In 2020 our hopes and dreams of a summer spent sipping ice-cold drinks in red-hot fields were dashed by the pandemic (you may have heard about it) but fear not, with things improving at a rapid rate (touch wood) we are delighted to be able to look ahead to some of our favourite outdoor events returning this Summer…
- Camp Bestival.
With a firm focus on family fun, we’re delighted to see Camp Bestival announce they’ll be returning to the Summer of 2021! Alongside an array of activities to keep the kids entertained, they boast an incredible line-up of headline acts ready to take centre stage at the iconic Lulworth Castle, including; Fatboy Slim, Kelis and Groove Armada.
When? July 29-August 1, 2021
Where? Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Who’s on the line-up? Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Becky Hill, Kelis, Friendly Fires, Sophie Ellis Bextor feat. Sink The Pink and more.
Tickets: from £185 for adults, from £62.50 for kids, campbestival.net.
2. Bournemouth 7s Festival.
The UK’s biggest sport and music festival is returning to take its place in the heart of Dorset’s bank holiday weekend! Sprawling across an array of pitches and festival stages, expect to see a hedonistic mix of sports teams celebrating their end of season dos (or reuniting for the first time this year) and party starved locals combining for one of our favourite feel-good weekends of the year. A special mention for their epic Bunker arena and Cocktail Gardens 😉
When? August 27th – August 29th, 2021
Where? Chapel Gate, Bournemouth
Who’s on the line-up? Previous guests included Example, General Levy, Fatman Scoop
Tickets: from £20 for students, from £75 for adults, www.bournmemouth7s.com
Those with a genuine sense of adventure, arts and wonder will be happy to hear the ever-popular Latitude Festival returns this Summer. The pioneering, award-winning festival bursts with the very best from Music and the Arts; wander from Film to Music, Comedy to Literature and Theatre to Poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.
When? July 22-25, 2021
Where? Henham Park, Suffolk
Who’s on the line-up? Lewis Capaldi, Bastille, Snow Patrol and more to be announced
Tickets: from £226.80, latitudefestival.com
Whether you’re a petrol head, comedy fans or simply a fan of UK music acts past and present – carfest has a little something for everybody. The brainchild of Radio 1 DJ and entrepreneur Chris Evans, CarFest has successfully raised over £16 million for BBC Children in Need and associated charities.
When? 23rd July – 25th July, 2021 /August 13th – 15th, 2021 / August 27th – 29th, 2021
Where? Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire / Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire / Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire
Who’s on the line-up? Rick Astley, James Blunt, more to be announced
Tickets: from £74 for adults and £17 for kids , carfest.org
5. Reading & Leeds Festival.
One of the jewels in the Uk’s festival crown, it’s great to see these two iconic dates returning to the calendar for Summer 2021! Whilst there will be slight changes to their original formats it’s great to see one of the UK’s pioneer events leading the way to a summer of freedom. In the words of Festival Republic Managing Director, Melvin Benn “The acts are desperate to play, the kids are desperate to come. I can feel that,”.
When? August 27-29, 2021
Where? Reading, Berkshire and Leeds, West Yorkshire
Who’s on the line-up? Stormzy, Post Malone, Disclosure, Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and more.
Whilst there may still be bumps in the road (from covid passport cards to pre-entry testing) we think it’s safe to say we’re not alone in loving having something to look forward to!
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