Which festivals are going ahead in 2021?

12 April 2021, 17:00 | Updated: 12 April 2021, 17:51

Crowds at Reading Festival 2018
The likes of Reading and Leeds festival are returning in 2021 . Picture: C Brandon/Redferns/Getty

By Jenny Mensah

The government's roadmap to easing lockdown has prompted the likes of Reading & Leeds festival to announce they are taking place in 2021. Find out which other festivals have been confirmed so far.

The government outlined their roadmap to easing lockdown, which included plans to scrap limiting social contact entirely if COVID-19 is under control by 21 June.

This of course led to thousands of music lovers wondering if major UK festivals, which take place in the latter half of the summer, still had a chance of going ahead.

The likes of Reading and Leeds, Parklife and Latitude have all made comments based on the news. 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 which have been confirmed to take place in 2021, whether or not they are sold out and how you can get tickets.

READ MORE: Reading & Leeds Festivals 2021: dates, tickets, headliners, line-up & more

Which festivals are going ahead in 2021?

  • Bigfoot Festival: 18-20 June
  • Latitude Festival: 22-25 July 2021
  • Standon Calling: 22-25 July 2021
  • Truck Festival: 23-25 July 2021
  • Kendal Calling: 29 July - 21August 2021
  • South Facing Festival: 5-31 August 2021
  • Reading and Leeds Festival: 27-29 August 2021
  • Creamfields: 26-29 August 2021
  • All Points East: 27-30 August for 2021
  • Victorious Festival: 27 to 29 August 2021
  • APE presents Field Day: 29 August 2021
  • Neighbourhood Weekender: 3-5 September 2021
  • Wireless Festival 10-12 September 2021
  • Parklife Festival: 11 -12 September 2021
  • Isle of Wight: 16-19 September 2021
  • TRNSMT Festval: 10-12 September 2021
  • Sound City: 1-3 October 2021

Latitude Festival: 22-25 July 2021

The Suffolk festival took to Twitter to reveal that planning was "well underway" for the festival this year and organisers couldn't wait to be "reunited" with festival-goers this summer. They hope to have some more line-up news on 19 April.

Tickets for Latitude Festival are on sale now.

Standon Calling: 22-25 July 2021

Standon Calling is set to take place on the same weekend as Latitude with headliners in Bastille, Hot Chip and Primal Scream. The event, which takes place in Hertfordshire, will celebrate its 15 anniversary with an exciting new lineup across music, family entertainment, late-night dance, comedy and much much more!

Visit standon-calling.com for the full line-up so far and to buy tickets.

Truck Festival: 23 to 25 July 2021

Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, Royal Blood and Blossoms headline the 2021 edition of the Oxfordshire festival, which has already sold out.

Kendal Calling: 29 July - 1 August 2021

Kendal Calling festival has confirmed that it will be returning this summer with a full line-up that features headliners Stereophonics, Supergrass, The Streets and Dizzee Rascal.

Reading and Leeds Festival: 27-29 August 2021

The twin festivals, which take place on August Bank Holiday, took to Twitter this week 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 Reading Festival with limited Friday and Sunday tickets still available for Leeds.

Victorious Festival: 27 to 29 August 2021

Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood will headline the 2021 festival at Southsea, Portsmouth.

Creamfields: 26-29 August 2021

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".

All Points East: 27-30 August for 2021

Festival organisers announced on Monday 8 March: "Hello everyone. The team are thrilled to finally reveal that All Points East festival will be returning to Victoria Park on the August bank holiday weekend 2021!"

They've since announced Jamie xx and Kano as their first headliner for Saturday 28 August, with Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club topping the bill on Monday 30th. Sunday 29th will see a special "APE Presents Field Day" event.

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.

Neighbourhood Weekender 2021 festival line-up
Neighbourhood Weekender 2021 has been moved to September. Picture: Press

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

Wireless Festival: 10-12 September

Wireless festival has announced its return as well as its move from Finsbury Park to south London's Crystal Palace Park for the first time ever.

A full line-up is still to be confirmed for the event, but tickets are on sale now.

Isle of Wight: 16-19 September 2021

Isle of Wight Festival has moved its dates from its usual slot in June. 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.

TRNSMT Festival - 10 to 12 September 2021

TRNSMT returns to Glasgow Green this time in September, with Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers as headliners.

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.

Liverpool's Sound City Festival will now take place in October
Liverpool's Sound City Festival will now take place in October. Picture: Press

READ MORE: Parklife Festival organisers "confident" festival will go ahead in September

Festival Quizzes

Festival names - are they real or not?

QUIZ: Is this the name of a real festival or not?

Glastonbury line-ups

QUIZ: Can you guess the year from the Glastonbury line-up?

Reading Festival Crowd 2016

QUIZ: Guess The Year Of This Reading And Leeds Line-Up