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Weekend city guide: 2 – 4 September

Avoid the end-of-summer blues and jump-start autumn by going to one of these hot events.

With the weather still warm (and hopefully sunny), make the most of your weekend by spending some time outdoors. There’s a couple of rockin’ music festivals as well as lots of sport to enjoy including action-packed rugby matches and monster truck races. Of course, you’ll find plenty of indoor fun too. We can’t wait to laugh it up with two of our favourite TV stars!

As always, check out our London, Manchester and Scotland guides for more ideas about fun things to do around the UK.

LONDON

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
Eventim Apollo
3 September

Can’t get enough of Ron and Karen? Neither can we. (Our Who Said It – Ron Swanson or Karen Walker? quiz is proof of that!) Best known from their roles on the TV sitcoms Parks & Recreation and Will & Grace, this real-life married couple will share their funniest and raunchiest personal experiences on stage.

London Double Header
3 September
Twickenham Stadium

What’s better than one incredible rugby game? Two! Enjoy double the action when four Aviva Premiership teams – Saracens v Worcester Warriors and Bristol Rugby v Harlequins – clash.

Arsenal v Milan
3 September
Emirates Stadium

This charity event is a win-win for players and fans of both teams. Come see a memorable 90-minute exhibition game packed with stars as Arsenal Football Club hosts a legends match benefitting The Arsenal Foundation.

FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Qualifiers
3 September
The Copper Box

Ready for some fast-breaking action? Support GB’s best ballers as they play FYR of Macedonia – it’s the first of three crucial games in their bid to return to the FIBA EuroBasket Final Round.

EXHIBITIONISIM: The Rolling Stones
Until 4 September
Saatchi Gallery

If you want to check out the outrageous costumes and other memorabilia from The Rolling Stones fascinating 50-year history, you’d better hurry. This multimedia experience showcasing more than 500 artefacts in nine themed rooms closes on Sunday.

GLASGOW

Barenaked Ladies
2 September
O2 ABC

If we had a million dollars, we’d buy tickets to see these Canadian rockers along with a K-Car, a tiny fridge, some art and, of course, a monkey. We’d also catch BNL a second time on 4 September when they appear in Bournemouth at the O2 Academy Bournemouth.

CARDIFF

Monster Jam
3 September
Principality Stadium

Looking for some motor madness? Billed as the most action-packed live event on four wheels, Monster Jam features world-class drivers competing in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions.

Fusion Festival
3 – 4 September
Otterspool Promenade

This is a pop music lover’s dream! Spend the weekend on the banks of the River Mersey listening to Olly Murs (in their only UK headline festival appearance), Jason Derulo, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Craig David, Sigala, Krept & Konan, Busted and many others.

OTHER CITIES AROUND THE UK

NORWICH

Sundown Festival
2 – 4 September
Norfolk Showground

Last year’s festival was so popular they’ve added a third stage. That means you’ll get to hear even more pop, urban and dance icons. Chase & Status, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Dizzee Rascal and Jess Glynne lead the line-up.

BLACKPOOL

Nickelodeon Slimefest
3 September
Empress Ballroom

This is Nickelodeon’s first UK Slimefest and it’s oozing with entertainment. Along with Diversity dance troupe stars Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, rock out to music from Alesha Dixon, Conor Maynard, Aston Merrygold and The Tide. The best news? You can score 2-for-1 tickets when entering the promo code SLIMEA.

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