15 UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016

UK Events Not to Miss in 2016

The early bird gets the worm, and that’s very true when looking at some of the events happening next year! We’ve created a list of UK events not to be missed in 2016 that are on sale now, ready for you to snap up an early bird bargain. You better get in there quick, because there are some sell-out events in here, and nobody likes FOMO.

‘Dying Alive’ – Zombie First Person Shooter

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
IRL Shooter is real life action gaming. The first instalment of their gaming series “Dying Alive″ is a zombie apocalypse survival game, set deep within an over-run government facility that was formerly a prison. Using highly advanced and unique laser based weapons combined with a fully interactive and immersive environment, creates a real life video game experience with realistic weapons, movie quality sets and a deeply creative scenario.

Where: HMP Shrewsbury

When: 23-24 January 2016 

How Much: From £45

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Kelburn Garden Party 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
A 13th century painted castle on Scotland’s West Coast is the setting for the unique and magical Kelburn Garden Party. Music, art and adventure are promised in spades with a diverse lineup of acts ranging from dance to reggae and world sounds – plus interactive art installations; pop-up gigs; glen walks and poetry.

Where: Kelburn Castle

When: 1-4 July 2016 

How Much: From £98.50

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Zombie Infection

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Love the Walking Dead? It’s time to live it! Fight through free roaming Zombies with missions and objectives set to test your nerves and endurance against the zombie Infection. Where will you hide? Is anywhere safe? You’ll at least be trained to use a weapon, which may be the only thing stopping you from becoming a walker.

Where: Sheffield / Nottingham / Leicester

When: Numerous Dates

How Much: From £50

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The Wearable Technology Show 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
The Wearable Technology Show is the biggest event for wearables, augmented reality, IOT and smart devices. The conference programme has 7 different tracks, offering you a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry.

Where: ExCel London

When: 15-16 March 2016 

How Much: From £15

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2000 Trees 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
2000 Trees is Cheltenham’s multi-award winning festival set deep in the stunning Cotswold hills. Affectionately known as ‘Trees’ by fans, the event was described as “one of the best small festivals in the UK” by The Guardian. Last year’s acts included Idlewild, We Are The Ocean and The Subways to name a few.

Where: Withington

When: 7-10 July 2016 

How Much: From £40

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Film & Comic Con 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Love films? Love comics? Then make next year the year you attend one of the many nationwide comic cons.  You’ll get to meet all the stars from our favourite cult films, there will be autograph sessions, photo shoots and panels with your favourite celebrities too. Make sure to check out where your nearest comic con is and keep up-to-date with who’ll be attending here.

Where: Various UK Locations

When: Numerous Dates

How Much: From £18

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Noisily Festival 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
After another successful year and rave reviews from attendees and publications alike, Noisily Festival of Music & Arts is now an established fixture on the UK festival map. It’s 2016 event will again present a diverse line-up of electronic music to the beautiful setting of Coney Woods in Leicestershire, along with mind bending visual arts and performances.

Where: Noseley Hall, Harborough

When: 7-10 July 2016 

How Much: £95

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Tough Mudder

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Photo Credit: Brian Clark via Flickr
It’s time to rally the troops and take on Tough Mudder. This team-oriented obstacle course is designed to test physical strength and mental grit. It puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.

Where: Various UK Locations

When: Numerous Dates 

How Much: £95

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Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival combines the best of music and food in equal parts! As finalists in the 2014 UK Festival Awards for Best Small Festival and Best Grass Roots Festival, it’s great value for money and an experience for every age and stage. Did we mention there is sausage and beer?

Where: Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich

When: 23-24 July 2016 

How Much: From £22.50

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Boomtown Fair 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016

BoomTown is much more than just the average music festival – it’s a free and creative environment, where the party is really a party and the normal rules don’t apply! This is a vast festival with 22 main stages, 102 themed mini venues, over 2km of winding street set, nine completely immersive districts and over 500 artists across a huge spectrum of genres.

Where: Matterly Estate, Winchester

When: 11-14 August 2016 

How Much: From £135

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Bo Peep Cider Festival 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Head to Bo Beep Cider Festival to sample and enjoy the many different types and brands of cider. Don’t worry if cider isn’t your thing; there’ll have some local ales on board too! Kids are welcome (and go free!) there will even be entertainment for them too, such as dragons, fairies and you might even see a knight or a wizard on stilts! Facepainting, circus skills, pantomime and story telling are also likely to make an appearance. There’s live bands and musicians playing music to suit all tastes and there’s cider too, did we mention that?

Where:Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury

When: 9-11 September 2016 

How Much: From £35

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Standon Calling Festival 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
The event that started as a birthday BBQ with a couple of DJs and a handful of friends has become the perfect summer escape for festival-goers. Within an hour of London, its loyal audience returns to Standon for upcoming acts; interactive art installations; immersive theatre plus the silly stuff including a fancy dress parade and the annual dog show.

Where: Standon, Hertfordshire

When: 29-31 July 2016 

How Much: From £107

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Beer by the River 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Organised by The National Trust and Sambrook’s Brewery, their will be a range of their delicious cask ales and craft beers, but it doesn’t stop there! There’ll be an abundance of guest breweries too. This year saw 5 Points, Binghams, Burning Sky, ELB, Hackney, Hambleton Ales, Hammerton, Hastings & Tiny Rebel (to name a few!) and you can be sure a lot, if not all, will be there next year. There will also be a selection of food stalls to keep festival goers well fed!

Where: Morden, London

When: 2-3 September 2016 

How Much: Free when booked by May 2016

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Chilled in a Field Festival 2016

UK Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
Chilled in a Field Festival is a feel-good modern family-friendly festival. Having kids doesn’t mean you have to miss out on amazing live music and DJs until late into the night, ensuring the childfree will love it too. There will be activities & workshops suitable for all, a mini beer festival courtesy of CAMRA & delectable food from local vendors.

Where: Halland, East Sussex

When: 29-31 July 2016 

How Much: £84

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Total Warrior

UK Events Not to Miss in 2016
Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing providing the greatest courses set in the finest venues. With 25 to 30 punishing obstacles designed alongside ex-military personnel, you get the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental determination and teamwork. Success is about survival and not speed, so forget about breaking records and bring everything you have to cross the finish line and become a Total Warrior!

Where: Lake District

When: 6 August 2016 

How Much: From £54

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Hi! I'm Tom and as the UK's content editor, I'm all about educating and inspiring event organisers like you to put on ever bigger, better experiences for your attendees.

I'm also a big fan of new music, film, craft beer but most of all street art, as you'll see from my Instagram.