Things to do in the UK in August

Save the date!

Photo: Steve Stills/Red Bull Content Pool

From the Junkyard Golf Club in London and the BoomTown Fair in Hampshire to the Red Bull Air Race in Ascot and the Notting Hill Carnival: August offers everything!

August 7

Trash talk

This is your last day to play at Junkyard Golf Club London, a crazy golf course built from trash and charity shop cast-offs. Refreshments include street-food stalls and golf-themed cocktails.

August 11

Sonic boom

BoomTown Fair is less a festival, more a pop-up city in the Hampshire countryside. Districts include OldTown, where bands perform on a pirate galleon; Wild West; DSTRKT 5 with its bass-powered robot factory; and the beach bars of TrenchTown.

© BoomTown Fair // Youtube

August 13-14 

Winging back 
Ascot, Berkshire

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


Ascot | Red Bull Air Race

There are few sporting venues in the world that can match the history and lineage of Ascot Racecourse. For the third consecutive year, the Red Bull Air Race pilots will test their mettle where many a great jockey has gone before, as the race takes place over the Jumps track.

August 13-14 & 28-29

Street sounds 
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

Notting Hill Carnival and Caribbean Carnival of Manchester

© Steve Stills/Red Bull Content Pool

August 20

Adventure time
Connemara, Ireland

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.

Killary Gaelforce

GAELFORCE WEST A little sample to whet the appetite. So come with us, Come on a Journey

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08 2016 The Red Bulletin

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