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UK's Unusual Festivals and Events

Here is a run down of the UK's more unusual festivals that might take your fancy!
African Drum Village Festival
African Drum Village Festival
fireworksEarly August, Entry around £175
African musicians have come together to teach and perform in the only African music, arts and dance festival in Scotland.
Celtic Connections Festival
Celtic Connections Festival
fireworksMid Jan - Feb, Free - £20
One of Scotland's most predominant mid-winter music festivals, which attracts the Celtic and World music talent from around the globe, with more than 150 acts performing around the city of Glasgow.
Crufts Dog Show
Crufts Dog Show
fireworksEarly March, around £50
With nearly 28,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying the thrills and excitement of Best In Show with their owners, there's no better place than dfs Crufts to experience and learn about the wonderful world of dogs.
Great British Beer Festival
Great British Beer Festival, London
fireworksEarly August, Entry around £8
The Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court, Britain's biggest beer festival, once again brings together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers.
Porthcawl Elvis Festival
Porthcawl Elvis Festival
fireworksLate Sep, Entry £5 - £99
Claiming to be Europe's biggest gathering of Elvis artistes and their fans, this event offers three days of fun and music all over the normally sleepy seaside town of Porthcawl, roughly halfway between Cardiff and Swansea, near to Bridgend.
RHS Flower Show tickets
fireworksEnd May-End July, Entry around £14
The royal Horticultural Society Flower shows are internationally renowned. With dsiplays and exhibitions from around the globe, it's not to be missed for gardening enthusiasts. We can supply tickets for this event so please ask. .
Run to the Sun
Run to the Sun Festival Newquay
fireworksLate May, around £80
Run to the Sun (RttS) held it's first event way back in 1987 and has grown into one of the largest Custom Car, VW and dance festivals in Europe since its conception.
Singing Sticks Didgeridoo
Singing Sticks Didgeridoo Music Festival
fireworksLate July, around £40
The Northamptonshire Singing Sticks Didgeridoo Music festival for people interested in the didgeridoo and other related musical entities.
Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
fireworksJune 21st, Free
English Heritage are again expected to provide "Managed Open Access" to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. There's likely to be casual entertainment from samba bands & drummers but no amplified music is allowed.
The Shires Show
The Shires Show
fireworksMid June, around £30
The Shires is predominantly a bike custom show, which this year offers three days of live music.
Towerfest
Towerfest in North Yorkshire
fireworksMid June, Unknown
An annual country music festival held in the grounds of Drax Power Station, in Yorkshire. Offering festival goers the chance to relive the wild wild west for three days.
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