Rocking Out Outside: The Best Outdoor Concerts Near You

A summer of live music and festivals is on the horizon, so what better way to celebrate this exciting time than with a new concert in your calendar? We've rounded up the best, under the stars and outdoor shows across the UK to give you that festival feeling. Take a look!

South Facing Festival

When: August 2021

Where: Crystal Palace Bowl, London

The brand new, open air series of concerts sees a whole host of huge names from different genres for six unmissable nights of live music in London. From British rap icon Dizzee Rascal to two nights of Indie icons The Streets, this legendary venue is the perfect location to celebrate the return of live music on a summer's evening.




Catfish and The BottlemenĀ 

When: September 2021

Where: Singleton Park, Swansea

Currently their only UK show announced for 2021, this September Catfish and The Bottlemen head to Swansea's Singleton Park for what's guaranteed to be a roaring show. They'll be joined by an unrivalled line-up of You Me At Six, Feeder and YONAKA for an unforgettable, outdoor experience.




Kew The Music

When: July 2022

Where: Kew Gardens, London

Set in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens, you can always count on Kew The Music to deliver an exciting string of shows under the stars. On 2022's bill is Van Morrison, Will Young and James Morrison, Gipsy Kings and more.




The MusicĀ 

When: June 2022

Where: Temple Newsam, Leeds

One of Leeds' most celebrated bands, The Music, return for once-in-a-lifetime, hometown outdoor show in June 2022. Joining them for this very special occasion are The Cribs, The Coral, The Snuts and more special guests, for an all-encompassing celebration of music.




Depot In The Castle

When: AugustĀ 2021

Where: Cardiff Castle

Returning for its third year, Depot In The Castle will transform Cardiff Castle into the ultimate party with Kaiser Chiefs headlining the unmissable all-dayer. Joining the British rock chart-toppers are Basement Jaxx, Ella Eyre, Dodgy and a whole host more!




Lionel Richie

When: June 2021 - June 2022

Where: Various locations across the UK

International superstar Lionel Richie has announced he's heading to cities up and down the country to play three special outdoor concerts, including a night at Blenheim Palace's Nocturne Live series with special guest Macy Grey!





The Piece Hall

When: August 2021 - June 2022

Where: The Piece Hall, Halifax

Spanning across two summers, the beautiful Piece Hall in Halifax welcomes audiences for another series of explosive live shows in their picturesque courtyard. There's something for everyone with The Specials, Shed Seven, Nile Rodgers & Chic and more, all set to take to the stage.




When: June 2022

Where: Various locations across the UK

This annual celebration of live music amongst the beautiful landscape of Britain's forests returns with another killer line-up for 2021. Join the likes of Rag'n'Bone Man, Jess Glynne, Keane, Madness and Doves for a series of very special, intimate performances this summer.




Olly Murs

When: July 2021 - August 2022

Where: Various locations across the UK

The 'Troublemaker' and 'Wrapped Up' chart-topper, Olly Murs will be bringing his much-loved, sing-a-long hits to outdoor venues across the UK - including Depot In The Park, Swansea and Live At Chelsea!





Live After Racing

When: June 2021 - May 2022

Where: Various locations across the UK

After a whole day of live racing, why not kick back or have a dance to some incredible live music in these open-air venues across the UK. The racecourses will see the likes of Tom Walker, Rick Astley and more huge names at a city near you.




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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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