British Summer Time

Sarah Marsh - March 22, 2021

British Summer Time Begins

The warmer weather and lighter evenings will soon make an appearance, with clocks moving forward Monday next week, we will lose an hour in bed making us feel a little more tired. However, on the plus side we are one step closer to summer evenings.

British summer time is about to begin! This year will be bigger than ever with Covid rules lifting we deserve to relax in some well earnt hot weather.

With many restrictions lifting many festivals are rescheduling, summer 2021 is going to look a whole lot better than last year.

Some popular festivals that are still going ahead include:

Creamfields 2021

The UK’s biggest dance music festival will be returning on 26th-29th August. With over 300 artists performing across the four-day weekend it’s definitely not one to miss!

Parklife 2021

Parklife will be returning bigger than ever in 2021. The Manchester festival is set to take place this Autumn with 80,000 fans – 11th-12th September.

Reading and Leeds 2021

Reading and Leeds will be held 27th-29th August presenting Stormzy, Post Malone, Liam Gallagher, Queens of The Stone Age.

BST Hyde Park 2021

BST Hyde Park will be back bringing a host of the world’s biggest artists to the famous London Hyde Park on 9th – 11th July.

Sheffield Gin Festival 2021

The Gin Society Festival will take place on 19th June within the gorgeous setting of Sheffield’s own Cutlers Hall – the perfect venue to spend four gin-fuelled hours.

Chester Vegan Festival 2021

Chester Vegan Festival is back for the 4th year, on the 15th August. The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue, all the profits from the festival will directly help animals.

Sausage and Cider Festival 2021

Sausage and cider festival is coming to Middlesbrough! You can also enjoy live music, eating competitions and much more. It will take place at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday 7thAugust.

Splendour Festival 2021

The one-day music festival will be on Saturday 24th July at the grounds of Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.


TRNSMT 2021 sees the Scottish rock and indie festival return to Glasgow Green on 9th – 11th July that’ll feature some of music’s biggest artists, including Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher and Courteeners.

Be quick to get your tickets as festivals are on higher demand.

Covid Rules:

Be sure to stay safe and up to date with the Covid rules & restrictions:

From 5th April:

  • At least four people from two households can meet outside
  • Hairdressers and barbers can reopen
  • More shops can reopen and non-essential click-and-collect can resume
  • Outdoors non-contact group sports for 12 to 17-year-olds can resume

12th – 19th April:

  • All pupils back at school full-time.

The full roadmap can be found here.

Xenia Students wish you a great break and a Happy Easter!