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Your Local Festival Guide 2021

Written by on 7th July 2021

Here at Leigtonbuzz, we know that it’s been a tough old year. so, we thought it only right to brighten your day, and hopefully your summer, with a list of festivals for you to head to in the upcoming months.

by India Carden-White


We’ve compiled a list of festivals for everyone… we’ve got festivals for a classy and quite day of music, all the way to festivals that allow you to two step the day away.

Sound like your kind of thing? Keep reading to find the perfect festival for you this summer!


Chilfest, Tring 23-24 July

After an unexpected year off, Chilfest is back! This two-day, family friendly festival has something for everyone, with Friday focussing on tribute acts including: The Bootleg Beatles, Noasis, Queen One Vision and many more. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, don’t worry, Saturday is set to make you want to dance the day away to some 80’s throwbacks from acts including: Adam Ant, Tony Hadley, Roland Gift and many more. 


If you like what you’ve heard so far, book your tickets here from £26.50



English Wine and Food Festival, Wallingford 10-11 July

Although slightly further away for our local readers, this festival is set to be the perfect way to spend a weekend in July. With the clue being I the name, this festival will provide you with some incredible food, wine tasting, and the opportunity to purchase some award-winning local wines. If this isn’t enough, there will be live music from The Coverbuoys on Saturday, and Fleur Stevenson on Sunday.


Book your tickets here from £10.


Standon Calling, Standon 22-25 July


An hour drive from Leighton Buzzard, this music and arts festival is turning 15 this year, and they really have gone all out with their line-up. From Bastille to Craig David, De La Soul to Sister Sledge, and Jake Bugg to Sophie Ellis Bextor, this is a festival you cannot miss if you fancy a dance in the sunshine!  


With day tickets for £65 and weekend tickets for £179, we can’t wait to get ourselves there.


Penefest, Penn 23-24 July


Another weekend long camping festival, this is the perfect place to pitch a tent and party the weekend away. With an incredible line up including Hello, Craig David, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and Big Narstie! Other acts will include Razorlight, Ella Eyre, The Charlatans, and Ms Banks. We don’t know how you could say no to this party in a field.


Tickets from £137.50


Henley Royal Regatta, 11-15 August


Slightly different from the other festivals on our list, Henley Regatta is back and the perfect place to spend a few days in the sun eating, drinking, watching sports and getting dressed up.  We promised you a classy venue or two, and this is where we know we have delivered.


Book your tickets here.


Waterperry Opera Festival, Wheatley 12-21 August


Another festival that can bring a bit of class to your summer, this opera festival may not provide you a two-step, but will most definitely leave you in awe of the incredible musical talents. With seven productions to see over the ten-day period, you will have the opportunity to enjoy The Elixir of Love (Donisetti), Hansel and Gretel (Humoerdinck), Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev), plus many more.


Tickets available here


There you a bit of something for everyone – bring on Summer 2021