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  • mcmush
    Bromsgrove Carnival
    Free entry and parking at Bromsgrove Carnival. Weekend of 10-11 July.
    Normally a main stage and a bandstand with live music both days, they say there will be 10 hours worth this year, mainly local bands but nothing seems confirmed on the website yet.

    Probably be a good distraction from all the world cup stuff, although the matches are in the evenings so wont be missing anything when England make it to the final!!

    Search Bromsgrove Carnival via your favourite search engine for the website and the facebook.
  • mcmush
    Aberystwyth Castle Rock
    Free live music in the grounds of Abersywyth Castle, no details on their website yet, but the local paper says its Saturday 29 May (Bank holiday weekend)

    Last year they had Cerys Matthews as a headliner.
  • Jphaure
    Brixton Splash
    1 August 2010 12 noon - 7 pm

    A cultural explosion led by our local community. We are investing in our community’s potential to help create a legacy of raised aspiration and increased creative and entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Our festival, held on the first Saturday of August each year, celebrates the diversity of our community; its progress through the years and the fusion of numerous ethnic groups which now call Brixton home. Ours is a cultural festival that combines a fascinating mix of music, arts and crafts, food, live music, theatre, dance performances and sound systems that celebrates local talent. The Festival includes soundsystems, a main stage, craft and food stalls and a family and arts area this year and includes many of Brixton's most famous landmarks:

    Windrush Square
    The Peace Gardens
    Electric Avenue
    Coldharbour Lane

    Come and join us! or email for more information.
    • flaura
    • By flaura 20th May 10, 5:07 PM
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    Free Festivals - South East - Oxfordshire
    Faringdon Arts Festival 2010
    5th - 11th July

    And Wittfest 2010
    18th - 20th June

    Both South East / Oxfordshire Gigs
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  • competitionscafe
    Best freebie: Lynton and Lynmouth music festival

    Lynton and Lynmouth, north Devon, 11-13 June

    Headliners: Thea Gilmore, Babyhead, Andy Votel

    We say: Known as Llama for short, this terrific event takes over two beautiful north Devon towns, filling their pubs, halls, streets, churches and cinema with what the organisers describe as "high-quality cutting-edge music", be it folk, rock'n'roll, bhangra, punk or pop. And that entertainment won't cost you a bean: just turn up and enjoy. You should, though, book your accommodation before you arrive (check the website for options from campsites to hotels).

    They say: "The festival is run completely by volunteers, with money raised throughout the year. There is no fence to patrol or tickets to check, so it's a free festival in all senses of the word. The site combines the best bits of Glastonbury with typical English seaside charm. The two towns are connected by a Victorian water-powered railway. I think it's safe to say that there is nowhere like it in the world." Keith Blackwell, co-organiser

    At Lynton and Lynmouth, north Devon, 11-13 June, free. Details:

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    of everything that comes along their way."
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  • jonesy01
    Llama festival in Devon is free...
  • patriche
    The Rob Knox Film Festival takes place in the London Borough of Bexley
    Free screenings of a wide range of films
    1st June 7pm New Generation Church Birkbeck Road Sidcup
    2nd, 3rd 4th, and 5th June 7pm Welling Community Cinema, Wrotham Road Welling
    6th June Erith Rowing Club High Street Erith 10am to 4pm
    7th June 7pm Business Academy Bexley, Yarton Way Thamesmead.
    9th June 6.30pm Tickets only Awards evening CIneworld Bexleyheath.

    also acting classes at Howbury Centre 1st to 4th June 1pm to 4pm 13 to 18 year old
    acting for film masterclass Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performing Arts 1st June 7pm
    and 5th June a day of master classes at Rose Bruford 10am to 4pm

    Everything provided free.

    for more info check facebook rob knox Festival 2010
    • nmm
    • By nmm 23rd May 10, 11:40 AM
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    The Whitehaven Festival 2010
    Whitehaven Maritime Festival

    Friday 25 Jun to Sunday 27 Jun
    Whitehaven Harbour

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  • lns
    Ejectorseat Arts Festival, Southampton.

    Not allowed to post the link because i'm a new user, but it comes up with a google search

    Press Release:

    EjectorSeat Presents: Arts Festival at the Pavilion.
    Turning the parks into a hub of cultural activity.

    Date: Saturday 5th June 2010. Location: Palmerston Park, Southampton

    EjectorSeat will be transforming Palmerston Park into a gallery of Southampton’s arts and media culture and musical talent - For one day only artists will have a chance to showcase what they can do in a public space.

    A range of local bands will be performing at the Bandstand - collaborating with choirs and orchestras; and there will be a drumming workshop and performance, bringing together professionals and complete beginners alike.

    A Film Tent with help from City Eye, (a local community filmmaker’s organisation) will screen premières of local films, alongside entries for their film competition which is being held in connection with the festival.

    There will also be an arts market filled with the best in local culture (from fanzines to hand-made crafts) which will hold various free workshops for everyone to get involved in. The Park will become a gallery, and live illustration groups will be working away all over the Park throughout the day.

    The organisation’s aim is to celebrate local arts culture, and create a dialogue between artists. Mac Ince, co-founder of EjectorSeat said: “There’s so much artistic activity in Southampton that is under the radar, we really want the public and other artists to take notice.”

    Southampton’s Art House Gallery Caf! will be selling food & refreshments for all to enjoy on the day.

