What’s On in October

Wednesday October 4, 2017


This month in Nottingham, some big events are happening that you’re going to want to check out! If you’re new to the city, you need to discover why October is the month for a myriad of major festivals!

Goose Fair | Forest Recreation Ground

goose fair

Wednesday 4 – Sunday 8 October

The Goose Fair returns to the Forest Recreation Ground, bringing you an action-packed few days, full of over 500 attractions – perfect timing after the student loans drop. From rides for the extreme thrill seekers to the popular stalls for all you foodies, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re new to Nottingham, this festival is a hit with the locals and should never be missed!

Hockley Hustle | Hockley Area

hockley hustle 2016

Sunday 8 October

Experience live music in over 24 venues along the streets of Hockley, just a stone’s throw away from Confetti. This music festival is well known for being a springboard for local musical acts with the likes of Jake Bugg, Saint Raymond and Liam Bailey all performing at the Hustle – so watch out for the next rising stars of Nottingham! This year Confetti Live presents The Bodega Upstairs, so a fantastic line-up featuring past and present students, and acts managed by Denizen Artists.

Confetti students and staff can purchase tickets at the discounted price of £5 plus booking fee online. Please bear in mind that you’ll need to present your Confetti ID when collecting your wristband on the day of the festival or you’ll have to pay for the full price of the ticket.

Mayhem Film Festival | Broadway Cinema

Broadway Cinema

Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 October

With premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings, film students and fans can expect the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema at Mayhem. You can meet special guests, celebrate new and emerging talent, and discover exciting new features and short films. You never know, it might just give you the inspiration you need to take your own short film to the next level.

Nottingham Comic Convention | Nottingham Conference Centre

comic con

Saturday 14 October

In its 5th year here at Nottingham, Comic-Con has a lot of exciting activities in store for all you comic fans. Enjoy live music from some of the best local bands plus seminars and Q&A panels. Browse through over 150 comic exhibitors, as well as some awesome artists who are waiting to talk to you about their work.

Rockingham Music Festival | Nottingham Trent Students’ Union

rock performers

Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October

This year’s Rock Festival of Nottingham, held at Nottingham Trent’s Student Union building, has a great line-up confirmed for you to enjoy quality music with your mates. With the likes of Kix, Loverboy and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe headlining, hard-rock lovers are in for a treat.

October is set to be a busy month in Nottingham so why not enjoy what it has to offer! With this handy guide, you’ll have no excuse for missing out! For even more events that we haven’t covered, check out ‘October in Nottingham‘.

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