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All eyes on Plymouth as country’s top divers prepare for Tokyo 2020

Plymouth has been chosen to host the 2020 British Diving Championships in January, showcasing the nation’s star divers as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Japan later that year. Top performers including Jack Laugher, Tom Daley, Lois Toulson, Grace Reid and Plymouth Diving’s Matthew Dixon are expected to compete not only for national titles […]


Remembrance Day service on Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Richard Ball and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Dianne Ball will be joined by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader, Leader of the Opposition and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which […]


British Firework Championships – all you need to know

The spectacular British Firework Championships return to Plymouth tomorrow and on Thursday (14 and 15 August). The competition sees six of the country’s top firework companies battle it out to be crowned the best, with three 10-minute displays to enjoy each evening. The displays are fired from Mount Batter breakwater, making Plymouth Hoe the perfect […]

British Firework Championships

First day of Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival cancelled due to weather

We have reluctantly had to cancel the first day of this year’s Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival on Friday 9 August, due to forecast bad weather. The main concern for us is the potential wind strength (which affects infrastructure safety) and direction (which can increase the amount of rain hitting the stage and electrical […]


Free festival of blues and jazz music in Plymouth this weekend

This weekend, Plymouth’s Barbican will be filled with the sounds of smooth blues and swinging jazz as the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival returns for its fourth year. The festival, organised by Plymouth City Council, runs from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August and starts at 12pm each day. The main stage on The […]


Plymouth plans double salute to armed forces in 2020

Plymouth is planning two events in 2020 to celebrate the armed forces and commemorate both the 75th anniversary of VE Day and Mayflower 400. On Friday 8 May the city will join communities across Britain in celebrating VE Day 75 – and a special bank holiday – with a fantastic family event on the Hoe. […]


Future-themed fun for the whole family at Lord Mayor’s Day

Lord Mayor’s Day returns to the city centre on Saturday 25 May welcoming the new Lord Mayor of Plymouth to the role. This year, the family-friendly event is themed around science and the future, with a world of discoveries to be made and lots of scientific, technological happenings. The star of the show this year […]


Complete line-up for MTV Music Week Plymouth 2019 revealed

MTV UK have announced the third and final round of performers for MTV Music Week Plymouth. Joining this year’s exciting and diverse music line-up will be special guests The Vaccines, along with Yungblud and Hamzaa. The Vaccines and Yungblud will be joining The Amazons and Pale Waves at MTV Presents at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday […]

The Vaccines

Panellists announced for MTV Music Week Plymouth

An impressive line-up of industry insiders has been revealed for panels taking place during MTV Music Week Plymouth, which runs from 5 to 8 June. Geordie Shore stars Chloe Ferry and Sam Gowland will be taking part in the ‘Social Influencers’ panel. The reality stars will discuss what it means to be a social influencer […]


Red Arrows over Plymouth Hoe

Red Arrows returning for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The spectacular Red Arrows will return to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June. Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event. Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled […]


Exciting programme revealed for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The exciting programme for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day, in association with Babcock, has now been revealed. An official launch event saw members of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery abseil down the walls of the Royal Citadel, carrying the Armed Forces Day flag, which was then presented to the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor […]

Official launch of Armed Forces Day 2019

Plymouth to commemorate 100 years since end of World War One

Plymouth will be joining the international ‘Battle’s Over’ commemoration this Remembrance Sunday, marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One. As well as the annual service of remembrance on Plymouth Hoe at 11am, there will be special events in the early morning and evening, linking in with commemorations […]


Date to be dazzled – Illuminate, Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns

Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns to Royal William Yard. The incredible light-based festival, Illuminate, returns to Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard from 22 to 25 November 2018 with a host of projections and light installations set out across the yard, live performances and interactive opportunities. Claire Honey, Project Manager for the festival said: “Last year’s […]


Illusion Fireworks crowned British Champions

Illusion Fireworks from Wallingford in Oxfordshire have been crowned the 2018 British Firework Champions following an explosive two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists. Tens of thousands of spectators gathered on and around Plymouth Hoe to see six spectacular ten-minute displays set off into the night sky in this year’s British Firework […]


