11 Festivals in England you can attend for a memorable trip in 2021Source: unsplash.com
England is one of the best places in the world to take a tour or a vacation.
Once you visit England you won’t forget the well-mannered people, lively streets, quiet museums, beautiful art galleries, stunning monuments, and most importantly the absolutely mouth-watering food!
Although you might have your vacation or holidays planned and sorted. You still might be missing a lot if you haven’t attended or been to a UK Festival.
England, besides being famous for all the other stuff, also has a lot of vibrant and amazing festivals you can attend.
People from all over the world and also the local folks wait all year long to crowd up these festivals.
These festivals pack a lot of stuff ranging from music, entertainment, drama, theatre, food, discussions, debates, parties, and many more interesting things.
You will be able to experience the best in the world and what better way to have fun with your family and friends?
These festivals also have convenient facilities and accommodations where you can spend the weekend with your family or enjoy the parties and create long-lasting memories with your friends.
This year hasn’t been the best for all of us, with the constant nagging in our houses to the late-night and overtime working hours.
But worry not, 2021 is going to be the year of redemption and every person deserves to make up for the lost fun in this year.
Unlike 2020 which is yet to end, in 2021 hopefully, we’ll get to attend gatherings and events.
The coming year is going to be packed with a lot of famous annual festivals, some of which were canceled this year.
From huge music and food festivals to nordic festivals and some being deep in the forest, in this article, we’ll tell you about the 11 Festivals in England you can attend for a memorable trip.
- Camp Bestival, Dorset
- Lost Village, Lincolnshire
- Shambala, Northamptonshire
- Notting Hill Carnival
- Brighton Festival
- Wilderness Festival
- Foodies Festival
- Diwali In Leicester
- Glastonbury Festival
- Jorvik Viking Festival
Camp Bestival, DorsetPhoto © Jim Champion (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Date: Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August
Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Tickets: £60 - £185
Camp Bestival is a family-friendly festival that offers a huge number of entertainment options along with some of the best music.
It is going to be held from 29th July Thursday to 1st August 2021 Sunday at the Lulworth Castle.
Camp Bestival is organized by BBC1 Radio DJ Rob Da Bank and his wife. The tickets for the festival range from £60 to £185 based on the age group you belong to.
Tickets are free but need to be bought for children below the age of 1 year. Camp Bestival is a huge family-friendly festival and aims to bring families together to enjoy the true spirit of festivals and bring back the Holiday camps.
It offers everything one can ask for ranging from comedy, arts & crafts, spoken word, dance for children and teenagers to the theatre, shows, attractions, activities, poets, authors for family members.
Artists in the line-up include Fatboy Slim, Kelis, Becky Hill, Sophie Ellis-Bextor ft. Sink the Pink, Groove Armada, Friendly Fires, Tim Burgess, Vengaboys, Dick and Dom, Mr. Tumble, Mister Maker, and a lot more.
Lost Village, LincolnshireSource: unsplash.com
Date: Thursday 26th August to Sunday 29th August
Location: Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire, UK
Tickets: Starting from £180 (includes camping)
If you’re the wanderer type and want to spend a memorable time in the woods Lost village festival is the perfect pick for you.
The lost village is a place where nothing is what it seems located in the forest with an abandoned airport this place will give chills but also get you excited.
You will reach there by a journey through the woods encountering eerie places, mysterious relics, and cars.
Here, they have the best music to dance to and the most exquisite food to feast on along with other amenities.
Besides music and food, the Lost Village also offers comedy, workshops, talk, and relaxation events.
If you’re looking for accommodation, they also provide high-quality boutique accommodation with many facilities.
Although you can bring your food and alcohol (up to a limit) it is recommended to enjoy everything at the festival.
It is also recommended to wear something out-of-the-box instead of anything native.
Lost Village is created and made by like-minded people to be enjoyed by the same kind of people so keep your worries aside and enjoy the experience.
Shambala, NorthamptonshireCC BY-SA 3.0, Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3613359
Date: Thursday 26th August to Sunday 29th August
Location: Shambala Festival, Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire
Tickets: Starting from £175
Shambala is more of an experience than a festival and it is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
It gives you more of a festive-going spiritual vibe but still maintaining the party atmosphere.
This festival is run without any sponsorship, and at Shambala, they believe in being as environmentally sustainable as possible and hence also went meat and fish-free.
Like all the other festivals Shambala also offers a wide range of things to do and enjoy.
Make the most of it by experiencing world-class music, entertainment, circus performance, literature and poetry, and other workshops as well.
The artist line-up for 2021 hasn’t been announced yet, but we definitely know that they are going to pack a hell of a punch.
Explore the huge range of vegetarian food offered, stay and camp in a tent, be plastic-free, and have a pure and soul-cleansing experience!
Notting Hill CarnivalSource: pixabay.com
Date: Sunday 29th August to Monday 30th August
Location: Ladbroke Grove, London
Notting Hill Carnival is one of the oldest celebrated Carnivals in England as it has been celebrated since 1966.
It is an annual event which takes place in London.
This carnival manages to attract around 2.5 million people every year which makes it one of the biggest street festivals in the world.
Experience the culture and music, shop to your heart’s content, gaze upon the magnificent parade processions, and not to mention the famous street food.
Brighton FestivalJeremy Keith from Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 – Sun, 23 May 2021
Location: Brighton and Hove, England
Tickets: Average price around £10
Brighton is one of the most famous and most established festivals in the United Kingdom.
