Festival/Event Calendar 2021
2021 Festival and Events
The Cheltenham Festival 2021
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. Due to current COVID restrictions the Festival is planned to take place as a televised only event without spectators.
TEDDY ROCKS FESTIVAL 2021
30th April – 2nd May
Teddy Rocks is a Music festical raising money for the Charity Teddy20 a children’s cancer charity.
BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS 2021
4th – 8th May 2022
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 2021 event has been postponed to 2022.
THE INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200 2021
Postponed until 2022 – provisional dates 8 – 14 May
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
29th May 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.
In 2021 the festival will be taking place virtually online due to COVID restrictions.
Shindig Festival 2021
Postponed until 2022 26 – 29th May
Shindig, the funkiest festival in the West Country, offers a soulful dose of relaxation and revelry to funky warriors and their families. A glorious mash up of a gig, house party, circus show, comedy night, wellbeing retreat and a kid’s party all in one location in the Dillington Park Estate.
ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 2022
2022 dates 20 – 22ndMay
WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2022
2022 dates 3-5th 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 2022
29th May to 10th June 2022
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2022
2022 dates 10 – 12th JUNE
Cartier Queen’s Cup 2021
The Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo match at Guards Polo Club in Windsor is one of the highlights of high goal polo in England. First established in 1960 the event has seen both Prince Charles and Prince Phillip take part, and the Queen regulary presents the prized Queen’s Cup to the victors.
Glastonbury Music Festival 2021
2021 Postponed to 2022
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.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021
1st to 4th July
The Royal Windsor Horse Show takes place each year in the private grounds of Windsor Castle at Windsor Home Park.
Including dressage, showjumping, driving, showing and endurance it is the only UK Horse Event to involve international competition.
Le Mans Classic 2022
2022 Dates TBA July 2022
The Le Mans Classic throwsback to the early days of the internationally renowed Le Mans 24 hour race.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021
8th to 11th July
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.
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.
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.
Elderflower Fields South 2021
23rd – 27th July
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.
KING POWER GOLD CUP 2021
25th July 2021
CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022
8th – 10th JULY 2022
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.
FORMULA 1 SILVERSTONE 2021
16 – 18th July
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.
BLUEDOT FESTIVAL 2022
21st – 24th JULY
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
LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2021
22nd – 25th July
Postponed. 2022 Dates TBA
KENDAL CALLING 2021
29th JULY – 1st 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!
SIDMOUTH FRINGE 2021
31st July – 4th 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.
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.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2021
12 – 14th August
The Cropredy is a music festival organised by the group Fairport which takes place each year in Cropredy, near Banbury. Starting as a farewell gig, then an annual reunion for Fairport, the festival now hosts a capacity of 20,000
Stone Valley Festival South III 2021
13 – 15th August
Stone Valley Festival features Mod, Ska, Indie, Punk, Northern Soul, Soul, 60’s and more, plus rides, scooters and entertainment.
NEDWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
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.
Le Mans 24 Hours 2021
21st – 22nd August
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.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2021
6 – 30th AUGUST
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.
11 – 15th AUGUST
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 2022
Postponed to 25 – 29th AUGUST 2022
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.
MOTO GP 2021
27 – 29th August
The British Motorcycle Grand Prix, part of Grand Prix Motorcyle season takes, place over three days at the Silverstone Circuit.
Elderflower Fields Midlands 2022
Dates to be released
Elderflower fields is an award winning three day festival, designed especially for families with children. A wild weekend adventure, packed full of music, sports, nature and the arts, coming to the Midlands in 2022.
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.
END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2021
2nd – 5th SEPTEMBER
Isle of Wight Festival 2021
16th – 19th September
The Isle of Wight festival is usually the first major music festival in the annual calender, taking place in June. Widely regarded as “Europe’s Woodstock” it dates back to 1968. Taking place on the Isle of Wight the festival is just 2 hours from London and welcomes festival goers of all ages and musical tastes.
Northern Kin Festival 2021
17 – 19th September
Created in 2018 Northern Kin Festival brings live music to the North East. A perfect festival for those who love Folk, Blues and Rock Music.
Goodwood Revival 2021
17th – 19th 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.