2020 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Posted: 10th August 2020

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All prices are exclusive of booking fees. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, festivals are liable to be cancelled at short notice - many have already been rescheduled to next year. Check social media or this guide - and see the updates sidebar to the right of this guide.

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Autumn 2020

Red Rooster

Red Rooster

(4th - 6th Sep) Rescheduled from May in Suffolk with Richard Hawley, Asleep at the Wheel and many more. The 2020 is currently still planned to go ahead, abiding by the Govt guidelines. The organisers have announced next year's dates already - 3rd-5th June 2021. If this year's gets postponed, tickets can roll over.

Call of the Wild Festival

Call of the Wild Festival

(18th - 20th Sep) Resheduled from May. Second year in Lincolnshire with Massive Wagons, Aaron Buchanan, Skarlett Riot, Skam, Fireroad and more. Currently still going ahead.

Mods Mayday

Mods Mayday

(3rd Oct) in London with The Chords, Kenney Jones, Nine Below Zero, The Circles, The Truth [Dennis Greaves], The Lambrettas, Secret Affair, The Style Councillors and more. **Rescheduled from May**

Radar Festival

Radar Festival

(16th - 17th Oct) Rescheduled from August. In Surrey with Dirty Loops, Plini, The Physics House Band, Hacktivist and more.

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

(30th - 31st Oct) Rescheduled from April. In Yorkshire with The Damned, Rose Of Avalanche, Pink Turns Blue, The Membranes, The Arch, The Last Cry and more.

Live at Leeds

Live at Leeds

(28th Nov) Rescheduled from May. In Leeds (surprise!), with Temples, Tim Burgess, Self Esteem, DMA's, Ezra Furman, Pale Waves, Bad Sounds, Amber Run, Marika Hackman, Working Men's Club, Easy Life and more.

2021

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country

(12th - 14th Mar 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in London, Glasgow and Dublin with original head-liners: Luke Combs, Eric Church and Darius Rucker plus many more.

Wales Goes Pop!

Wales Goes Pop!

(2nd - 4th Apr 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in Glamorgan with the provisional 2020 line-up: Field Music, The Darling Buds, The Catenary Wires, Penelope Isles, The School, Our Girl, Rae Spoon, Pagan Wanderer Lu, CHROMA Chamber Ensemble and others.

Scotland Calling

Scotland Calling

(24th April 2021) Rescheduled from April. In Glasgow with Subhumans, Cockney Rejects, UK Subs, The Dickies, Steve Ignorant, Anti-Nowhere League, The DeRellas, Argy Bargy, Gimp Fist, Dirt Box Disco and more. Rescheduled

Liverpool SoundCity

Liverpool SoundCity

(30th April - 2nd May) Rescheduled from 2020. With Friendly Fires, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Louis Berry, Tim Burgess, BC Camplight, The Lathums, The Snuts, Stealing Sheep, The Mysterines, The Blinders and more.

Teddy Rocks

Teddy Rocks

(30th April - 2nd May) Rescheduled. The fund-raising festival (raising funds for children's cancer charity, Teddy20) returns to Dorset with head-liners The Amazons (Saturday), The Fratellis (Sunday) plus The Snuts, The Wurzels, 'A', Chapter and Verse, Black Futures, AIRWAYS, The Bottom Line and more. Rescheduled

Bearded Theory's Gathering

Bearded Theory's Gathering

(27th - 30th May) Rescheduled from 2020 - and subtly renamed. In Derbyshire with Patti Smith, Toots and the Maytals, The Mission, Wilko Johnson, Peter Hook and the Light, Lucy Spraggan, Neville Staple, 3 Daft Monkeys, Dub Pistols and more.

Kew the Music

Kew the Music

(7th - 11th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in London's Kew Gardens, James Blunt, Bananarama (with Gabrielle and Rebecca Ferguson), Will Young (with James Morrison), Gipsy Kings and more.

Innervisions Festival

Innervisions Festival

(17th Jul 2021) in London with Maze, De La Soul, Cameo, Stanley Clarke, The Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, Stone Foundation, Snowboy and more. Rescheduled from 2020 and now a one-day festival.

