What to do this August bank holiday

The summer ain’t over yet – not till after the long weekend. If you’re still pondering what to do during those three beautiful days pass, then look no further. From gigs to festivals and alfresco dining to street art, we’ve got you covered.

Castell Roc

Chepstow Castle, 25–27 August
Perched above the banks of the River Wye in Chepstow lies the spectacular Chepstow Castle. By day, it’s a prime piece of Norman heritage, but come this weekend, it will have transformed into an open-air festival venue, with some fun acts, including The Shires (country music duo), Leo Sayer and ‘The Return’ meets ‘Prince Xperience’ (a Michael Jackson meets Prince concert).

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend

City Hall Lawns, Cardiff, 24–26 August
Expect three epic days of partying at Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend. This carnival of colour will host some of the UK’s biggest names in music alongside a funfair, rides and much more. Tickets are £5 per day (bargain!); so join in with the fun and celebrate everything this August bank holiday.

SW4 London

Clapham Common, London, 25–26 August
Get ready to raise the roof at this year’s SW4 festival. The line-up looks as cracking as ever with Marshmello, Dizzee Rascal, Sigma, Oliver Heldens, Chase & Status, Craig David, Basement Jaxx and tons more EDM acts taking to the stage over the course of the weekend. It’s going to be a belter, so save the date and put your party hat on. Tickets for the are still available.

Foodies Festival Oxford

Oxford South Parks, 25–27 August
Is the Foodies Festival the Glastonbury of the culinary world? Instead of the Pyramid Stage you have a cakes and desserts theatre. Forget Arcadia and head to the restaurant and street food tents. Picture it: three days of eating amazing grub while bobbing your head to music in a field. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, food workshops, cider tasting, cream pie throwing, cheese stretching, chilli eating competitions and the rest. Tickets are on sale!

Exeter Street Arts Festival

Exeter City Centre, 25 August
Enjoy a day of live performances in Exeter city centre. From dance acts, music, storytelling, poetry, circus acts and more, Exeter Street Arts Festival looks to be a fun day out for all the family. This free all-day event will add some colour and energy to the city’s streets and a dash of artistic culture to the bank holiday weekend.