by Heidi Hewlings. Published on Sat 17 Apr 2021 11:00
Last summer, the UK festival season was an unfortunate victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many disappointed ticket holders received cancellations of their summer plans.
This year, however, the festivals gave the go-ahead after the announcement of the hopeful lifting of the ban from June 21st. Since the vaccination program is running smoothly, several events have already offered tickets for sale. The organizers are confident that fans can safely enjoy the festivals.
Events like Glastonbury, which were originally supposed to take place at the beginning of the season, have unfortunately already had to be canceled.
Many have rescheduled for safer dates in late summer, with the majority happening over the bank holiday weekend in August.
Here are some of the UK’s biggest festivals announced for this summer.
Fields of cream
Dates: 26.-29. August
Location: Daresbury, Cheshire
Creamfield’s tickets were released in February and sold out in record time.
The organizers of the largest dance music festival are promising fans: “The party of summer”. Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz and Chase and Status have already confirmed they will perform.
Reading and Leeds
Dates: 27.-29. August
Location: Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds
Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Queens of the Stone Age, due to take place over the holidays in August, have already been announced as headliners.
Reading and Leeds is considered by many fans to be the second largest after Glastonbury on the UK’s annual music calendar.
This year the festival will welcome 200,000 fans on Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds with two main stages in each location.
Dates: 11.-12. September
Location: Heaton Park Manchester
Originally scheduled for June, Parklife has been postponed to September to minimize the risk of cancellation.
Organizer Sacha Lord told the NME: “We don’t think about working with social distancing – I personally don’t like these socially distant events.
I think to go to a real gig or a real rave, you have to be shoulder to shoulder in a hot, sweaty environment. You can’t create this atmosphere at a socially distant event. ”
One in the woods
Dates: 17.-18. July
Location: Orrell Hill Wood, Liverpool
‘One in the Woods’ is a brand new festival for 10,000 people coming to the “Enchanted Realm” of Hightown, near Liverpool.
The dance music festival offers everything from techno and house to drum and bass.
Performances include Sub Focus, Jeff Mills and DJ Marky.
Dates: 27.-29. August
Location: Kingham, Oxfordshire
For the tenth time, Big Feastival will return to the farm of Blur star Alex James in the Cotswolds.
James said, “We all need a serious celebration this year so we’re doing everything we can to make sure this is our best cast yet. Roll in August!”
Dates: 8.-12. July
Location: Coney Woods, Leicestershire
The Noisily Festival takes place underground, deep in the heart of Coney Woods.
The organizers have warned fans about fake tickets that were in circulation after the tickets had already sold out.
The team has also issued a “Covid Guarantee” which states that anyone who makes changes in government and cannot attend newly scheduled dates will receive a “100% refund at face value (minus booking fees)”.
Dates: July 29th – August 1st
Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
As soon as the government announced its four-step plan for emerging from lockdown, the family-friendly festival announced its immediate return.
The line-up includes Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada and Becky Hill, with Dick and Dom, Sam and Mark and Mr Tumble during the day to keep the kids entertained