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19th September 2021. The hugely popular Dutch EDM festival has announced dates for next month and is scheduled for 13th - 17th October 2021. After much back-and-forth negotiations with authorities the organisers have finally come to an agreement that allows one of Europe's largest music festivals to go ahead with some restrictions remaining in place including limited operating hours. The Netherlands has seen ongoing protests from music fans with the “Unmute Us” initiative.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 19 September 2021

16th September 2021. The original Labyrinth Open Air festival planned for August is taking place on 18th September at the Tofte Manor in Bedfordshire. Headliners include Âme b2b Dixon, Alex Medina, DJ Holographic, Jennifer Cardini, Jimi Jules, Lola Haro, Nick Castle, Sofia Kourtesis, Terr, Trikk and TSHA. Tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 16 September 2021

15th September 2021. The popular whisky festival takes place this Saturday 18th September 2021 in Aberdeen. There will be over 200 whiskies available to sample from some of the most celebrated names in the industry, plus an extensive programme of award-winning mixology, local food vendors, cutting edge musicians and live artists. Tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 15 September 2021

14th September 2021. Orgainsers of the largest country music festivals in Europe have announced dates and venues for next year. C2C is scheduled for 11th - 13th March 2022 at London's O2 Arena, Dublin's 3Arena, and The SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Headliners include Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Luke Combs. Tickets will go on sale from Friday 17th September for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 14 September 2021

New Event

13th September 2021. A new beer festival will take place at York Racecourse over 2 weekends scheduled for 21st - 23rd and 28th - 31st October 2021. Following the traditions of the first Oktoberfest staged in Munich the new Yorktoberfest brings beer, bratwurst and all things Bavarian to York Racecourse. A variety of ticket options are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 13 September 2021

COVID-19 Updates

12th September 2021 (iNews). The nighttime industry has expressed relief after Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed on Sunday that the Government no longer plans to impose vaccine passports on nightclubs in England from the end of September. Mr Javid told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show that the Government “won’t be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports” – though he stressed they would “keep it in reserve as a potential option” for future. By Sam Tabahriti

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 12 September 2021

New Event

9th September 2021. A new 2-day music festival has been announced for next year in Wolverhampton having earlier been cancelled from the original May 2021 dates. The new festival is being organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council and Toura Toura Festivals Ltd and is now scheduled for 28th - 29th May 2022. Headliners already confirmed are Happy Mondays, Ash, Friendly Fires, Black Grape, Idles, Echo and the Bunnymen, Cast and Galsvegas. Existing ticket holders will be rolled over to next year and new tickets are also on sale now. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 9 September 2021

COVID-19 Updates

8th September 2021. The popular 4-day festival has been cancelled for their September 2021 dates. Organisers Vision Nine stated ‘’Despite our best efforts, and the incredible support we’ve had from our wider festival family including our artists, athletes, suppliers and partners, running NASS this year has become impossible. Whilst the government has announced an insurance scheme, it doesn’t cover us if guidelines around social distancing etc. change, it’s simply too big of a risk for us to try and go ahead.’’ Tickets will be automatically rolled over to NASS 2022 which will take place on 7 – 10 July. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 8 September 2021

New Event

7th September 2021. A new 2-day mini comedy festival is coming to Leeds and Stockton on Tess scheduled for 22nd - 23rd October 2021. Organised by The Shoe Cake Comedy Club the two-venue event will feature headliners Bobby Mair, Tony Law, Ted Hanky, Vaun & John, Loyisa Gola, Troy Hawke, Danny Posthill, Ignacio Lopez and Fran Garrity plus many more. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 7 September 2021

COVID-19 Updates

6th September 2021. The Event Umbrella, organisers of the 3-day food and drink festival in Canterbury have announced the cancellation of their event that was due to take place on 24th - 26th September 2021. Organisers cited a combination of coronavirus restrictions and the difficulty for overseas vendors being able to attend. The festival is scheduled for a return in 2022. 

