10 Al Fresco Summer Events You Can Still Get Tickets For

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Feeling stumped that you won’t be partying it up at Glastonbury this weekend? Fear not as we’ve rounded up the best al fresco summer events that you can still get tickets for. 

From jazz festivals to open-air screenings, these are the UK summer events to book right now.

Top Summer Events To Book

Live At The Palace

If you missed out on the first Live at the Palace weekender then you’re in luck, as their second weekend is just around the corner and jam-packed with huge music legends and rising stars. 

Presented by Robomagic, Live at the Palace will once again be taking over Fulham Palace. The weekend will kick off on Friday 28th July with OMD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who will be headlining the night. Saturday 29th will see British music icon Emeli Sandé headlining, alongside special guests Sinéad Harnett and Lady Blackbird. While on Sunday 30th, join the likes of UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and his incredible nine-piece band as they headline the final night. 

28.07.2023 – 30.07.2023

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Everyman Secret Garden at The Grove

Fancy have your own Grease open-air cinema moment? Book in for this extra special outdoor cinema experience at The Grove. 

Situated in the hotel’s Walled Garden, the luxury Hertfordshire hotel and spa welcomes Everyman Secret Garden for another summer filled with unforgettable film moments. 

Running from July to September, grab yourself a beanbag and headphones and settle in for a night at the (outdoor) movies. Available for hotel and restaurant guests, the summer programme is packed out with musical classics, family-friendly favourites and new blockbusters. 

Favourites include family-friendly screenings such as Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; Encanto; Sister Act; Zootropolis; Lyle Lyle Crocodile; and Paddington. As well as much-loved numbers including Bohemian Rhapsody; A Star is Born; Pretty Woman; Mamma Mia; Elvis; and Top Gun: Maverick.

Various dates from 14.07.2023 – 03.09.2023 

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Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

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Come rain or shine, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival brings Londoners the very best of free outdoor theatre and performing arts productions. 

Performances take place across public spaces around the Royal Borough of Greenwich, East London and the City of London areas. This year’s theme is ‘Acts of Hope’, so you can expect acts to be offering up moments for reflection and a true celebration of creativity. 

Highlights include Ancient Futures, a ritual celebration that blends circus, West African folklore and Afrofuturism together; The Air Between Us, an aerial performance taking over Greenwich Park Hill; and Cygnus, a light and sound installation fusing robotics and romanticism.

25.08.2023 – 10.09.2023

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BST Hyde Park

Set to take over Hyde Park once again is BST, the multi-weekend festival hosted by American Express. Since launching in 2013, the festival has brought legendary names to the capital, and this year’s line-up is just as impressive. 

Kicking off the festival season is P!NK with special guest appearances from Gwen Stefani . She’ll also be joined by the likes of Sam Ryder, Sam Tompkins, Gayle, Maddie Zahm, Tinashe, Lyra and more. 

Other big headlining events include K-pop icons Blackpink who’ll be making their UK festival debut, rock heroes Gun N’ Roses, singer-songwriter Lana Del Ray and the man, the myth and the legend Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.


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23.06.2023 – 09.07.2023 

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Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre

Surrounded by greenery and trees, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London, boasting a whopping 1,240 seats. 

This summer’s line-up of productions looks epic, from a twist on the classic Robin Hood tale to a reimagined version of The Tempest. Let your little ones go wild this August when Dinosaur World Live lands at the park or sing a long to hits in the La Cage Aux Folles musical revival.

Various dates across the summer

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Pub in the Park

Run by the acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge , the brilliant Pub in the Park is travelling around the UK once more this summer.

A celebration of British pubs and their place in our culture, the festival will see the likes of Danny Jones, Simon Rimmer, Chris Baber, Si King and Nisha Parmer among others cooking up a storm.

Various dates and locations across the summer

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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

Like your festival experience with a side of jazz? Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival returns for its 13th year. Landing in Birmingham’s Moseley Park, the three-day event will bring together UK household names and leading international talent across the genres. 

A diverse collaboration celebrating music, community and friendship, this summer’s festival line-up includes Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ezra Collective, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kokoroko, Fred Wesley & The New JBS and Incognito. 

07.07.2023 – 09.07.2023

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For those wanting a festival that’s a smidge tamer than the rest, look to Wilderness. This culturally diverse occasion in Oxfordshire sees revellers enjoying all things from music to wellbeing, talks and debates to feasting and dining. 

This year’s headliner’s consist of Christine and the Queens , The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. For the foodies, you can expect dishes and talks from big names too – think Olia Hercules, Patrick Williams, Jeremy Lee and Dom Fernando.

03.08.2023 – 06.08.2023

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Royal Ascot with Great Fosters

It’s racing season! This week sees the return of the most prestigious event in the racing calendar, Royal Ascot. 

If you’re preparing to head down, where better to kick off your celebrations than Great Fosters? Located just seven miles from the famous racecourse, begin your racing journey with an elegant al fresco Laurent-Perrier brunch before heading to the races. Need help perfecting your Ascot hair? There’s even a pop-up blow dry bar hosted by the experts at Headmasters. All you’ll need to do is bring your hat or fascinator and their team will style your look.

20.06.2023 – 24.06.2023 

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Battersea Park in Concert

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Fill out the final bank holiday of the summer in style with Battersea Park in Concert, a series of evenings filled with picnic concerts, fireworks and fun. 

Leading names in the West End, jazz and classical music world will come together for three evening open-air concerts. Expect the likes of Gabrielle, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to be performing. 

Take your experience up a notch and order one of their luxury picnic hampers from the Luxury Picnic Co. Think: artisanal cheese, cured meats, rustic breads and a bottle of wine.

26.08.2023 – 28.08.2023

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