Everything we know so far about festival season 2021

We've got you covered for line-ups, ticket info and other details about this year's tentatively planned events

With 2020’s festival schedule severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, many music fans are beginning to look ahead of 2021’s season. Here are the festivals that have so far announced their 2021 dates…

Sound City

Liverpool, 30 April-2 May

Line-up

To keep the potential for disruption from the ongoing pandemic at a minimum, the line-up for Sound City 2021 will feature only British artists. So far they’ve announced Rejjie Snow, Lanterns On The Lake, The Lathums, Working Men’s Club and more.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

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Yes – all tickets purchased for 2020 have been automatically rolled over for this year’s festival.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

They’re already on sale. Head to the Sound City website for all the details.

The Great Escape

Brighton, 12-15 May 2021

Line-up

The buzziest of new artists will descend on Brighton once again in 2021. Find your favourite new act among the likes of Baby Queen, Bob Vylan, CMAT, Michelle, Pa Salieu, Che Lingo and more. See the line-up so far here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Tickets for 2020 have been automatically rolled over to 2021. If you wanted a refund, the deadline was December 31, 2020.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

They’re on sale now! Early bird tickets are already sold out, but other options remain. You’ll find all the details on the Great Escape website.

This Is Tomorrow Festival

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Newcastle, 28-30 May 2021

Line-up

Headliners Gerry Cinnamon, Royal Blood and Sam Fender will perform in 2021. Blossoms, Inhaler, The Kooks, Tom Walker, Circa Waves, Loyle Carner and Nadine Shah are also on the bill.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. But of those wanting a refund, the festival have told NME: “We are offering refunds for people that can no longer attend the new dates, we are obviously a small independent team with many staff on furlough but have managed to reply to everyone within 24 hours who have made contact thus far. Refund applications will be open for seven days and will be processed within 30 days as per our terms and conditions.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for 2021 are on sale now here.

Neighbourhood Weekender 

Warrington, 29-30 May 2021

Line-up

2021’s event will be headlined by Ian Brown and Catfish and the Bottlemen, with Sam Fender, The Wombats, Pale Waves, Tom Walker, The Magic Gang, Easy Life, The Big Moon, Miles Kane and more also on the bill. See the full line-up here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

All tickets for Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 remain valid for 2021, though fans are able to receive a refund should they be unable to attend the new dates. “For those that can, we kindly ask that you keep hold of your tickets and be part of the Neighbourhood Weekender next year,” the festival say in a statement.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2021 festival are on sale now. Head to the Neighbourhood Weekender festival website to find more info.

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Primavera Sound

Barcelona, 2-6 June 2021

Line-up

The 2021 Primavera line-up has already been announced. It includes: The Strokes, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, FKA twigs and Tyler, the Creator, Pavement, Jorja Smith, Beck, Caribou, Disclosure, Brockhampton, Iggy Pop, Bikini Kill, Idles, Mabel, The National, Rina Sawayama and Jehnny Beth. Find the full line-up here. More artists are set to be announced in due course.

While a number of the acts who were booked for Primavera 2020 have been confirmed for next year, Lana Del Rey is a notable absentee from the 2021 line-up. Massive Attack, King Princess, Kacey Musgraves and Brittany Howard are also missing from the 2021 bill, having all been booked to play at Primavera 2020.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

All tickets that were purchased for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2020 will be valid for 2021.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?
Tickets for 2021 are sold out, but you can add your name to a waitlist in case anyone asks for a refund.

Download

Leicestershire, 4-6 June 2021

Line-up

You’ll be able to rock out to headliners Kiss, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down, or throw up your devil horns lower down the bill to the likes of Korn, Deftones, Gojira, Megadeth and more. Check out the full line-up here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes – if you bought a ticket for 2020 you can have it carried over for 2021.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now. Check out the Download site for all your options.

Lovebox

London, 11-13 June 2021

Line-up

No acts have yet been announced for 2021. A statement from organisers reads: “The entire Lovebox family was so excited to share with you the best line-up in our history and to extend the lovebox vibe across three days this year and we send our apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.” In 2020, Tyler, the Creator, Disclosure, Robyn, Jorja Smith, FKA Twigs, Anderson .Paak, Hot Chip, Fatboy Slim and more had been booked to perform.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes, tickets will be allowed to run over for 2021.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

That hasn’t yet been announced, but check the Lovebox website for further details.

Isle Of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight, 17-20 June 2021

Line-up
Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra, and Duran Duran will all headline, while the rest of the bill features big names including Sam Fender, Happy Mondays, Supergrass, Carly Rae Jepsen, Primal Scream, Razorlight and more.
Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes, tickets will roll over for 2021.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?
Tickets are on sale now. Head to the Isle Of Wight website for more info.

Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage

Glastonbury

Pilton, 2022

Line-up

2020’s bill would have included the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift. Sadly, after that was cancelled, 2021’s Glastonbury was cancelled as well. Roll on 2022!

