If you’re still deciding which festival to go to next year, we’ve pulled together some of the best official festival aftermovies from some of the UK’s biggest festivals held in 2019. Most festivals have sadly had to cancel their event this year, but planning for 2021 is in full swing and there’s no better time to look and book your tickets than right now if you haven’t already.

From rock to electronic, Afro-Cuban to underground grime, we cover a variety of some of the biggest UK music festivals to suit the most discerning of festivalgoers. Pour a cold drink, sit back and relax, and enjoy the magical festival nostalgia of yesteryear!


Date: 4-6 June 2021
Location: Donington Park, Derbyshire

The UK’s premier rock festival features over 100 metal, rock and punk pop acts, as well as spectacles like the UK Air Guitar Championships and wrestling matches. Download’s 2019 headliners included Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool. Website

Their 2021 line-up hasn’t been announced yet but 2020 was going to feature Kiss, Iron Maiden, and System of a Down.


Date: 26-29 August 2021
Location: Daresbury, Warrington

One of the best dance festivals in the world, Creamfields featured some of the following legendary dance acts in 2019 – Calvin Harris, Swqedith House Mafia, Annie Mac, and Tiesto. Website

Their 2021 line-up includes Carl Cox, Deadmau5, Eric Pridz, and Tiësto. Check out the full line-up so far.


Date: 8-11 July 2021
Location: Shepton Mallet, Nr. Bristol

With almost as many sport courses as music stages, NASS is a grime and hip-hop festival featuring international pro skate, BMX competitions, and street art. Their 2019 headliners included Giggs, Rudimental, and Cypress Hill. Website

The 2021 line-up will feature headliner, The Streets, with loads more to be announced. Full line-up so far.


Date: 22-25 July 2021
Location: Charlton Park, Chippenham

Womad offers over 150 cutting edge performances from world-class musicians represented by over 50 countries. 2019 headliners were Zizzy Marley, Anna Calvi, and Orbital. Website

The line-up for 2021 hasn’t been announced but 2020 was going to feature Angelique Kidjo, The Flaming Lips, Kate Tempest, and Mariza.


Date: 8-11 July 2021
Location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire

Described as the most theatrically immersive festival experience on earth, Boomtown is a fantasy city of music, theatre, escapism and much more. Headliners from 2019’s ‘A Radical City’-themed festival include Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, and The Streets. Website

Their 2021 line-up hasn’t been announced yet but you can get an idea of who might be playing from the 2020 line-up.


Date: 27-19 August 2021
Location: Reading & Leeds

One of the biggest UK festivals to take place, Reading and Leeds share the same line-up over the August bank holiday weekend. 2019 headliners included Foo Fighters, Billie Eilish, and The 1975. Website

The line-up for 2021 is yet to be announced but 2020 was due to feature Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, and Rage Against the Machine.

Have you been to any of these festivals? Did you enjoy watching these festival aftermovies?

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