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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

Equinox Festival

Equinox Festival

17th - 20th Sep 2021

Near Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Brighton Music Conference

Brighton Music Conference

23rd - 24th Sep 2021

British Airways i360, Brighton

AVA Festival

AVA Festival

24th - 25th Sep 2021


Detonate Festival

Detonate Festival

25th Sep 2021

Colwick Country Park, Nottingham

Dot to Dot Festival

Dot to Dot Festival

26th Sep 2021

Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

Mint Festival

Mint Festival

25th Sep 2021

TBA, Leeds

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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Beats Per Minute: CruCast unveil their Electric Woodlands 2021 setlist

The world-conquering bass music collective reveal the fire in their live setlist, in the third Beats Per Minute playlist takeover, ahead of their performance at Electric Woodlands Festival later this month

Tickets for Moovin Festival 2022 go on sale

Moovin Festival will be back in 2022 after hosting a phenomenal 2021 edition.

An interview with Jamie Costello of Boogaloo Weekender

The Boogaloo Weekender is bringing you some of the most prestigious names from house and jazz this year. We spoke to festival director Jamie Costello all about it.

New On Skiddle: Denis Sulta, Solardo, Hot Since 82, Freshers parties & more...

A virtual smorgasbord of Freshers parties, Halloween events and much more awaits in this week's New On Skiddle - featuring a slew of live performances from an array of DJ greats

Raves in September: Discover DJs and producers performing live this month

Listen to rising DJ talents alongside international superstars, confirmed to take to the decks over the next three weeks, in our Raves in September playlist - Tickets now on sale

Other festival guides

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