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. If you had a ticket for 2020 and/or 2021, then you have the option for your £50 deposit to roll over to 2022, which will happen automatically if you are happy for it to do so.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Glastonbury usually go on sale in September of the year before but, with tickets being rolled over from 2020, the festival kept its sold out status from last year without the need for putting tickets on sale. Whether there will be the traditional springtime resale of tickets cancelled remains to be seen. Keep an eye on the Glastonbury website for more info.

Open’er Festival

Gdynia, 30 June – 3 July 2021

Line-up

Twenty One Pilots, FKA Twigs, Chemical Brothers, Thom Yorke and Seasick Steve have all been announced for 2021. Previously, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, The Cure and Taylor Swift were set to perform in 2020. Organisers say: “We will be back soon. And it will be a spectacular comeback!”

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes, 2020 tickets are still valid for 2021. Find more info here.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now. Head to the Open’er website for more info.

Wireless Festival

London, 2-4 July 2021

Line-up

Wireless 2021 won’t have the same line-up as 2020, which would have featured Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Skepta, AJ Tracey, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug and Burna Boy. A statement reads: “The line-up for 2021 is TBC and will be released at a later date.”

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Organisers say: “If you specifically request to transfer your ticket to 2021 then Ticketmaster will provide you with an option to do this.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

“General sale tickets for Wireless 2021 will go on sale later in the year,” the festival said in 2020. There is still no update on ticket sales at the time of writing.

NOS Alive 2020 postponed
NOS Alive festival. CREDIT: Franciso Craveiro/ Press

NOS Alive

Lisbon, 7-10 July 2021

Line-up

A statement released after the 2020 cancellation promised NOS Alive’s “best” line-up in 2021 and they’ve stayed true to their word. Headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes and Angel Olsen, while lower down the bill so far you’ll find Alt-J, The War On Drugs, Fontaines D.C., Haim, La Roux, and Moses Sumney. And there’s still more to be announced!

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes – if you bought a ticket last year, you can exchange it for a ticket for 2021’s edition, or for a voucher of them same value to be used on any show promoted by NOS Alive’s Everything Is New team before December 31, 2021. If preferable, you can also cancel your ticket and receive a refund of the full face value of the ticket until the first 14 working days of January 2022.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for 2021 are on sale now. Find out more on the NOS Alive site.

2000trees Festival 

Cotswolds, 8-10 July 2021

Line-up

Jimmy Eat World have been named as the first headliners for 2021. “We’re mega excited to announce that Jimmy Eat World will be at 2000trees 2021 as our Main Stage Thursday headliner,” festival organiser James Scarlett said in a statement. “They were the first band we announced for 2020 so it felt like the right thing to let people know now. I also really can’t wait to shout about the rest of the 2021 line-up – a little bit of inside info is that it will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some very special cherries on top. Watch this space!”
It’s since been confirmed that the likes of Thrice, Creeper, The Amazons, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Laura Jane Grace, Lonely The Brave, and many more will join them on the bill.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Organiser say: “All tickets will automatically be valid for next year’s event and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place at 2000trees 2021. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2021.” Refunds are also available here.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

2021 tickets are on sale now here.

TRNSMT Festival

Glasgow, 9-11 July 2021

Line-up

2021’s event will feature Liam Gallagher, Foals, The Courteeners, Ian Brown, Blossoms, Sam Fender, AJ Tracey, Beabadoobee, Little Simz and more. See the full line-up here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Organisers say: “You will be able to either hold on to your ticket and carry it over to next year’s festival in order to secure your place well in advance or request a refund.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Now – tickets are available here.

Field Day

London, 10 July 2021

Line-up

Bicep will headline in 2021, joined on the bill by the likes of Floating Points, Ross From Friends, Jungle, George Fitzgerald, India Jordan and Mount Kimbie. The line-up would have been the same for 2020, now being carried over to next year’s edition with the exception of one artist who has been replaced by The Black Madonna. Find the full line-up here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Ticketholders received more information on this via email last year, with the deadline for refunds now passed.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

All tickets sold out very quickly after the rollover of 2020 tickets.

Bluedot Festival

Cheshire, 23-26 July 2021

Line-up

Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy will top the bill in 2021, while Bluedot say they are “working to transfer as many of 2020’s artists and speakers to Bluedot 2021 as possible”. Other acts who were set to appear at Bluedot 2020 included Spiritualized, Roisin Murphy, Squarepusher, Tangerine Dream, Ride, Daniel Avery and EOB (the solo project of Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien).

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Tickets for this year’s festival will automatically be transferred to 2021, but any ticket holders who can’t attend the 2021 festival will be entitled to a full refund on their ticket and any extras, including boutique camping.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

2021 tickets are on sale now here.

Bluedot Festival
Bluedot Festival (Picture: Getty)

Truck Festival

Oxfordshire, 23-25 July 2021

Line-up

The 2021 line-up hasn’t yet been announced. A statement reads: “Unfortunately given the current circumstances, we cannot guarantee the exact same line up as in 2020 at this time. Rest assured next year’s line up will be our strongest to date.” Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, and Catfish and the Bottlemen were due to top the festival bill in 2020.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. “All tickets purchased for 2020 will be honoured for 2021 at the same price,” the festival has confirmed.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Organisers say: “Following the refund period, we will review allocations and announce an on-sale date and time via our social media channels.”

