Tearout Festival: 16/04 (Lancashire) & 16/07/2021 (Lincolnshire)
Given the write off that was 2020, Tearout have been kind enough to offer two events for 2021 - such saints! The first rescheduled from January to April (we’ll still swing it as a Winter festival, for now), and the second three months later in July. Think multi-stages, international, national and local acts, and, of course, fully licensed bars and catering. Tickets on sale, here and here.
Swingamajig - The Botanical Ball: 02/05/2021 (Birmingham)
Swapping the iconic industrial railway arches of Digbeth for glass houses, green lawns and tropical greenhouses of Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, Swingamajig returns for 2021 open to all ages (minus the afterparty of course). Fancy seeing live music, vintage markets, and an incredible array of performers? Cop your tickets available here.
Balter Festival: 21/05 - 24/05/2021 (Chepstow)
Land of the strange, home of the free, Balter is renowned for bringing the heaviest weekend ranging from Punk, to DnB, to Hip Hop, to Hardcore and just about every genre in-between. After having to cancel their 2020 event, expect 2021 to go harder than ever before - buy your tickets here to avoid missing out.
Shindig: 27/05 - 31/05/2021
Postponed from 2020, Shindig is a glorious mash up of a gig, a house party, a circus show, comedy night, wellbeing retreat and a kid’s party. No main stages, just stretch marquees and pure good vibes. Tickets available here, including hotel stays and instalment options.
Elderflower Fields: 28/05 - 31/05/2021 (East Sussex)
An award winning three day festival designed especially for families and children, Elderflower is a wild weekend adventure packed full of music, sports, nature and the arts. Set in the heart of the glorious Sussex countryside, cop your tickets here for a wholesome weekend with the kids.
Porthilly Spirit: 28/05 - 31/05/2021 (Cornwall)
Embodying the simple pleasures in life, Porthilly weekend is the epitome of lit fires, seasonal produce, eclectic music, the joy of the arts and total immersion in the north Cornish countryside. Set over the May bank holiday weekend, spend your days immersed in nourishing energy. Tickets on sale here.
Birmingham Pride: 29/05 - 30/05/2021
One of the UK’s biggest LGBTQ Pride events, Birmingham Pride houses both the free pride parade as well as a ticketed festival event. With 2021, expect the most affordable, inclusive Pride with their biggest mainstage and multiple day headliners. Tickets available here (don’t forget to check out the singalong cinema presentation of Mamma Mia!).
Eden Festival: 10/06 - 13/06/2021 (Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway)
Set in the Raehill Meadows hosting 11 different stages, including a kids arena, circus tent, drive in cinema, comedy club, cabaret and workshops, as well as a feast of performers, local artworks and produce, games, and much, much more, Eden is not one to be missed! Play it cool and buy your tickets now, here.
Unearthed Festival: 18/06 - 20/06/2021 (Pembrokeshire)
Celebrating the expansion of consciousness from the material to the ethereal, Unearthed is a family-friendly gathering of individuals looking to share an open hearted, open minded space to learn and grow. Bag your tickets here to bear witness to mind expanding talks and workshops, kids activities, veggie food, walk around comedy, and so much more.
The Wild Wood Disco: 19/06/2021 (Cambridgeshire)
Summarised beautifully by Groove Armada themselves; “Imagine a classic free party from the early 90s. You’ll probably picture a farm, miles from the nearest neighbours, a sense of freedom and strangers becoming friends. In an ideal world, there’d be a clearing in the trees for the sound system, with the setting sun falling through the leaves to create a natural glitterball across the dancefloor. Welcome to the Wild Wood Disco, one of the finest settings for a party we’ve ever seen.” Ummm, ok? I’m sold. If you are too, you know what to do.
Noisily Festival: 08/07 - 11/07/2021 (Billesden)
A festival that celebrates the individual, cultivates understanding in the collective, and explores what it means to be human in today’s world. Rooted in the electronic music scene, Noisily is a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul. If you want to experience a celebration of psychedelic art and culture, book your tickets over on their event page, here.
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul: 09/07 - 11/07/2021 (Moseley, Birmingham)
If the name doesn’t give too much away, this festival is giving all things jazz, funk and soul. With headliners Nightmare on Wax, The Wailers, Neneh Cherry and more already confirmed, 2021 is set to be BIG for this independent family-friendly event set on the outskirts of Birmingham City Centre. Mostly are offering children 11 and under tickets for free, as well as discounted family ticket bundles. Interested? Head over to their event page to reserve yours now.