    Only festival of it's type in Southampton, going to be good
    • kevinmcm19
    • By kevinmcm19 23rd May 10, 8:03 PM
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    luton carnival
    luton carnival is on monday the 31st of may
    • JoJoB
    • By JoJoB 24th May 10, 7:45 AM
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    Not sure if this counts as headline acts are ticketed - but the vast majority of stuff to do is free and no fence etc:

    Broadstairs folk week is something I go to every year. The bars and pubs by the seafront are full of free live bands and the promenade and bandstand is awash with buskers, artists, dancers, craft shops, workshops and so on. There's also a spectacular torchlit pagan procession (think wickerman). It's a lovely setting and a great festival vibe. You can choose to hang out and just do the free stuff or buy tickets for the more famous acts which come to town. Several campsites nearby to choose from.

    You can choose to volunteer for 35 hours over the week in exchange for a festival pass and free camping.
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    • dancingfairy
    • By dancingfairy 25th May 10, 2:55 PM
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    Don't forget Bridgewater Carnival. Bridgewater, Somerset.
    Webpage here:
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    • dancingfairy
    • By dancingfairy 25th May 10, 2:59 PM
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    Guildford Summer Festival
    18 June to 1 August 2010
    Taken from the Council Website [there will be] ' music, theatre, walks and tours, sport, food and drink, craft and things to keep the little ones entertained'.
    Website for more details when they are announced:

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  • JuelzM
    Hub Festival Liverpool - SAT 29/SUN 30 MAY 2010
    Check out the website for full details:
    Check it out - designed more for teenagers but it also suitable for all ages + dogs (on leads) can go too!

    From Liverpool 360 site....
    HUB Festival Summer Jam 2010 – The Homecoming!
    You’re invited to the UK’s biggest and best, award winning urban youth festival; HUB Festival 2010. From 29th – 30th May (11am-6pm), skaters, bboys, bgirls and bands will take over Otterspool Prom (further south than the old site!) for a bank holiday weekend of rockin’ out to some sweet beats, chillin’ with your mates and having an all-round amazing time which will have you Twittering, Facebooking and MySpacing away for rest of 2010.

    So you thought we couldn’t top HUB 2009? Well you were wrong. Not only are we celebrating our homecoming, we’ve teamed up once again with world class skater Pete King and his team at King Ramps to bring you Europe’s largest portable vert ramp; a replica on Tony Hawks Vert, amateur street course comps featuring some of the UK’s top riders, thousands of pounds worth of prizes to give-a-way, free promos, aftershow parties and legends in BMX, Skateboarding and In-line.

    Hope you go and enjoy.
  • kennyboy66

    Africa Oy! returns to Sefton Park, Liverpool in 2010, bigger and better than ever. Year on year, the UK's largest free African music festival just keeps on growing...

    Confirmed Line up for Oy! 2010

    Saturday 19th June





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  • davidian84

    Sunday 6th June
    8 Stages and bands in nearby pubs
    The Hoosiers
    Turin Brakes
  • Imani
    Derby Caribbean Carnival will be on this year July 17 (costume parade) July 18, 2010 main Carnival day - Contact Derby West Indian Community Centre
    More carnivals can be found listed here
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  • Love My Bargains
    South - Poole - Animal Windfest Free Event
    10-12 Sept - Animal Windfest, Sandbanks both days FREE

    I went to this last year and was fab, all on the beach front of sandbanks. This is supported by the brand animal. We managed to get loads of free stickers, signed posters of Martin Ashton Worlds Best BMXer and loads of other pro's. Even they throw out animal t-shirts, wallets ect to the crowd and my sons mate got a wallet.

    During the day time......... is more of a family thing with lots of shows of watersports and BMXing.

    During the more for the adults with dance music all night.

    No camping arrangements but near by B&Bs & Hotels
  • studyskills
    Astwood Bank, Worcestershire Carnival
    Astwood Bank, Worcestershire holds a fabulous carnival each year. This year it's on July 10th and the theme is 'What a wonderful world' we have put in a walking float before, it's great fun and the kids love it. check out more details on the Astwood Bank Carnival website.
  • tomexeter
    Exeter Respect Festival 5th - 6th June (free!)
    the site won't let me post the web link because I'm a new user! arg. but if you go to www and then put exeter-respect and follow that with a .org you'll get there

    About Exeter Respect
    Exeter Respect is the city's annual celebration of diversity when we use performing and creative arts to promote multi-cultural understanding and say no to racism and all forms of prejudice. The Respect message is a simple one: racism and prejudice often spring fear, and fear is often based on ignorance, so let's overcome ignorance by getting to know one another and sharing not shunning our cultures. One of the best ways to get to know someone is to enjoy yourself with them, hence our celebration of diversity and adoption of the Commission for Racial Equality's simple but effective slogan: All Different, All Equal!

    About Respect In The Park
    Exeter Respect has taken place almost every year since 1997 and last year we held the first Respect In The Park event in Belmont Park. That single-day celebration was so successful that this year we have organised a massive free two-day event which includes all the best elements of Exeter Respect in one go. After last year’s rain we have put more cover in the park in case the English summer let’s us down again, in particular our new World Big-top, Bollywood caf!-bar and Co-operative Village. Get along nice and early to make the most of our celebration!

    All activities start at 12noon. The park is open
    to the public from 11am, arrive early to avoid queues
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