What are the big things happening in 2023?
From the coronation to the women’s World Cup
As we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome the new year, it’s time to look forward to what 2023 has to offer.
From the coronation of King Charles, the Women’s World Cup and the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, there are many major sporting and cultural events not to be missed.
Big things happening in 2023:
April/October: Disney & Warner Bros turn 100
2023 marks Disney’s 100th anniversary. On October 16th it will be 100 years since Walt and his brother Roy introduced Disney to the world. There are numerous events around the world, including concerts, exhibitions, shows and new products. Warner Bros. will also be 100 years old in 2023, the company was founded by Albert, Sam, Harry and Jack Warner and incorporated on April 4, 1923.
April: The London Marathon
The 2023 London Marathon will return to its usual April slot after being postponed to October for the past three years. This year it will take place on Sunday April 23rd. Since the first event in 1981, more than a million people have completed the London Marathon.
May: Coronation of King Charles
The Coronation of the King and Queen will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023. The coronation ceremony takes place in Westminster Abbey and is presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is the first coronation in Britain for almost 70 years. There is an additional bank holiday on Monday making it a three day weekend.
The Eurovision Grand Final will take place on May 13, 2023. It will be played in Liverpool, although it was won by Ukraine in 2022. As Ukraine still has conflicts with Russia, it was decided that the competition will be held elsewhere, although there will be many Ukrainian elements in the shows.
June: Glastonbury 2023
Glastonbury 2023 will be held at Worthy Farm from June 21-25, with Elton John confirmed as the festival’s headliner. It’s the 26th anniversary of the sold-out festival.
July: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
After the European Championship, England’s women are hoping to repeat that success at the World Cup. It takes place in Australia and New Zealand and starts on July 20th and runs until August 20th. The mascot is a penguin named Tazuni.
Aug: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking place from 4th to 28th August 2023, is celebrating its 76th anniversary! The Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, hosting nearly 4,000 shows each year.
October: The Cricket World Cup
The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be held in India in October and November. It is the 13th time the competition has been staged and England are hoping to retain the trophy after winning it on home soil in 2019.
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