uk festivals 2021

This is the current status of every UK festival this summer

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The announcement of June 21st being pushed back has meant there’s been a lot of concern over which UK festivals are going to be happening in 2021.

With the lack of holidays happening this year, a festival is basically our only chance to get away and have a messy weekend in the sun with our mates.

However with July 19th now being Freedom day a few festivals have announced a change in status. Notting Hill Carnival announced they would be cancelling the event on what would have its 55th year, but Latitude festival is still planning to go ahead just a few days after July 19th.

These are the current statuses of the UK festivals this year:

All Points East – On

Dates: 27th – 30th August

Lineup: Jamie XX, Slowthai, Kano, Foals and Jorja Smith

London’s usual May festival was rescheulded to the August bank holiday and will be taking place in Victoria Park.

There are still a select number of tickets available so get your summer plans going.

Bestival – On

Dates: 29th July – 1st August

Lineup: Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill, Kelis and Sophie Ellis Bextor

The Dorset based festival is currently still going ahead and will be held at Lulworth Castle.

There’s still tickets available for both day tickets and weekend camping.

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Boardmasters – On

Dates: 11th – 15th August

Lineup: Foals, Jorja Smith and Gorillaz

Boardmasters has sadly not been able to happen for the last two years. In 2019 it was cancelled due to bad weather and of course last year the pandemic meant it couldn’t’ take place.

However the festival is now set to take place in Newquay, Cornwall in mid August.

Boomtown – Off

Dates: 11th – 15th August

Boomtown was planning on returning this year with five days full of fun, music and theatrical events. However on 20th April Boomtown was cancelled due to financial concerns.

The organisers said: “For an independent event as large and complex as Boomtown, this is a huge gamble of up to an eight figure sum and the financial risk is simply too high.”

They’ve said they’re planning on returning next year.

Creamfields – On

Dates: 26th – 29th August

Lineup: Tiesto, Bicep and Martin Garrix

Creamfields has already sold out after tickets went on sale in February. The festival is currently said to be going ahead and will take place in Cheshire.

Gala – On

Dates: 30th July – 1st August

Lineup: Alfa Mist, Andrew Ashong and Oscar Jerome

The festival based in Peckham Rye is currently planning on going ahead and there are still some tickets left for the Friday.

Glastonbury – Off

It was the day we all knew was coming and yet it was still painful when the Glastonbury organisers said the festival would not be going ahead in January this year.

In May they hosted an online event which saw Coldplay, Haim and Jorja Smith play. Organisers have submitted plans for a small event in September however this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Houghton – On

Dates: 12th – 15th August

Lineup: Unknown

Houghton is finally back after three years and the tickets have naturally already sold out. Just yesterday they announced on their Instagram they are moving forward with “determination” and “belief” the event will happen.

Isle of Wight – On

Dates: 16th – 19th September

Lineup: Snow Patrol, Liam Gallagher and David Guetta

Whilst Isle of Wight usually occurs in June, it’s now been pushed back to September but is said to be going ahead.

There also still appears to be tickets available for the festival.

Latitude – On

Dates: 23rd – 25th July

Lineup: Wolf Alice, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club

With the announcement of the pushing back of Freedom Day to 19th July there was some doubt if Latitude would go ahead.

However organisers have confirmed the weekend will go ahead in Suffolk.

Notting Hill Carnival – Off

Today it was sadly announced Notting Hill Carnival will not be going ahead for its 55th year.

The organisers said it was cancelled because of uncertainty and risk. They said: “This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make.

“The conclusion is that with so much uncertainty, with time short for carnivalists to prepare and the risk of eventual cancellation a real possibility, we must refocus our efforts for 2021.”

Parklife – On

Dates: 11th – 12th September

Lineup: Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Disclosure

Parklife ususally takes place in June, however this year it’s been pushed back until September.

The festival has already sold out of tickets, but you can get VIP upgrades still if you’re boujie.

Reading and Leeds – On

uk festivals 2021

Dates: 27th – 29th August

Lineup: Stormzy, Mabel and Post Malone

The classic first festival we all go to is set to return this year for the August bank holiday weekend.

Both Leeds and Reading are sold out.

Strawberries and Creem – On

Dates: 18th – 19th September

Lineup: Burna Boy, Party Next Door and Koffee

Strawberries and Creem is back this year and is probably going to be the last festival of the year. It’s based in Cambridge and still has some tickets available.

Wireless – On

Dates: 10th – 12th September

Lineup: Future, Skepta and Megan Thee Stallion

Wireless usually takes place in July however organisers decided to push the event back two months in order to minimise the risk of cancellation.

The new dates mean Wireless will now be taking place in Crystal Palace Park rather than its usual Finsbury park.

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