Festival/Event Calendar 2020 and 2021

KENDAL CALLING 2020

30th JULY – 2nd AUGUST

Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. When summer came, it was time to take to the fields for a shindig that would grow so big the whole country would hear it calling.

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone, from families to stag parties!  Come and join in a weekend of festivity and escapism in the fresh country air.  This is fun the old fashioned way, great times, great entertainment and great friends all in one place!

FORMULA 1 SILVERSTONE 2020

Being Held Behind Closed Doors 

Silverstone, the ‘home of British Motorsport’ is one of the four original hosts of the World Championship circuit from 1950.  Watch as the leading teams battle it out for supremacy on the track, and smell, hear and feel the cars as they race past just meters away.

SIDMOUTH FRINGE 2020

1st – 5th AUGUST

The Fringe Sessions are a series of intimate evening performances held during the first week of August at ‘McBuzz’s Barn’: a handsome oak-framed building on the edge of the village of Salcombe Regis at Thorn Park, a couple of miles from the coastal town of Sidmouth in east Devon.

The Sessions have been running in their current format since 2012 and showcase some of the best new and emerging artists from across the UK along with some local favourites and occasional international touring artists.

BOARDMASTERS 2020

5 – 9th AUGUST

From the first wave to the last beat, Boardmasters brings like-minded souls together for a unique festival experience. With parties that run late into the night, and beautiful beaches on which to recuperate during the day, we invite you to become part of our story…

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2020

Postponed to later this year.  Dates TBA

The Festival of Speed celebrates the motorsport in all its forms at the largest motoring garden party in the world.

In addition to the famous hill-climb other events and displays include freestyle motocross, a rally stage and aviation displays.

END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2020

3rd – 6th SEPTEMBER

End of the Road could be described as the festival lover’s festival. Created by Simon Taffe, a music obsessive and festival-goer, the festival remains true to its original dream – to book the bands they love and present them in a way that respects the music and the audience. End of the Road is not about any particular style of music. Rather it evolves depending on what excites the team each year, but great song writing is always valued.

Goodwood Revival 2020

11 – 13th September

The Goodwood Revival is a 3 day festival which celebrates the golden age of 4 and 2 wheel racing from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.  Racing takes place around a classic circuit in the Goodwood estate reliving the glory days of the Goodwood circuit.

The festival is well known for its attendees dressing in period dress.

Elderflower Fields South 2020

11 – 13th September

Elderflower Fields is an award winning family festival set in the heart of the Sussex countryside.  As well as music the festival has activies for all ages – adventure activities in the Urban Woods, sports in the Tumbledown Meadows and discovering creativity  on the Art Trail.

Le Mans 24 Hours 2020

19 – 20th SEPTEMBER

The Le Mans 24 hour is the world’s oldest endurance race in motor sports.  Each year teams race overnight on a circuit designed to test not just speed, but also efficiency and reliability of the cars.

TEDDY ROCKS FESTIVAL 2020

18th – 20th SEPTEMBER

Teddy Rocks is a Music festical raising money for the Charity Teddy20 a children’s cancer charity.

2021 Festival and Events

The Cheltenham Festival 2021

2021 Dates 16 to 19th March

The Cheltenham Festival is a four day Racing Meet usually held around St Patricks day, dating back to 1860.  The festival includes ladies Day on the Wednesday and the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the Friday.

BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS 2021

2020 Cancelled 2021 Dates TBA

Badminton Horse Trials is one of highlights of the 4* eventing calendar. Top riders from around the world compete in the three disciplines over five days; dressage (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), cross country (Saturday), and show jumping (Sunday). Set in the beautiful Badminton estate there is plenty to see each day and with a huge shopping village, this is an event not to be missed!  

THE INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200 2021

Postponed newdates TBA

The North West 200 is an international motorcycle race along public roads creating a triangle connecting Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine in Northern Ireland.  2019 celebrate the 90th anniversary of the event.

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN 2021

2020 Cancelled 2021 Dates TBA

How the Light Gets In Festial is the world’s largest event combining philosophy and music.  Taking place on the banks of the River Wye it combines the best music acts, funniest comedians, world renown thinkers and amazing performers into one great festival.

ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 2021

2021 dates 4 – 6th JUNE

The Acoustic Festival of Britain is a three day festival held at Uttoxetor Race Course offering unplugged and acoustic music covering live folk, rock, blues, guitar, country, bluegrass and a few legends.

WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2021

2021 dates 4-6th JUNE

Wychwood Festival is an annual music festival held at Cheltenham racecourse Gloucestershire featuring mainly indie, folk and world music, and is a regular nominee for Best Family Festival.

As well as music, the three-day event includes workshops, comedy, and a Headphone Disco. The festival is known for its family friendly feel, the wide range of music on offer, plus a wide range of activities including 100 workshops for all ages.

The festival also hosts the Children’s Literature Festival (in association with Waterstones) and also works in partnership with the children’s charity Toybox.

