Truck Festival has certainly not disappointed with their 2021 lineup, the Oxfordshire festival boasts established indie favourites such as The Kooks and Bombay Bicycle Club and potential future stalwarts such as Fontaines D.C. and Squid.
The festival prides itself on showcasing some of the most promising upcoming bands and pop artists in the country and 2021 is no exception, and there's the added bonus of having your hangover shaken off by Mr Motivator.
A trip to the Lake District is good enough but going there for a festival must be pure bliss. By day, you'll find names such as Stereophonics dominating the main stage as headliners and a wide selection of indie and pop bands to choose from across the various other stages at the festival.
By night, Kendal Calling introduces DJ sets into the mix, where you can dance away to Joel Corry, Faithless and more. Kendal Calling is a festival that immerses you in some class new bands and luscious scenery.
For one day in September, we return to a staple event in Manchester. Psych festival has always welcomed the most wonderful and weird bands into the heart of the city. The event is spread across some of the city's finest venues including YES, Gorilla and the 02 Ritz.
If you can spare a second for some downtime amongst all the talent on show then feel free to explore the various art installations, street food stalls and a few DJ sets for good measure.
Liverpool Sound City has garnered a reputation as being one of the premier places in the UK to check out indie artists who may just go on to do great things. Located within Clarence Dock, each stage is within a couple of minutes walking distance of one another and range from small coffee shops to an outdoor main stage.
As well as supporting new music, the festival is also committed to the Keychange 50/50pledge and also runs a conference alongside which discusses key issues within the industry and plays host to some fascinating guests.
When: Saturday 25th September (Bristol) Sunday 26th September (Nottingham)
Where: Various venues to be announced in Bristol and Nottingham
Dot To Dot is spread across both Bristol and Nottingham, taking place over the weekend starting September 25th. With a whole host of venues in both cities, you'll be on the trail of some of the most promising acts around at the moment.
Moving back to the Autumn for the first time in their 16-year history, the festival will be aching for people to get back through the doors and you may just find your new favourite band.
Despite welcoming ore genres into the fold, something about Leeds/Reading will always remain distinctively indie and you can see that in the 2021 lineup. Former Oasis man Liam Gallagher takes one of the headline slots and you can still find bands galore.
The Wombats are long-serving festival favourites and are joined by fellow indie stars Wolf Alice and Two Door Cinema Club. There's no shortness of excitement surrounding this lineup where there's an artist or band for pretty much anyone.
It's fair to say that Green Man is always a contender for best location as its setting within the heart of Wales' Brecon Beacons is always a sight to behold. The twin festival to End Of The Road, Green Man is a festival dedicated to bringing in some of the finest indie talents from across the globe.
Boardmasters is the ultimate party by the beach. Taking place on Fistral beach in Newquay, the festival has a strong ethos of sustainability and surfing. Offering you a place throughout the day to pick up a board yourself or to just take in the various entertainments on offer.
The festival boasts 11 different stages, ranging from smaller local folk acts to huge headliners, with the like of Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith all performing this year.
A little later than usually planned this year, All Points East will return to London's Victoria Park on August bank holiday. The Monday will boast an indie lineup featuring much-adored rockers Foals and festival staples Bombay Bicycle Club who have been at the forefront of British indie since the late '00s.
With multiple stages and a seemingly endless amount of food stalls, it is going to be a great day to see some of the best indie music new and old coming out of the UK.