2021 Festivals: Here's a round-up of all events going ahead this summer

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Can't keep up with what festivals are being cancelled this year? Well, we've developed a handy list of all UK and US events across the festival season, to help make sure you don't have another music-less summer. We've also dropped in a few special European dates that should definitely make your festival bucket list. 

So grab a calendar, locate your wellies and sunscreen in preparation, and check out our list below. 

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2000 Trees: 8-10 July, Cheltenham UK


The award-winning 2000 Trees festival is an independent 3 day event set in the Cotswold Hills, and has now been postponed until 2022. 2021 planned to welcome acts such as Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Creeper, The Amazons, Dinosaur Pile Up and more.

Festival organisers revealed to cancel this year's event due to problems with international acts travelling to the UK and a lack of UK Government-backed festival cancellation insurance. 

They wrote: “Hundreds of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host events this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now"

“Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film and TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy."

Aftershock: October 7-10, California US


Located "where the American river meets the Sacramento river" in California, US, this year will see the rock and metal festival Aftershock expand to four days for the very first time. The 2021 line-up boasts a range of heavy artists from the likes of Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, The Offspring and many more.

Tickets for Aftershock 2021 have now sold out.

All Points East: August 27-29, London UK


All Points East has been pushed back from its usual date in May in London's Victoria Park, to the August bank holiday weekend of the 27-29. On the bill so far is London Grammar, Jamie xx, Kano, Slowthai, Arlo Parks, Bicep and Foals.

In a statement, festival organisers wrote: "We can't wait to welcome back live music in the UK and be back dancing with you all later this summer"

Buy tickets for All Points East 2021.

ALT+LDN: August 30, London UK


Located on London's Clapham Common, ALT+LDN is an alternative festival known for its line up of alt rock and alt hip-hop artists. Scheduled to play this year will be Architects, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, Princess Nokia, and many more. 

The festival had originally also booked South African hip-hop collective Die Antwoord, but they have since been removed after a number of artists on the bill expressed concerns over sharing a stage with them in light of past accusations of sexual assault, abuse, racism and homophobia.

On May 7, the ALT+LDN organisers confirmed that Die Antwoord would no longer be appearing at the festival “by mutual agreement.” 

Buy ALT+LDN 2021 tickets now.

ArcTanGent: 18-21 August, Bristol UK


ArcTangent festival will not take place this summer, as on-going uncertainties about potential restrictions being imposed to manage the coronavirus pandemic have forced the organisers to push the 2021 event back to August 2022. 

In a statement the festival organisers say, “We’re gutted to have tell you that we are finally calling time on ATG 2021. We tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic but unfortunately, like so many other festivals & events who have already cancelled this year, we have had to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone ArcTanGent until August 17th-20th 2022. We’re beyond devastated that we won’t be able to hang out with you for another year."

Bands already confirmed for the 2022 festival include Opeth, The Locust, Cult Of LunaA.A. Williams, Svalbard, MONO and more.

All tickets purchased for the 2021 festival remain valid for 2022.

Big Feastival: August 27-29, Oxfordshire UK


Held annually at Blur's Alex James's farm in the Cotswolds, this year's Big Feastival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. The line-up includes artists such as Chic, Sigala, Rag 'N' Bone Man and Zara Larsson.

James, who is hopeful that the festival will go ahead, says: We're all in need of a serious celebration this year so we're pulling out all the stops to ensure this is our best line-up yet. Roll on August!"

Buy Big Feastival 2021 tickets.

Black Deer Festival: June 25-27, Kent UK


Black Deer Festival is no longer taking place due to the delay of the UK government easing lockdown restrictions. Festival organisers wrote in a statement: We can’t quite put into words how we’re feeling right now. And so we’ll keep things short. The delay by the Government on the easing of restrictions means we’re unable to bring you Black Deer Festival 2021. It’s devastating news for all connected with Black Deer. But we’ll be back, in 2022. We’ll soon be sharing the next steps for Black Deer Festival 2022 with all you wonderful ticket-holders who stuck with us. We’ll be in touch very soon."

Scheduled to play the 'Festival of Americana' this year was Van Morrison, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Saving Grace ft. Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Jake Bugg and many others.

Bloodstock: August 11-15, Derbyshire UK 


Proclaimed “the biggest UK metal part of 2021”, this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival are planning to go ahead. Of course, there’s been a few adjustments to the line up, with Kreator replacing Mercyful Fate on the Saturday night headline slot. Alongside Kreator will be performances from Devin Townsend, Judas Priest, Saxon, Skindred, Orange Goblin, Dimmu Borgir, Venom Prison, Napalm Death, and more. 

