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.
5 – 9th AUGUST
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
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
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.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2021
2021 dates 4 – 6th JUNE
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.
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
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
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
2020 Postponed 2021 Dates Pending
2020 Postponed. 2021 Dates TBA
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
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.