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Coronation Festival

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The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace (11 - 14 July 2013)

This July the garden of Buckingham Palace will host the four day Coronation Festival, celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. The stunning venue will open its doors to the public and celebrate innovation and excellence through trade and craft.

Hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, this unique event will bring together over 200 companies who hold the Royal Warrants of Appointment. Royal Warrants are the premier mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace

Explore the exhibitor marquees which will be full of unique sampling, tasting and shopping opportunities. Join in with the celebrations at this one-off event, which will split into four interactive areas, ensuring you and the family are all entertained all day.

  • Experience the best in food and drink and get inspired by interactive cooking demonstrations
  • Interact with 60 years design and technology
  • Indulge in the great British passion for homes, interior design and gardens
  • Shop from some of the very best British styles, pursuits and pastimes

For those truly feeling the Coronation celebrations sprit, why not attend the Evening Gala. The Coronation Gala will take place on the evenings of the 12 and 13 July, keeping to the festival theme of tradition, excellence and innovation. The Gardens of Buckingham Palace will provide a stunning backdrop to an evening full of celebrations. The Coronation Gala will commemorate the cultural life achieved during the reign of Her Majesty, showcasing the accomplishments and personality of this astounding age.


Location: The Garden s of Buckingham Palace, London SW1 A 1AA

Date: 11 - 14 July 2013

Website: coronationfestival.com

Rewind Festival

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Take yourself back to the 80's with the Rewind Festival (26-28 July 2013)

The Rewind Festival Scotland 2013 is set to be the biggest yet with an amazing line up that will without doubt, take you back to the 80s. The last weekend of July will see Scone Place in Perth open up its gates to thousands of festival goers that are looking for a good time.

Rewind Festival

This year the festival has secured a remarkable line up including the following acts:

  • UB40
  • Rick Astley
  • Soul II Soul
  • Starship
  • Level 42
  • A Flock Of Seagulls
  • Sonia
  • OMD
  • The Blow Monkeys
  • The Blockheads
  • Jason Donovan
  • Mike and The Mechanics
  • Kim Wilde
  • Odyssey
  • Cutting Crew
  • Heather Small
  • Earth Wind and Fire.

It's not just the line up that makes this festival so special, it's all about the festival fun. There will be live karaoke, a silent disco, a funfair, fireworks and even a dedicated kidzone. The inflatable church will also be bringing their chapel of love to Rewind this year, offering a festival wedding like no other.

Throughout the festival site you will find a number of bars, many of which are themed. The various watering holes will make sure you quench your thirst this summer. Check out The Lavish Lounge, a funky, chilled out cocktail bar bringing a touch of luxury to Rewind. The Big Top Bar is where you can enjoy waitress service and sit back and witness the live karaoke and Scholl Disco Band.

The Rewind Festival will be catering with some 'posh nosh' too, sourcing some of the finest festival caterers around. You can find everything here from a Moroccan outlet to delicious seafood and paella to dinky donuts and of course haggis.

This festival really has everything you need to take you back to the 80s. Whether you are camping or glamping, this is one event you do not want to miss this summer.


Location: Scone Palace, Perth PH2 6BD

Date: 26-28 July 2013

Website: rewindfestival.com