News: UK Rock and Music FESTIVALS in 2021

BEARDED THEORY'S SPRING GATHERING – Catton Park, Derbyshire, 23 - 26 May 2019

Compiled by Jason Ritchie

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MAY

WINTER’S END May 6–9 The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow *Postponed*


JUNE

DOWNLOAD June 2-4 Donington Park *Cancelled*

Festival review (2019)

WYCHWOOD Friday 4-Sunday 6 June Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham *Postponed to 2022*

CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL Thu 17-Sun 20 June East of England Showground, Peterborough *Postponed to 2022*

BLACK DEER FESTIVAL Friday 18-Sunday 20 June Eridge Park, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 18 Wilco + Lucinda Williams + Imelda May + Shooter Jennings + the Felice Brothers

Sat 19 The Waterboys – Dive-By Truckers + the Milk Carton Kids + Jade Bird

Sun 20 Van Morrison + Saving Grace feat. Robert Plant + the Dead South + Police Dog Hogan

JULY

The SOS Festival July 2-4 2021 Longfield Suite, Prestwich

Prog For Peart July 2-3 2021 Northcourt Rd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Solstice + The Room + This Winter Machine + Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate + The Emerald Dawn  + The Far Meadow + IT  + Rain + Bravado + The Paradox Twin + Warmrain + Wynter + 25yd Screamer + Semper Vera & Shaven Primates

CALL OF THE WILD Jul 8-11 Lincolnshire Showground

CORNBURY 9-11 July 2021 The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire *Postponed to 2022*

Festival review (2019)

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR Fri 16-Sun 18 July 2021 Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent

Fri 16: Clutch

Sat 17: Europe + the Dust Coda + Big Big Train + Curved Air + Pure Reason Revolution + Moon Safari +Lazuli + Those Damn Crows + Monster Magnet + Clutch + Blurred Vision

Sun 18: Eric Gales + Clutch + Samantha Fish + The Inspector Cluzo + Connor Selby + Blindstone

Day TBC Foghat + Bad Touch + The Quireboys + Massive Wagons + The New Roses + These Wicked Rivers + The Steel Woods + Hands Off Gretel

Festival review (2019)

STEELHOUSE Fri 23-Sun 25 July 2021 Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, Brecon Beacons

Fri 23: Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons + The Quireboys + Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts + RavenEye + King Creature + the Howling Tides

Sat 24: Anthrax + Therapy? + Wayward Sons + Kris Barras Band + Those Damn Crows + Florence Black + Revival Black + Hands off Gretel

Sun 25: Europe + the Wildhearts  + H.E.A.T. + Collateral + Mason Hill + Empyre + Black Spiders + Bernie Marsden

Festival review (2018)

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL Thursday 29 July-Sunday 1 August 2021

Cancelled

Festival review (2019)

Kendal Calling July 29 to August 1 Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District, Cumbria

RADAR FESTIVAL Friday 30-Saturday 31 July Casino Nightclub, Guildford


AUGUST

WICKHAM FESTIVAL Thursday 5-Sunday 8 August Blind Lane, Wickham, Hampshire

Thu 5 Nine Below Zero + John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett + Peatbog Fairies + Kitty MacFarlane + The SAS Band – Spike’s Allstars

Fri 6 Capercaille + Eddie Reader + Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman + Jackie Oates & John Spiers + Show Of Hands + The Dohl Foundation

Sat 7 Chris Woods + Eliza Carthy + Nick Lowe + Martin Simpson + India Electric Co. + Megson + Seth Lakeman + Van Morrison + the Young’Uns

Sun 8 Beans On Toast + Cregan & Co + Will Pound + the Waterboys + the South + Edward II + Leo Sayer + Lindisfarne

THE BINGLEY WEEKENDER Aug 6-8 Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club

Pixies + Primal Scream + Embrace + the Libertines. + the Amazons + Peter Hook and the Light + the Wedding Present + the Slow Readers Club + Craig Charles

BLOODSTOCK Aug 12-15 Catton Park, Derbyshire

Thu 12:  Night Flight Orchestra + Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons

Fri 13: Devin Townsend + Skindred + Dark Tranquillity + Acid Reign + the Wildhearts + Evile + Raging Speedhorn

Sat 14: Kreator + Paradise Lost + Dimmu Borgir + Jinjer + Bury Tomorow + Vio-Lence

Sun 15:  Judas Priest + Saxon + Gloryhammer + Orange Goblin  + Diamond Head + Wolf Jaw + Unleash The Archers + Therapy?

