What: Reading & Leeds Festival
Where: Braham Park / Richfield Avenue
When: August 27th – 29th, 2021

Latest Update: Despite headliner Queens of the Stone Age now unable to play, organisers have swiftly replaced them with a massive headliner in the form of British rock titans Biffy Clyro. Also joining the line-up for the August Bank Holiday weekender are Inhaler, Russ Millions, Holly Humberstone, French The Kid, Meg Ward, Yard Act and stacks more.

Information: https://www.readingandleedsfestival.com/

What: Bloodstock Open Air
Where: Catton Hall
When: August 11th – August 15th, 2021

Latest Update: With news that weekend tickets for the upcoming metal weekender now sold-out, organisers have added a raft of new acts to the bill and confirmed that European tech-metal juggernaut Jinjer will now be playing the festival having recently pulled out due to travel restrictions. New additions to the line-up include Kinzoku, Iron Tooth, Blood Church, Cotton Mouth, The Ghoules, Nassau, Pearler, Struck/Down, Sounds of Origin, Insurgent, Elder Druid and Netherhall.

Information: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

What: Wireless Festival
Where: Crystal Palace Park, South London
When: September 10th – 12th, 2021

Latest Update: A massive summer of festivals continues in the capital with the return of Wireless Festival in South London. Headlined by Future, Skepta and MIGOS, grime, hip-hop and R&B fans can also expect to enjoy three days of the hottest artists and UK icons including Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill, D Block Europe, AJ Tracey and Saweetie.

Information: https://wirelessfestival.co.uk/

What: L.Devine
Where: UK Tour
When: September 25th – October 17th, 2021

Latest Update: Having just released her latest single ‘Priorities’, alt-pop singer-songwriter L Devine’s new project ‘Near Life Experience: Part 1’ is out now. L. Devine makes her long awaited return to touring in September when she embarks upon a major UK headline tour, which includes her biggest show to date at Heaven in London. L Devine was one of the first artists to pioneer virtual shows when lockdown first hit as her URL Tour reached over a million people via socials. She will revisit that concept for a second season of the URL Tour in August to play new material from ‘Near Life Experience: Part 1’ and to preview songs from ‘…Part 2’.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/LDevineMusic/

What: DMA’s
Where: UK Tour
When: October 17th – November 16th, 2021

Latest Update: Sydney band DMA’s are returning to the UK in October for their highly anticipated UK and Ireland tour. Tickets for the shows are in phenomenal demand with most shows sold out and the others selling fast. As a result, the band have announced details of six additional shows which will see them hit Greenock, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham and Belfast. The tour was already set to be a landmark moment in the continuing rise of DMA’S. It includes a prestigious 10,000 capacity show at London Alexandra Palace and a gig of similar scale at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena, which represents a homecoming of sorts for front man Tommy O’Dell, whose father’s family come from the city. With the latest shows now added, the tour will see the band perform to a combined audience of 65,000 people.

Information: https://dmasdmas.com/#dates

What: Skarlett Riot
Where: UK Tour
When: November 2021

Latest Update: UK hard rockers Skarlett Riot will be hitting the road in November for a short run of dates in support of their current album Invicta. The tour kicks off on November 16th at Dead Wax in Birmingham, taking in shows in London, Manchester and Nottingham before finishing on November 21st at the Corporation in Sheffield.

Information: https://www.skarlettriot.co.uk/

What: Larkins
Where: UK Tour
When: August 2021 – September 2021

Latest Update: Following a massive 2020 – which saw the release of their huge single “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?” – Manchester act Larkins are back with the epic new offering “if + when”. Hoping to build on the success of 2020, the Manchester based band are heading out on the road in a couple of weeks for a tour that kicks off with a sold-out show in Leeds on August 12, taking in ten dates across the UK, winding up at Heaven in London on September 14th.

Information: https://www.larkinsband.co.uk/

What: Beth Hart
Where: UK Tour
When: October – November 2021

Latest Update: Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart has added five more dates to her October/November 2021 UK Tour. The new dates take in Bournemouth, Warrington, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bexhill. The tour features a rare solo performance at the London Palladium on Friday November 5, followed by a full-band performance at the same venue on Saturday November 6 and a Halloween show at York Barbican.

Information: https://www.bethhart.com

What: Get Together Festival
Where: Sheffield Students Union
When: August 7th – 8th, 2021

Latest Update: Taking place at Sheffield Student Union, this two-day event promises music fans a raft of great indie, rock and pop bands. Over multple stages, the weekend will be headlined by Black Honey7 and local favourite Self Esteem who will also be joined by Dream Wife, Tim Burgess, The Orielles and a stack more. This one is only seven days away so get in quick as tickets are flying out of the door.

Information: https://somewhere.seetickets.com/event/get-together-2021/the-foundry/1629543

What: Against The Current
Where: UK / European Tour
When: March 31st – April 23rd, 2022

Latest Update: Following the recent release of their new EP, Fever, Against The Current will return to Europe and the UK for a full tour in March/April 2022. The tour kicks off on March 31st in Brighton taking in eight dates across the UK before heading to Europe and where the run of shows finishes up in Hannover, Germany on April 23rd.

Information: https://atcofficial.com

What: Crystal Lake
Where: UK / European Tour
When: February 11th – March 06, 2022

Latest Update: Japanese firebrand Crystal Lake has announced details of a lengthy UK and EU tour to take place in early 2022. The news follows the release of the band’s thunderous new single ‘Curse’, which is available to watch here. Support throughout the run comes from SharpTone Records labelmates Currents and Kingdom Of Giants.

Information: https://Crystallake.jp

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.