Which festivals are going ahead in 2021?
29 July 2021, 10:07 | Updated: 31 August 2021, 16:12
The government's roadmap to easing lockdown has prompted the likes of Reading & Leeds festival to announce they would take place in 2021, but now the lifting of restrictions has been delayed, what does it mean for the events?
Boris Johnson and the government delayed their roadmap out of lockdown, pushing their predicted 21 June date to 19 July.
This left thousands of music lovers to wondering if major UK festivals, which take place in the latter half of the summer, still have a chance of going ahead.
So which of the major festivals will be going ahead in 2021 and what have organisers said so far?
Get our rundown of the festivals confirmed to take place in 2021, find out whether or not they're sold out and how you can get tickets.
Which festivals are going ahead in 2021?
- South Facing Festival: 5-31 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Green Man: 19-22 August - CONFIRMED
- Reading and Leeds Festival: 27-29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Creamfields: 26-29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- All Points East: 27-30 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Victorious Festival: 27 to 29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- APE presents Field Day: 29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- The Big Feastival: 27-29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Highest Point Festival - 2-4 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Wide Awake Festival: 3 September - CONFIRMED
- Neighbourhood Weekender: 3-5 September 2021
- Wireless Festival 10-12 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
- TRNSMT Festival: 10-12 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Parklife Festival: 11 -12 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
- City Splash: 12 September - CONFIRMED
- Isle of Wight: 16-19 September 2021
- Boundary Brighton Festival: 25 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
- Sound City: 1-3 October 2021 - CONFIRMED
Green Man: 19-22 August - CONFIRMED
Green Man has confirmed that its 2021 event will take place and has revealed its full line-up
The Welsh festival, which takes place in the Brecon Beacons from 19-22 August, will be headlined by Mogwai, Caribou and Fontaines. D.C.
Green Man is GO!🎉We’re ecstatic to finally say that we can go ahead this August. And what a thrill to be able to introduce your GM21 line-up, with headliners @Mogwai, @caribouband, @LittleDragon & @fontainesdublin soaring over the Black Mountains each evening to welcome us home! pic.twitter.com/U5mWwEwuNp— Green Man (@GreenManFest) July 16, 2021
Reading and Leeds Festival: 27-29 August 2021- CONFIRMED
The twin festivals, which take place on August Bank Holiday, took to Twitter to write: "Following the government's recent announcement, we can't wait to get back to the fields this summer Party popper LET'S GO Clinking beer mugs #RandL21".
This year will see a whopping SIX headliners perform, including Liam Gallagher, with organisers promising no stage clashes for bill-toppers.
Tickets have completely sold out for both festivals and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed to replace Queens of The Stone Age.
Due to restrictions and logistics, Queens of The Stone Age are no longer performing at #RandL21. But you asked and we answered! 🥳 @biffyclyro has now been added to the line-up alongside other acts! 🔥 Head to our website to get the latest announcements, news and MORE 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PbS7m0vsB1— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) July 28, 2021
Victorious Festival: 27 to 29 August 2021- CONFIRMED
Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood will headline the 2021 festival at Southsea, Portsmouth. They be joined by the likes of Nile Rodgers & Chic, Richard Ashcroft, The Kooks, Supergrass, Rag'n'Bone Man and more.
Additional names have since been added to the line up such as Lottery Winners, Frank Turner, The Snuts, Black Honey, and Billie Marten.
Creamfields: 26-29 August 2021 - CONFIRMED
The dance music festival, which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, is full steam ahead- with organisers confirming it has now sold out in "record-breaking time".
Creamfields is now completely SOLD OUT in record-breaking time! Who’s ready for THE Party of the Summer? #creamfields2021 #Creamfields #Summer #SummerFestival #UKFestival #HouseMusic #ElectronicMusic #DanceMusic #Dance #Techno #TechHouse #ElectronicFestival #Creamfields2021 pic.twitter.com/aB3wYT3lvH— Creamfields (@Creamfields) February 25, 2021
All Points East: 27-30 August for 2021 -CONFIRMED
A weekend of shows at London's Victoria Park will include London Grammar and Jorja Smith on Friday 27 August, Jamie XX and Kano on Saturday 28 August, a special "Field Day" event on Sunday 29 August and Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club on Monday 30 August. More exciting artists have been since been announced across te main stage, including Lianne La Havas and Goat Girl on Monday 30 August and Hot Chip Megamix, Mr Jukes & Barney and Elkka on Sunday 29 August.
Organisers have announced that "In line with Government advice, you'll be required to present your NHS COVID Pass to enter APE."
In line with Government advice, you'll be required to present your NHS COVID Pass to enter APE.— All Points East (@allpointseastuk) July 19, 2021
For more info, you can find our FAQs here: https://t.co/DvlwfLMpcq
We’re sure you'll have questions for us, and we’ll be updating our FAQs as we receive further government guidance.
Neighbourhood Weekender: 3-5 September 2021
Neighbourhood Weekender has confirmed its return for 2021 with newly rescheduled dates. The festival, which is usually held in May at Warrington's Victoria Park, will now take place from 3-5 September this year.
Gerry Cinnamon will headline the Friday night of the festival, while James will top the bill on the second night, replacing Ian Brown as Saturday night headliner. The North West's biggest indie festival will then be rounded off by Welsh rockers Catfish And The Bottlemen.
Highest Point Festival: 2-5 September 2021 - CONFIRMED
Originally set to take place in May 2020, the festival will now be held on Thursday 2-4 September 2021.
Parklife Festival: 11-12 September 2021
Co-founder Sacha Lord told NME that he was "confident" the event, which takes place at Manchester's Heaton Park, would go ahead this year. In December, the festival was moved from June to 11-12 September to give organisers more time. It looks like it's paid off.
Now the acts have been announced with the likes of Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Disclosure leading the line-up
PARKLIFE 2021 IS HERE 🥳— Parklife 2021 🚀 (@Parklifefest) March 23, 2021
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Pre-sale 10am Wednesday.
Subject to availability, General Sale 10am Thursday. https://t.co/48Wh6HgMDr pic.twitter.com/gT5vV3PBZO
Wireless Festival: 10-12 September
Wireless festival has announced its return and its move from Finsbury Park to south London's Crystal Palace Park for the first time ever.
Headliners include Future, Skepta and Migos. Head to the official Wireless website for more.
TRNSMT Festival: 10-12 September - CONFIRMED
Isle of Wight: 16-19 September 2021
Isle of Wight Festival organisers moved its dates from their usual slot in June to September this year and it looks like it paid off. Liam Gallagher will headline Friday 17 September, while Saturday 18 September will see Snow Patrol and David Guetta top the bill, which will also feature Sam Fender. Duran Duran are the Sunday night headliners on 19 September.
🚨Our huge #IOW2021 line-up is here🚨— Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) March 26, 2021
Join us & celebrate the end of summer with @liamgallagher @snowpatrol @davidguetta @duranduran @RealSirTomJones @thescript @samfendermusic @SophieEB and many more!
Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/ftiOXn2ezK pic.twitter.com/VBhLajXEKp
Sound City: 1-3 October 2021
The Liverpool city festival, which celebrates up and coming talent, announced a date change for October, with the likes of of Reggie Snow, The Murder Capital, Red Rum Club, The Mysteries, The Lathums, The Snuts, Abbie Ozard and more all confirmed.
Tickets are on sale now at soundcity.uk.com.