May 2019 Preview

Posted on: 12 April 2019

What events will you go to this May?


We’re getting closer and closer to festival season, and this May is shaping up to be a busy one. Whatever your music taste, there’s an event on the calendar that you’ll love. 

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

When: 1-6 May

Where: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham

What: With its trademark mix of international jazz icons and developing new talent, Cheltenham has become one of the UK’s most-loved jazz festivals. Along with the music, it’s also family friendly and packed with different food and drink stalls – a great place to spend your Bank Holiday weekend. 

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A family friendly event

Sound City Liverpool

When: 3-5 May

Where: Liverpool Baltic Triangle 

What: Sound City captures the vibrancy of Liverpool with a 3-day festival that sees established names perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent. The festival is filled with music, creative workshops and a renowned music industry conference. 

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Sound City captures the vibrancy of the city

Bristol Folk Festival 

When: 3-5 May

Where: Bristol Folk House, St Stephen’s Church and St George’s Concert Hall

What: Spread over 3 days, Bristol Folk Festival will see performances from up to 40 acts, as well as Morris dancers, mummers and maypoles, ceilidhs, workshops, singalong sessions and a market. 

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Do you love folk music?

The Great Escape

When: 9-11 May 

Where: Brighton City Centre

What: The Great Escape is arguably the best festival for discovering new music, showcasing 450 up-and-coming artists from everywhere around the world in venues across Brighton. There’s also a convention alongside the music, featuring panel discussions, keynote speeches, topical debates and plenty of networking opportunities with music industry professionals. 

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The Great Escape

All Points East

When: 24 May - 2 June 

Where: Victoria Park, London 

What: All Points East is a ten-day event in East London's beautiful Victoria Park encompassing a three-day music festival, community-focused programme of midweek entertainment and three huge APE Presents headline shows.

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All Points East

Dot to Dot Festival 

When: 25-27 May

Where: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

What: Spread across 3 city centres, over 100 artists will play at the cities’ best venues. Acts playing this year include Crystal Fighters, Jordan Rakei, Swim Deep and more. 

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Dot to Dot Festival

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