her attention to the Internet and embrace it as her modern-day muse to transform the female body from object to subject. Working with the mass of illicit images online, the artist mirrors its vast demand in society, observing the history of the female body in the arts and its lasting influence in today’s digital age.
Runs until 31st August.
Scotland’s premier electronic music festival returns to Glasgow on 2-4 June. The line-up boasts a massive amount of talent including Roisin Murphy, Charlotte de Witte, Carl Cox, Joseph Capriati, Joy Orbison, Bonzai Bonner and much, much more. Discover the full slate and pick up your tickets here.
Free Spicy Chicken Wings From Morleys x Spotify
Spotify has announced that it will be joining forces with iconic London chicken shop Morley’s to release the ‘Hot Hits UK Spicy Wings’.
In the same month that Harry Styles, who currently tops the Hot Hits UK playlist, set a record for Spotify UK’s most streamed album in a single day in 2022 so far – the UK’s hottest playlist is teaming up with the UK’s spiciest wings, and giving them away for free to the first come, first served customers at select branches who think they can take the heat! For as long as stocks last on Wednesday 1st June, there will be 100 boxes of Hot Hits UK Spicy Wings to the first customers to step up.
Beyond that from 1st June to 14th June, the limited edition re-branded Hot Hits UK Spicy Wings will be available to purchase exclusively on Deliveroo.
Bristol Craft Beer Festival
Bristol offers up a treat for beer lovers with its latest celebration of brewing culture. This year’s Craft Beer Festival, taking place from 10-11 June, will treat visitors to beers from over 40 world-class breweries from local names to some hidden gems from across the globe.
While you sip, the festival will provide a fitting soundtrack, with DJ Spoony, Beardyman and Saffron Records on deck for tunes. There will also be a massive array of food for visitors to choose from, from The Fire Pit’s exclusive dishes to raclette and Mexican food trucks.
Find out more about it here.
Bristol’s premier open-air concert series is bringing the heat this year with an array of top headliners playing from 22-27 June. Festivities kick off with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, followed by Paolo Nutini’s first Bristol show in 8 years. Over the weekend, live show staple Elbow, electronica kings Jungle and indie faves First Aid Kit (supported by Katy J Pearson) touch down, before The War on Drugs & Soccer Mommy close it down in style.
Find out more, and grab tickets, here.
Sausage & Cider Festival
The UK’s original sausage and cider festival returns to Catton Park in Derbyshire from 23-26 June. The centrepiece, of course, is the mouth-watering array of sausages and cider available for attendees to chow down on, but there’s also an impressive line-up of tribute music acts to enjoy, from The Bootleg Beatles to Fleetwood Bac to Definitely Mightbe.
Find out more, and grab your tickets here.
Back 2 Festival
Take it back now, y’all. Back 2 Festival is set to offer a concentrated hit of nostalgia from the eighties, nineties and noughties when it touches down in Catton Park from 30 June-3 July.
Throwback hits on the line-up will come from the likes of Vengaboys, Steps on their 25th anniversary tour, UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Cascada, Toploader, Scouting for Girls, Easy 17 and much, much more.
Find out more and grab your tickets here.