Here are all the music festivals still running in Scotland in 2021, including Playground, Stag & Dagger and Party at the Palace.


The majority of last year’s music festivals were canceled – for obvious reasons – and a few fell through in 2021, as the entertainment industry continued to struggle.

But, now that the restrictions have been lifted, many are moving forward.

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Here are all the festivals on the 2021 calendar.

Doonhame Festival

The Doonhame Festival will take place at the Crichton, Dumfries, on Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31.

Fifty acts will perform on four stages, including The Kaiser Chiefs, The Feeling, Hayseed Dixie, Bad Manners, Skerryvore and Toploader.

Tickets, priced at £ 90 for the weekend are available here.

Festival organizers are hopeful that stages like this one at the TRNSMT festival will return to Scotland this year.

Party at the Palace

The Palace party is scheduled to take place at Lochside Field, Linlithgow, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August.

There will be three musical stages, with artists such as The Manic Street Preachers, Del Amitri, Hue & Cry, The Snuts, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Brand New Heavies, Kyle Falconer, Be Charlotte and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five.

Tickets, starting at £ 49 for a day pass, are available here.

The Manic Street Preachers headline Party at The Palace in Linlithgow.

Terminal V summer series

The Terminal V festival will take place at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, on a consecutive weekend in August – Saturday August 7, Saturday August 14 and Saturday August 21.

The outdoor event showcases the best of techno and house music with artists including Patrick Topping, Reiner Zonneveld, Floorplan, Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Anna, Ben Klock, Layton Giordani, Bart Skills, Joel Mull, Charlotte De Witte, Len Faki, PHYXIX,, Adiel and Stephen Brown.

Tickets, priced at £ 61.82, are available here.

The Doonhame Festival in Dumfries will include a performance of the Kaiser Chiefs.

Vibration festival

The Vibration Festival will return to Callendar Park, Falkirk on Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4.

There will be street food, craft drinks and street performers, as well as performances by The Fratellis, Cast, Reef, The Pigeon Detectives, Shambolics, Mickey 9s, Black Cat Bone, The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band, Man Of Moon and Nova.

Tickets, priced at £ 25, are available here.


TRNSMT will return to Glasgow Green from Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12.

Over 70 artists will perform on three stages including Courteeners, Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Blossoms, Inhaler, Liam Gallagher, Primal Scream, Keane, AJ Tracey, Twin Atlantic, The Chemical Brothers, Snow Patrol, Dermot Kennedy, Amy Macdonald, and Declan McKenna.

Tickets, priced at £ 62.50, are available here.

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

The Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, which takes place at the Knockengorroch Farm in Galloway, has been rescheduled from Thursday September 16 to Sunday September 19.

The Celtic, Roots and World Music Festival will feature a silent nightclub, spectacular Celtic fire show, cabaret, comedy and workshops, as well as performances by Afro Celt Sound System, Shooglenifty, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Plump DJs , Cut Capers, The Poozies, Kel Assouf, DopeSickFly, Callum Easter, The Poozies and Tinderbox Orchestra.

Tickets, priced at £ 58.30, are available here.

Playground party

The Playground Festival, in Glasgow’s Rouken Glen Park, has been postponed from September 24 to 26.

Bands that perform include The Libertines, James, Morcheeba, Glasvegas, Leftfield, Boy George and Culture Club, Kelis, Roisin Murphy, Sister Sledge, Hile Rogers and Chic, Macy Gray, Razorlight and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Tickets, priced at £ 33.75, are available here.

Deer & Dagger

The Stag & Dagger Festival will take place at multiple venues in Glasgow on Saturday 13 November and in Edinburgh on Sunday 14 November.

Artists performing at the event include Working Men’s Club, Billy Nomates, Carla J. Easton, TV Priest, Drug Store Romeos, Girl Band, Gwenno, Phoebe Green, All We Are, FEET, Hotel Lux and PVA.

Tickets, priced at £ 34.10, are available here.

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