Here is your ultimate festival guide for Nottinghamshire this summer
Is there really a better way to spend a summer’s day than taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of a festival? With tons of great festivals in Nottinghamshire in 2019, this is the time to chill out, enjoy the city and county and make some amazing memories.
By Jessica Dallison
Monday, 3rd June 2019, 1:24 pm
Here is a list of Nottinghamshire festivals taking place in summer 2019.
Fri 14 Sun, June 16.
Riverside Park In view of Newark Castle and headlined by Sigma and Becky Hill, Newark Festival is a great weekend out with plenty of family fun on the Sunday.
Sat, July 20. Wollaton Park
A one-day musical extravaganza headlined by Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, as well as RagnBone Man, All Saints and many more.
Fri 28 - Sun, June 30. Sherwood Pines
See headliners Jess Glynne on Friday, Paul Weller on Saturday and Jack Savoretti on Sunday against the spectacularly beautiful forest backdrop of Sherwood Pines.
Wed 21 Mon, August 26. Various venues
Southwell Music Festival celebrates the towns classic musical connections against the impressive backdrop of Southwell Minster and Archbishops Palace.
Sat, July 27. Hockley
A fantastically colourful and fun festival celebrating sexuality, diversity, gender identity and equality in Nottinghamshire - all are welcome so make sure you pop along.
Sat 17 Sun, Aug 18. Thoresby Park
A wonderful family event especially created for grown ups and their little people a warm, welcoming and creative environment with music, workshops and activities.
Fri 14 - Sat, June 15. Sneinton Market
A two-day festival at Sneinton Market Avenues and Plaza, with a chance to sample beer from a huge range of international and local breweries, plus live music and more.
Thurs 11 - Sun, July 14. Patchings Arts Centre
Don't miss the chance to meet over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers selling and demonstrating, plus hands-on-workshops and art material offers. A must for art-lovers!
Fri 28 - Sat, June 29. St Marys Church
Enjoy a true Gin Festival, featuring 120 listed gins, tasters and masterclasses from distillers and industry experts and live music. Ticket includes a free gin and glass to take home.
Fri 2 Sun, Aug 4. Victoria Embankment
The East Midlands biggest free festival returns to the banks of the River Trent, with live music, river-based activities, a kids zone, a massive funfair and fireworks.
Sat 10 - Sun, Aug 11.
An unmissable event for the whole family, and food and drink enthusiasts - therell be live cookery demos, celebrity chefs, live music, children's entertainment and great food to sample and take home.
Fri 5 - Sun, July 7.
Celebrating the life of poet Lord Byron, and his time spent in Notts, this ever-popular annual festival features activities to suit all ages and interests in and around Hucknall.
Fri 12 Sun, July 14. Newark on Trent
A literature-fuelled festival celebrating the world of books through an engaging programme of panel talks, discussions and free family fun. This years festival theme is Home and Away.
Fri, Aug 30 Sun, Sept 1. Thoresby Park
Set in beautiful woodlands, catch 24 bands and hundreds of classic anthems and mind-blowing performances over three days at the Big Fake Festival.
Sat, July 13. The Canalhouse
Chill out by the canal at Waterfront Festival, a day-long treat at the Canalhouse, which showcases some of the best local music all in aid of charity!
Mon 5 Sun, Aug 11.
The Robin Hood Festival returns for its 35th year - expect a fab week-long festival with spectacular live stunts, re-enactments, singing, dancing, and food and drink stalls all in the wonderful forest setting.
Sun, Aug 18.
A celebration of Nottinghams Caribbean heritage with a parade of hundreds of colourful costumes, energetic music from moving sound systems and Samba drums bringing the Embankment to life.