UK Festivals STILL happening in 2020

Secret Garden Party 2014 Paul Taylor

Usually by this time of year, some of us have already had the pleasure to hit one of the many festivals on offer in the United Kingdom, however COVID-19 changed that completely as the music festival industry was forced to shut down in order to comply with government restrictions and keep people healthy and safe.

As restrictions have slowed started to lift, there is some light at the end of the tunnel however as some music festivals have announced they will be going ahead in 2020.

Check out the list here of music festivals in the UK that will be going ahead!

Red Rooster Festival

Red Rooster Festival

Where: Euston Hall estate in Suffolk
When: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September 2020
What: Red Rooster will be one of only a handful festivals to take place in 2020. Set amongst 10,000 acres of stunning parklands & pleasure grounds at Euston Hall estate in Suffolk the 7th edition of the 5,000-capacity festival will proceed with appropriate social distancing. The UK’s premier roots festival will now have three outdoor stages celebrating the best in Cajun, Soul, Rock n Roll, Blues and Country.
More Info: Red Rooster

We will continue to update this page as we learn of which festivals will go ahead.

Coronavirus Update: List of cancelled / postponed festivals

With the ongoing pandemic that is COVID-19 aka Coronavirus, events are being cancelled almost at a daily basis.  With a whole host of tours & concerts already cancelled, the number of festivals is starting to mount up slowly unfortunately!

We will keep this list as up to date as possible with the latest in changes to events / festivals as we get the news to hand.

Our event calendar is also good place to check as well!

If you want to get in touch with us for advice or you have questions feel free to contact us via Twitter / Facebook / Email

Latest Cancelled / Postponed Music Festivals

March 2020

March 13 – 20 – USA – SXSW Conference and Festivals – cancelled.

March 14 – 21 – Belgium – Tomorrowland Winter – cancelled.
Official statement here

March 18 – 21 – Puerto Rico – Afro Nation – cancelled.
Official statement here

March 20 – 22 – USA – Ultra Miami – cancelled.
Official statement here

April 2020

April 4 – Germany – Time Warp – cancelled.
Official statement here

April 10 – 12 + 17 – 19 – USA – Coachella – postponed to October 2020.
Official statement here

April 13 – 18 – Austria – Snowbombing – cancelled.
Official Statement here

April 24 – 26 – USA – Stagecoach Festival – postponed to October.

April 30 – May 3 – Malta – Lost & Found Festival – postponed to September.
Official statement here

May 2020

May 2 – England – Live at Leeds – postponed till November.

May 2 – England – Sound City – postponed till September.

May 3 – England – Hit the North – postponed till October.

May 5 – England – Cheltenham Jazz Festival – cancelled. 

May 13 – England – The Great Escape Festival – cancelled.

May 22 – England – All Points East Festival – cancelled.

May 23 – Croatia – Sea Star Festival – cancelled.

May 22 – 24 – Scotland – BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2020 Dundee – cancelled.
Official statement here

June 2020

June 4 – Malta – Disturbing Malta – cancelled.

June 5 – England – Junction 2 Festival – cancelled.

June 11 – England – Gottwood Festival – cancelled.

June 11 – England – Isle of Wight Festival – cancelled.

June 12 – England – Kite Festival – cancelled.

June 12 – England – Positive Vibration Festival – cancelled.

June 12 – England – Download Festival – cancelled.

June 13 – England – Parklife – cancelled.

June 13 – England – The Mighty Hoopla – cancelled.

June 18 – Spain – Sonar Barcelona – cancelled.

June 19 – Germany – Southside Festival – cancelled.

June 19 – Germany – Hurricane Festival – cancelled.

June 19 – France – Hell Fest – cancelled.

June 19 – England – Black Deer Festival – cancelled.

June 20 – England – Strawberries and Creem – cancelled.

June 24 – 28 – England – Glastonbury – cancelled.
Official statement here

June 26 – Iceland – Secret Solstice – cancelled.

July 2020

July 1 – Poland – Open’er Festival – cancelled.

July 2 – England – British Summer Time (BST) Hyde Park – all events – cancelled

July 2 – England – Barn on the Farm – cancelled.

July 2 – Belgium – Rock Werchter – cancelled.

July 2 – England – El Dorado Festival – cancelled.

July 3 – England – Wireless Festival – cancelled.  Official statement here

July 3 – England – Love Supreme Jazz Festival – cancelled.

July 3 – England – Also Festival – postponed till August.

July 3 – England – Ampthill Festival – cancelled.

July 4 – Croatia – Fresh Island Festival – cancelled.

July 8 – England – Henley Festival – cancelled.

July 9 – England – Mouth of the Tyne Festival – cancelled.

July 9 – England – Noisily Festival – cancelled.

July 9 – England – 2000Trees – cancelled.

July 9 – Spain – Bilbao BBK Live – cancelled.