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Boardmasters: August 11-15, Cornwall UK


Over the last few years, the Cornish surf festival Boardmasters have had worse luck than most — the event has been on hiatus since 2019 due to severe storms, and of course, the pandemic. Now waiting to get back on track for 2021, festival organisers have announced Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith as this year's headliners.

Festival tickets for 2021 have now sold out.

Boomtown: August 11-15, Winchester UK 


Boomtown Festival has now been cancelled for the second year due to the lack of a government-backed insurance scheme. The 66,000 capacity event had sold out, but if the festival were to cancel due to future Coronavirus restrictions, they would not be financially supported. 

Festival organisers said "After almost half a year of collective campaigning to the Government, sadly Covid-specific cancellation insurance for events simply does not exist at this point in time,” 

“This means anyone putting on an event this year, will be doing so without the safety net of insurance to cover them should Covid prevent them from going ahead in any capacity.

“For an independent event as large and complex as Boomtown, this means a huge gamble into an eight-figure sum to lose if we were to venture much further forward, and then not be able to go ahead due to Covid.”

In recent years, the festival has immersed itself more into the world of rock and metal, booking bands such as The Libertines, Skindred, Prophets Of Rage and more, alongside their usual variety of dance/drum'n'bass artists.

Bonnaroo: September 2-5, Tennessee US 


Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will now take place on September 2-5, 2021 instead of in June. The festival will also be celebrating its 20th Anniversary, with a line-up of Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey and more. In 2019, the “concert on the farm” hosted acts including Post Malone, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Phish, Kacey Musgraves, Solange and Brandi Carlile.

Tickets for Bonnaroo 2021 have now sold out.

BottleRock Napa Valley: May 28-20, California US


Located in California's Napa Valley, BottleRock is a three day weekender specialises in music, wine, food and brew. It also hosts its famed BottleRock Culinary Stage, which showcases one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity events.

During the festival, attendees get to experience extraordinary wine, food and hospitality for an "authentic wine country experience."

Scheduled to play the 2021 event is Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses and Stevie Nicks

Buy BottleRock 2021 tickets.

British Summer Time Hyde Park: Hyde Park, London UK


American Express presents BST Hyde Park, otherwise known as British Summer Time Hyde Park, hosts a range of top tier artists every year in London’s famous Hyde Park. This year, it has unfortunately been cancelled.  The first headliner confirmed for BST Hyde Park 2021 was grunge-rock legends Pearl Jam, who have now postponed their rescheduled 2020 tour, including the two nights at Hyde Park.  Pearl Jam will now take place on Friday, July 8 and Saturday 9 in 2022. The Friday show will also feature special guests Pixies, whilst Saturday, which originally booked IDLES in support, will welcome a new guest artist, which is still yet to be confirmed.

BST Hyde Park also scheduled 80’s legends Duran Duran to perform, which would have marked their only London show for 2021. Duran Duran will take place on Sunday July 10 in 2022, and will be re-joined by Nile Rodgers & CHIC, with further acts to be announced soon.

Camp Bestival: July 29 - August 1, Dorset UK


Camp Bestival was quick to announce its return, with an immediate statement shortly after the UK government revealed its four-step plan for emerging from lockdown in February. This year's line up features an eclectic range of artists such as Fat Boy Slim, Level 42, The Sherlocks, The Sugarhill Gang and Becky Hill, just to name a few.

Organiser Rob Da Bank said: "There is literally nothing [my wife] Josie and I like more in life than standing in a field surrounded by family and friends, dressed in daft outfits dancing to amazing bands and DJs and Mr Tumble. That's exactly what we plan to be doing at Camp Bestival."

Buy tickets for Camp Bestival 2021 now.

Coachella: April 23-25, California US


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has officially been cancelled. This has been the third time it has been called off since the global spread of COVID-19. Festival organisers Goldenvoice postponed the festival to October from its original dates in April. In June, the organization decided to cancel the festival once again despite announcing the lineup for Coachella 2020. The lineup featured a variety of artists, including headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against The Machine.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County’s public health officer, wrote in the cancellation statement: “This order is intended to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, thereby slowing the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide. If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk.”