 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 6 September 2021

Events

5th September 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival have announced headliners for the event taking place on 10th - 12h September 2021. The line-up includes Rag’n’Bone Man, Jack Savoretti, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beverley Knight, Toploader, Shalamar and Soul II Soul. Limited tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 5 September 2021

2nd September 2021. Having been postponed 3 times already the 2-day rock and punk festival finally returns this weekend split over two locations on 4th - 5th September 2021. Headliners include Don Broco, NOFX, Waterparks, State Champs, and Mayday Parade. Tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 2 September 2021

COVID-19 Updates

1st September 2021. Organisers of the one day retro rock festival in Kent have announced cancellation of the event because of logistical issues related to COVID-19. The festival was due to take place on 4th September 2021 and headliners included Bananarama, ABC, Nick Kershaw, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Go West, Chesney Hawkes and Sister Sledge. Ticket holders can choose roll over to 3rd September 2022 or select a sister Lets Rock festival still proceeding this year.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 1 September 2021

New Event

31st August 2021. A new 3-day music festival has been announced by Escape Records for next year. Organisers are aiming to attract 40,000 festival-goers to the new event planned for 3rd - 5th June 2022 taking place near Magram in the Welsh valleys. There will be 8 stages and the musical theme will be mixed genres with a promise of an international superstar line-up. For anyone interested registration is now open to receive early bird tickets when they go on sale.

 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 31 August 2021

Events

30th August 2021. Organisers of the 3-day music festival scheduled for 3rd - 5th September 2021 still have limited tickets available. The festival will have strict COVID measures in place. Headliners include Gerry Cinnamon, Circa Waves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, Shed Seven, Easy Life, The Orielles, Airways, Zuzu, The Coral, The Sherlocks, The Mysterines, The Wombats, Inhaler, Miles Kane, Tom Walker, The Lightning Seeds, Phoebe Green and Lauren Hibberd.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 30 August 2021

28th August 2021. Organisers of the 2-day music festival scheduled for 4th - 5th September 2021 will implement strict COVID-19 measures after a spate of cases at other recent large festivals. Orgainsers reiterated that to get into the festival requires an NHS lateral flow test on the day of the event with a negative result uploaded to the NHS website with a confirmation email, text, or pass on the NHS app. Or show they are fully vaccinated or have natural immunity on the NHS app. They are also encouraging mask wearing when queuing. The festival is sold out.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 29 August 2021

26th August 2021. Organisers of the 3-day music festival have confirmed dates scheduled for 17th - 19th September 2021. The festival takes place at Exhibition Park in Newcastle and will run alongside an event ‘This Is For The NHS’. Headliners include Dermot Kennedy, Blossoms, Gerry Cinnamon, The Kooks, Sam Fender and Fontaines DC. A variety of ticket options are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 26 August 2021

COVID-19 Updates

25th August 2021. The Scottish festival has been cancelled as organisers cited difficulties of staging indoor performances during the COVID-19 era. The 3-day music festival was originally scheduled for 10th - 12th September 2021 but has now been moved to next year. The event was to feature artists like Hue and Cry, Big Country, The Skids, From the Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, JJ Gilmour and Donnie Munro. Tickets can be rolled over to 2022 or refunded. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 25 August 2021

Events

24th August 2021. This bank holiday weekend sees the return of some of the biggest UK music festivals. All Points East Festival in London kicks off on Friday 27th and continues for 5 days with headliners including Foals, London Grammar, Jamie xx and Kano. Reading and Leeds Festival also starts on Friday 27th running for 3 days with headliners Liam Gallagher, Stormzy and Disclosure. Creamfields Festival starts on Thursday 26th continuing for 4 days with headliners Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers, Nina Kraviz, Pete Tong and Tiesto.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 24 August 2021

New Event

23rd August 2021. A new 3-day music festival has been given provisional approval by local licensing authorities for the summer of 2023. Organiser promoters SJM Concerts estimate allowing up to 40,000 festival-goers on each day with a working title of ‘City of Sheffield Music’ and a planned site in Hillsborough Park. The proposed festival has been rumored since early 2018 with the Arctic Monkeys likely contenders to headline.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 23 August 2021

