Four events you can look forward to once lockdown is over

30 Jul 2020, 12:00 am
Kayleigh Alexandra
Four events you can look forward to once lockdown is over

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The WPT UK, EURO 2021, Glastonbury Festival, and seeing your family are all things to really look forward to post-lockdown.

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Lockdown has put life on hold, pushed us all inside, and locked the doors until the world is in a place where it can cope with the effects of coronavirus.

It’s making a lot of people feel down and that means it’s vital we all have things to look forward to when this crazy situation is over.

I’ve given you four events to get you through the days, from a fun tournament to the most treasured occasion of all – read on to find out what it is.  


The WPT (World Poker Tour) UK is one of the biggest UK poker tournaments. It’s an event that’s attended by a huge number of players from all over the world and featuring some very high-value games.

This is an event to look forward to because poker is a great game that’s fun to play, highly sociable, and an opportunity for you to win some money. has marked the WPT UK as being one of the top UK poker tournaments for you to watch in 2020, alongside other great global events like the APT and the Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open.

It’s currently scheduled to place in October 2020 and you can prepare for it by playing online poker between then and now – my personal favourite site for doing this is PokerStars, but there are plenty of other great options out there.

EURO 2021

EURO 2021 is the most important international football championship in Europe. It’s a sporting treat that’s enjoyed by an enormous amount of fans across the plane and graced by some of the game’s biggest stars.

It’s something to help you get through lockdown because football is the most popular sport on the planet, a communal activity that sees whole nations banding together behind their national side and neutrals picking a new team to follow. lists EURO 2021 as one of the biggest sports events of 2021, part of a packed schedule that includes the Olympics, Tour de France, and many more.

It’s pencilled in for 12 June to 12 July and you can build up your excitement levels in the interim by playing some online football games – my pick is Football Manager, but I won’t hold it against you if your preference is for FIFA!

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is the world’s most famous live music event, a mostly annual gathering that attracts around 200,000 from every part of the globe and some of the most popular musicians throughout the ages.

You should consider this one of the big events to look forward to because it offers great tunes, top shows, incredible food and memories to last a lifetime – I’ll never forget my times there and count them as being among the best times I’ve ever ever had in my life.

Glastonbury is picked by as one of the top festivals in the world for 2020 (you can be sure it’ll make it onto the site’s 2021 list too) as well as Coachella, Lake Of Stars, and some other cracking events.

The festival is due to be held from 23– 27 June 2021 and you can get yourself ready for it by listening to playlists by some of the artists that have played before – I always get my music from Spotify, but YouTube is, of course, a great source for this too.

Seeing Your Family

This is the last event for you to look forward to in my write-up but it’s the one that will I’m most excited for. It’s being reunited with your loved ones – your siblings, parents, grandparents, and extended family.

Quite simply, it can take forced separation from the people you care about to realize just how much you miss them – it might be that you’re like me and normally see your family very regularly and that absence is possibly the most painful part of lockdown.

Of course, we all hope that this event happens as soon as possible in 2020, but there’s simply no knowing when that’s going to be for many of us. I hope that you’re reunited with your family really soon and look forward to it on your behalf.

Video chats are the ideal way for you to keep in touch with your loved ones while you’re on lockdown – Zoom is what I’ve used most, but Houseparty is an app that’s also helped me to speak to my family.

The WPT UK, EURO 2021, Glastonbury Festival, and seeing your family are all things to really look forward to once lockdown is over. Maybe you can’t attend all of them but one thing’s for sure – the first post-lockdown family event is going to be a big one!

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