Things to do this weekend, 12th – 14th June 2015

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The weather has taken a turn for the warmer and we’re now well into June so it’s a pity to waste the fantastic warmer temperatures stuck indoors or doing DIY. Hopefully we can tempt you out with this stunning top 5 lineup for the weekend ahead! If you’re keen to see what else is happening across Nottinghamshire this weekend, visit our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Download Festival at Castle Donington (postcode for this event is DE74 2RP)

Download Festival has attracted some big names over the years and 2015 is no exception to the rule as bands such as Muse and Slipknot make up the great selection of headline acts this year.

Taking place across three days from the 12th – 14th June, this is a festival that attracts the best in heavy metal and rock year on year and pulls in the crowds from all across the UK. Day tickets and weekend tickets are still on sale so be sure to book yours now to avoid disappointment. Visit the Donington Park’s website for more details.


Airfield Anarchy at Newark Showground

The annual Airfield Anarchy event at Newark Showground is a real test of physical and mental strength, with assault and obstacle courses designed to push your limits. It’s also a race, so you don’t want to be left behind as you tackle over 40 obstacles and try to run, crawl and climb your way through the unforgiving terrain.

Alongside the obstacle course, there’s also live entertainment and a live music festival with headline acts such as Toploader confirmed for this year. It’s a great weekend whether you’re a participant or a spectator! To find out more please visit the website.


Cockpit-Fest at Newark Air Museum (see featured image)

The annual migration of aircraft cockpit sections to Newark Air Museum has become a staple moment in the calendar of events for Nottinghamshire. This weekend, they return with a bigger and better lineup than ever before for the highly anticipated Cockpit-Fest.

With over 30 displays coming every year and the chance to get up-close with these rare parts from historic aircraft, it’s no wonder the event draws in not just enthusiasts, but families as well. It’s not just cockpits on display either. Visitors can also enjoy historical artifacts and clothing as well as more aviation related displays. For more details on this years event taking place from 13th – 14th June, please visit the Newark Air Museum website.


The Overtones at The Royal Concert Hall


The Overtones will be performing in Nottingham this Friday

Dubbed as one of the finest soul groups on the circuit today, The Overtones bring their delightful harmonies and tributes to the legends of the genre to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall this Friday night.

With three consecutive top 5 albums as well as 750,000 album sold, they know a thing or two when it comes to easy listing music. This show will deliver songs from their latest album Sweet Soul Music with tributes to artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and The Drifters. To find out more and to book your seats, please visit the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall website.


Thrumpton Village Flower & Garden Show

It’s the time of year when the flowers are in bloom and the countryside is buzzing with sights and smells to make you wish the weekend could last just that little bit longer. The sights of summer will be out in force this weekend as Thrumpton Village hosts its flower and garden show from the 13th – 14th June.

Marvel at the displays and take a walk around the village fete in the churchyard with stalls, live music and plenty of activities for the kids. You can also enjoy cream teas in the village hall, garden trails and book stalls. While you’re there, be sure to explore Thrumpton Hall with its landscaped gardens and relics from Lord Byron.

Posted on 08 June 2015
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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