Kendal Calling

Lake District, 29 July – 1 August 2021

Line-up

In 2020, the festival had lined up Foals and Stereophonics to top the bill for what would have been its 15th anniversary.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Refunds being available too. Organisers say: “Ticket buyers will receive further details via email imminently from their place of purchase regarding the refund options. There will also be the choice to consider keeping your ticket for next year, if you are able and willing. By holding onto your ticket you will be supporting Kendal Calling at this difficult time.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

They are on sale now here.

Boomtown

Matterley Estate, 11-15 August 2021

Line-up

The line-up for 2021 hasn’t been announced yet – and it won’t be until just before the 2021 edition kicks off. “We know this may come as a surprise to some of you but we have made the bold decision to keep most of the line up a secret until just before the festival…,” explains the website.

The statement continues: “We have spent months debating whether this was the right thing to do and what is clear is that there are many aspects to the way the music industry is run that simply don’t work for independent festivals. The complex process of releasing a music line-up with exclusivity deals, billing and escalating costs have led us to decide that this is the time to rethink the way we approach it and explore new ways of doing things.”

The likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Underworld, Kano, The Libertines, Kelis, De La Soul, Mura Masa, Fat White Family, Princess Nokia and more were set to perform in 2020.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Tickets for 2020 will be valid for the 2021 edition, which will take place between August 11-15. Organisers are also asking ticket holders “who are in a position to do so” to “hold off on requesting a refund for as long as possible to help safeguard the future of the festival”. More information on refunds and tickets can be found on the festival’s website.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now – you can find more info on the Boomtown website.

Green Man Festival (Picture: Getty)

Green Man

Brecon, 19-22 August 2021

Line-up

Organisers have said: “We’re speaking to artists about moving to 2021’s dates and will be announcing line-ups and further surprises in the coming months”. 2020’s line-up would have included the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and Mac DeMarco.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

“All tickets for 2020 will automatically be transferred to 2021,” organisers have said in a statement, noting that refunds are also available from Ticketline.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

2020’s festival had sold out. However, it’s not yet been announced when remaining tickets for 2021, should there be refunds from 2020, will go on sale.

Creamfields

Cheshire, 26-29 August 2021

Line-up

Announced so far are: Deadmau5, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Peggy Gou and a handful more. Find the full line-up so far here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Those who purchased tickets for Creamfields 2020 are entitled to a full refund and will receive an email from their ticket agent in the coming days, organisers say. Those who want to keep their tickets for the rescheduled dates can do so and will receive up to £60.00 in vouchers for drinks, food, and merchandise to spend at the event.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?
You can get your hands on tickets now – head to the Creamfields site for more details.

The crowd at Reading Festival

Reading and Leeds

Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park, 27-29 August 2021

Line-up

Reading & Leeds 2021 will have not three but six huge headliners set over two main stages. They include Stormzy, Post Malone, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age and Disclosure. Elsewhere on the line-up so far, you’ll find the likes of Yungblud, AJ Tracey, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Charli XCX and more.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Organisers processed all refunds last year, but fans were also given the opportunity to carry their ticket “over to next year.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tickets for 2021 are on sale now, with an instalment plan available. Find more info on the Reading site or Leeds site.

End of the Road

Larmer Tree Gardens, 2-5 September 2021

Line-up

Pixies, Bright Eyes, King Krule, Little Simz, Big Thief and Aldous Harding are among the names on the line-up for 2021. Check out the rest of the bill in full here.

Are 2020 tickets valid?

End Of The Road have confirmed that 2020 ticketholders will be able to roll their tickets forward to 2021 if they wish, but face-value refunds are also available. You can find more information here.

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

Tier 4 tickets are currently on sale for the 2021 festival, after Early Bird, Tier 2 and Tier 3 tickets already sold out.

Parklife Festival

Manchester, 11-12 September 2021

Line-up

2020’s bill had been set to include Tyler, The Creator, Skepta, Lewis Capaldi, Khalid, Jorja Smith, Giggs, Robyn, Anderson .Paak, AJ Tracey, Fatboy Slim and Charli XCX.

“With all the good recent news, we’re now looking ahead to 2021, and a return to the fields and good times we all love,” a statement on the festivak’s website reads. “It’s a party 2 years in the making that we all deserve. It’s why with that in mind that we have decided to move next year’s festival to the new dates of 11th-12th September, so we can be sure of the good times coming. A huge lineup is almost ready, that we can’t wait to show you in January. Trust us when we say it’s going to be worth the wait.”

Are 2020 tickets valid?

Yes. Organisers say: “We are working closely with our ticketing partners at the moment and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year’s festival.”

When do 2021 tickets go on sale?

The 2020 event was sold out. The festival has yet to announce whether more tickets will be on sale for 2021 after refunds are made.

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