Traffic restrictions for Plymouth Pride

Some traffic restrictions will be in place for the Plymouth Pride parade on Saturday. The parade will leave North Cross at midday and make its way through the city centre to the festival on the Hoe. To ensure the safety of everyone taking part, as well as other road users, Royal Parade will also be […]


A week of fireworks and festival fun

It’s one of the biggest weeks in Plymouth’s events calendar as the British Firework Championships return on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, followed by the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August. The British Firework Championships offer two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that are completely free to enjoy. […]


Ocean City Sounds – the morning after the night before

Spotless! This is the morning after the night before. What a night, what a line-up, what a spectacle – thousands of people had a great night out last night at  MTV presents: Ocean City Sounds but when the music stopped the hard work began. Our crews were up until the small hours cleaning the Hoe […]


Help Plymouth tackle plastics at Ocean City Sounds

Music fans will be able to support Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics as well as their favourite acts this summer by taking their own reusable plastic cups and bottles to MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds. The rules around taking liquids into the arena remain the same – water will only be allowed through the gates if […]


Becky Hill to perform at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

A new name has been added to the line-up for Plymouth’s biggest music event, with just over four weeks to go. Singer-songwriter Becky Hill will be joining Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra during their Ibiza Classics show at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, as well as performing her own set. […]

Becky Hill

Armed Forces Day flag flying outside Plymouth Guildhall

Flag-raising ceremony marks start of Armed Forces Week in Plymouth

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised from the Plymouth Guildhall flagpole this morning, where it will be flown all week, to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. The ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sam Davey; the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Brigadier Simon Young CBE DL; the Naval Base […]


Veterans’ Village returns to Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day returns to Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June with parades, displays and ‘villages’ showcasing the armed forces. Over 75 charities and organisations will be represented in the Veterans’ Village, supported this year by military charity Help for Heroes, which helps the region’s wounded veterans and military personnel, and their loved ones, from […]


Evan Craig's winning Armed Forces Day pin badge design

Evan’s Armed Forces Day badge design a winner

Seven-year-old Evan Craig is the proud winner of this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day badge design competition, sponsored by the Military Kid’s Club (MKC) Heroes. Evan’s RAF-inspired design includes Smeaton’s Tower and an air display from the Red Arrows. He said: “I chose Smeaton’s Tower as you see it on all things to do with […]


Thrilling air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

More details have been released about the air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June. Aircraft including a Spitfire XIV, Calidus Gyro and Catalina will take to the skies above Plymouth Sound to entertain spectators, who will also be able to enjoy dramatic aerobatic shows. The […]

AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley,

Headliner for Day Two of Ocean City Sounds revealed

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, will be headlining Day Two of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, in their only South West performance of the year. Their critically acclaimed ‘Ibiza Classics’ show will see tracks performed in an entirely new way during a full two-hour set, appealing […]


Full line-up revealed for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

Ella Eyre, Professor Green and R3WIRE & VARSKI will complete the line-up for day one of MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The event will be headlined by indie pop titans, Bastille, who will perform a full 90-minute set to the crowd on Plymouth Hoe. Singer […]

R3WIRE & VARSKI

Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster and Councillor Glenn Jordan and the launch of Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2018

Plans revealed for this year’s Armed Forces Day

Exciting plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day have been revealed at the official launch on the Hoe. The annual celebration of Plymouth’s proud military history will be held on the Hoe on Saturday 30 June and as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the event will include special commemorations […]


Dinosaur fans set to have a roar-some time at Lord Mayor’s Festival

The Lord Mayor’s Festival will return to Plymouth city centre on Saturday 26 May. The festival, sponsored by Rowes Honda and Rowes Suzuki, will welcome Councillor Sam Davey to his new role as Lord Mayor when he takes over from Councillor Wendy Foster in May. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘dinosaurs’ and there’s […]


Bastille

Bastille to headline Ocean City Sounds Day One

Indie pop band Bastille will headline Day One of Plymouth’s new music event Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The chart-topping, award-winning band have sold more than 11 million singles including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Most recently they hit the UK […]