8 Music Festivals You Can Still Go To in 2021

It’s a brand-new year, which means we can wave goodbye to 2020 and hope that 2021 will bring us some better vibes!

A new year means summer is fast approaching, and with summer comes a whole bunch of super cool music festivals you need to attend in 2021.

Of course, some festivals may be subject to change due to COVID-19, so we need to take everything with a pinch of salt.

But, that doesn’t mean we can’t remain optimistic and get excited about the best summer ever – right?

We were not so blessed with the sad news that Glastonbury wouldn’t be going ahead in 2021, sad times ☹

But nevertheless, we’ve done our research and found 8 music festivals that are still so far going ahead, as well as some juicy line-up deets.

1. Reading & Leeds

Reading & Leeds music festival 2021

Coming in at number one is of course the one…the only…Reading & Leeds festival on the 27th-29th August at Richfield Avenue!

If you haven’t trudged around in thick, sloppy mud in your best wellies at Reading & Leeds, it’s safe to say you’re deffo missing out 😉

Day tickets are on sale right now, so it looks like it’s full steam ahead as far as we know.

Expect 2 main stages, 6 headliners, and no clashes, which is always a bonus because clashes are well annoying – right?

So far, the line-up consists of big names like Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, Post Malone, Doja Cat, Liam Gallagher, and Queens of The Stoneage!

You can opt for a weekend installment plan of 6 (£70.95 each), or grab yourself a day ticket for £80ish each.

2. Download

Download music festival 2021

We have to say, the Download line-up for this year is looking pretty spicy, and all being well it will be going ahead!

Taking place on 4th-6th June at Donnington Park, Download is the perfect rock festival for those who love heavier music.

There’s some huge names on the 2021 poster to get super excited about including KISS, Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, and A Day To Remember.

The best news though? It’s only a short 30-minute drive from our fabulous student accommodation in Leicester!

So if you’re staying at Albion Court, Millstone Place, Dover Street Apartments, Zip Building, Ben Russell Court or The Wool Factory – you’re sorted!

You can be back in your cosy accommodation after a busy weekend in no time, all the more reason to head to Download festival this year.

Choose between 3 or 5 nights camping or opt for no camping since you’re super close to home!

3. BST Hyde Park

BST Hyde Park music festival 2021

British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park is always a fabulous choice, with the sun hopefully beaming and some cool music.

Running from the 9th-11th July, their line-up includes Pearl Jam, Pixies, Idles, Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

Ticket prices range from £200 depending on which one you go for and there may be additional measures in place in relation to COVID-19.

Let’s hope this one goes ahead because it’s the definition of summertime in a glorious setting!

For those staying in our wonderful student accommodation in London, you’re not too far from the action at all – a total bonus!

4. Kew The Music

Kew The Music Festival

Described as “the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening” is Kew The Music, running from 7th-11th July 2021.

As far as we know this is still going ahead, but we’ll be sure to keep this blog updated if anything changes in the meantime.

It was sadly postponed last year due to COVID-19, so we can only hope that this year that it goes ahead!

Headline acts so far have been announced, and we can look forward to Van Morrison, James Blunt, DJ Spoony, Will Young, and James Morrison.

Located in Kew Gardens, those in our London properties will be pleased to know that they’re only a short tube ride away from all the fun – hurrah!


TRNSMT music festival 2021

All being well, TRNSMT music festival should still be going ahead in 2021 on the 9th-11 of July!

This year on the main stage, you’ve got the Courteeners, Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher, Rita Ora, Lewis Capaldi, and many more!

Another cool aspect of TRNSMT festival is the food, with a whole bunch of yummy street food on offer during the weekend to enjoy.

Choose between 1-day tickets, 2-day tickets, or weekend tickets with a payment plan too if you don’t fancy paying it all at once.

TRSNMT is just a 15-minute drive or less away from our comfy accommodation in Glasgow including Kelvingrove House, Riverside, Gallery Apartments, and Firhill Court.

So, whichever ticket option you choose, be comforted to know that you’re only a short drive away from a nice hot shower, a squishy bed, and a cuppa.

6. Creamfields


Taking place over the August bank holiday (26th-29th) is the famous Creamfields, known for its buzzy vibes and edgy line-ups.

So far so good with this music festival for 2021, we hope, the Creamfields line-up is far too good to miss.

Vibe with big names like deadmau5, Chase & Status, Alan Fitzpatrick, Adam Beyer, Gorgon City and so many more!

Last year was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19, but if we all keep our fingers crossed, hopefully, this year will still go ahead.

Located between Liverpool and Manchester in the beaut Cheshire countryside, you can grab a shuttle bus from Manchester, Runcorn/Widnes, Warrington, and Liverpool.

7. Latitude 


Latitude is another music festival in 2021 hoping to still go ahead, taking place in Henham Park, Suffolk!

This festival is always filled with chilled vibes, with a line-up including Bastille, First Aid Kit and Lewis Capaldi so far.

You can grab standard weekend tickets or standard weekend installment plans depending on how you want to pay!

8. The Mighty Hoopla

The Mighty Hoopla

The Mighty Hoopla UK music festival in 2021 really aims to be inclusive with a focus on emerging LGTBQ+ artists.

Their line-up for 2021 is looking awesome, with artists like Cheryl, En Vogue, Jodie Harsh, and Kiddy Smile.

General admission is around £49.50, taking place in Brockwell Park, London, ideal for those staying in our London accommodation!

This festival is all about good energy and a good time, and we’re totally here for it, let’s hope it still goes ahead for 2021 😊

Of course, we can’t guarantee that all of these UK music festivals for 2021 will still be going ahead. We’ll try our best to keep this list updated as much as possible with all the deets. If we all remain optimistic and listen to government advice, hopefully, we’ll be on the right track for a fabulous 2021 filled with fun festivals! If you’re wanting to save up some money to purchase festival tickets, check out our latest money management apps blog here.

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