This is Tomorrow Festival

This is Tomorrow Festival

(28th - 30th May 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Tyne and Wear with headliners: Royal Blood, Gerry Cinnamon and Sam Fender.

Funk and Soul Weekender

Funk and Soul Weekender

(28th - 30th May 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in Margate with George Clinton (part of his summer "farewell" UK tour), Toots and the Maytals and Sister Sledge, plus Norman Jay, DJ Craig Charles, Jazzie B, Gilles Peterson, David Rodigan, Ezra Collective and more.

Happy Days Festival

Happy Days Festival

(28th - 30th May 2021) rescheduled from 2020, in Surrey with The Jacksons, The White Island Orchestra, Shalamar, Stereo MCs (Friday "preview party"), Soul II Soul, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, MF Robots, Ultra Naté, The Dualers, The Cuban Brothers, Alison Limerick and more.

Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender

(29th - 30th May 2021) Rescheduled from May. In Cheshire with Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Wombats, Shed Seven, Miles Kane, Tom Walker, Sundara Karma, Sea Girls, Lightning Seeds The Pigeon Detectives, The K's, Pale Waves and more.

The Bath Festival

The Bath Festival

(29th and 30th May 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. At the Bath Recreation Ground with McFly (Saturday, with Scouting for Girls, KT Tunstall, Lauran Hibberd, Josh Gray and more) and Ali Campbell's UB40 (Sunday, with Billy Ocean, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Seth Lakeman, Hannah Grace, Casey Lowry and more).

Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival

(29th - 30th May 2021) Rescheduled from May/ September 2020 with a 2021 line-up to be announced. Tickets remain valid if you have some for 2020.

Download

Download

(4th - 6th Jun 2021) rescheduled from 2020, featuring KISS, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Korn, A Day To Remember, Funeral for a Friend, The Darkness, Myles Kennedy, Airbourne, Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, Marianas Trench, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Of Mice & Men, Black Veil Brides, The Pretty Reckless, Steel Panther, Daughtry, Mastodon, Deftones, P.O.D, Those Damn Crows, Wayward Sons, Wage War, Holding Absence, Powerwolf, Volbeat, Alestorm, Gojira, The Distillers and more.

Long Division Festival

Long Division Festival

(5th June) Rescheduled from June. In Wakefield with The Unthanks, The Lovely Eggs, Roddy Woomble, The Futureheads, POZI, Look Mum No Computer, Brix and the Extricated, Allusinlove, Too Many T's, Beans On Toast, Beardyman, Hands Off Gretel, She Drew the Gun, Hannah Trigwell, Lanterns on the Lake, Peggy Sue and more.

Belsonic

Belsonic

(6th - 27th Jun) Rescheduled from 2020. In Belfast with Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, MK, Picture This, Hannah Wants, Dermot Kennedy and more.

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival

(8th - 16th Jun 2021) Rescheduled from 2020, in London's Hampton Court with Lionel Richie, Bastille ("Re-Orchestrated") and Tom Jones.

Lovebox

Lovebox

(11th - 13th Jun) Rescheduled - 2020 was due to include Tyler, the Creator, Khalid, Disclosure, Anderson .Paak, Hot Chip, Jorja Smith, Mabel, Little Simz, FKA Twigs, Charli XCX and more.

Meltdown Festival

Meltdown Festival

(11th - 20th Jun 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In London, curated by Grace Jones, with Solange, Peaches, Jimmy Cliff (plus Adrian Sherwood), Lee Scratch Perry, Skunk Anansie, Baaba Maal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lee Fields and the Expressions and more.

Nocturne Live

Nocturne Live

(17th - 20th Jun 2021) Rescheduled from 2020, in Oxfordshire with Lionel Richie, David Gray (with The Lighthouse Family and Nerina Pallot), Simple Minds (with Deacon Blue) and many more.

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

(17th - 20th Jun 2021) with Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Pete Tong, Jess Glynne, James Arthur, The Script, Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream, Sam Fender, All Saints, Seasick Steve, Maximo Park, Razorlight, Roachford, Supergrass, Shed Seven, Maisie Peters, Becky Hill, Sigma, Carly Rae Jepsen, James Vincent McMorrow, Example, The Lightning Seeds, Mavis Staples, Natasha Bedingfield, The Alarm, Megan McKenna, Asylums, LONA, Are You Experienced? and more.