Desert Daze: Unconfirmed dates, California US 


Desert Daze is a festival located on Lake Perris in Southern California. It aims to be “epic yet intimate, esoteric yet accessible, catering to weirdos, but embracing to all, and to facilitate the ever expanding growth of the human spirit.” In previous years, the festival has hosted a range of psychedelic rock artists such as Flying Lotus, Pussy Riot, Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, Temples, The Black Angels and The Claypool Lennon Delirium

This year, Desert Daze will take place in the form of a series of concerts from October 17 - November 23 at the majestic Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown.

Festival organisers wrote "This will be a unique and transformative experience featuring measured doses of artists not usually witnessed in an intimate setting. We’re working around the clock to finish the lineup and make sure we can adhere to all health and safety protocols. All shows will be announced and on sale soon along with motel packages".

Desertfest: April 30 - May 2, London UK


“The UK’s premiere underground festival” located in venues across London's Camden has been cancelled. This year was set to be the festival’s ‘decade in the desert’ as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary. 

Desertfest London will now take place April 29  – May 1 in 2022. Next year will see two days located at the epic Roundhouse venue, alongside beloved venues Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, The Black Heart & The Dev. Previous acts include All Them Witches, Earthless, Colour Haze, Om, Fu Manchu, Hawkwind, Monolord, Napalm Death and The Melvins. 

Dream Shed Festival: July 30 - August 1, North Yorkshire UK


Dream Shed Festival has been postponed until 2022 due to the lack of COVID cancellation insurance provided by the UK government. However, the family-run festival have organised a smaller event for this year, titled Base Camp Plus. So far, the line-up will feature Dream Wife, James, Stereolab, Baxter Dury and more and will take place July 30 - August 1.

Buy tickets for Deer Shed Base Camp Plus.

End Of The Road: September 2 - 5, Wiltshire UK


End Of The Road, hosted in Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, UK, is set to go ahead this year. However, all tickets have now sold out. The 2021 line-up features Pixies, King Krule, Big Thief, Little Simz, Whitney and many more.

Festival organisers have stated: "We were ready for one hell of a party in 2020 so we did our best to keep most of the original line-up. It has been a strange year and we'd like to extend the biggest thank-you to everybody who's bought a ticket and stood with us through these tough times."

End Of The Road 2021 is now sold out.

Glastonbury Festival: June 23 - 27, Worthy Farm, Glastonbury UK


This year’s legendary Glastonbury festival is cancelled. Glastonbury owners Michael and Emily Eavis have been forced to declare that the event has been shelved for another year. In a statement, they write: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us,” they say. “In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.”

Since the cancellation, the festival's organisers announced an online, smaller version of the festival, Live from Worthy Farm. The event took place May 22, 2021 and featured livestream performances from Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, DJ Honey Dijon, plus a variety of surprise guests.

As for the main festival's 2022 line-up, in an accidental promotional slip earlier this year, US rockers Aerosmith logged the Worthy Farm festival on their list of 2022 tour dates. 

Hellfest: June 18 - 20, Clisson in Loire-Atlantique, France


The 2021 staging of France’s biggest rock-and-metal festival, Hellfest, has been cancelled. The event was due to feature System Of A Down, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones and more across the weekend of June 18-20.

Organisers were left with no option but to cancel the event after the French government’s culture ministry announced that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only events with a capacity of 5,000 people, all who must remain seated, would be permitted this summer.

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival: September 10 - 12, Ohio US


Returning for a third year, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival has revealed its 2021 line-up. Scheduled to play the headline slots will be SlipknotRob Zombie and — breaking their 10 year hiatus — Mudvayne

The event will take place on September 10-12 in Mansfield, Ohio, inside the allegedly haunted Ohio State Reformatory prison, made famous by the 1994 cult classic film The Shawshank Redemption. 

In support will be A Day To RememberKillswitch EngageSteel PantherThe HuMastodonHalestormBeartoothFever 333 and many more.

Inkcarceration tickets for 2021 have now sold out, however some passes are still available via the festival's sponsor, Tickpick.

Isle Of Wight Festival: September 16-19, Newport UK 


Following the blueprint of many British festivals for this year, The Isle of Wight Festival is moving from June to September. This year welcomes a range of artists such as Liam Gallagher, Duran Duran, David Guetta, You Me At Six, Snow Patrol and Sam Fender, among others.

Buy The Isle of Wight Festival tickets for 2021.

