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

Southport Weekender Festival

Southport Weekender Festival

18th - 20th Mar 2022

Bognor Regis

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

30th Apr - 1st May 2022

Multiple Venues, Liverpool

Sounds From The Other City

Sounds From The Other City

1st May 2022

Chapel Street, Salford

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

11th - 15th May 2022

Various Venues, Brighton

Download Festival

Download Festival

10th - 12th Jun 2022

Donington Park



11th - 12th Jun 2022

Heaton Park, Manchester

Show all 20 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

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Creamfields have revealed a new 2-day camping festival that will see the brand move down South.

Black Friday 2021: Up to a quarter off full ticket price

It is Black Friday week! An event that you'll either love or hate but as Skiddle we have some brilliant discounts to share with you for some of our amazing events.

Black Friday 2021: Special deals, events with 10% off full price and more

Check out some of the excellent Black Friday deals and discounts you can take advantage of this week!

Richard Ashcroft to headline Thursday night at Highest Point 2022

Richard Ashcroft has been confirmed as the first Headliner for Highest Point 2022.

#vivalaresolution: An open letter to the New Year

Redefining what it means to make a New Years resolution - Read our 'Open letter to the New Year' and find out what Skiddle has in store for 2022 #VivaLaResolution

Other festival guides

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