Forza Horizon Launch Activities Revealed


As the release of Forza Horizon comes nearer, Microsoft, Playground Games and Turn 10 have announced a stunning line-up of launch activities for car and music fans before the game is released on October 26th.

There are three activities before the game is released which include #EscapeTheGrid, Forza Horizon Festival and Top Gear Live. Descriptions of each event can be seen below. Let us know your thoughts on the three events via the comment section below.


The action begins with #EscapeTheGrid, a full throttled four day road trip starting on October 23rd, with 10 supercars competing in a series of challenges en route France to the UK. The convoy will begin their journey at the Paris Forza Horizon Gymkhana competition, and end at Top Gear Live in Birmingham on October 26th, where the winning car will be announced and six of the vehicles will be put on display in the supercar gallery.

Furthermore, there will be daily competitions on and @XboxUK to win prizes, and fans can submit questions to the Playground Games development team, as well as interact with and follow the cars by using #EscapeTheGrid hashtag on Twitter. You can also vote for your favourite car on the XboxUK Facebook page. To learn more, starting October 8th.

Forza Horizon Festival

Bringing the game’s setting to life, the Forza Horizon Festival takes car lovers and music fans on the ultimate virtual road trip. At various locations around the UK (Manchester, London, Newcastle and Birmingham), branded billboards with QR codes will give fans the opportunity to be in with the chance of winning free music downloads and tickets to the Forza Horizon Festival which is an exclusive gig at London’s Fabric nightclub, featuring DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta on October 25th which is the eve of the game’s launch.

For those who miss out on winning tickets to the Festival, all of the ear-thumping action will be hosted exclusively on at and via the app on Xbox LIVE immediately following the gig.

Top Gear Live

Car lovers and show fans missing Clarkson, Hammond, May and The Stig, can also get behind of wheel of Forza Horizon at Top Gear Live, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from October 25th – 28th.. Featuring a combined indoor track and arena, plus an exhibition, a cavalcade of the world’s great supercars will be on show, including a 50 years of James Bond tribute featuring Aston Martins.

Visitors can stop by the Xbox booth to play Forza Horizon, set the fastest times in the game and win prizes. Additionally as part of the #EscapeTheGrid activity, Xbox will also be giving Forza fans the chance to win Platinum tickets to the show – a car lover’s dream. Visit to enter to win.

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