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18 April 2021, 20:43
As tickets for large, mainstream festivals sell out fast, here's our rundown of smaller events taking place and how buy tickets.
The Government's roadmap to easing lockdown, which included plans to scrap social distancing by 21 June 2021, led major music festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Parklife and Latitude to confirm their plans this year.
As tickets sell out fast for the biggest events in the British calendar, music lovers are turning towards smaller events to nab a different kind of experience.
Whether you're looking for a one-dayer or going for the full glamping experience, small or boutique festivals are becoming more popular than ever.
So which boutique festivals will be taking place in 2021 and are tickets still available? Get our rundown of some of the events confirmed for this year so far.
Get a break down of some of the small and boutique events below...
Southport’s Victoria Park is being taken over in full all-day day-party style, with everything from Street Food stalls, pop-up prosecco bars, stage performers and huge visuals. The 90s themed festival will be brand-new for 2021 with Living Joy, Angie Brown, Shades of Rhythm and N-Trance among some of the headliners.
The Line-up for the Leicester festival includes Frankey & Sandrino, Atlantik, Hidden Empire, Aidan Doherty, Life and Tim Englhardt. Weekend tickets are currently sold out, but fans are encouraged to join the waiting list at noisilyfestival.com.
The debut concert series is set to take place at the Historic Crystal Palace Bowl across August with headliners in The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, Supergrass and Sleaford Mods.
The four-day boutique festival in Oxfordshire returns for 2021 with an offering which spans music, the arts, food and wellbeing. The 2021 line-up is yet to be announced, but you can find out everything about the festival so far at wildernessfestival.com.
The festival will see the likes of Tom Jones, Echo & The Bunnymen, Seasick Steve and Razorlight headline.
Set among 300 acres of historical private gardens at Euston Hall in Suffolk, this year's Red Rooster Festival sees sets from Richard Hawley, Jade Bird, Songhoy Blues, Little Barrie, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, and more plus DJ sets from David Holmes, Jon More, Ross Allen and others.
Tickets are on sale at www.redrooster.org.uk
Highest Point Festival, which takes place in the stunning 54-acre grounds of Williamson Park, will see the likes for Rag’N’Bone Man, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Becky Hill, Hybrid Minds & The Futureheads take to the stage.
Originally set to take place in May 2020, the festival will now be held on Friday 3 Saturday 4 September 2021.
Tickets are on sale here.
ZENFest will return this year to build on its already cultured and boutique experience with a brand new and stunning location in the rolling green landscapes of Essex's Kelvedon Hall. The secret hideaway will see performances from the likes of Richy Ahmed, Anotr and Rossi.
Final release general admission tickets are still available here.
The festival, which will take place in South London's Brockwell Park, will feature IDLES, A Certain Ratio, Dream Wife, Erol Alkan and more.
Tickets are still available. Visit wikeawakelondon.co.uk for more info.
The likes of Lianne La Havas, The Cinematic Orchestra and En Vogue are set for the day festival, which takes place at London's Brockwell park.
Tickets are now sold out for the event.
Terminal V: Halloween is set to be a stunning techno spooktacular at the usual home of Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. The line-up includes Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Floorplan, Kornel Kovacs, Robert Hood (LIVE), Solardo, Sven Vath, Fjaak, Tale of Us, The Blessed Madonna, Octo Octa, Honey Dijon, Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Helena Hauff, Derrick Carter, Rebuke, Eats Everything, Mike Servito, Moxie, Man Power, Shanti Celeste and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit terminalv.co.uk to find out more.