July 10 – England – Lovebox – cancelled.

July 10 – Scotland – TRNSMT Festival – cancelled.

July 10 – England – Mostly Jazz and Funk Festival – cancelled.

July 10 – England – Cornbury Music Festival – cancelled.

July 15 – England – NASS – cancelled.

July 15 – Croatia – Love International – cancelled.

July 15 – Germany – Melt Festival – cancelled.

July 15 – England – Latitude Festival – cancelled.

July 15 – Czech Republic – Colors of Ostrava – cancelled.

July 16 – England – Nozstock – cancelled.

July 16 – England – Beat Herder – cancelled.

July 16 – England – Larmer Tree Festival – cancelled.

July 16 – Belgium – Tomorrowland Festival – cancelled.

July 18 – England – Cream Classical in the Park – cancelled.

July 18 – England – Splendour Festival – cancelled.

July 19 – England – Hideout Festival – cancelled.

July 22 – Croatia – Suncebeat Festival – cancelled.

July 23 – England – Standon Calling – cancelled.

July 23 – England – Womad – cancelled.

July 23 – Belgium – Tomorrowland Festival – cancelled.

July 24 – England – Chagstock – cancelled.

July 24 – England – Y Not Festival – cancelled.

July 25 – England – Kaleidoscope Festival – cancelled.

July 30 – England – Camp Bestival – cancelled.

July 30 – England – Kendal Calling – cancelled.

July 30 – England – Wilderness Festival – cancelled.

July 30 – Croatia – Outlook Festival – cancelled.

July 31 – England – Truck Festival – cancelled.

August 2020

August 5 – Budapest – Sziget – cancelled.

August 5 – England – Boardmasters – cancelled.

August 6 – England – Bloodstock – cancelled.

August 6 – England – Houghton Festival – cancelled.

August 6 – Croatia – Defected Croatia – cancelled.

August 7 – Poland – Off Festival – cancelled.

August 12 – England – Boomtown – cancelled.

August 28 – England – Reading Festival – cancelled.

August 28 – England – Leeds Festival – cancelled.

August 28 – England – Creamfields – cancelled.

September 2020

None so far…

We recommend visiting the official websites of those festivals listed for confirmation.

Unfortunately, the longer the Coronavirus pandemic goes on, the larger this list of cancelled music festivals will get.  In the UK so far, there have been no major cancellations aside from Radio 1’s Big Weekend, however we do expect this to change in the coming weeks.

Official Updates / Notices

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Due to the developments of the CoronaVirus (Covid-19), and at the direction of the Maltese authorities, we are incredibly sad to announce the postponement of AMP Lost & Found Festival 2020. After careful consideration, the festival has been rescheduled and will now take place from Thurs 10th – Sunday 13th September 2020 (A month when average temperatures are typically 28 degrees). We really hope you can attend in September, in which case your festival ticket booking will automatically be changed and you’ll receive a complimentary drinks credit of €40. We understand that not everyone will be able to attend in September, in which case ticket holders can either exchange their ticket for the 2021 edition of AMP Lost & Found with a complimentary €40 drinks credit, or obtain a refund for their festival ticket. At such a testing time for the events, travel and tourism industry we would like to thank our amazing followers for being so patient and accommodating. To be unable to deliver this show on the date planned is really hard for us all to take, we are incredibly sad, but we are confident we can deliver a bigger and better event later in the year! Ultimately, the safety of our guests, staff and artists is our number one priority. We have a dedicated team of people who will be working around the clock in the coming weeks to help with your travel and accommodation queries. We want to make it as easy and smooth as possible for you, whatever you choose to do. On behalf of the whole AMP Lost and Found team thank you for your support. Please read our full statement via the link in our bio.

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Latitude Festival 2014 Review

The 9th Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England drummed up great interest after winning Best Line-up at the 2013 Festival awards.  Trying to live up to expectations this year, they enlisted big acts like Damon Albarn, the Black Keys, Robyn & Röyksopp, as well as up and coming bands like Jungle, Childhood, and Bondax. Aside from the comprehensive bill of musicians and bands, Latitude also had a wide variety of cultural offerings ranging from theatre, comedy, cabaret, to literature, poetry, and dance. 

Photo courtesy of Latitude Festival – Marc Sethi

Day 1

The festival opened with a huge surprise last Thursday but not exactly of the good kind.  Friday headliner and crowd favorites Two Door Cinema Club cancelled the very last minute leaving plenty of fans heavily disappointed. Vocalist Alex Trimble was reported to have collapsed at Seattle Airport en route to England due to stomach problems.  With many traveling from as far as Japan just to see the trio, the cancellation led to an uproar and a huge pile of heatbreaks.  TDCC was the first band to be announced to headline the festival– as early as December 2013. It was supposed to be their first festival headline after touring for 5 years and climbing up the ranks.   

