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This year’s Strawberries & Creem Festival has been postponed to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Cambridge festival, which will celebrate its sixth birthday this year, will now be spread across two days taking place at its new site at Childerley Orchard on September 18-19. Described as “Cambridgeshire’s biggest music festival celebrating youth culture”, the […]

Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass have been announced as the headliners for the 2021 edition of Nottingham’s Splendour Festival. The festival, held on Saturday July 24, is the latest UK festival to announce its intention to go ahead following the unveiling of the UK’s road map out of lockdown. Alongside Ashcroft and Supergrass, the likes of […]

Independent festival bosses and industry insiders have warned that their 2021 events risk cancellation if they fail to receive Government-backed insurance by the end of the month. The government recently outlined plans for England to gradually exit lockdown by the end of June, with a selection of festivals confirming that they provisionally plan to go […]

Despite a spate of European festival cancellations already this summer, a number of other European festival organisers have now spoken about their hopes of going ahead with their events this year and what safety measures might be involved. After festival season was essentially wiped out last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is hoped […]

Festivals from across the UK have spoken to NME about their hopes and expectations for returning this summer after taking a year off due to coronavirus. Following the cancellation of Glastonbury 2021, Boris Johnson last month unveiled the government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown and easing of COVID restrictions. Depending on the success and effectiveness of […]

Ian Brown has announced that he’s stepped down as headliner of this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender festival. Organisers for the Warrington three-dayer announced earlier tonight (March 3) that the event has been rescheduled and will now take place at Victoria Park on the weekend of September 3-5, 2021. “Following the recent government announcement we are moving Neighbourhood […]

Standon Calling has announced the line-up for their 2021 festival, with Bastille, Hot Chip and Primal Scream all set to headline. After being forced to cancel their 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic, Standon Calling organisers are now looking to stage their festival this summer following last week’s publication of the UK government’s ‘roadmap’ […]

Las Vegas festival Life Is Beautiful is set to make its return in September, following its 2020 cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic. As first reported by Las Vegas Weekly, the three-day festival will take place over 18 city blocks from Friday September 17 to Sunday September 19. In a press release, festival partner Justin […]

Ian Brown has announced that he’s stepped down as headliner of this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender festival. Organisers for the Warrington three-dayer announced earlier tonight (March 3) that the event has been rescheduled and will now take place at Victoria Park on the weekend of September 3-5, 2021. “Following the recent government announcement we are moving Neighbourhood […]

Reading Borough Council has said that “nothing has been agreed” in regards to Reading Festival 2021 taking place this summer. Festival organisers responded to last week’s publication of the UK government’s ‘roadmap’ out of coronavirus lockdown – which is hoping for a total lifting of restrictions by June 21 at the very earliest – by […]