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UK Festivals 2021

UK Music Festivals / UK Festivals Accommodation / Other Types of UK Festivals / Festivals Abroad 

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been in 2021, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before.We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury and Bestival (check out what happened at the latter below) alongside new contenders such as Love Saves the Day, making for a globally renownded scene of epic proportions.

Whether you want a classic blood and thunder mix of bands or a smorgasbord of haute couture food and craft ales, there's a litany of options available for everyone from the festival newcomer to even the savviest of veterans. 

UK Music Festivals

Ravers can get lost in an abyss of choices in our dance music festivals section, with guitar music fiends equally well fed in their realm. You can find your perfect music festival via our Festival Finder tool, which helps you select the perfect criteria for your experience of what you want out of the event.The strength of diversity of our tastes has led to a beautifully varied selection of UK Music Festivals, with many doing glorious jobs of hitting a number of genres whilst others cover specific niches perfectly. Find out what festivals are on this weekend! 

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UK Festivals Accommodation

For many the festival experience wouldn't be authentic if you didn’t spend it in a tent, but this is by no means the only option available in this day and age. Here’s a few alternatives to the standard pitch a tent choice - click on each link to find festivals that allow for it or offer them as a ticket option 


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets



See our full recommendations in Skiddle’s guide to accommodation at festivals

Other Types of UK Festivals

Festivals aren’t just focused on music. There’s Food Festivals, Beer Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Comic Book Festivals - pretty much every type of interest across our culture has an event which celebrates it. There’s even an abundance of chilli festivals celebrating the power of taste driven heat; check out the video to North East Chilli Festival below

Whether you just fancy a change from the standard festival experience or have a thirst for a specific passion, festivals provide the perfect chance for you to indulge that passion or passing interest with equal aplomb.

Festivals beyond the UK

Fancy something a little further afield? The selection of European/Overseas festivals in our guide has a mixture of UK ran events and more exotic choices, enabling you to recreate the UK experience with more certainty of the weather or discover something completely new and exciting.

Latest UK Festivals 2021 News

Liverpool's Sound City announces new dates for 2021

The UK's leading independent music festival for new music will return to Liverpool this October for a mammoth comeback event

New on Skiddle: Gigs and festivals you can buy tickets for right now

Our new weekly feature rounding up all of the latest live music events - now on sale - recently added to Skiddle

The Going Out Podcast - Series 2 - Episode 1 - Sacha Lord

Skiddle's podcast power duo Georgia and Pippa return for series 2 of The Going Out Podcast, kicking off proceedings with Manchester music legend, co-creator of Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival - Sacha Lord

The best music festivals in Scotland

From Belladrum in the Highlands to Fly Open Air at a country house estate just outside Edinburgh, Scotland boasts some of the UK's best and most picturesque music festivals.

The Best Reggae, Dub and Ska Festivals

From the Manchester Reggae Festival to Liverpool's Positive Vibration Festival, and one of Europes biggest Rasta gatherings, Rototom Sunsplash - there's a surplus of reggae, dub and ska festivals happening in 2021

The Best Hip Hop Festivals

From the Uk's biggest inner-city festival, Parklife to Fresh Island Festival on the stunning Adriatic coast of Croatia - here's some of the best hip hop focused festivals you can attend in 2021

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?