Events

22nd August 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival in Gateshead moved from their traditional dates in May to August and scheduled for 27th - 29th August 2021. The festival will introduce a Retro Bar, in addition to Craft Can Bar, Cider bar, Premium lagers and a new food area. The music will be an eclectic mix covering all genres of music to suit all tastes, ranging from, Soul, Rock, Indie, Ska, Glam-Rock, Folk, Irish, Tributes, Traditional Northumbrian, Rockabilly to Male voice choirs. Limited tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 22 August 2021

19th August 2021. Organisers of the fringe festival in Swansea have announced dates scheduled for 21st - 24th October 2021. The festival will feature more than 200 performances in venues across the city including music, poetry, comedy, film and other festivities. Highlighted performers confirmed include Trampolene, Phil Kay, Eric Ngalle Charles and Scott Matthews. A variety of ticket options are available now for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 19 August 2021

18th August 2021. Organisers of the 3 - day festival in Camber Sands East Sussex scheduled for 15th - 18th October 2021 have announced their lineup. The festival claims to showcase contemporary sounds for an educated generation and headliners include David Morales, Terry Farley, Fabio and Grooverider, Colin Dale, Atomic Hooligan, X-press2, Eddie Richards, Micky Finn, Normski, Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Yam Who and Grant Nelson. Limited tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 18 August 2021

17th August 2021. The Safe Spaces Now initiative has be launched by UN Women UK in an effort to make the return of live music after the pandemic safer for women. Major music festival organsiers and performance artists have already signed their open letter to end sexual harassment for women at festivals and calling for change at live music venues and accountability for abusers 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 17 August 2021

16th August 2021. After forging new partnerships with Fear Records plus support from Arts Council England and Lancaster BID organisers of the multi venue urban music festival have announced dates scheduled for 14th - 17th October 2021. The festival returns expecting up to 50,000 visitors and features 30 venues, 200 acts and 300 shows with a focus on young and emerging local acts however, orginasers are currently accepting performance artist applications from anywhere in the world. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 16 August 2021

15th August 2021. One of the biggest music festivals in Wales is getting ready for 25,000 festival-goers for the 4-day event on 19th - 22nd August 2021. Headliners confirmed include Mogwai, Caribou, Fontaines DC, Tirzah, Thundercat, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, The Staves and Nadine Shah. Visitors will need to have been double vaccinated two weeks before their arrival, or show they have taken a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of arriving and face masks will not be required. The festival is sold out.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 15 August 2021

12th August 2021. The 4-day festival returns with a new venue situated in parkland close to Southwell in Nottinghamshire and scheduled for 2nd - 5th September 2021. Organisers say there will be an eclectic line-up of folksy, rootsy and acoustic music with headliners including The Young’uns, Gigspanner Big Band, Anxo Lorenzo Band, Spiers & Boden, Imar, The Breath, Edgelarks, The Henry Girls, Maroon Town, Track Dogs, Talisk, Reg Meuross, Harbottle & Jonas, The Activators and Chris Wood. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 12 August 2021

11th August 2021. The Jazz FM sponsored 5-day festival returns to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex on 26th - 30th August 2021. Headliners confirmed include Paul Carrack, Gabrielle, Incognito, Courtney Pine, MF Robots, Snowboy & The Latin Section, Rumer, Mica Paris, Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll. Tickets for the socially distanced event are on sale now for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 11 August 2021

10th August 2021. The biggest music festival in the North East of England is getting ready for 10,000 festival-goers for the 2-day event on 21st – 22nd August 2021. Headliners confirmed include Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Maximo Park, Rebecca Ferguson, Dennis, The Voluntears, Baltic, Razorlight, Dave Lee ZR, The Shapeshifters, Melvo Baptiste, Monki and legend Graeme Park. Limited tickets are still available for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 10 August 2021

New Event

9th August 2021. A new 4-day folk music festival takes place in Gisburn Forest in Lancashire scheduled for 12th - 15th August 2021. Organisers state that the event will be a carefully curated weekend of music workshops, sessions and professional development opportunities. Some of the region’s most experienced educators and professional traditional music performers will be on hand to teach, mentor and share their skills including Ellis Davies, flautist Ellen McGovern and Rioghnach Connolly. Tickets are still available for anyone interested.

Photo by Martin Lopez from Pexels

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Andy Robertson - Monday 9 August 2021
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