Here Are The UK Festivals That Plan To Go Ahead In Summer 2021
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Are you ready to slide on your wellies and whack a crate of warm lager on your shoulder? How about following that up by trekking towards a deafening loud stage. which will no doubt leave music ringing in your ears for the rest of the night?
If you said yes, here's the news you've been waiting for. Because after a year in and out (and back in again) of lockdown, we've never been more ready for festival season than we are right now.
With that in mind, we've been through all the UK festivals that are planning to go ahead with a 2021 summer date. They include Parklife, Creamfields, Bestival, Latitude, Nass Festival, Reading and Leeds, South West Four and Wireless.
Many of the festival organisers must have sighed with relief upon hearing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's update on Monday (22 February) outlining the UK's roadmap out of lockdown. He explained that the 21 June is the earliest date we could see all restrictions on social contact removed. Did someone say Bank Holiday?
Anyway, with that news, everyone got their diaries out and started planning for the summer. With large events cleared to go ahead, there are some unbelievable line-ups knocking around - despite the fact that there could be a solitary fella on stage playing the triangle and we'd still be there.
So let's give you a little breakdown. It's worth remembering that most of the event organisers are well aware things could change, so it's probably best you are, too. Not that we want to burst anyone's bubble or anything. But do remember this is all subject to change.
Up to now, we can see that the following festivals are going ahead. Go on then, we'll also include the dates and a few of the performers:
- Creamfields (26 August - 29 August) - Carl Cox, Sigma, Tiesto
- Parklife (11 September - 12 September)
- Reading & Leeds (27 August - 29 August) - Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, Post Malone, Liam Gallagher
- British Summer Time (9 July - 11 July) - Duran Duran, Pearl Jam, Idles
- South West Four (27 August - 29 August)
- Nass Festival (8 July - 11 July) - The Streets, A.M.C Feat Phantom, Andy C
- Wireless (2 July - 4 July) - Meek Mill, Skepta, Doja Cat
- Latitude (22 July - 25 July) - Lewis Capaldi, Bastille, Snow Patrol
- Bestival (29 July - 1 August) - Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Becky Hill
In the midst of our excitement we caught up with Parklife boss Sacha Lord who spoke of his optimism for the 'ultimate summer' that people have been 'desperate' for.
He told LADbible: "I've absolutely no hesitation whatsoever, this is happening. Parklife is happening. Creamfields is happening. Leeds/Reading is happening."
He went on to add: "I think it is going to be like the summer of love again because we've been under house arrest practically for the last 12 months.
"People are working from home, people have lost their jobs, people's mental health is absolutely shot so by the time you can go into a field or a gig or something with your friends and just smile and enjoy yourselves.
"It's going to be such an incredible moment.
"I think there will be tears, not only in front of the stage but behind the stage as well. All those freelancers that have had no work since the middle of March last year. It will be a real special moment."
Anyone else got butterflies? Can't just be me.