Kendall Calling: July 21 - August 1, Cumbria UK


Set in Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District, UK, Kendall Calling is to take place July 29 - August 1, 2021. Scheduled to play this year's line-up will be Stereophonics, Supergrass, The Streets, Blossoms, The Kooks, Frank Turner, Pale Waves and more. 

In a statement on the event's Facebook page, festival organisers explained their reasoning behind planning the festival, when so many others in the UK have chosen to cancel. One big part of their decision to go ahead was due to the fact that they're "lucky" their "on-site preparations don't begin for some time", unlike other larger festivals in the country.

Tickets have however now sold out. 

Latitude: July 22-25, England UK 


Latitude Festival is an annual 4 day music festival run by Festival Republic, that takes place in Henham Park, Suffolk, England.  This year is scheduled to welcome Bastille, First Aid Kit and Lewis Capaldi as headliners, however the rest of the line-up is still yet to be announced. No further news on whether the festival is to go ahead in July has been stated.  

In a statement, festival organiser Melvin Benn wrote "We are working incredibly hard towards the Prime Minister's roadmap of June 21st when he is promising that we will be able to open. Concerts and festivals are perhaps among the most difficult to open but we are confident that we will be part of that".

Buy Latitude 2021 tickets.

Life Is Beautiful: September 17-19, Las Vegas US

Life is Beautiful is a multi-genre music festival located in Las Vegas. 2021's line up will host Green Day, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Haim and many more.

The festival, existing as more than just a weekender of music, was founded in 2013, and plays a major part of the transformation of Downtown Las Vegas, a historically underserved neighbourhood. Since its debut, the festival has pushed $350M of economic impact and cultural capital into DTLV and the surrounding area.

On the official website, a statement writes "In September 2021, we will reunite in Downtown Las Vegas and embrace everything LIVE has to offer. The strum of that first note, the roar of a crowd, the hope and possibility being together affords us. The wait is almost up. Let’s bring LIVE back to Las Vegas."

Tickets for Life Is Beautiful 2021 have now sold out, however, the festival website have set up a ticket exchange facility for those wishing to buy passes off individuals no longer able to attend.

Louder Than Life: September 23-26, Kentucky US


Louder Than Life is America's largest rock festival that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. Hosted by Danny Wimmer Presents, the event is located on the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Centre. This year welcomes a huge selection of some of the biggest names in metal such as, Korn, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Metallica, Jane's Addiction, Gojira, Nine Inch Nails, Mudvayne, Judas Priest and more.

Buy Louder Than Life 2021 tickets.

Loverocks IV: June 11-12, Bournemouth UK


Now in its fourth year, Loverocks promises a NWOCR-friendly lineup of "all original UK emerging and rising rock and blues artists." Names on the bill for the two day, two stage event include the Kris Barras Band, The Dust Coda, Empyre, Gorilla Riot, Jack J Hutchinson, Hollowstar and Elles Bailey. Accommodation is at an AA 4-star family-friendly campsite just off the A31 between Ringwood and Bournemouth.

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Mad Cool Festival: July 7-10, Spain


Mad Cool Festival is a Spanish rock, indie and pop music festival, held each summer in Madrid. 2021 was to see Mad Cool celebrate its fifth anniversary, expanding to four days in July 2021. However, the festival has now been cancelled.

Booked to play the festival this year was The Killers, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wolf Alice, YungBlud, Creeper, Fever333, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Haim and more. 

Although the line up for next year's edition has not been announced, tickets for Mad Cool Festival 2022 are available to buy now.

Outside Lands: October 29-31, San Francisco US


This multi-genre festival is located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, where parties of the hippie era used to congregate during the peak of its movement. Forwarding this free-spirited energy into the festival, Outside Lands aims to promote an inclusive and friendly atmosphere, whilst championing eco-friendly causes to offset its carbon footprint. 

This year features music from Tame Impala, Lizzo, The Strokes, Tyler The Creator, Vampire Weekend and Glass Animals. 

Buy tickets for Outside Lands 2021.

Parklife: September 11 & 12, Manchester UK 


Parklife has been rescheduled to take place a little later in the year, promising “a new date to dance”. The British festival has seen an eclectic mix of past headliners including the likes of Mark Ronson, The Chemical Brothers, Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, The XX, Liam Gallagher, The 1975 and Foals. 2021’s line up features Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure and Skepta.  

Tickets for Parklife 2021 have now sold out.

