Free family music festival returns to Aylesbury this summer

Live music comes back to Aylesbury this summer, with this free event.

By James Lowson
Monday, 24th May 2021, 3:02 pm
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 3:04 pm

After the pandemic halted live music performances last year, free music festival, Parklife will return to Aylesbury this summer, if the country reopens.

Parklife 2021, is scheduled for this August bank holiday weekend (28-29) at Vale Park, but will be cancelled if restrictions aren't eased.

Aylesbury Town Council announced the event is set to return, but could be cancelled at short notice depending on the coronavirus situation.

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Proms at Parklife 2019

NBS have been pencilled in as headliners, the local band performed two years ago, with a setlist full of much-loved pop covers.

On June 21, the final phase of the government's plan to reopen the country after lockdown, is set to be implemented.

Meaning nightclubs can reopen and music festivals such as Parklife face less restrictions regarding capacity and socially distanced bubbles.

After an enforced hiatus last year, event organisers are promising the return of familiar features at this year's Parklife. This includes: Live in the Park, Stars in the Park,

Proms at Parklife 2019

Church in the Park and Proms in the Park.

On the Saturday nine-and-a half-hours of continuous live music across two stages is planned, whilst festival goers can also visit: the Community Involvement Area, market stalls, a fun fair ride and an array of local businesses serving cold beer and hot food.

One new feature will be a “Kids Ent Tent”. The features of this new tent will be revealed closer to the event date.

On the Sunday, as part of Proms day, Aylesbury Concert Band will be among the acts performing, the band's set will include a selection of popular classics as well as the traditional anthems. A fireworks display has also been organised. as part of the second day's free activities.

Current reports suggest a cancellation, would be unlikely, although the coronavirus situation can change quickly, restrictions are likely to be lifted at this stage.

National reports suggest further restrictions will be lifted on June 21, given the speed of the vaccination rollout and conted stable coronavirus case numbers.

Case numbers remain low in Aylesbury Vale, despite a cluster of positive Indian variant tests being confirmed two weeks ago.

The Indian variant spikes in certain areas of the country hasn't dramatically impacted the overall infection rate of the UK.

For updates on Parklife, Aylesbury Town Council can be followed on social media on Instagram: @aylesburytowncouncil, Twitter: @aylesburytc and Facebook at