Get up close and personal with all the high-octane action of Formula One at the British Grand Prix, the ninth race of the 2015 season. Homegrown hero Lewis Hamilton (left) will be looking to repeat 2014’s podium-topping result and pull ahead in the battle for the drivers’ title.
But he’ll face stiff competition from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Plus Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, determined to better his third-place finish last time round, will be nipping at his heels. But it’s not all about the thrill of the chase, with big musical acts on the weekend bill, Zorbing and more.
Valentia Island, County Kerry
An eclectic mix of music, arts and Irish cuisine equals the stunning setting of the Valentina Isle Festival. The usually sleepy Irish Island will come to life with acts including DJ Sir Norman Jay and Big Audio Dynamite’s Don Letts bringing beats and audio treats.
Over the edge
After 2014’s Scottish spectacular, one of the biggest events on the British downhill mountain-biking calendar heads to the muddy slopes of North Wales for this year’s much-anticipated follow-up event.
The 2015 British Cycling National Mountain Bike Downhill Championships, taking place in Llangollen, will see current women’s champ Rachel Atherton returning to defend her title, while her brother Gee will be looking to overtake Josh Bryceland and reclaim the men’s podium after his runner-up finish last year.
Kew The Movies
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of time-travelling classic Back to the Future under the stars with an open-air screening in the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens. Bring a blanket.
Have it made
Birmingham, West Midlands
More than 50 of the world’s top electronic DJ acts – including Julio Bashmore, MK and Beardyman – are headed for MADE Birmingham, a dance weekender that sees six stages taking over the city’s industrial quarter. Stamina not included.