Primavera: June 2-6, Spain


Festival organisers have announced that Primavera Sound Festival 2021 has been cancelled. The Barcelona event had been due to take place from June 2-6, with the likes of Tame Impala, The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, FKA twigs, Charli XCX and Gorillaz all booked to perform. 

The lineup for 2022 has since been announced, and will feature Tame Impala, The Strokes, Massive Attack, The National, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and more.

Ramblin’ Man Fair: July 16-18, Maidstone UK 


Ramblin’ Man Fair, the Classic Rock festival held in Maidstone, England, has been cancelled this year. Scheduled to play the festival was Europe, Monster Magnet and Those Damn Crows. Clutch were also gong to be joining the line-up this year as part of the festival’s new residency concept. A statement released by festival organisers read:

"With great regret Ramblin Man Fair 2021 will not happen.

We thank everyone for their patience while we held our line until the last possible moment to make an informed decision. The reasons are many but all – unsurprisingly – are linked to the on going Covid related complications that challenge events in the early summer of this year, whether its the lack of government backed insurance scheme, no support from government funds that we applied for, ongoing travel restrictions on major artists, increased costs for crowd safety and potential testing – the list goes on."

Reading & Leeds Festival: August 27 - 19, Reading/Leeds UK


Queens of the Stoneage, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Yungblud, Neckdeep, Liam Gallagher, PostMalone and more are scheduled to play this year’s dual event, amongst many others.

Reading & Leeds is prepared to go ahead, however attendees may be expected to bring a vaccine passport to secure their entry to the festival.

Organiser Melvin Benn wrote:  “I’m taking the prime minister at his word that from June the legal restrictions will be off and as he and the culture secretary said: ‘We are looking forward to a summer of fun. If it is cancelled everyone gets a refund – that’s pretty normal – but I’m certainly anticipating it going ahead.” 

Unfortunately tickets for each event in both Reading and Leeds have now sold out.

Rebel Rock: September 24-26, Orlando US


With their 2020 debut postponed, Rebel Rock is a brand new festival set to run their inaugural edition this year. Hosting a mix of rock, heavy metal and hip hop artists, Rebel Rock have added an extra day from their original plan, so that they can accommodate all acts they want to represent. On the line-up so far is Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail and Sevendust, among many others.

Buy tickets for Rebel Rock 2021.

Resurrection Fest: June 2-5, Spain 


Every summer 55,000 fans of hardcore, punk rock and metal gather at the annual Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain. 2021's festival was to welcome Deftones, System Of A Down, Sabaton, Korn and many more, however the event has now been cancelled until 2022.

Festival organisers said: "As expected and in view of the current situation, the 15th anniversary of Resurrection Fest will be postponed to 2022. Fortunately, we believe that this will be the final time. The light is finally seen at the end of the tunnel with the mass vaccinations and we hope that in the coming months we will return to normality.

The 15th edition of Resurrection Fest Estrella Galicia will take place from June 29 to July 2, 2022, our usual weekend in the recent years. 

The truth is that we thought the worst had already passed. But after two years without being able to celebrate festivals, many more months await ahead of us where we will not be able to return to work. In this pandemic, culture and the live music industry have been some of the worst off. We are talking about millionaire losses and many jobs throughout the year and during the event (almost 4,000 jobs combining direct and indirect ones), with an economic impact in the region and especially in Viveiro of more than 17 million euros in just one week. Being an independent festival with no one behind to keep the ship afloat makes this journey much more difficult. Luckily, last year you have shown your loyalty with a minimum amount of refunds, and we are confident this year you can help us again."

Rocklahoma: September 3-5, Pyror OK

Located on the Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, Rocklahoma is to take place September 3-5. Headlining will be Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Rob Zombie, with support from the likes of Anthrax, Halestorm, Sevendust, The Hu, Puddle Of Mudd and more. 

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Slam Dunk: September 4, Leeds Temple, Newsam UK  / September 5, Hatfield Park UK 


Slam Dunk’s Festival Director Ben Ray has confirmed that the pop-punk festival will be moving from its original date in May to September 2021. This year’s line up consists of Billy Talent, Sum 41, While She Sleeps, Code Orange, Bury Tomorrow, Pennywise and more.

In a tweet, Ray writes: “It was a shame we have had to move the festival again from May however we feel the guidance now is clear enough to know the event will happen in September.”

