Coronavirus update: View cancelled events here

UK Festivals 2021

UK Music Festivals / UK Festivals Accommodation / Other Types of UK Festivals / Festivals Abroad 

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been in 2021, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before.We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury and Bestival (check out what happened at the latter below) alongside new contenders such as Love Saves the Day, making for a globally renownded scene of epic proportions.

Whether you want a classic blood and thunder mix of bands or a smorgasbord of haute couture food and craft ales, there's a litany of options available for everyone from the festival newcomer to even the savviest of veterans. 

UK Music Festivals

Ravers can get lost in an abyss of choices in our dance music festivals section, with guitar music fiends equally well fed in their realm. You can find your perfect music festival via our Festival Finder tool, which helps you select the perfect criteria for your experience of what you want out of the event.The strength of diversity of our tastes has led to a beautifully varied selection of UK Music Festivals, with many doing glorious jobs of hitting a number of genres whilst others cover specific niches perfectly. Find out what festivals are on this weekend! 

Upcoming UK Festivals 2021

Sonic Rock Solstice Music Festival

Sonic Rock Solstice Music Festival

1st - 4th Jul 2021


Linton Festival

Linton Festival

2nd - 4th Jul 2021

Alma Inn, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.



2nd - 4th Jul 2021

Finsbury Park, London

Field Day

Field Day

10th Jul 2021

The Drumsheds, London



15th - 18th Jul 2021

The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Standon Calling

Standon Calling

22nd - 24th Jul 2021

Standon, Hertfordshire

Show all 18 UK Festivals 2021

UK Festivals Accommodation

For many the festival experience wouldn't be authentic if you didn’t spend it in a tent, but this is by no means the only option available in this day and age. Here’s a few alternatives to the standard pitch a tent choice - click on each link to find festivals that allow for it or offer them as a ticket option 


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets



See our full recommendations in Skiddle’s guide to accommodation at festivals

Other Types of UK Festivals

Festivals aren’t just focused on music. There’s Food Festivals, Beer Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Comic Book Festivals - pretty much every type of interest across our culture has an event which celebrates it. There’s even an abundance of chilli festivals celebrating the power of taste driven heat; check out the video to North East Chilli Festival below

Whether you just fancy a change from the standard festival experience or have a thirst for a specific passion, festivals provide the perfect chance for you to indulge that passion or passing interest with equal aplomb.

Festivals beyond the UK

Fancy something a little further afield? The selection of European/Overseas festivals in our guide has a mixture of UK ran events and more exotic choices, enabling you to recreate the UK experience with more certainty of the weather or discover something completely new and exciting.

Latest UK Festivals 2021 News

UK Lockdown Roadmap: Pints in pubs, live music in venues and more from Monday

Mixing indoors, indoor hospitality, live entertainment... just some of the many things returning next week as we reach step three of the government's 'Roadmap out of Lockdown'. Read on to find out more...

The Best Jazz Festivals in 2021

It has been a while since jazz music has been able to resonate with an audience in the flesh. Now, we can finally look forward to experiencing some world class musicianship from critically acclaimed artists.

New On Skiddle: Blackpool Rocks, Titan Presents Pendulum, Eric Prydz & more

Take a nosey at some of the gob-smacking, thigh-slapping, fist-pumping live events that have popped on Skiddle this week. Grab yourself a ticket (or two) whilst you still can and make this summer one to remember.

The Best UK Dance and EDM Festivals in 2021

What could be more rewarding right now than a weekend away to indulge yourself within one of the UK's many EDM festivals? Well, with this handy guide to the best EDM/dance festivals from the top to the bottom of the UK

The Best Indie & Alternative Festivals in the UK

Oh, how we long for the temperamental British weather, drinks in hand with the best company imaginable and seeing some of the most exciting new bands. Who said the guitar was dead?

New On Skiddle: Carl Cox in Brighton, James at Highest Point, Cream, Elrow...

Good times incoming... here's a small sample of some of the many brand-new, upcoming events that have popped up on Skiddle this week

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?