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Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

More than 100,000 friendly invaders will be transported back in time to the Great Days of Sail at the end of the month as an ancient Cornish port hosts one of this year's world-great maritime events – the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

Book now for the biggest country music event in the US

Book now for the biggest country music event in the US

The phrase ‘book early to avoid disappointment’ really does apply to fans planning to visit the biggest country music event in the US, the Nashville CMA Music Festival 2015 and the ultimate experience for country music fans.

Edinburgh's most glamorous festival escape is back

Edinburgh's most glamorous festival escape is back

This August Edinburgh Festival favourite, the pop-up Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar, returns to the Royal Mile as the most glamorous place to soak up the world-renowned carnival atmosphere.

Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake International Fireworks and Music Festival

Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake International Fireworks and Music Festival

One of Taiwan's hotly awaited annual festivals is fast approaching. The Sun Moon Lake International Fireworks and Music Festival will be held from 17 October to 9 November 2014.

Romance under the stars in a classic country setting

Romance under the stars in a classic country setting

Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze have proved superstar soaraways in Stamford – with movie tickets for Top Gun and Dirty Dancing a sell-out at this summer’s Burghley Film Festival.

Outer Hebrides' month long September festival

Outer Hebrides' month long September festival

September may mark the traditional end of the Scottish summer, but a new Outer Hebrides festival planned for the month means that it’s never too late to plan an island break ... all hail Hebtember!

Visit Exmoor this summer and enjoy a mix of festivals, fairs and fun

Visit Exmoor this summer and enjoy a mix of festivals, fairs and fun

Visitors to Exmoor this summer can look forward to a host of events encompassing all kinds of festivals, fairs and fun together with a mix of entertaining and quirky days out that are totally unique to the area.

Warwick Folk Festival’ gears up for another successful year

Warwick Folk Festival’ gears up for another successful year

With less than four weeks to go, the Warwick Folk Festival is gearing up for its most successful Festival yet. The Festival, which will celebrate its 35th year, takes place from Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 July at Warwick School.

Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Yukoners are a lively bunch and like to keep active year-round so it's not surprising that the Yukon calendar of events is bursting with festivals and special events. Any time more than two Yukoners get together, it's a party, so just imagine the possibilities for a good time.

Still crazy - Over 50s flock to British festivals

Break out the waterproofs, dust off your onesies and Wellingtons – festival season is upon us and it appears many over 50s have their sights set on loud music in a muddy field.

Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine”

Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine”

More than 690 years ago, a local shooting club started celebrating its patron saint's day. Today, the event, Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine,” is also one of the biggest outdoor celebrations in Germany and beyond -- a spectacular 10-day event with nearly 4 million visitors annually that rivals some of the world's better-known annual mega celebrations including Oktoberfest.

Japan's favourite and far-out festivals

From old favourites to far-out events, there is a summer festival (natsu matsuri)for everyone in Japan.

Official ‘Glastonbury 2014’ app launches from EE

Official ‘Glastonbury 2014’ app launches from EE

EE, the official communications and technology partner of Glastonbury Festival 2014, has today announced the launch of the only official mobile app for this year’s festival, available to download free on iOS and Android.

Summer festivals in Italy & Sicily

Italy is a country famed for its passion, where celebrations are jubilant and festivals are pleasingly frequent and fantastically varied. From the traditional to the outlandish, there is a celebration or festivity to suit every interest.

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

As football fever subsides and the summer nights draw out, Lisbon prepares to party with a line up of not-to-be-missed cultural events in June that will attract thousands of visitors and locals to the historic quarters of the city.