The ultimate summer event guide

With those dreaded exams and sleepless nights finally coming to a close, we contacted DesignMyNight to give us the low-down on the best events to relieve all that stress and tension. Relax at an alfresco cinema, let your imagination run wild at an immersive pop-up near Brighton Pier, or enjoy tropical festival vibes in the Midlands; there’s plenty going on to help you celebrate the arrival of ever-so-slightly-warmer climes.

The Luna Cinema - London

The Luna Cinema will be popping up across various UK locations over the summer months. They’ll be screening everything from romantic classics to modern action blockbusters; so it goes without saying that there’s gonna be something for everyone. The movies will be shown on massive screens in some seriously stunning spots. It’s the perfect place for chilled summer evenings and if you fancy it, an alternative date night.     Article_DesignMyNight_LunaCinema

Brixton Beach Boulevard - London

Their South Pole Saloon event won the DesignMyNight Best Pop-Up in London award; and now they’re back in action with Brixton Beach Boulevard. This time around they’ve brought a 1980’s Miami beach to a Brixton rooftop. Escape the hustle and bustle of London and venture into this immersive 80’s experience; there will be plenty of fiery street food, music and a live outdoor screen for sport lovers. It’s open every weekend throughout the summer months, but best of all? Early Bird tickets start at a very-reasonable £5. Article_DesignMyNight_BrixtonBeach

Roxx on the Roof - London

Roxx have got your summer sorted with their latest rooftop project at Sanctum Hotel Soho. From the 2nd July, and every Saturday thereafter, they’ll be spinning the best in party-anthems throughout the years. With a myriad of events throughout the summer, tantalising tipples and a bubbling jacuzzi; this is gonna be a hotspot for the warmer days ahead. If that wasn’t enough, a summer pass will only set you back £25 and will give you access to all their raucous parties. Article_DesignMyNight_RoxxOnTheRoof

In the Woods Festival

Purchase a ticket for In the Woods this September and venture  away to a secret Kent woodland of live music and echoing melodies. Previously winners of the ‘Best Independent Festival’, In the Woods promises an electric atmosphere and great party vibes. There will be plenty of food and drinks on offer, as well as a silent disco, a cinema and a midnight bonfire. Article_DesignMyNight_InTheWoods

Cocktails in the City - London

Best described as ‘a delectable festival of drinks’; Cocktails in the City are going to round up the best cocktail bars around, to bring you one spectacular show this July. Expect innovative tipples, wacky concoctions and boozy antics at London’s largest Georgian, private gardens. Barrio, London Cocktail Club, Fu Manchu and Trailer Happiness are just a few of the well-known names set to show off their skills.

Little Nan’s Rio Bar - London

Notorious party bar, Little Nan’s has packed up shop in Shoreditch to move to Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Their 90s kitsch theme still remains as does their bottomless prosecco, teapot cocktails and pic ‘n’ mix.  A photo booth has been added to the mix this time around though, alongside a spacious dance floor to impress with your finest moves. Article_DesignMyNight_LittleNansRioBar

Birmingham Rum Festival - Birmingham

Calling all discerning rum drinkers, Birmingham Rum Festival is this July,  and for £10 you can secure yourself entry. There’s gonna be over 120 rums to pick and choose from, tropical vibes and a carnival  atmosphere. You’ll get the chance to dig into tantalising street food while you sway to reggae and salsa beats. Article_DesignMyNight_BirminghamRum

Craft Beer Expo - Liverpool

Now in its fourth year, Liverpool’s Craft Beer Expo has proved itself as a must visit event in the Liverpool social calendar. With over 100 taps, 300 beers and 10 bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There will be a tasty array of food on offer as well as live entertainment from local artists. Running from the 16th June through to the 19th, a boozy weekend of fun is guaranteed. Article_DesignMyNight_LiverpoolCraftBeer

Dram & Smoke - Scottish Pop-Up - Edinburgh

Dram and Smoke are heading up to Edinburgh following their huge success in London. For £40 you’ll be greeted with a cocktail, before sitting down to a sumptuous four-course meal; live music will play throughout the night and you’ll get access to the bar after dinner. This pop-up will only be available throughout August, so catch it while you can.   Article_DesignMyNight_EdinburghDram

Once Upon A Time On Something Street - Brighton

  An immersive theatre pop-up is heading to the Marine Parade overlooking Brighton Pier this summer. Once Upon A Time On Something Street will attempt to awaken your imagination as you explore each mysterious house, encouraging you to probe the secrets behind each door. You could find yourself in the war torn 40s one minute, then the swinging 60s the next;  it’s your job to untangle the threads connecting them through time. Following the show, take a stroll to the fully stocked ‘Something Beach’ and tuck into some summer eats at the trendy food court. Article_DesignMyNight_Brighton For more nightlife inspiration on the best events in London and across the UK visit DesignMyNight; and follow them on Twitter @DesignMyNight.

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