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Fast forward to fun! Fab things to do in 2021

Is that a hint of spring I feel in the air? No? Oh well, take solace in the fact that by summer there'll be warm weather and hopefully loads of things to do - right! Here’s our list of fab events to pencil in the diary.

The Big Disney, Coalville, 8-11 April

Pic via Fleckney Group

With not having had much to look forward to over the last few months, this event should really get the mudlets excited. Enjoy a Disney drive-in experience for the kids featuring everything from The Muppets to Avengers, Frozen, Cinderella and more. Food and drink can also be ordered and VIP tickets guarantee you a spot closer to the screen. The same guys will be bringing The Big Summer Drive-In this June too. Watch this space for more info.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Curve, 25 May – 26 June

Disney and Curve are inviting you to enjoy the most enchanting musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast. Disney first debuted the show on Broadway 26 years ago and the original creative team have reunited on this new production that features all of the spellbinding music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice so you know it will be a winner. Book your tickets now.

Elderflower Fields, Stanford Hall, 11-13 June

An award-winning 3-day festival for the family with roots in East Sussex is heading our way this summer. It was supposed to have launched last year but is now selling tickets for its 2021 event at Stanford Hall. Expect a wild weekend adventure packed full of music, sports, nature and the arts. Watch this space for more info!

Timber, Swadlincote, 2-4 July

Credit: Wild Rumpus

We can’t wait for this brilliant forest festival. This year expect field music, music stories and circus skills, woodland games, yoga, spoken word and live music and more. New this year are the luxury bell tents that you can book for your own private woodland haven – with or without the kids!

Time Trap Festival, Market Harborough Showground EMDV , 3 July

An 80’s drive-in festival travelling back through time, celebrating the best of an era through film and music. Sounds like fun – right? Head into the iconic era of the 80’s, by putting on your most outrageous outfit and going on a time warp adventure full of music, colour and fun before ending the night with an amazing lights and laser show at this new purpose-built venue in Market Harborough. This event will be a drive-in format with space to be able to sit outside your car (guidelines permitting). Featuring tribute acts including, We Tried Kylie, U2 Tribe – UK Tribute to U2, A Tribute to Madonna – The Immaculate Collection and more to be announced soon.

Drive-in Night at the Proms, Market Harborough Showground, EMDV, 4 July

A traditional Night at the Proms event but with a modern drive-in style twist! The night will bring a mix of classical pieces along with contemporary music in what will be a show-stopping evening suitable for all the family. Tickets on sale now.

Virat Kohli Test Cricket, Leicester, 29- 31 July

Cricket fans are going to literally be bowled over to hear that global superstars of Test cricket, Virat Kohli and his team are coming to Leicestershire this summer. India will battle it out with England in a five-Test series and will travel to the Uptonsteel County Ground for their final warm-up fixture from 29 – 31 July. Tickets will be on sale from Mar 15 so register your interest here now.

Rocket Round Leicester, 19 July – 26 Sept

Credit: Beth Walsh Photography

Enjoy a brand spanking new public art event that will blast its way across the city for 10 weeks in summer 2021. The city will be brought to life by an out of this world trail of giant rocket sculptures – each individually designed by an artist – that will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces. Sounds totally out of this world!

Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough 4-25 Aug

The summer festival will be going ahead outdoors this year and will present the operas that had been scheduled for the cancelled 2020 season – Verdi’s La traviata and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  A brand new stage is being designed to frame the sensational valley views from Nevill Holt. Audiences can choose whether they want to relax and spread out on picnic blankets on the lawn, to watch the opera from a comfortable seat, or choosing a premium spot in a covered grandstand. If that wasn’t enough they’ve even reviewed their ticket pricing so this year will be available from £35 and free for under-18s. Bonus!

110 Above Festival, Gopsall, 12-15 Aug

Pic Credit: 100 Above Festival

This intimate, indie festival is such a big hit and it’s 100% confirmed for summer 2021. They’ve already released the line-up for artists which includes Commune Stage headliners – The Amazons, Sundara Karma, Rhys Lewis, Sports Team and more. If the event can’t go ahead they’re offering a transfer or refund but they’re feeling confident and so are we!

Please note, at the time of publication all information is correct but can be subject to change due to the on-going pandemic.

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