Where to go this August Bank Holiday Weekend


Bank holiday is fast approaching and it’s the only three-day weekend left this year. As we take a moment to let this sink in, we’ve rounded up where to go this bank holiday weekend.

Heading out?
When the bank holiday rolls around, there’s no excuse not to get the lads together and head to the pub. Whether you’re planning a wild night out or sipping some cokes in the pub after being voted the designated driver for the evening, you need to be out. Craving something a bit different to a pub crawl? Here are the biggest events going on in your city this weekend.

What’s on in Manchester this weekend?
Get the most of your three-day break and check out what’s on offer in Manchester.

Friday 25th – 28th August – Pride weekend
The whole weekend is covered. Taking place in Manchester’s world famous Gay Village, this is one of the biggest Pride events in the UK. It’s been 50 years since Parliament first voted to legalise homosexuality in the UK and this weekend event is set to be massive.
There are a number of bands set to play at Manchester Pride, including Clean Bandit, Example, DJ sets from Faithless, and Katrina and the Waves. Show your support for LGBT communities. Dance, drink and see top music acts in one of the most unrivalled cities in the UK. Buy tickets here

Saturday 26th August – The White Hotel Rave Night
If you’re after a night out instead of a weekend binge, Salford’s club, The White Hotel, is hosting a 12-hour club night. From 7pm-7am, this is the place you need to go to on your bank holiday weekend. Recovery time might be longer than the 12-hour night itself, but you’re guaranteed a good time.
Tickets £7.78 in advance and £10 on the door. Get your tickets here.

people dancing in club

What’s on in Birmingham this weekend?
In the Midlands and need somewhere to go? Birmingham has lots on offer this bank holiday weekend.

Sunday 27th – Peace + Love Party
Celebrate not having to get up early on Monday morning and head to the biggest free rave in the midlands. You can expect a bit of everything, from Acid House, Techno and UK garage, to Old Skool RnB and disco.  Last minute tickets can be found on Skiddle.

lights across the alleyway

What’s on in London this weekend?

London is a hive of activity over the August Bank Holiday, so if you currently have no plans but want to make the most of three days off, we’ve got a couple of recommendations.

Sunday 27th – Monday 28th August – Notting Hill Carnival

With over 2 million people expected to descend on this year’s carnival there’s sure to be a buzzing atmosphere. Expect a parade, delicious street food and plenty of music. For all the details head to TimeOut to find out all information.

And if you’re in the capital but haven’t been paid yet…

Saturday 26th August – Kopparberg Party at Number 90 Bar 

Some of the lucky ones may have been paid just in time for the bank holiday weekend, but for those looking to keep it cheap and cheerful Kopparberg have teamed up with East London’s Number 90 Bar for free! Get your tickets here via Skiddle and enjoy complimentary ciders and DJ sets all afternoon.