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

(18th - 19th Jun 2021) in London with Nile Rodgers and Chic (with Soul II Soul), David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra and more to be announced.

Black Deer Festival

Black Deer Festival

(18th - 20th Jun 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Kent with Wilco, Saving Grace featuring Robert Plant and Suzo Dian, Imelda May, The Waterboys, Saving Grace, Wildwood Kin, Jade Bird, The Dead South, Lukas Nelson, Wade Bowen, Shovels and Rope, The Milk Carton Kids, Birds of Chicago, Sam Duckworth, Madison Violet, The Felice Brothers, The Secret Sisters and more.

Bristol Sounds

Bristol Sounds

(23rd - 27th Jun) Rescheduled The 2020 line-up was to have featured Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jack Savoretti, Levellers, Supergrass, Reef, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Confidence Man, Peat and Diesel, Gaz Brookfield and more.

Sounds of the City

Sounds of the City

(30th Jun - 11th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Greater Manchester with Crowded House, Paul Heaton, Foals, Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets, Lewis Capaldi, Everything Everything, Razorlight, Hacienda Classical, DMA's, Jacqui Abbott, The Blinders and more,

Love Supreme Festival

Love Supreme Festival

(2nd - 4th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Lewes, Sussex with TLC, The Isley Brothers, Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, Sister Sledge, Candi Staton, The Brand New Heavies, Nubya Garcia, Kokoroko, Cory Wong, MF Robots and more.

Maverick Festival

Maverick Festival

(3rd - 5th Jul) Rescheduled from 2020. In Suffolk with Steve Forbert, Terra Lightfoot, Dan Walsh, Legendary Shack Shakers, Dean Owens, Hank Wangford and many more.

Hi Tide Festival

Hi Tide Festival

(3rd and 4th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Margate with Fatboy Slim (Saturday, with Jax Jones, Hannah Wants, Riton and more) and Madness (Sunday, with Rudimental - DJ set, Baxter Dury, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hollie Cook and more).

Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Mouth of the Tyne Festival

(8th - 10th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Tyne and Wear with Keane and The Lighthouse Family the first acts announced. Tickets on sale now.

TRNSMT

TRNSMT

(9th - 11th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Glasgow, with Liam Gallagher, The Courteeners, Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Ian Brown, Snow Patrol, Sam Fender, Keane, AJ Tracey, Twin Atlantic, beabadoobee, Rita Ora, Blossoms, Yxng Bane, Inhaler, Amy MacDonald, Declan McKenna, Picture This, Vistas, Jimmy Eat World, Declan Welsh and the Decadent West, Georgia, House Gospel Choir, Sports Team, Little Simz, Jay1, Sea Girls, Loyle Carner, Orla Gartland, Rascalton, Pip Blom, The Hara, Vukovi, Joy Crookes, The Lathums, The Regrettes, Lower Ninth, The Mysterines, Joesef, Ash, Ryan McMullan, Ms Banks, Kawala, Saint PHNXX and many more.

NASS Festival

NASS Festival

(9th - 12th Jul) Rescheduled from 2020. In Somerset with The Streets, Andy C, Shy FX, AMC, Hybrid Minds, Jaykae, SaSaSaS and more.

PennFest

PennFest

(17th - 18th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in Buckinghamshire with Rag N Bone Man, Johnny Marr, Razorlight, Ella Eyre, Peter Hook and the Light, The Brand New Heavies, Sigma (DJ set), Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, The Dualers and more.

Bluedot

Bluedot

(22nd - 25th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Cheshire with original head-liners Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy, with many more to be announced.

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines Festival

(23rd - 25th Jul 2021) in Sheffield with a line-up to be announced. 2020 was to have featured Ian Brown, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Madness, The Kooks, DMAs, Dizzee Rascal, The Hives, Pale Waves, La Roux, The Sherlocks, The Fratellis, The Pigeon Detectives, The Big Moon, Lucy Spraggan, The Magic Gang, Sister Sledge, Sundara Karma, Easy Life and more.

