Our 2021 City Festival Guide

Spring is in the air and that means festival season is approaching, albeit a little later this year than usual. We've rounded up our favourite city festivals, to suit different music tastes and locations across the country...

Liverpool Sound City

Where? Various venues, Liverpool


Sound City is back bigger and better than ever this year, with a new date in October! Expect three days filled with the sounds of the very best emerging artists at Liverpool's unusual venues. See the likes of Rejjie Snow, Red Rum Club, The Lathums, The Mysterines, The Snuts and loads more!




Dot to Dot

Where? Bristol / Nottingham

When? 25th September / 26th September

The multi-venue festival, taking place in the heart of Nottingham and Bristol, is taking place in Autumn for the first time ever this year! Sports Team have been announced as headliners, with Palace, Girl Band, Do Nothing and loads more also set to take the stage.




Wide Awake

Where? Brockwell Park, London

When? 3rd September

The people behind MOTH Club, The Shacklewell Arms, The Waiting Room and Peckham Audio bring Wide Awake; a festival for music fans looking for something different and underground. The lineup features IDLES, black midi, Tinariwen, Dream Wife and loads more and is a party for people who care about music and more!




Slam Dunk Festival

Where? Leeds Temple Newsam / Hatfield Park

When? 4th September / 5th September

Slam Dunk is the festival for any pop-punk, rock and alternative music fans out there! The festival is held over two outdoor sites in Hatfield Park and Temple Newsam in Leeds in September. This year's lineup features Sum 41, Don Broco, FOFX, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and loads more!




Kaleidoscope Festival

Where? Alexandra Palace, London

When? 24th July

This day festival packs in live performances, stand-up comedy shows and immersive theatre at the impressive Alexandra Palace. Music performances come from Groove Armada, The Coral and more and it's great for kids, where the festival is designed around fun for all the family!




Live at Leeds

Where? 16th October

When? Leeds

The multi-venue festival, which is traditionally held in May, will be taking place in October this year. The lineup is yet to be confirmed, but it's bound to be a good one in celebration of their 15th anniversary!




DEPOT In The Castle

Where? Cardiff Castle

When? 14th August

This Cardiff music and street food festival set in the grounds of the beautiful Cardiff Castle will be headlined by indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs. Tom Grennan, Ella Eyre, Gentleman's Dub Club and loads more will also be performing live.





Where? Wollaton Park, Nottingham

When? 24th July

This one day music festival is set in the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Park this summer, with the likes of Supergrass, Richard Ashcroft and loads more performing!





Manchester Psych Fest

Where? Manchester

When? 4th September

Manchester Psych Fest is a gathering for the strange, the far-out and the open-minded, held at O2 Ritz, Gorilla and YES. This year's lineup includes Stereolab, Girl Band, Stealing Sheep and loads more!





Where? London

When? 7th August

Taking place in Hackney, VISIONS is a multi venue, one-day celebration of music, art, food and culture. This year's lineup still hasn't been released but previous artists include White Denim, Anna Meredith, Pigs Pigs Pigs, Marika Hackman, Sports Team, Jenny Hval... if that sounds like your vibe, get your tickets now while you can!




All Points East

Where? Victoria Park, London

When? 27th - 30th August

The East London festival is back this year with a huge lineup that includes London Grammar, Jorja Smith, Jamie xx, Kano, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and loads more spread over three days.









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This article was a collaborative effort, written together by the See Tickets Marketing team; Georgia, Sarah, Hayley, Callum and Abi.

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