Nottingham becomes UK’s festival city in October

Date Posted: 07/08/2015

Nottingham will be home to over 15 festivals and major events this October.

From a week-long celebration of Robin Hood, culminating in a three-day Medieval pageant at Nottingham Castle, to the tenth anniversary GameCity Festival, a celebration of all things gaming, and from a Family Arts Festival and various cultural venues, to the UK's oldest travelling fair, Goose Fair, there should be plenty for groups to choose from.

For beer and food lovers, the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle and the inaugural OctoberFest Beer Festival at the Forest Recreation ground in the city will both have varieties of beer on offer, along with food and live music.

Music, film and football

Music fans can get into the groove at the Hockley Hustle, a music festival taking place right across the city and at top venues, and Rockingham hard rock festival at iconic live music venue Rock City.

Film buffs can enjoy some of the best in horror at the fright fest, Mayhem Film Festival at Broadway Cinema, and the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival will be screening microfilms at cinemas across the city.

New events for 2015 include a vintage Belgian Spiegel Tent on the Old Market Square in Nottingham, hosting various live events including comedy, burlesque and music, and the first ever City of Football Festival, celebrating Nottingham's official status as the UK's football city.

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