Christmas is long gone, January is almost over, Blue Monday has passed and January pay day is upon us. Therefore, it is finally time to look onwards and upwards and anticipate some great events for the year of 2020.
Tour-de-Yorkshire 2020 is due to take place between the 30th of April and the 3rd of May. This year marks the sixth edition of the men’s annual race. The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will also take place between the 1st and the 2nd of May.
Both of the routes will be the toughest in the history of the Tour-de-Yorkshire race! This year’s races will feature more climbing than ever before, including the Côtes de Buttertubs and Grinton Moor. These are both making their first appearances in the race since the 2014 Tour de France. The infamous Shibden Wall is also making a return this year.
Stage 1 for the Men is the Yorkshire Coast stage, which starts in Beverley and ends in Redcar. Stage 2 for the Men and Stage 1 for the Women of the race marks the Three Peaks stage, which goes from Skipton to Leyburn. Stage 3 for the Men and Stage 2 for the Women is the Heritage Stage. This leg goes from Barnsley to Huddersfield. Ending with Stage 4, the Classic. This last leg sees the cyclists travelling from Halifax to Leeds. All of the action will reach a cheerful conclusion once again, along The Headrow in Leeds City Centre.
Find out more about the routes and event here.
One of the UK’s most famous festivals, Leeds Festival, returns to Bramham Park on Bank Holiday Weekend in August of 2020. So far, the only act who has been confirmed for Leeds Festival is Liam Gallagher. Who will be headlining the event on the Sunday.
As always, rumours have made their rounds across the internet as to who may be joining the Oasis star at the annual Festival. Including the likes of Sheffield indie band Arctic Monkeys and fellow Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon.
Find out more about the festival and get tickets via their website here.
Jorvik Viking Festival
The 36th Jorvik Viking Festival will take place from the 15th – 23rd of February. This year’s theme is the Voyages of the Vikings! This event even occurs across the half term break, so it is perfect for a family day out for the history fans.
The annual Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage. The festival’s events include an exciting and unique programme. Including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.
Find out more about the Jorvik Viking Festival and ticketing via their website here.
Humber Street Sesh
Humber Street Sesh is a local music and arts festival in Hull. This year it falls on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of August. As it is every year, this weekend is sure to be jam packed with not only great local unsigned music but national signed artists too!
You should expect nothing less than the top emerging UK bands alongside regional legends. Sesh sees 200 acts spread across the unique, urban landscape of the Fruit Market, Marina and Humber Quay.
Stay up to date with Humber Street Sesh and get half price early bird tickets here.
Yorkshire Pudding Festival
Are we leaving the best until last with this one? I think so. This year, we are getting the ‘World’s first ever Yorkshire Pudding Festival‘. You heard that right! Coming to all you ‘Yorkie Pud’ fans on the 1st February 2020 in Kirkgate Market, Leeds City Centre.
The food festival will be hosting a range of food vendors exploring their own take on the humble Yorkshire Pudding. Providing customers with what I am sure will be a delicious array of home cooked dishes, with hopefully a few Yorkshire Pudding wraps in there too!
Alongside the food stalls there will also be a variety of Yorkshire traders selling Yorkshire products. A perfect opportunity to shop local and support your fellow Yorkshire folks! Alongside a welcoming bar where you can grab a drink to pair with your chosen dish (or dishes!). This is a FREE event, so perfect for a family day out!
Find out all you need to know about the Yorkshire Pudding event and claim your free tickets here.
Which Yorkshire events are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below what events you have scheduled in your calendars!