It is England’s largest arts festival.
Brighton Festival is a celebration of arts and culture which takes place in the city of Brighton and Hove every year in May.
As one of the most famous festivals, it offers you all you can ask for, from the greatest music, mind-boggling dance performances, circus, theatre, and film to literature, art, debate, outdoor events, and family events.
If you’re visiting England this one’s definitely a go-to.
Wilderness FestivalSource: unsplash.com
Date: Thursday 5th August to Sunday 8th August
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.
Tickets: Starting from £175 + booking charges
Wilderness is mainly a music festival but it does also offer other facilities and events including children’s events.
Wilderness like other big festivals offers all the main necessities required for having a good time including music, authors, comedians, and a few classy chefs for great food.
If you’re planning to stay, they also provide camps and tents along with car parking facilities.
It also provides different types of camps like family camps, quiet camps, boutique camps, and meadow camps which you can avail of as per your convenience.
Some of the artists in the lineup include Foals, Letters Live, Richard Corrigan, Auntie Flo, Supergrass, and Loyle Carner.
There are also a lot of outdoor activities like Wild swimming, Horse Riding, Boating, Forest Bathing, and Bike rides.
Family-friendly events include Storystock, Flying Seagulls, and Mortimer Nannies to name a few.
Foodies FestivalGareth Nunns Photography: http://garethnunns.com/
Date: Saturday 1tst May to Monday 30th August
Location: All around the UK
Tickets: Ranges between £5 - £43
The Foodies Festival as the name suggests is a food festival which is held all around the UK in a span of around 2 months.
The cities include Brighton, Cambridge, Bristol, London, Chelmsford, Maidstone, Tatton Park, Winchester, Edinburgh, and Oxford.
Besides food, you’ll also get to see music performances from headliners and top upcoming artists in the UK.
Prices for the tickets range from £5 - £43 based on if you’re getting a weekend ticket, one day ticket, or family ticket.
Foodies festival in all, is a celebration of the amazing food, most unique drinks, live music, top chefs.
Get to taste and see the live action of master chef winners and top chefs from all around the world.
There are also a lot of fun activities and competitions held to learn, admire, and win!
Diwali In LeicesterPhoto © Mat Fascione (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Date: Thursday 4th November (date may vary)
Diwali is the festival of lights and it signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
It was first celebrated in England in 1983 and since then it's come a long way over the past couple of decades.
It is a modern cross-cultural celebration and is regarded as the biggest celebration of Diwali outside of India.
Diwali in Leicester includes 6500 lights with a bunch of other events which takes a lot of time to plan.
There are around 50 separate events which are organized and celebrated in a two week time period which is now called ‘Diwali Leicester’.
Diwali Leicester is one of the grandest and most popular festivals in England where you get to see the most beautiful sparkling lights, have drinks and dance, and indulge in the cultural delicacies of India.
Glastonbury FestivalSource: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Edwardx
Date: Wednesday 23rd June to Sunday 27th June
Location: Pilton, Somerset
Tickets: Around £265
Glastonbury Festival is one of the most famous and biggest music festivals celebrated in England.
It is very popular as they have had huge artists like Miley Cyrus, Fatboy Slim, Christine and the Queens, Dizzee Rascal, Skunk Anansie, and many more.
A popular thing about the Glastonbury festival is that it has a pyramid-shaped stage and with over 100 other stages it spreads across 200 acres of land, just so you know how big of an event this usually is.
Music aside it also offers cabaret, circus, theatre poetry, crafts, art, a separate kids area, and much more, so make sure you check it all out!
Jorvik Viking FestivalAllan Harris Photography
Date: Monday 15th February to Saturday 20th February
Location: Parliament St, York
Tickets: £8 to £40
If you’re interested in learning history, want to learn more about the history of England and Vikings, or simply just a fan of Vikings, this festival is made for you!
For those who aren’t aware, Vikings were a race of Norse people who were primarily known for being sailors, warriors, and traders.
The existence of Vikings dates back to the 8th - 11th century.
This festival is a little different as compared to the others mentioned, as the locals celebrate and rejoice in the conquest made by Vikings over England.
The prices range from £8 to £40 based on the type of ticket - children, adults, family
You’ll be able to find and learn a lot about the Viking’s culture at this festival as you go through different tours, talks, and events.
For the entertainment of locals, they also hold competitions, feasts, drama, and combat performances!
Although the news is that this festival will resume only in 2022 let’s hope that we get to experience this in 2021 as this is one the best festivals to attend if you’re visiting London with friends.
BoomtownSam Warrenger / TheFestivals.UK, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Date: Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th August 2021
Location: Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire
Tickets: Starts from £199
And for the last mention of this article, we end it with a ‘BOOM’.
If you’re going to be in Winchester in the month of August this festival is a must.
Boomtown, also known as Boomtown Fair takes place almost around the same time every year in Winchester.
Boomtown Fair is mainly known for its electrifying music but also the storyline and theme that it follows and continues every year.
This festival packs so much more than just music, with theatre and vibrant performances.
With heavy beats, dub, disco, and funky live acts this festival will leave you astonished as you completely immerse yourself in it.
We hope this article helps you get going with some plans for 2021.
Although we have only mentioned 11 major and famous festivals, there are also a lot of other festivals that top the chart.
Tell us your experiences in the comments, about any of the above-mentioned festivals if you’ve visited one and if you think that some other festivals should have made it to the article.
If you still want to know more and need more suggestions let us know!