Isle of Man Motorcycle Races 2021

2020 Cancelled 2021 Dates TBA

The Iconic Isle of Man motorcycle races run from the 1st to 7th June for the TT and 17th to 26th August for the Classic, both of which are arguably one of the most important and well know motorcycle races know.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2021

2021 dates 4 – 6th JUNE

Download Festival is a British rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, since 2003. It is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the genres’ biggest names.

Glastonbury Music Festival 2021

2021 Dates 23rd – 27th June

Glastonbury is probably the most well know and popular music festival in the UK.  Taking place in June the festival sells out in minutes to a 200,000 capacity crowd.

Wimbledon 2021

2021 Dates 28th June – 11th July

The Championships, Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, played at the All England Club since 1877.  One of four on the Grand Slam circuit it is still played on grass.

Le Mans Classic 2021

2021 Dates 1st – 4th July

The Le Mans Classic throwsback to the early days of the internationally renowed Le Mans 24 hour race.

Henley Regatta 2021

2021 Dates TBA

The Henley Royal Regatta was first estblished in 1839 and gained Royal Patrionage in 1851.  The event is held over 5 days and is a firm fixture in the social calender.

2000TREES FESTIVAL 2021

8th – 10th JULY

The multi-award-winning 2000trees festival is a 3 day extravaganza set in the stunning Cotswold Hills. You’ll get 3 nights camping, a friendly, intimate atmosphere plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers. Described as one of the friendliest festivals you’ll ever go to, it’s perfect to attend with a group of mates or on your own, because you’re guaranteed to make new friends.

KING POWER GOLD CUP 2021

2021 Dates TBA

The King Power Gold Cup is played to decide the British Open Polo Championship and is a high goal polo championship played in England. The Semi Finals are held on the Wednesday and Finals take place on the Saturday.

CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

9th – 11th JULY

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.  It represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.

BLUEDOT FESTIVAL 2021

22nd – 25th JULY

Bluedot is an award-winning weekend of discovery at the grounds of the Jodrell Bank deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

In an era of political divisiveness and environmental uncertainty, bluedot aims to cultivate a unifying celebration for citizens of the world. Its message is loud and clear: ‘look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. (Carl Sagan, 1934—1996).’

TRUCK FESTIVAL 2021

23rd – 25th July

Truck Festival, “the Godfather of the small festival scene”, is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals.  Coming straight out of the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, the festival treats you to some of the biggest and best emerging artists since 1998! Including previous star-studded guests Biffy Clyro, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, The XX, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Libertines and many more. The festival has been shortlisted for “Best Small Festival” by The UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and prides itself on being the “anti major festival” festival, giving their food takings through to the local Rotary Club charity, as well as bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best-priced ticket in the country.

LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2021

2020 Postponed 2021 Dates Pending

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, near Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – the Obelisk Arena, the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, the i Arena, and the Lake Stage – the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

RIAT 2021

2020 Postponed.  2021 Dates TBA

The Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford is the world largest military air show. The show takes place over three days with the Friday being a preview day. In addition to air displays and aircraft from around the world, there’s also an activity zone, meet the RAF experience and vintage village.

SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL 2021

30th July – 6th AUGUST

A week-long annual folk festival seaside celebration of music, dance and song which has been running since 1955.  Held in Sidmouth, Devon and featuring concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, top bands, late-night dancing, pub sessions and much much more.

NEDWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

Dates TBA

Nedwood is a family friendly music festival held over 3 days in Leicester with a live main stage, disco tent, and northern soul tent.

Please note that 2020 dates are pending release.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2021

6 – 30th AUGUST (Provisional Dates)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest single event dedicated to arts and culture in the world.  Set over three weeks the Fringe hosts tens of thousands of performances in over 300 venues covering a wide range of genres from opera to comedy, and from the biggest names in the world to those just starting out on their performing careers.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2021

11 –15th AUGUST

A three day full on metal extravaganza held in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Boasting the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the best in metal from UK Underground to top International acts along with comedy, karaoke, a mini fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar (a fest within a fest for ale, cider and perry drinkers!) and more all wrapped up within the camaraderie and atmosphere that truly sets Bloodstock apart from the rest!

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR 2021

26 – 30th AUGUST

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is widely recognised as “The” National Heritage Show for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment.

Elderflower Fields Midlands 2021

Dates to be released

Elderflower fields is an award winning three day festival, designed escpecially for families with children. A wild weekend adventure, packed full of music, sports,nature and the arts,coming to the Midlands in 2021.

SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL 2021

27 – 30th AUGUST

The Shrewsbury Folk Festival is one of the UKs leading folk festivals taking place across 4 days over the August Bank Holiday.

The festival has four music stages, workshops, a craft fair, as well as food and drink.  Everything for the perfect folk weekend.

Please note the festival has been postponed to 2021.

BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS 2021

1st – 5th September

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is one of highlights of the 4* eventing calendar. Top riders from around the world compete in the three disciplines including dressage, cross country, and show jumping. Set on the Burghley estate there’s plenty to do each day including plenty of equestrian shopping.