The Stereophonics are the latest band confirmed to play Forest Live this summer.
They will be coming to Westonbirt Arboretum on Thursday 23rd June 2019.
You can find all information here - www.forestryengland.uk/music/stereophonics-westonbirt-arboretum
The Beach Boys have been confirmed as Sunday night headliners at the Cornbury Festival in 2019.
The festival takes place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July at Great Tew Park.
Tears For Fears have been confirmed to play at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 22nd June 2019 as part of the Nocturn Live events.
They will be supported by White Lies & Scritti Politti.
For tickets visit nocturne.seetickets.com/tour/nocturne-live
Paul Weller and Kylie Minogue have both announced dates to play in the Cotswolds in June 2019.
The "Modfather" is playing at Westonbirt Arboretum on the Forest Live tour on Friday 14th June 2019 while Kylie is live at Blenheim Palace as part of their series of summer concerts.
You can find more info on both below.
Paul Weller - www.forestryengland.uk/music
Kylie - www.nocturnelive.com
If you weren't at The Big Feastival this weekend then you were really missing out. As well as some great music and awesome entertainment, it also boasts arguably the best line-up of street foodies at any festival in the UK.
We have scoured Instagram to find you the best food pics from this year's festival that will make your stomach rumble with envy if you missed out!
The renowned food, drink and music festival, The Big Feastival will be home to the Mexican collaboration of the summer: Patrón the Summer x Breddos Tacos Feasts. This unique dining experience from Patrón Tequila and Breddos Tacos, brings together the authentic flavours of Mexico.
Each day from 7pm, festival-goers will be treated to the refreshing taste of Patrón Tequila summer cocktails, perfectly paired with the Mexican culinary delights straight from the Breddos Tacos’ BBQ.
For those who aren’t able to make the feast, The Patrón Tequila airstream will also be hosting margarita masterclasses during the festival.
Check out the awesome menu below.
If you have already purchased festival tickets, please use the following links to book dining experiences. Otherwise, please add them to your booking when you purchase your festival tickets.
‘Please note: This event is for over 18s only.
For the full Big Feastival line-up, please visit thebigfeastival.com
The summer festival announcements are coming thick and fast and the latest to reveal their line-up for 2018 which includes Squeeze, Decon Blue, UB40 and a UK exclusive performance by Alanis Morissette.
The festival will take place at Great Tew Park on JUly 13th/14th/15th and tickets are available now.
The line-up for Wilderness 2018 has been announced this morning with Bastille, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Kamasi Washington all on the bill.
There will also be a DJ set by Groove Armada and top chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be hosting a long table banquet.
The Festival takes place from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August.
The line-up for this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival has been announced and it includes some star names from all corners of the globe.
The festival runs between 2nd - 7th May 2018 and will see Van Morrison, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Pine and Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley + many more acts embark on Montpellier Gardens over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Tickets for Cheltenham Jazz Festival go on sale to Members on Wednesday 28 February, from 1pm; Public booking opens on Wednesday 7 March, from 1pm.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at Blenheim Palace on Friday 15th June in a series of concerts over 4 nights. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 16th February.
The Nocturne Live Concerts in the Great Court series also include Nile Rodgers & CHIC, plus special guests Soul II Soul, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, plus special guests The Waterboys and Nick Lowe and Gary Barlow (Sold Out).
Visit www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/nocturne-live.html for more information.
Wilderness Festival is one of the most anticipated weekends of the summer and the 2018 programme is being announced on Tuesday 20th February.
While you wait, head over to their website and create your own Wilderness for a chance to win 4 tickets. It's harder than it looks!
The festival held at Cornbury Park will take place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August.
Wychwood Festival, which returns to Cheltenham Racecourse from the 1st to the 3rd of June, has announced it's headliners for 2018 including Shed Seven, The Beat, Feeder and Baxter Dury.
This will be the 14th year of the hugely popular festival which been nominated as 'Best Family Festival' each year at the UK Festival awards.
Tickets are on sale now - wychwoodfestival.com
Each summer, The Forestry Commision host a series of special concerts in seven fabulous forest venues throughout England including the stunning Westonbirt Arboretum here in the Cotswolds.
It will host four concerts in four nights this June with Paloma Faith, The Script and George Ezra all set to play in this unique location.
Thursday 14 June 2018 - The Script
Friday 15 June 2018 - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
Saturday 16 June 2018 - Paloma Faith
Sunday 17 June 2018 - George Ezra
For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk
We are delighted to be working alongside the brilliant Relish Events as their selected blogger at many of their of their events in 2017!
Based in Cirencester, you will find the specialist events catering company creating culinary magic at many venues around the country such as Badminton Horse Trials, Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Royal International Air Tattoo and The Game Fair to name but a few. They also specialise in weddings, corporate and private functions working to budgets that suit but still wowing your guests!
Take a look at their site relishevent.co.uk and look out for lots more about them on The Cotswolds Gentleman!
One of the greatest pleasures in life is that everyone is different. Some can cope with 5 hours sleep while others need a full 9 hours to function the next day. I am in the camp of the "5 hour sleepers" and rarely go to bed before midnight. You know those people who eat far too late and start watching a film at 11pm - that's me!
I am also the person who can't believe how early some of my friends go to bed and how early they eat their evening meal. If I ate at 6.30pm, I would have to eat again at 10pm!
However, something strange happened this week. I went to bed at the usual just after midnight (perhaps 1am) but woke up fresh as a daisy at 5am. What do people do in this time? I know some people have children or work so they have no choice yet I know some people who just get up early.. You know who you are! My father is one who for years told me that "It is the best part of the day" - He also told me as I was leaving to fly to New Zealand on a round the world trip that "The Crow's are just as black" - so I didn't take much notice! How wrong I was!
I got up, looked out to what was pretty much darkness. I looked at the weather on my phone which said it was going to be a sunny day. It began to lighten very slightly outside and the sky started to brighten. I woke up the dog, picked up my camera bag and went outside. It was very quiet, a little bit fresh and the dog was looking at me as if to say "What the hell are we doing?". The sky started to look a deep red as the sun was on its way. It then got light enough where you could see the mist on the hills. And then the sun appeared. I was quite surprised by how quickly it rose and how quickly it got light after rising! What we saw was truly stunning..