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Weekend city guide: 9 – 11 September

Hello busy second weekend of September, farewell summer!

With the warm weather on its way out there’s no better reason to make the most of the weekend – and this one is jam-packed with festivals and other exciting events. Whether cheering on your favourite team, treating your ears to great music or playing some incredible video games, you’re guaranteed a fabulous time in cities across the UK.

Check out our weekend picks below and visit our handy London, Manchester and Scotland guides whenever you’re looking for ideas on where to go.

LONDON

Legends of Gaming Live
10 – 11 September
Alexandra Palace

Ready. Set. Game. That’s the motto for this epic event. Expect to see YouTube gaming legends like Ali-A, LDShadowLady and Spencer FC battle it out on stage – and you’ll have plenty of chances to experience a variety of interactive challenges yourself.

Billy Joel
10 September
Wembley Stadium

Uptown Girl. We Didn’t Start the Fire. Just the Way You Are. And the list of hits for this legendary singer, songwriter, pianist and composer whose career spans more than four decades goes on and on. Don’t miss out on hearing the legendary Piano Man live!

FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Qualifiers
10 September
Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Expect some slammin’ action here as GB’s best ballers play Hungary. It’s the last of three big games in their bid to return to the FIBA EuroBasket Final Round – and they’ve already won the first two.

Cream Classics
10 September
O2 Academy Brixton

What do you get when you combine one of the best-loved club brands in the world and a 60-piece orchestra? An evening of unforgettable dance classics! Curated by former Cream residents K-Klass, come listen to the music that became the soundtrack defining a generation.

OnBlackheath
10 – 11 September
Dartmouth Field

Ready for an unforgettable weekend of music with Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Róisín Murphy, Belle & Sebastian and James? We are! In addition to entertainment and arts for all ages, The John Lewis Food Village will offer unique dining experiences, demonstrations, celebrity chefs, pop-up stalls and yummy street eats.

MANCHESTER

Salford v Featherstone
11 September
AJ Bell Stadium

The First Utility Super League Qualifiers are on! Support the Red Devils as they take on the Rovers. And before the action gets underway, swing by the entertainment tent outside the stadium for a DJ set from Andy Steele.

Roy Harper
9 September
Bridgewater Hall

The remarkable British folk rocker is on the second of his four-city 75th Birthday Celebration Tour. Performing highlights from his 50-year career, he’ll be accompanied by a string and bass ensemble. The Irish duo Ye Vagabonds will also perform the opening set for the show.

GLASGOW

ICW: Fight Club
11 September
The Garage

What’s better than wrestling? Insane Championship Wrestling, of course. And it doesn’t get any crazier than Fight Club. ICW World Heavyweight Champion Wolfgang will put his title on the line when he rumbles with James Scott, the longest reigning champion in Insane Championship Wrestling history.

OTHER PLACES AROUND THE UK

NEWPORT

Bestival
8 – 11 September
Robin Hill Country Park

Head to the heart of the Isle of White for the one of the best music festivals around – that’s why it’s called Bestival! Held in a veritable Garden of Eden, the line-up features Major Lazer, The Cure and Wiz Khalifa, among many others. Plus, there’s an array of offerings to enjoy including Bestiversity, where you’ll hear mind-blowing discussions on subjects like sustainability, spirituality and sex.

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