Top Summer Events in the UK

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Whether you are looking for top class equestrian events, three day music festivals or the largest performing arts event in the world, you will be spoilt for choice if you are visiting the UK this summer.

Edinburgh Fringe (7-31 August)

Promoted as the greatest show on earth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will take place from 7-31 August in 2015.

With over 3,000 events planned the Edinburgh Fringe is now the world’s largest arts festival and features artists and performers from over 50 countries.

The Fringe takes place throughout the streets of Edinburgh and is a showcase for the performing arts, with show categories including Cabaret, Children’s shows, Comedy, Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus, Events, Exhibitions, Music, Musicals and Opera, Spoken Word and Theatre.

In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Fringe Street Events run each day of the festival, primarily on the Royal Mile and at the Mound Precinct. This is the largest street fair of its kind in the world, and in 2014 saw 933 groups participate.


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Leeds Festival (28-30 August )

Leeds Festival is one of Europe’s biggest festivals and returns to Bramham Park, Leeds from 28-30 August, 2015.

Leeds Festival boasts an ever impressive and diverse line up, ranging all the way from punk and metal, through to rock, alternative, indie, dance, and electro; these are a few of the reasons why Leeds Festival 2015 is going to be very special.

Leeds Festival has developed something of a habit of attracting some of the biggest global superstars, and world beating bands on the planet to their Yorkshire home. 2015 is set to be no different.


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Burghley Horse Trials (3-6 September)

The Burghley Horse Trials is an annual three-day event held at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, and is one of the six leading equestrian events in the world.

Originally the ‘three day event’ was known as ‘The Military’ – a competition for serving Officers. Show jumping was used to prove that a horse was still able to continue in service after the test of obedience (dressage) and stamina and courage (roads and tracks, steeplechase and cross country).

The Military has developed into today’s Olympic sport of eventing. In its formative years show jumping was regarded as contributing to one twelfth of the overall result.


Southampton Boat Show, Southampton Boating Event

Southampton Boat Show (11-20 September)

Southampton Boat Show is one of the largest shows of its type in Europe.

The Show is held annually in September at the Mayflower Park, Southampton and will take place from 11-20 September, 2015. Hundreds of boats and crafts are exhibited and sold at the event. Visitors can go on board, meet boating celebrities, check out products and unique features and seek advice about the best boating accessories to buy.

The Southampton Boat Show is a massive showcase of the countries latest boating products.


Rugby player

The Rugby World Cup (18-31 September)

The Rugby World Cup is contested every four years between the world’s top international teams and will be held from 18-31 September, 2015 in the UK.

The tournament was first held in 1987 and was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

The most recent tournament was held in 2011 in New Zealand whose national team won the tournament by defeating France in the final.

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have won the trophy twice while England have won the tournament once.

World Cup 2015 venues include Twickenham, London, Kingsholme, Gloucester, the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, the Brighton Community Stadium, Wembley Stadium, London and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup final will be held at Twickenham on 31 October at 4pm.

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Whether you are looking for a house to rent or you want to rent our your own home and earn extra income close to the Rugby World Cup, the Southampton Boat Show, Burghley Horse Trials, Leeds Festival or the Edinburgh Fringe, please contact Eventful Stays.