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2015 promises to be an exciting year with a jam packed calendar of events, live music, arts, dance, food festivals, cycling, fireworks and more! A real mixture of heritage, culture, nature and style, Plymouth is the city to be in.
Centre stage this year will be the return of MTV Crashes to Plymouth Hoe in July, a chance to see international music artists take Plymouth by storm. After the huge success of last year we expect MTV crashes 2015 to be bigger and better.
This June welcomes a two day Armed Forces weekend extravaganza. Saturday’s Armed Forces Day will be showcasing The Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Veterans, Emergency Services and Support Services. Activities will include, air and arena displays, military vehicles, marching bands and live music, throughout the day. The evening main stage programme will be a dynamic line up of live bands.
Sunday will see the return of the Royal Naval Volunteer Band Association Festival, for the first time in over a decade. In the morning the ten competing military bands will perform their marching displays in the arena on The Hoe and in the afternoon they will take to the main stage to showcase their individual band performances.
Where there is music there’s dance! In July Plymouth also hosts The National Youth Dance Festival – U.Dance 2015. Youth Dance England in partnership with Plymouth Dance is presenting three vibrant and distinctive performances at Theatre Royal Plymouth, each showcasing work by some of the best youth dance groups from across the UK. There will also be live dance happening as part of the festival across the city including Plymouth Hoe and the City Centre Piazza.
Later this summer sees the return of the world famous British Firework Championships for its 19th showdown in August. An annual event, visitors from far and wide visit to watch two days of spectacular displays from British pyrotechnic companies, set in the natural amphitheatre of Plymouth Hoe – with the Red Arrows and twister pyrotechnic display team taking to the skies at this year’s event it’s a must see.
Plymouth offers something for everyone with plenty of things to see and do. Take a walk along the waterfront on Plymouth’s Hoe, enjoy some award winning seafood on the historic Barbican, or visit one of its cosmopolitan bars and listen to some live music nestled within the cobbled streets of Sutton Harbour.
During your visit to Plymouth’s waterfront explore by foot or if you’re feeling energetic hire a bike and cycle around the city visiting, the fashionable Royal William Yard and its many restaurants and bars, a favourite for foodies.
For those seeking adventure you can take to the water on a scenic boat trip from The Barbican and Sutton Harbour, staying close to the Plymouth coast or sail across to Cornwall visiting Cawsands or Mount Edgecumbe Country Park.
Looking for a faster pace? Head to the City Centre where 2015 promises food festivals, markets, live dance and a calendar of events on the City Centre piazza. Surrounded by independent shops, high-street stores and the acclaimed Drake Circus Shopping Centre you will be in the right place for some retail therapy.
With a year this packed with exciting events in Plymouth you won’t want to be anywhere else in 2015!
For more information head to visitplymouth.co.uk.