There are lots of reasons to love the summer. The grey skies start to clear away and the evenings get longer. The weather is warmer so you can spend more time outside and if you are studying you get to enjoy a long summer break. One extra reason to love summer is that it is UK festival season. Who doesn’t love the chance to experience music and fun in the warm summer days?
For many people, the primary reason for attending may be to hear your favourite musicians or DJs play live but every Summer there is much more than live music on offer. That unforgettable festival atmosphere is created through shared experiences whether that is watching a band or partying all night at the silent disco. Alternatively, you might prefer some of the more relaxing aspects of the festival season, such as watching a talk or catching up with your family between shows.
If you are looking for somewhere to satisfy your festival craving in the coming year we can help. We have put together a list of the top ten greatest festivals where you can experience a silent disco in 2021.
The Glastonbury festival has to be near the top of any festival-goers dream list. With a history that dates back to the day after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 Glastonbury is one of the best-established music festivals anywhere in the world. Now spread across multiple areas such as Glastonbury-on-sea, Silver Hayes, and of course, the Pyramid stage where the largest names in the music industry can be heard performing, Glastonbury is not an experience that any music fan can afford to miss. Whether you want to watch the headline acts or discover new talent the Glastonbury Festival is unmissable.
Where: Glastonbury, Somerset
When: 23 – 27 June 2021
August 2021 sees the return of the Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall. The Main Stage at Boardmasters has played host to stars such as; George Ezra, Jamiroquai, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Snoop Dogg. If a massive indoor rave is more your type of thing then head for Unleashed where garage, grime, house, and electro will be found playing to a packed house. If you want to experience every genre of music in one session then why not try the Boardmasters silent disco. This outdoor event is the largest of its kind in the UK and offers everything from disco classics to party tunes and the latest pop sensations. It’s your opportunity to immerse yourself in the music and dance through the night long after the bands on stage have stopped playing.
Where: Newquay, Cornwall
When: 11 – 15 August 2021
One thing for which the Isle of Wight is famous is festivals and June 2021 is when the Isle of Wight Festival finally returns to Seaclose Park in Newport. Along with performances from top artists such as; Lionel Ritchie, Snow Patrol, and Lewis Capaldi there will also be the nighttime silent disco in the Electric Ladyland Silent Disco. At the Isle of Wight Festival, this will feature 2 DJs going head to head with the partygoers able to make their choice at the click of a button.
Where: Newport, Isle of Wight
When: 17 – 20 June 2021
At the end of July Lulworth Castle in Dorset transforms into Camp Bestival. Bestival is a fun-packed family event combining Circus skills, theatre, spoken word performances and a host of attractions that you won’t want to miss. Music is a huge part of Camp Bestival and over the years the festival has played host to performers as diverse as Basement Jaxx, Chuck Berry, Ed Sheeran, and Ellie Goulding.
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
When: 29 July – 1 August 2021
The Reading Festival is the place to go to hear top acts across a range of musical genres. Past years have seen performances by Twenty One Pilots, Post Malone, and Foo Fighters. Spread across several stages there are plenty of choices available whether you prefer the BBC Introducing Stage, the Main Stage, or the BBC Radio Stage. The whole experience is high energy and crammed with excitement. The companion event is the Leeds Festival held in Bramham Park. This is one of the defining music events of the year and while the line-up for the next festival has yet to be announced the last Leeds Festival saw performances by A Day To Remember, The 1975, and Billie Eilish among many others.
Where: Reading and Leeds
When: 27 – 29 August 2021
Set in the picturesque Lowther Deer Park, Kendal Calling may have one of the most attractive locations of any festival but that is not the most significant feature of the event. Kendal Calling is known for hosting great experiences covering music, the arts, comedy, and family shows. If you are looking for somewhere to go and relax in the company of like-minded individuals then Kendal Calling could be exactly what you need.
Where: Lake District, Cumbria
When: 29 July – 1 August 2021
Based on the banks of the River at Henley on Thames, the Rewind Festival is a chance to relive great 1980s memories and indulge yourself by experiencing some of the most talented musicians around. While the biggest names from the 1980s will grace the Main Stage you shouldn’t ignore the Riverside Stage or the renowned silent disco in the Electric Picture Lounge where DJs will battle to retain the most hearers while you dance into the night listening to your favourite tracks from the decade.
Where & When: Rewind South – Henley-on-Thames. 20 – 22 August 2021
Rewind North – Macclesfield. 6 – 8 August 2021
Rewind Scotland – Perth. 23 – 25 July 2021
For four days in August Daresbury in Cheshire is home to the Creamfields dance music festival. Throughout the event, both campers and day visitors will be able to enjoy live DJ sets from Ben Nicky, Fisher, KC Lights, Eli Brown and many many others.
When: 26 – 29 August 2021
One of the earliest festivals in the year is Glastonbudget. Billed as the ‘World’s best tribute festival’ Glastonbudget is a three day, multi-stage event combining original bands, cover bands and tribute acts. The event will also feature a silent disco. Channel one of the silent disco will be primarily Dance, Trance, and Club anthems while the second channel will feature 90s anthems, Brit-pop, Rock anthems, and Indie rock, allowing everyone to party together whatever your musical taste.
When: 28 – 30 May 2021
The Just So Festival is a family arts festival with a difference. Based in Rode Hall, Cheshire festival-goers can try experiences such as paddle-boarding, watching a woodland opera, meeting giant puppets. If you are looking for a way to spend some quality family time together there are few better alternatives. If music is your love then why not visit the Footlights stage and party at the silent disco. Whichever channel you choose there is no excuse not to embrace the beat and get dancing.
Where: Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire
When: 20 – 22 August 2021
Scorrier House in Cornwall is home to what is billed as the most rambunctious garden fete”. Across a range of venues and stages, ticket holders will be able to a wide range of events from music performances, to talks and demonstrations. There are also dedicated areas for younger visitors to enjoy themselves. One of the best-loved features of the Great Estate Festival is the Woodland Silent Disco. If you don’t want to stop when the stars come out then you can party through the night in the great outdoors listening to your choice of music, surrounded by many other happy partygoers.
When: 4 – 6 June 2021
If you don’t mind leaving the UK then why not take a flight to Biddinghuizen in Holland. For three days every August this small Dutch town is transformed by the arrival of around 250 acts and performance groups and thousands of eager revellers.
Unlike some other festivals Lowlands comes complete not just with food and drink stalls but also a sauna and a barbers shop for which Lowlands own currency is required. Temporary residents can keep in touch with events via the events radio station and daily newspaper. One aspect of the Lowlands experience that is especially worth noting is that they currently hold the world record for the World’s largest silent disco. In 2019 Lowlands broke their own record with an incredible 30,000 strong silent disco!
Where: Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
When: 20 – 22 August 2021
Have Your Own Silent Disco Festival
If you can’t wait for the Summer festival season then while you are unlikely to be able to afford to hire top artists for your own event there is one aspect of the festival season that you can replicate any time you want.
Silent discos are a big part of almost every festival and you can easily host your own any time you want. Whatever the occasion may be you can hire the equipment and get quickly started. Silent Disco Party UK can provide Three-channel LED headphones so that your guests can choose whatever music they prefer. Running your silent disco isn’t hard but if you feel in need of some professional assistance then they can also supply a DJ to keep your guests dancing so you can relax and enjoy the evening with them. Get in touch today to have your own mini silent disco festival.