FAIRPORT’S CROPEDY CONVENTION 12-14 August Cropredy, Nr. Banbury

Thursday 12 August 2021

The Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Edward II, The Thumping Tommys, FC Acoustic

Friday 13 August 2021

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Turin Brakes, The Sharon Shannon Quartet, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Martyn Joseph, Home Service, Emily Barker, Maddie Morris

Saturday 14 August 2021

Fairport Convention (including the fifty-first anniversary of Full House), Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort, Rosalie Cunningham, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Holy Moly and The Crackers, Richard Digance

Festival review (2018)

A NEW DAY FESTIVAL Friday 20-Sunday 22 August Mt Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent

Fri 20 Martin Barre + Seth Lakeman + Strawbs Acoustic + Krankschaft

Sat 21 John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest + Crazy World of Arthur Brown + Focus + Edgar Broughton + Osibisa

Sun 22 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel + Mungo Jerry + The Blockheads + Inglorious + Praying Mantis + Big River + Collateral

WEYFEST Fri 20-Sun 22 Aug The Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey

Fri 20 Soul II Soul + The Dualers

Sat 21 UB40 + Scouting For Girls + Dreadzone + Austin Gold

Sun 22 The Feeling + Nik Kershaw + Republica + Mason Hill + Daxx & Roxanne

Festival review (2014)

READING/LEEDS Friday 27-Sunday 29 August *SOLD OUT*

Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, Queens of the Stone Age, Lewis Capaldi, Two Door Cinema Club, Mabel, Gerry Cinnamon, Yungblud,

SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Friday 27-Monday 30 August West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury

Fri 27: Oysterband

Sat 28: Show Of Hands + John Martyn Project

Sun 29: Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess + The Young ‘Uns + Lindisfarne + Will Pound’s A Day Will Come

Mon 30: Judy Collins + Trials Of Cato

STONEDEAD Sat 28 August Newark Showground

Festival review (2019)

ROCKWICH Witton Albion Club, Whitchurch Sun 29 Aug

Midnite City + Jim Kirkpatrick (FM) + Revival Black + Wicked Stone + Ryders Creed + Everyday Heroes + Liberty Lies + Gin Annie + Liberty Lies + Lords Of Ruin


SEPTEMBER

HRH Prog X *SOLD OUT* 4th/5th September O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire/O2 Academy Sheffield

Festival review (2017)

BEARDED THEORY Thursday 9-Sunday 12 September Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire (postponed from from May)

Placebo + more TBA

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL Thu 16-Sunday 19 September 2021 Seaclose Park, Newport (postponed from June)

Thu 16 Scouting For Girls

Fri 17 Tom Jones +James + You Me At Six + the Snuts + Shed Seven + Primal Scream

Sat 18 Snow Patrol + Sam Fender + Lightning Seeds + Roachford + Kaiser Chiefs + Maximo Park

Sun 19 Duran Duran + the Script + Supergrass + Seasick Steve + Razorlight + the Alarm + Imelda May


OCTOBER

SUMMER’S END 1st-4th October The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow

Moulettes + Pallas + Cosmograf + Gungfly + Antimatter + Jump + Cyan featuring Peter Jones and Rob Reed + Ms Amy Birks + Lesoir + IAm The Manic Whale + Mt. Amber + Meer

Planet Rock’s ROCKTOBER Bristol O2 Academy – Saturday 16th October 2021 and Sheffield O2 Academy – Saturday 23rd October 2021

Kenny Wayne Shepherd + King King + JOANovARC + more TBA


NOVEMBER

DAMNATION 2021 6 November Leeds University Union

Pallbearer + Pig Destroyer + Onslaught + Boss Keloid

SHIIINE ON WEEKENDER  November 12-14 Butlin’s Minehead Arena

Feeder + Cast +  Peter Hook and the Light + the Coral + Black Grape + Glasvegas + Bluetones + Republica + the Pigeon Detectives + Goldie Lookin’ Chain + Ned’s Atomic Dustbin + Dub Pistols + Asian Dub Foundation + Neville Staple

PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2021 November 12-14 Trecco Bay Holiday Park in South Wales

Vandenberg (Friday headliner) + Monster Truck (Sunday headliner) + Jim Kirkpatrick (FM) + Blaze Bayley + Everyday Heroes + Massive Wagons + Voodoo Vegas + Those Damn Crows + H.E.A.T. + Buck & Evans + Diamond Head + Collateral + Edenthorn + EMPYRE + Matt Pearce & The Mutiny + Daxx & Rpxanne + Anchor Lane + When Rivers Meet

WINTERSTORM 26-27 November Troon

Festival review (2016)


2022

MAY

JUNE

DOWNLOAD June 10-12 Donnington Park

KISS + Iron Maiden + Bify Clyro + more TBA

CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL Thu 16-Sun 19 June East of England Showground, Peterborough

The Mentulls + Dare + Space Elevator + Solstice + Albany Down + Keith Howe Band + Mostly Autumn + Tygers Of Pan Pang + Dandelion Charm + Hollowstar + Bad Touch + Cairo + Electric Strawbs + Sons Of Liberty

JULY

CORNBURY 8-10 July 2021 The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Festival review (2019)


2021 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland)

2021 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, ROW)


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 21 March 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT

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David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 14 March 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 23 March 2021.


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Featured Albums w/c 5 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)

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Power Plays w/c 5 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)

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DIRTY LACES Breathe (Golden Robot Records)
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JORDAN RED Freak Show (indie)
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