Festivals across the world were cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and many are missing the sweaty rush of the mosh pit or the thrill of live music. We take a look if Field Day 2021 is still happening and the future of music festivals across the UK.
What is Field Day?
Held at the Drumsheds in North London, Field Day is a one-day festival of electronic music. Although it was originally scheduled for July 2020, the festival was subsequently cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Field Day official website, their 2020 programme would have celebrated “the full spectrum of electronic music with both live and DJ performances across one day and three stages of music, running louder and later.”
However, this all came to a head when pandemic lock-down measures across the UK and London took precedence.
Will Field Day go ahead in 2021?
In May 2020, after announcing that Field Day had been cancelled this year, organisers announced they’re moving the festival to 2021.
And, indeed, according to the official Field Day Twitter account, the 2021 festival is set to take place on 10 July this year.
2020’s line-up will apparently be carried through to Field Day 2021. This includes artists such as Bicep, Floating Points, Jungle and Ross From Friends.
Still, the future of many art and music festivals all over the UK is uncertain. Paul McCartney has said he expects Glastonbury 2021 to be cancelled and the booking staff for the festival have reportedly been told to stand down.
As it stands, it’s not a very optimistic outlook for British festivals next summer.
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