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Steelhouse Festival: July 23-25, Brecon Beacons


The 10th anniversary of Steelhouse Festival is still set to take place in July. Justin Hawkins of headliners The Darkness says: “People of rock! We are so happy to be able to come out and play with you again at the one and only Steelhouse festival! F*** Covid – let’s put our thumbs in our belt loops and rock like there’s no tomorrow… or yesterday”. Other acts to play the festival this year will be Europe, Those Damn Crows, The Wildhearts and more.

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Tramlines: July 23-25, Sheffield UK


"Sheffield's biggest ever party", Tramlines, will go ahead this year from July 23 - 35 in Hillsborough Park. Playing across the weekend will be The Streets, The Kooks, Royal Blood, Blossoms, Richard Ashcroft and many more. 

Although festival organisers have said they are feeling positive that Tramlines is to go ahead this July, they've also noted to be "keeping a close eye on developments and will act accordingly should things change."

Tickets for Tramlines 2021 have sold out, however the waiting list is now open.

TRNSMT: 10-12 September, Scotland UK 


Scotland’s much-loved music festival TRNSMT is based right in the heart of the Glasgow City centre, and is now being pushed from its usual date in July to September. There have been a few line-up alterations with acts no longer being able to make the new dates, such as Lewis Calpaldi who is now set to play in 2022. The Chemical Brothers will be replacing Capaldi, and will perform alongside headliners Courteneers and Liam Gallagher.

The last remaining tickets for “the biggest party in Scotland”, TRNSMT 2021, are on sale now.

Truck Festival: July 23-35, Oxfordshire UK


Dubbed "The Godfather of the small festival scene,", Truck Festival is planned to take place July 23 - 25, 2021 in Hill Farm, Oxfordshire UK. Welcoming an array of indie rock artists to the stage, this year's line-up has scheduled Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, Royal Blood, Blossoms and many more.

Buy tickets for Truck Festival 2021.

Victorious Festival: August 27-29, Portsmouth UK


This year will see Victorious Festival celebrate its 10th anniversary, and are feeling positive to be in for a "great British summer".

The event, once described as "the best thing to come out of Southsea since Peter Sellers" takes place in Portsmouth, UK and have planned many of its scheduled bands to carry over from 2020's bill.

Acts scheduled to play include Madness, The Streets, The Kooks, Feeder, Royal Blood and more.

"This year's line-up is my personal favourite," says organiser Andy Marsh. "We believe there really is something for everyone to enjoy this Summer and we can't wait to welcome you all!"

Buy tickets for Victorious Festival 2021.

Wacken Open Air: July 29-31, Germany


Located in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Wacken Open Air is one of the largest heavy metal festivals in the world. Scheduled to play this year was  Slipknot, Lindemann, Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, although the festival has now been cancelled.  

Festival organisers have said: "It is with a heavy heart that we have decided that Wacken Open Air cannot take place at the end of July this year. We therefore postpone the festival to 04.08. - 06.08.2022.

This decision was anything but easy for us, also because we know that you are already in the middle of the preparations and planning. Like we are, too.

We would like to take this opportunity to specifically thank the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the authorities and politicians for an extremely constructive and trusting cooperation. The step-by-step plan presented is an important sign that gives hope to many companies in our industry. And of course we want to thank you for your ongoing support.

For Wacken Open Air, however, the planned openings unfortunately will not arrive in time and, as always, the safety and health of everyone involved in the festival - fans, crew, artists and all residents of Wacken and the region - has absolute priority"

Wildfire Festival: July 30 - August 1, Scotland UK


Wildfire Festival is set to return this July in the historic Scottish village of Wanlockhead. On the bill will be Jason Sweeney, Trucker Diablo and Florence Black as headliners, and a variety of rock acts such as A New Tomorrow, Amongst Liars, Ashen Reach, As Sirens Fall and The Autumn Killers, in support.

Festival organiser Dave Ritchie said: “This year Wildfire will be part of the healing and recovery process, as we re-emerge from months of lockdown. The grassroots scene that is so close to my heart has suffered greatly and I’m keen to help as many bands as I can to get back on their feet. Perhaps most important, though, music fans need that chance to re-connect and see each other again in a welcoming and safe environment. 

"The sound of recorded music helped many people cope with the long days of home isolation and now it’s time for the magic of live music step in to lift spirits and help people to socially re-connect. We’ve re-shaped the event this year so it is fully outdoors, social-spaced and limited on numbers so people can enjoy the magic of live music but in a safe, friendly and supportive way.”

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Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.