Time to dream of good times ahead. UK festival highlights in summer 2021.
Dare we hope that the good news about Covid vaccines means we can start making plans for summer 2021? The experts suggest that international travel might continue to be something of a fraught experience, with many countries maintaining some forms of restriction until herd immunity has been achieved, but domestic fun and entertainment is definitely on the cards.
The summer festival season might be less busy than usual. Many festival organisers are worried about the challenge of securing cancellation insurance, although the Eavis family is still hoping that Glastonbury will go ahead.
The BST Hyde Park multi-day festival in July is promising a strong line-up including Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Grace Jones and The Pixies. And if those artists aren’t retro enough for you, check out the Hampton Court Palace Festival line-up, featuring Lionel Richie, Tom Jones and George Benson.
If Jazz is more your scene, Love Supreme in East Sussex in early July is a must. The line-up includes the mighty Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge and the Brand New Heavies.
And if you are looking for something more chilled, check-out the picnic concerts at Kew The Music, featuring the legendary Van Morrison, James Blunt, Will Young and Bananarama.