Summer Events 2012 Calendar!

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We have a cracking summer ahead with our pick of the events! Check out our schedule for what's around the corner...

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Euro 2012 kicks off (8 June)

The footie is back as Euro 2012 starts. For three weeks, prepare for things to get tense, country stereotypes to be out in force, and pubs across the land to be rammed. www.uefa.com

Lovebox Weekender Victoria Park, London (15-17 June)

Watch acts like Rihanna, Chaka Khan and Nicki Minaj in a top London setting. www.lovebox.net

Taste London (21-24 June)

Indulge your inner foodie with this food and drink festival in London's Regent's Park. Celeb chefs, talks, demos, and plenty to scoff and try - it's well worth a visit. You can also upgrade your visit with a VIP ticket to The Secret Garden. For more details visit www.tastefestivals.com

Wimbledon starts (25 June)

Strawberries and champers at the ready - it's the best of British events as Wimbledon gets underway. Time to get your seats on 'Henman Hill' (or in front of the TV) to see if this is Andy Murray's year. www.wimbeldon.com

T in the Park Kinross (6 -8 July)

Scotland's biggest music festival is back with headliners Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian. www.tinthepark.com

WorldPride Parade 2012 London (7 July)

A two week festival in the capital to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues internationally. Replacing London Pride, the parade will be the big event - following a route along Oxford Street, Regent Street and finishing at Victoria Embankment. www.pridelondon.org

Latitude Festival Suffolk (12- 15 July)

More than just a music festival, The glorious Latitude returns to the beautiful Henham Park Estate in Suffolk - featuring headliners Bon Iver and Paul Weller, along with comedians Tim Minchin, Jack Dee and Russell Kane. There is also a Caberat Arena, Theatre stage and poetry and literature take centre stage. www.latitudefestival.co.uk

Brazilica Liverpool (13-15 July)

Three days of Latin heat including a carnival, samba, films, barbeques and caipirinhas. The Samba Parade on the Saturday night is set to be a visual feast and will bring a taste of Brazil to Merseyside. And best of all, it's free! www.brazillicafestival.com

Vintage Festival Northampton (13-15 July)

A dressing up box of fun, Vintage is a weekend celebrating music, fashion, film, art, dance and food from the 1920s to the 1980s. So whether you're a secret flapper girl or a mod - get your glad rags on and celebrate in true retro style. www.vintagefestival.co.uk

The Secret Garden Party Huntingdon (19-22 July)

A garden party gone crazy - as well as a music line-up, there are activities a plenty. Headliners include Orbital, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and KT Tunstall. Find out about tickets here

Camp Bestival Dorset (26 - 29 July)

Love to go to festivals but got the kids in tow? Then Camp Bestival is for you. With plenty for the adults including music performances from Hot Chip, Happy Mondays and a full DJ and comedy line up - this festival is also fully geared up for children with an emphasis on kids entertainment that adults will also enjoy. Mr Tumble, The Gruffalo Live and plenty of activities from a face painting tent to a Diddi Dance - it will keep the whole family happy. www.campbestival.net

Olympics (27 July - 12 August)

Finishing off a summer of great sport - the Olympics comes to London. If you don't have tickets, it's time to stock up on TV snacks and get ready for some gripping sporting activities - from diving to gymnastics - we can't wait to see Team GB in action! www.london2012.com

Global Gathering Stratford Upon Avon (27-28 July)

Get your dance on at Long Marsden Airfield for a weekend of pumping electronic music. Headliners include Tinie Tempah, Nero, Chase & Status. www.globalgathering.com

Somerset House Film Screenings London (16-27 August)

A great evening out to see films shown on a large outdoor screen up the side of Somerset House. Pack a picnic and hunker down under the stars to watch classics like Indiana Jones, or the new Kristen Stewart film The Road. Tickets go fast - so book now to avoid disappointment. www.somersethouse.org.uk/film

V Festival Chelmsford and Staffordshire (18-19 August)

V Festival is back with The Killers, The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headlining. www.vfestival.com

Voewood Arts Festival Norfolk (24-27 August)

If muddy festivals are not your thing - opt for something more civilised with some glamping at Voewood Arts Festival. Leading literary figures and film talents will be on hand throughout and you can try your hand at bee-keeping or speaking Latin.

There will be garden walks and nights of folk music. Catering includes a pop-up restaurant from tapas legends Brindisa and a Hendrick's Gin bar. Sounds delightful! www.voewoodfestival.com

Notting Hill Carnival London (26-27August)

Live music, floats, flamboyant costumes and Jamaican Jerk Chicken food stalls - what's not to love? And it's free! Get there early to be part of the action. www.thenottinghillcarnival.com

Bestival Isle of Wight (6-9 September)

The beautiful Isle of Wight is host to the fancy dress extravaganza that is Bestival. Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine and New Order take the top spots along with DJ sets from organiser Rob da Bank and friends including Annie Mac. www.bestival.net

Thames Festival London (8-9 September)

The annual Thames Festival takes place between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge with an extensive line up of entertainment next to the river. With street performers, food stalls, activities on the Thames beach and at night there will be a carnival with a fireworks display. Great fun whatever your age. thamesfestival.org

Keep your eyes peeled for all our festival coverage over the summer. Coming to you from the field line!

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