Visitors to one of the UK’s best-known racecourses will witness a different kind of horsepower this weekend. For the third consecutive year, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship comes to Ascot, where the greatest pilots in the world’s fastest motorsport will compete on the circuit, flying as low as 15m from the hallowed turf. Other entertainment includes demonstrations by extreme sports stars and possibly the appearance of a Red Bull Racing F1 car.
August 13-14 & 28-29
Manchester and London
It may have been the Queen’s 90th birthday this year, but the recent royal street parties are set to be outshone not once but twice this month. The legendary Notting Hill Carnival and Caribbean Carnival of Manchester will fill two weekends – and most nearby roads – with decorated floats, street performers, soundstages and revellers. The Red Bull Music Academy Sound System will be making an appearance in Manchester, with coveted guest-list places to be had.
To get in on the act and check out the line-up, visit redbull.com
Challenging adventure race Gaelforce West is set across 67km of epic landscape spanning two Irish counties, from breathtaking Glassilaun Beach in Co Galway to the heritage town of Westport in Co Mayo. Competitors will traverse boggy land, creeks, scree-covered mountains and the icy waters of Killary Fjord on foot, bike and by kayak.