Major UK music festivals rescheduled for 2021
- Becki Crossley
- 17 April 2020
Elbow, Glastonbury Festival 2014 / Jixxer 2.0
Here are the new dates for the UK's biggest festivals that were cancelled in light of the COVID-19 outbreak
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, summer 2020 is going to look a whole lot different this year, especially for music fans who were hoping to attend one of the UK's many vibrant festivals. Summer is usually the best time for music lovers to soak up some sun rays (or dance about in mud) whilst walking from stage to stage to see some of the world's best musicians all in one place.
From Coachella, which was originally scheduled to run in LA this month, to Reykjavik's Secret Solstice festival, the coronavirus pandemic has lead to cancellations all over the globe. Though festival organisers are making wholly justified decisions to cancel or postpone, it's hard not to long for a festival experience as the weather brightens up. Here's a list of new dates for all the major UK festivals that have been postponed, many of which have been confirmed to go ahead in late 2020 or 2021. Ticket information and official statements have also been included. Keep checking back as more are added.
Glastonbury. Wed 23–Sun 27 Jun 2021
All Points East, London. New dates TBC
Download, Warrington. Fri 4–Sun 6 Jun 2021
You will be contacted directly by the ticket agent you purchased from very soon with full information on the ticket refund process. If you have not been contacted about a refund by your ticket agent by 9th April please get in touch with them directly, bearing in mind they will be extremely busy at this time. Please continue to follow the advice given and keep yourselves and your loved ones safe, and we will be back with plans for 2021 shortly.
We've been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it's become clear that it just isn't possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. This decision hasn't been taken lightly and we're beyond disappointed, we extend our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we really did try to make this work. We are working closely with our ticketing partners now and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year.
Terminal V, Edinburgh. Sat 31 Oct
We are absolutely devastated to announce that Terminal V Festival | New Horizon 2020 will be rescheduled due to the world crippling coronavirus. The new date is now confirmed for Saturday October 31st 2020 - Halloween. All Easter tickets are automatically transferred to this new October date.
This Is Tomorrow Festival, Newcastle. Fri 14–16 Aug 2020
Riverside Festival, Glasgow. Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sep 2020
After a consultation period within the music industry and updated advice from the Scottish and UK Governments, we have rescheduled to the weekend of September 12/13 [...] If you've already purchased a ticket, please check your email for important info. Your support is extremely important. Carrying forward your tickets to the rescheduled dates massively helps our ability to deliver a quality event on the other side of this pandemic when it will be needed and enjoyed more than ever.
Love Box, London & Parklife, Manchester. Sat 12–Sun 13 Jun 2021
We are working closely with our ticketing partners at the moment and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year's festival. Please lookout for an e-mail from your ticketing agent very soon. Please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.
— loveboxfestival.com, parklife.uk.com
Isle of Wight Festival. Fri 17–Sun 20 Jun 2021
Forest Live, various locations, England. Cancelled until 2021
We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in
the nation's forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep everyone safe in line with recent government guidance on the COVID-19
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule our concerts. Ticket holders
will be contacted by their point of purchase and will be automatically refunded.
We ask for your patience and understanding at this busy time.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back
to Forest Live in 2021.
The Great Escape, Brighton. Wed 12–Sat 15 May 2021
Bluedot, Chesire. 22-25 July 2021
It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we are announcing the postponement of bluedot to 22-25 July 2021.
We are happy to confirm that our three Lovell Stage headliners – Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy – will join us on these new dates, and we are working to transfer as many of 2020's artists and speakers to bluedot 2021 as possible.
Tickets for this year's festival will automatically be transferred to 2021. Ticketholders will shortly receive an e-mail from their ticket provider with an update on their booking.
If you are unable to join us on our new dates, you will be entitled to a refund for your ticket and any extras, including boutique camping. If you are able to keep hold of your ticket, we would ask that you do – as an independent festival, your support will allow us to navigate this difficult period.
Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds. 29-20 May 2021.
Latitude Festival will no longer be taking place this year. We've been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it's become clear that it's just not possible for this year's festival to go ahead.
We are working closely with our ticketing partners and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Look out for an e-mail from your ticketing agent very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 7 days as they are very busy at this time. If you purchased your ticket from a physical outlet, please contact that store to obtain your refund.