12 of the biggest events coming to Yorkshire in 2019

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There are plenty of exciting events to look forward to in Yorkshire this year
There are plenty of exciting events to look forward to in Yorkshire this year

From sport to live music, there are plenty of exciting events to look forward to in Yorkshire this year. Here are just a few of the big ones to add to your diary.

Now in its fifth year, the Tour de Yorkshire will meander its way around eight locations across Yorkshire for 2019, including Bedale, Bridlington, Leeds and Scarborough, and cycling fans are expected to turn out in their droves.

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The chart-topping singer will be bringing her Phoenix UK tour to Leeds First Direct Arena on 28 May, in support of her second studio album. Fans can dance and sing along to a string of hits, both old and new.
Arriving in Leeds, Harrogate and Sheffield, the UK's largest touring gin and rum festival will offer more than 120 different tipples to try, alongside tasty street food, talks, master classes and live entertainment.
The Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington will take on his second defence of his World Championship boxing title against Sheffield star Kid Galahad on 15 June at Leeds First Direct Arena, in what promises to be an exciting Yorkshire bout.
Held at Funkirk Farm in Skipton from 20 to 21 July, this popular festival features workshops, masterclasses, tasting sessions, hundreds of exhibitors and live celebrity demos from the likes of the Hairy Bikers and Mary Berry.
Returning to Hillsborough Park from 19 to 21 July, Sheffield's popular music festival will welcome the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Courteneers, Nile Rogers and Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Happy Mondays and Doves this year.
Emerald Headingley Stadium will play host to the Ashes Test Match between England and Australia from 22 to 26 August, and it is an event that cricket fans will not want to miss.
Held across three days at Bramham Park, from 23 to 25 August, music lovers will have the chance to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Post Malone, The 1975, Royal Blood, Bastille and Twenty One Pilots.
The Australian pop sensation will bring a lively end to the summery season at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on 1 August, stomping her way through all her biggest hits and a few new ones from her latest album Golden.
Taking place at Doncaster Racecourse from 11 to 14 September, this prestigious week of top class horse racing promises plenty of excitement, with live entertainment and a lively atmosphere that makes for a memorable day out.
Held in Harrogate from 22 to 29 September, this world class road cycling event will see some of the finest competitors in the sport race their way around the streets of Yorkshire, in what promises to be a thrilling spectator event.
Fans of the classic film will be able to experience it like never before, with this live in concert rendition at Leeds First Direct Arena on 10 November, where a 100-piece orchestra will perform the score as the legendary romantic tale unfolds.