Filling up that glorious headline slot, Lily Allen agreed to step up to do the job; but not without getting loads of backlash from disappointed festival goers.     One twitter user compared the change as paying to sleep with Keira Knightley and ending up with Susan Boyle.  Tired of the negative reaction the change elicited from fans, Allen wrote on twitter:  “If you’re going to be rude about my replacing @TDCinemaClub on here, can you just un @ me please ? I’m so exhausted by the nastiness”

Despite that, Lily Allen’s courage to still show up was commendable.  She paid tribute to the trio by wearing a Two Door Cinema Club shirt and doing a cover of ‘Something Good Can Work.’  This seems to be an olive branch offering to TDCC fans and it was gracefully received.  The main stage didn’t end up a disappointment and the night ended with the crowd chanting her name. 

At the BBC Radio 6 Stage,  festival goers were treated to some excellent show of guitar skills starting with Anna Calvi and Slowdive.  Calvi treated fans with some new songs from her album ‘One Breath’ and with classics such as ‘I’ll be Your Man’ and ‘Desire’.  There was a silence of deep awe during the last few songs, and the following band, Slowdive proved worthy of the momentum.  The band from Berkshire had their own strong following with their announcement of a comeback this year after more than a decade of absence.

Headlining on the same stage was Scotland’s well- respected guitar band Mogwai.   The set was expected to be an attack to the senses and they certainly lived up to expectations.  More than an attack to the senses though, it was also an attack to the ear drums, with Stuart Braithwaite cheekily saying “I hope any children in the audience are wearing earplugs” before playing 'Master Card.' 

Other acts to note on the first day was the surprise show by Rudimental on the main stage and the highly energized performance by the Editors.  


Day 2

The second day provided some dilemmas to festival goers as to which stage to go to.  It started early with Simon Amstell packing the Comedy stage with almost triple its capacity.  The Essex local gave fans a peek of the show he will be touring this coming autumn. It was slightly peppered with some past materials but it sure didn’t leave fans short of laughter. 

After that, all roads led to the BBC Radio 6 stage where the legendary duo Hall & Oates were welcomed with much gusto after almost 10 years of absence in the UK.  They started with ‘Maneater’ which got the audience and even the BBC cameramen up to their feet.  They followed it up with huge hits like ‘I Can’t Go For That’ which included a breathtaking 5-minute solo (forgive the pun)  by saxophone player Charles "Mr. Casual” DeChant.  They came back for an encore playing  ‘You Make my Dreams Come True’ which prompted mass sing alongs from the old and young alike. 

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It was also a big day for Swedish musicians, with First Aid Kit bringing sunshine to the Oberlisk Arena with some delightful harmonies from their new album and a beautiful rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘America’.  Swedish singer Robyn & Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp also fired up a party at the BBC Radio 6 stage.  The 2-hour set probably saw the most excitable crowd that day and they proved worthy of the adulation.  The audience danced along to  the long string of hits and went wild to ‘Dancing On My Own.’  The light show and production were far from bad too.

The night ended with some thunderstorms and with Damon Alborn capping the night by bringing Blur band mate Graham Coxon onto the stage, much to the delight of fans.  They played a captivating performance of the Blur song ‘Tender’ amidst all the lightning and heavy downpour.  Simply memorable. 

Photo courtesy of Latitude Festival

Day 3

The thunderstorms from the previous night didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of festival goers.  The last day of the festival saw the new chart-topper George Ezra croon fans at the BBC Radio 6 Tent.  The 21-year old seemed to be overwhelmed by the amount of people who came to see him, but managed to meet and beat all expectations with beautiful melodies from ‘Budapest’, ‘Cassy O’, and ‘Leaving It Up To You.’

Hardcore fans of American bands Phantogram and Tycho didn’t mind the muddy trek up to the iArena stage to watch the bands from New York and San Francisco do their take on synthpop music.  Sarah Brathel of Phantogram unleashed her inner beast and performed singles like ‘Falling In Love’ and crowd pleaser ‘Black Out Days.’  They were immediately followed by Tycho, aka Scott Hansen, which along with his band, brought his design works and projected them on the wall to accompany their music.  To say it was a hauntingly beautiful set was to say the least.

The big responsibility of closing up the festival was left up to The Black Keys.  The backdrop to this much-anticipated show was an elaborate set-up including multiple screens and painted theatre curtains.  The crowd which was eager for a great send-off sang along to hits like ‘Lonely Boy’, 'Howlin' For You' and ‘Fever’.  Although the set was mostly well-received, it was also noticeably lacking in energy compared to the previous nights’ headliners.  One festival goer quipped, “They don’t seem to have much chemistry between the two of them tonight.”

Overall, it was a successful festival. It had minor glitches and the wellies were certainly put to use, but what would be an English music festival without those?