What’s on OUTSIDE of Shrewsbury in 2015?

As always, there are many important events going on inside Shrewsbury over the next nine months – including the 2015 Shrewsbury Food Festival. But there are also some incredible functions, parties and celebrations occurring outside of the town throughout the year. We take a look at a few of the events that you may be interested in.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds UK Arena Tour

The former Oasis man is touring the UK in March with his new band, as they promote their second album. The songwriter will play at venues such as the Manchester Arena and the Royal Albert Hall, and the set includes songs off the latest album, his previous record and some Oasis fan favourites too. The High Flying Birds kicked off their tour at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, and Noel couldn’t help but tweet out a few pictures from the opening night.

The Crabbies Grand National

Many punters flock to Aintree in April as they bid to beat the bookmakers and predict the winner of the Grand National. Although there is still over a month until the big race, the bookies have already started offering odds on the runners. Coral, for example, have AP McCoy’s ride, Shutthefrontdoor, as the red-hot favourite to win the 4-mile, 3-furlong event. The 19 time champion jockey will certainly hope the bookmakers are correct as he bids to win the race for the second time.

Michael McIntyre’s ‘Happy & Glorious’ Tour

Michael McIntyre is an excellent comedian who has featured on many of Britain’s top comedy shows, including 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. For those who have a particular interest in comedy, he is performing four shows in September at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. The comic, who equalled Rihanna’s record of 10 straight sold-out shows at London’s 02 Arena in 2011, has three best-selling live DVDs – including his Hello Wembley tour from 2009.

2015 Rugby World Cup

England host the competition for the first time since 1991, and many people have backed Stuart Lancaster’s side to reach the latter stages. The tournament starts midway through September, with the final being held at Twickenham Stadium on the 31st October. If you’re a rugby fan, or would purely love to go and support your nation, then we’d certainly advise you to consider purchasing a ticket to one of the matches. With 13 stadiums in use throughout the tournament, there are opportunities to travel to new cities and experience a taste of live international rugby.

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