ADE Festival will continue to take place as planned from 13-17 October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00.
On Sunday 29 August Bank Holiday weekend Jika Jika Festival will take place as a one day rave at the new Boneyard venue in Derry, following on from the Drumcode Derry event which takes place on the Saturday.
Creamfields recently revealed plans for an all-new 50,000 capacity two-day camping festival in 2022 which will see them bring their festival south, taking over the Grade II listed Hylands Park for Creamfields Chelmsford.
Now taking place on the rescheduled dates 25– 26 September, Defected recently announced the line-up for its upcoming London party at outdoor events space The Drumsheds. Hosting stages curated by Defected, Glitterbox, Classic Music Company, DVINE Sounds, 4 To The Floor & Faith and Sondela, the event is its first party back in the capital.
Launched in 2018 Jika Jika Festival apparently offers an intimate city festival and works with various names in the scene, attracting a following from both local and international visitors. This year for August Bank Holiday weekend they will be returning to a new location in their spiritual home of Derry with a one day Drumcode event on Saturday 28 of August.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition, Defected is set to return to Croatia this August, returning to The Garden, Tisno from Thursday 5 – Tuesday 10 August 2021 for six days of house on the Adriatic coast. Carl Craig, Floorplan, Louie Vega, Jamie 3:26 and Jaden Thompson, join 90 plus DJs and live acts performing with headliners including Armand Van Helden, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Moodymann and Purple Disco Machine.
TRNSMT Festival and Edinburgh Summer Sessions make their return this summer with line-ups including Courteeners, Sam Fender, Primal Scream, Becky Hill, Dermot Kennedy, The Chemical Brothers, Tom Jones and much more.
Life in the Park launches in Brighton featuring Orbital, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Denis Sulta, Nightmares On Wax, Crazy P, Cinthie, Sally C, Cassy and more. To celebrate the hopeful return to normality, The Arch launch an open-air series of events which will land at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall, Brighton in June and July.
Camelphat recently announced their return to the city this summer for their biggest homecoming show to date, taking over Liverpool’s Pier Head on Friday 17 September. The Liverpool duo who have been working together for nearly two decades are possibly one of the few acts to have successfully straddled the mainstream and the underground.
Above & Beyond celebrate 450 episodes of their lradio show, Group Therapy, with a two-day outdoor festival in their hometown of London. This will be their first show with a live audience since lockdown began. The trio will be joined by rising acts and veterans from the band’s two record labels, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep. Saturday will feature a roster of upfront trance and progressive artists, while Sunday will celebrate the deeper, atmospheric sounds of Anjunadeep.