United Kingdom: Standon Calling, Tramlines, TRNSMT Go Ahead, launch of the Pitchfork Music Festival in London
Amid the bad news that around 50% of UK festivals have already canceled their 2021 editions, some major and independent events are planning to take place in the summer for tested or vaccinated audiences. New festivals are also announced.
Standon Calling in Herefordshire, England announced today that it will take place at full capacity July 22-25. The lineup includes Bastille Reorchestrated, Arlo Parks, Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Mahalia, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and many more.
Standon Calling had more than 15,000 visitors during its last edition in 2019. This year, all participants will be asked to provide a negative test in order to enter the festival.
One of them is the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, England, which today announced it will run at its full capacity of 40,000, July 23-25. The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft will star in a musical and cultural program.
Tramlines’ participation in the ERP means the festival can take place regardless of national reopening dates and the public will be able to enjoy the event without social distancing or mandatory masks.
To participate, proof of either a negative COVID result from a lateral flow test performed within the previous 48 hours, or two doses of vaccination, the second received at least 14 days before, will be required.
Tramlines Director of Operations Timm Cleasby said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm that Tramlines 2021 is moving forward, having accepted the government’s invitation to join the events research program.
“This means that we have a proven framework to follow, which in previous events has shown that festivals can be enjoyed without more risk than other activities.”
Anyone who has purchased a ticket but does not wish to participate in the research can postpone their ticket to Tramlines 2022 or be reimbursed.
Scotland’s main event, the TRNSMT Festival, has announced that it will return to Glasgow Green from September 10-12, moving its usual July date, after the Scottish government announced August 9 as the target date for lifting all restrictions on coronaviruses.
The festival, which is now sponsored by online car broker Cinch, hosts Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers headlining. Also on the bill: Sam Fender, Little Simz, Griff, Dermot Kennedy, Joesef, and many more.
The doubt cast by politicians was criticized by TRNSMT festival director Geoff Ellis, who, quoted by the newspaper, said that this kind of message “does not give music fans any confidence that they could see their favorite bands. this summer and cast doubt on whether major events and festivals would be allowed this year. “
Two new events: Summer Of Love & Pitchfork Music Festival London
The state of uncertainty persists for all events outside the UK event research program. There are still plenty of promoters moving forward with confidence, as the announcements of two new city festivals show: Summer Of Love, promoted by Animal Crossing, and the inaugural edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival in London.
The first edition of Summer Of Love will take place in Manchester city center from August 21-22. A fine selection of underground artists will perform on three stages in an abandoned warehouse, including Praslesh (Raresh b2b Praslea), SIT, Priku, Sepp & Nu Zau, Onur Ozer, Evan Baggs, Ethel and more.
The daytime program includes yoga, a wellness area, and a record fair provided by local stores Basement Wax, Vinyl Pimp, and Wax Material. An Artists Corner, showcasing work by local Manchester painters, designers, photographers and graffiti artists, will also be hosted on site, along with a variety of local street food gurus.
“This is our time to come together, rejoice and celebrate the reopening of the world we love and missed so much. The Summer of Love Festival represents our freedom, our connection, our artistic expression in an environment that has been tailor-made. for both music, arts and conscious experience. There is always a bright spot, always a light to shine brighter. It’s all about love. We can’t wait to see you in August, let’s dance as we understand it, ”said the promoter reads.
Meanwhile, Pitchfork announced the inaugural edition of the Pitchfork Pitchfork Music Festival in London, November 10-14. The festival will feature performances by over 50 new and established artists of different genres around various iconic spaces in the capital, including Fabric, Village Underground, Roundhouse and the newly renovated Hackney Church.
Bobby Gillespie & Jenny Beth, Anna Meredith, Mykki Blanco, Charlotte Adigéry, Emma Jean Thackray, Black Midi and many more feature on an eclectic poster. The London Festival will take place back to back with the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, November 16-20, now in its 10th year.
Pitchfork’s UK partner is Form Presents. Co-MD Daniel Monsell, commented: “At FORM we are delighted to partner with Pitchfork to bring this first UK edition of the festival to London. Pitchfork is such an important resource for so many music fans in the UK and it is even more special to do so in its 25th year of existence, being both longtime fans of the site and the incredible event in Paris. We’re very excited to have this season of events with such vital artists and to be able to bring the series to the best venues in town, at a time we have missed them so much. “
Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel added: “After an incredibly difficult year for artists, fans and our music community, we are delighted to celebrate the return of live music with so many legendary venues in two of the cities. most important musicals in the world. That we can host festivals in London and Paris during the publication’s 25th anniversary is all the more special. “