BST Hyde Park
The organizers of the London concert series have yet to comment since the roadmap was announced, but it is scheduled for July 8-9. This year’s artists include Pearl Jam, Pixies, Idles, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and tickets are on sale now.
The inclusive pop festival – which features fun elements such as alternative club nights, cabaret, fashion troupes and secret nightclubs – returns on September 4 at Brockwell Park in London. The line-up includes Cheryl, Becky Hill, En Vogue, Eve, Gabrielle, Atomic Kitten, C&C Music Factory, Whigfield and Lisa Maffia. Mighty Hoopla is currently sold out, but you can put yourself on a waitlist for resale tickets which will be available on June 7 and August 2.
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
This discreet festival was postponed for just three days by the announcement of the roadmap: it will now take place from May 17 to 30. The varied program includes theater, circus, music, cabaret, dance, art, poetry and more. For tickets and full information, go here.
All points is
Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 27-30), All Points East sees big names coming to London’s Victoria Park – including London Grammar, Jorja Smith, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie XX, Kano, Arlo Parks and Slowthai. Tickets are now on sale.
Head to another green London spot, Peckham Rye Park, for some great indie music, plus chefs, breweries, record labels and party brands. The festival’s lineup – which is upgrading to two days for the first time (July 31 to August 1) – includes Motor City Drum Ensemble, Move D, Nightmares On Wax, Marcellus Pittmann and Horse Meat Disco. Book your tickets here.
Thanks to the receipt of £ 75,000 from the Culture Restoration Fund, this West Somerset event is back on track. The line-up – mostly picked up from last year – includes Gabrielle, Sister Sledge (travel permitting), Shed Seven Toyah, The Blockheads, Sound of the Sirens and house band The Wurzels. It will take place August 27-29, and tickets are expected to go on sale from the end of May. Ticket holders from 2020 will be postponed to 2021.
What can I expect at a festival in 2021?