Festival organisers for some of the biggest UK music festivals have announced dates for 2021 after being forced to cancel in 2020.
The huge summer events, which take place across the UK annually between May and August, welcome hundreds of thousands of people, from rock and metal music lovers in Donington Park to chart toppers at Glastonbury.
Festival goers have been left at home this year after organisers cancelled festivals such as Boardmasters, Isle of Wight, Reading & Leeds and more due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Glastonbury will take an ‘enforced fallow year’
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Most organisers wasted no time in announcing dates for 2021 to give those who have missed out this year, something to look forward to next year.
Here are the festivals to reconfirm dates and locations for 2021.
When is Glastonbury 2021?
Glastonbury 2021 will take place between June 23 and June 27 in Pilton, Somerset.
Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. 2020 was supposed to mark the 50th anniversary of the festival which will now be celebrated next year.
When is Download 2021?
Download Festival 2021 will take place between June 4 and June 6 at Donington Park, Derby.
Iron Maiden, KISS and System of a Down were the headliners due to take to the main stage at the UK’s biggest rock music festival in 2020.
The sun shone on the 2018 festival
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When is Creamfields 2021?
Creamfields 2021 will take place on the August bank holiday weekend (Aug 26 and Aug 29) at the Daresbury Estate, Cheshire, between Manchester and Liverpool.
Creamfields is notorious for bringing together the best talents from the world of EDM, house, drumb and bass, trance, techno and more.
When is Isle of Wight Festival 2021?
The Isle of Wight Festival 2021 will take place between June 17 and June 20 in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol were some of the biggest acts due to take to the stage at the infamous festival in 2020.
Revellers gather for the Isle of Wight festival
When is Parklife 2021?
Parklife 2021 will take place between June 12 and June 13 at Heaton Park in Manchester.
Jorja Smith, Charli XCX, Lewis Capaldi, Tyler, The Creator and Fatboy Slim were just some of the acts due to play the independent music festival in 2020.
When is Reading & Leeds 2021?
Reading & Leeds 2021 will take place across the August bank holiday weekend (Aug 27-29) at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.
The festival regularly offers a variety of acts accompanying a wide range of music tastes and boasts the UK’s biggest daily alternating line-up between two locations.
General view of the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 27, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Festival. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
When is British Summer Time Hyde Park 2021?
BST Hyde Park is one of the few festivals yet to reorganise for 2021.
The award-winning festival was due to have Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Little Mix, Duran Duran and so many more classic acts playing the 2020 festival in the heart of London.
When is Wireless Festival 2021?
Wireless Festival 2021 will take place between July 2 and July 4 at Finsbury Park in London.
Travis Scott, Cardi B, Tyga and ASAP Rocky were just some of the acts due to play the event in 2020.
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When is Y NOT FEST 2021?
Y NOT FEST 2021 will take place between July 29 and August 2 at Pikehall in the Peak District.
The award-winning festival fist took place in 2005 and is popular with indie acts such as Elbow, Manic Street Preachers and the Foals in the past.
When is Boardmasters 2021?
Boardmasters will take place between August 11 and August 15 in Newquay.
The surfing and music festival would have been missing for the two years by the time it comes to 2021, cancelled for bad weather in 2019 and the coronavirus crisis in 2020.
When is NASS Fest 2021?
NASS Fest will take place between July 8 and July 11 at Shepton Mallet, just outside Bristol.
The four-day BMX, skate, street art and music festival has played host to the likes of Cypress Hill, The Streets and Pendulum in previous years.
When is TRNSMT Festival 2021?
TRNSMT will take place between July 9 and July 12 2021 at Glasgow Green in Scotland.
Sam Fender, The Courteeners and Yxng Bane were some of the acts due to hit the stage at TRNSMT 2020.
When is Slam Dunk 2021?
Slam Dunk festival will take place in between May 28 and May 30 in Leeds and London.
The pop-punk and alternative rock festival has played host to the likes of All Time Low, Panic At The Disco, Bullet For My Valentine and Simple Plan in recent years.
When is Kendal Calling 2021?
Kendal Calling 2021 will take place between July 29 and August 1 at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe in the Lake District.
When is Latitude Festival 2021?
Latitude Festival 2021 will take place in July 2021 at Henham Park in Suffolk. No formal dates have yet been announced.
Latitude was due to play host to the likes of Liam Gallagher, Keane, Snow Patrol, Charlie XCX in 2020 and has previously won awards for Family Festival of the Year.
Many festivals are offering refunds on tickets purchased for the 2020 events. Some are also honouring the 2020 tickets, saying they will be valid for 2021.
For more information, view the official site of the festival you were planning on heading to.