Rewind Scotland

Rewind Scotland

(23rd - 25th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Perth with Wet Wet Wet, Jimmy Somerville's Big Band-tastic Boogie, Bananarama, Billy Ocean, Queen Symphonic, Marc Almond, Trevor Horn, Roland Gift and more.

Splendour

Splendour

(24th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Wollaton Park, Nottingham with Supergrass, james, Belinda Carlisle, The Vamps, Rick Astley, Becky Hill, Sleeper, Amber Run and more.

Kaleidoscope Festival

Kaleidoscope Festival

(24th Jul 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In London with Groove Armada, DJ Greg Wilson, Norman Jay, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Reginald D Hunter, Sophie Duker, Phil Wang, Jayde Adams, Ed Gamble, House Gospel Choir, Jonny Woo and more.

Ronnie Scott's presents Milestones Festival

Ronnie Scott's presents Milestones Festival

(25th Jul 2021) at London's Alexandra Palace with Kamasi Washington, Marcus Miller, Incognito, Courtney Pine, Seed Ensemble, Jazzie B and more.

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

(29th Jul - 14th Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Glasgow with Van Morrison, Primal Scream, Richard Hawley, Yusuf Islam, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Rick Astley, Edwyn Collins, KT Tunstall, Rufus Wainwright, Suzanne Vega, King Creosote, Belinda Carlisle, Altered Images and more.

Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

(5th - 8th Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Cornbury, Oxfordshire with a line-up to be announced.

Rewind North

Rewind North

(6th - 8th Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Cheshire with Bananarama, Trevor Horn, Wet Wet Wet, Katrina Leskanich [Formerly of The Waves], Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Heather Small, Grandmaster Flash, Go West, Queen Symphonic, Hue and Cry, Billy Ocean, Shalamar, The Christians, China Crisis, Marc Almond, Thompson Twins - Tom Bailey, Roland Gift, John Parr, Pete Wylie, Jimmy Somerville, Altered Images and more.

Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival

(5th - 8th Aug 2021)Rescheduled from 2020. In Blackpool with a line-up to be announced.

Leeds Ska And Mod Festival

Leeds Ska And Mod Festival

(9th Aug) in Yorkshire with The Selecter, The Chords, Neville Staple, Symarip [aka Mr Symarip], Secret Affair, Death of Guitar Pop and more. Rescheduled from 2020.

Boardmasters Festival

Boardmasters Festival

(11th - 15th Aug) rescheduled. 2020 was to have featured Kings of Leon, The 1975, Skepta, The Kooks, Dizzee Rascal, Sam Fender, Mabel, Loyle Carner, mura masa, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Little Simz, Lianne La Havas, Basement Jaxx - DJ Set, Example, Damian Marley, Honey Dijon, Ocean Wisdom, Pale Waves, The Big Moon, Palace, Gengahr and more.

Bloodstock

Bloodstock

(11th - 15th Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020, with an extra day added. In Derbyshire with Judas Priest, Paradise Lost, Skindred, GloryHammer, Devin Townsend, Dark Tranquility, Vio-lence, Jinjer, Butcher Babies, Sacred Reich, The Black Dahlia Murder and more.

110 Above Festival

110 Above Festival

(12th - 15th Aug) in Leicestershire with Sports Team, BLOXX, Bad Sounds, The Amazons, Sundara Karma, Gengahr, The Mysterines, Larkins, The Pale White, Rhys Lewis and more. Rescheduled.

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival

(19th - 22nd Aug) in Brecon with Michael Kiwanuka, Caribou, Mac DeMarco, Little Dragon, Goldfrapp, Thundercat, Lucinda Williams, Richard Dawson, Shame, Parquet Courts, Agnes Obel, Gruff Rhys, Katy J Pearson, Bambara, Egyptian Blue, Tropical Fuck Storm, Viagra Boys, Porridge Radio, Alabaster DePlume, Otoboke Beaver, The Murder Capital, Lankum, Steam Down, Black Midi, Boy Azooga, Nap Eyes, Lazy Day, Sarathy Korwar, Matt Maltese, (Sandy) Alex G, The Orielles, Torres, This Is The Kit, Ty Segall, Moon Duo, Nadine Shah, JOHN, Do Nothing, Working Men's Club, Emma-Jean Thackray, Kokoroko, Deep Throat Choir, Fenne Lily, Liz Lawrence and more.

Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days

(20th - 22nd Aug) in Devon with Travis, Flogging Molly, Levellers, Gary Numan, Imelda May, From the Jam, Hawkwind, The Skints, Dreadzone, New Model Army, Skindred, Show of Hands, Indigo Girls, Alabama 3, Avalanche Party, Henge, Trevor Hall, Dubioza Kolektiv, The Big Moon, Gentleman's Dub Club, Damien Dempsey, Shooglenifty, Los de Abajo, Mad Dog Mcrea and more.

Rewind South

Rewind South

(20th - 22nd Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020. In Oxfordshire with Bananarama, Trevor Horn, Wet Wet Wet, Katrina Leskanich [Formerly of The Waves], Nik Kershaw, Soul II Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Go West, Queen Symphonic, Hue and Cry, Billy Ocean, Captain Sensible, Aswad, The Christians, Marc Almond, Roland Gift, Cutting Crew, John Parr, Pete Wylie, Jimmy Somerville and more.

Great Northern Ska Festival

Great Northern Ska Festival

(22nd Aug) in Greater Manchester with Ali Campbell, Bad Manners, Esperanza and more. Rescheduled

Shambala Festival

Shambala Festival

(26th - 29th Aug) in Northamptonshire with artists to be announced on the spring equinox.

Creamfields

Creamfields

(26th - 29th Aug 2021) 2020 event was cancelled. In Cheshire with Tiësto, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Hot Since 82, Laidback Luke, Ben Nicky, Timmy Trumpet, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, Eric Prydz and more.

Let's Rock Kent!

Let's Rock Kent!

(4th Sep 2021) in Kent with Wet Wet Wet, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, Go West, Midge Ure, ABC, Hue and Cry, Captain Sensible, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Black Lace, Gibson Brothers, Fiction Factory, Ed Tudor Pole, Modern Romance

Let's Rock Essex

Let's Rock Essex

(11th Sep 2021) Rescheduled from 2020, in Essex with Jason Donovan, OMD, Toyah, Howard Jones, Adam Ant, ABC, Living In A Box, Leo Sayer, Kim Wilde, The Art of What?!, Pete Wylie and more.

North East Calling

North East Calling

(25th Sep) in Tyne and Wear with Sham 69 [Jimmy Pursey], Ruts DC, Conflict, Goldblade, The Adicts, Hung Like Hanratty, Fire Exit, Crashed Out, Gimp Fist and more.Rescheduled.

International Festivals

The Retro Festival Ireland

The Retro Festival Ireland

(21st Aug 2021) Rescheduled from 2020 in Meath with Nik Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Howard Jones, Adam Ant, Go West, ABC, Hue and Cry, Billy Ocean, Jaki Graham, Sister Sledge, The Art of What?! and more.

Cancelled 2020 Festivals

The festivals cancelled (not yet rescheduled) due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds

(27th - 30th Aug) cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 2020 was to have featured head-liners Liam Gallagher, Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy, plus Migos, Gerry Cinnamon, Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club, D-Block Europe, Run the Jewels, All Time Low, Aitch, Slowthai, Mabel, The Maine, Tom Grennan, As It Is, Bloxx, Lady Leshurr, Sam Fender, Rex Orange County and more.

South West Four

South West Four

(28th - 29th Aug) on London's Clapham Common with Major Lazer, Kano, Rudimental, Kelis, DJ EZ, Bakermat, Jonas Blue, Ghetts, Eli & Fur, Nina Las Vegas, The Streets, Krept x Konan, Stefflon Don, Andy C, TS5, Idris Elba, The Manor, Ms Banks, James Hype and more. Cancelled.

Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender

(4th - 6th Sep) in Yorkshire with Primal Scream, Peter Hook and the Light, The Libertines, Tom Walker, Twisted Wheel, Jade Bird, The Amazons, Hyde Park Brass and more.

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