Save the date: UK in May, Burlesque festival

Don’t miss these events this month 


A glamourous Burlesque festival, the London Comic Con or WWE Raw and Smackdown: These are the 5 events you shouldn’t miss in May

Don’t miss out on these events:

  • WWE Raw and Smackdown
  • Spin Cycling Festival
  • The Great Escape
  • Burlesque festival
  • MCM London Comic Con

8 to 9 May

WWE Raw and Smackdown
The O2 arena, London

Question 1: Is wrestling action real? Find out for yourself with two nights of grappling from the professional pinnacle of piledriving entertainment. Question 2: Raw or Smackdown? The difference primarily comes down to which wrestlers you want to see – each night features a different roster of fighters, but whichever you pick, it won’t be you who loses.


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12 to 14 May

Spin Cycling Festival
Olympia, London

You don’t need a bicycle to enjoy this one. Hell, you might even walk away with a new one from over 150 stands or have one custom built by the best in the business at the frame lab. Otherwise, bring your ride and get it tuned up, then try it out on the test track. Or just sip on artisanal coffee or craft beer while checking out the cycle art gallery, BMX competitors, or the Giro d’Italia showing live on the big screen.


18 to 20 May

The Great Escape

With festival season in full swing, it’s time to pull out the big guns. For three days, Brighton will host over 400 artists at 35 venues across the city. Rag’n’Bone Man headlines and Slaves are taking over the pier, with tickets granting you tokens to the rides at the end-of-pier fairground.

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18 to 28 May 

Burlesque festival
Around London

Shaking off its inhibitions and just enough garments to tease, London becomes the international centre of glitz, glamour, music and sexy showmanship. By day there are workshops in dance and striptease, and by night expect a host of cabarets built around rock ‘n’ roll, body art and even geek culture with the Nerdlesque.

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26 to 28 May 

MCM London Comic Con
Excel, London

All those outdoor music festivals serving up too much sunlight for your pasty, indoor-dwelling geek skin? Then this is the event for you. Among all the epic cosplayers taking selfies, look out for some genuine pop culture icons taking to the stage, including original Star Trek Uhura Nichelle Nichols, 1980’s Flash Gordon himself, Sam Jones, and the original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno

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