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Here are our upcoming events…

The Heart of Ulverston Awards evening

Thursday 16th May 2024

Roll out the red carpet for the Heart of Ulverston Awards 2024!

After a 6-year absence, the Heart of Ulverston Award ceremony is making a welcome return to honour the people, businesses and organisations of the town.

PR and communications agency, 32 West, which was founded in the town, is bringing the much-loved event back with the support of local businesses and organisations. “The Heart of Ulverston Awards are not solely about those individuals doing great things, they place a spotlight on the characteristics that create a successful town and community for all.” Drum Nation are delighted to be welcoming the nominees. Performance from 6.15pm at Chippy Bank- 7.45pm at The Coro.

Asics Windermere Marathon

Sarurday 18th May 2024

Described as the ‘friendliest marathon’ the runners at Windermere Marathon are running for a good cause, incredible views and the chance to move to the beat of Drum Nation. Yes, we are back for another year to support this incredible event!

Kendal Colour Dash

Sunday 19th May 2024

The Kendal Colour Dash is back, and our only Colour Dash in 2024!

Join us for the most colourful 5km of the year! We’re back in the Kirkbie Kendal school grounds for this fun run with a difference. Drum Nation will be setting off the runners and drumming along with them on every step of the way!

Durham Pride

Sunday 26th May 2024

It’s the big one! Durham Pride!

Durham Pride is returning for 2024 and promises to be the biggest celebration of LGBT+ diversity Durham has ever seen.

Pride Sunday 26th remains our big day and starts from the cathedral with Drum Nation leading a march through Durham City ending at the Sands Field. Although to join the march is free Sunday on the field is tickets only and due to its popularity, we recommend getting them early as we can’t guarantee entry to the field on the day.

Diversity Festival-Carlisle

Saturday 1st June 2024

The Cumbria Diversity Carnival is an accessible event intended to bring together people from all walks of life. Mark your calendar for June 1st, 2024, and be part of a community event that celebrates everything that makes us unique yet united.

Kendal Pride

Saturday 15th June 2024

Kendal Pride returns in June with a bigger festival programme for 2024.

The event – billed as ‘pride done differently’ – will take over the Cumbrian town for its second year from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16, offering a host of activities for people of all ages.

Another Fine Fest, Ulverston 2024

Sunday 16th June 2024

Ulverston’s annual multi-arts extravaganza, celebrating Stan Laurel’s birthday. 10th anniversary edition! Live music, street performers, comedy, artists, and workshops. One of our absolute faves!

Grizedale Rocks 2024

Sunday 22nd June 2024

It’s back… 
A weekend of local musicians, family fun and entertainment, food, drink and fields full of tents down on the farm! Spend the day relaxing round the farm or hiking in the forest and the evenings in our party barn dancing the night away or kick back round the camp fire to the music in the background. Drum Nation are running samba drumming workshops!

Con Clave de Samba-International Music Festival, Spain

Friday 28th-Sunday 30th June 2024

Since its inception, the festival has had an international projection, with collaborations from groups from the other side of the pond to teach us and share an unforgettable weekend.

The festival, in addition to being the perfect excuse to get together and see each other again every year, offers concerts, tourist activities, workshops and fun.

It is a space to share and learn from others. Every year we bring prestigious groups from the cradle of Samba who share with us techniques, rhythms and knowledge. Drum Nation can’t wait to perform at the festival!

Millom Fest

Saturday 6th July 2024

Details to follow.

Eskfest

Saturday 13th July 2024

Drum Nation are delighted to be back to The Lake Districts number 1 micro Festival! This festival has grown over seven sell-out years to become an exciting local event that puts on a large variety of entertainment, art, food, drinks, fun, camping and all of the things one might expect of a much larger festival. Like a concentrated juice, we squeeze all of the best bits of a large festival into a much more intimate setting, meaning less walking through miles of mud, and more enjoying what the festival has to offer!

Kendal Calling

Sunday 4th August 2024

Drum Nation are delighted to be back in the fields this year as part of the parade on the Sunday, in collaboration with Global Grooves, Bjamba, Eden Dance and Kendal Dance Academy. This is going to be incredible!