Lots of festivals in the Netherlands now getting the green light, including 3 days (40k visitors a day) MysteryLand.
They really got f*cked over by local authorities. While national gov is giving every event a "go" the local authorities do not have enough emergency services in place in that weekend. Awakenings claims (and I think this is a good argument) they can arrange a lot of that privately themselves. Police are complaining they cannot go on holiday leave because of all the postponed events now taking place in a short season but I think that's rubbish...they had no events, no nightlife and no football matches for over a year!So odd that Awakenings was cancelled.
I've not seen a UK one?
Looking at this tickets are sold outThe general feeling in The Netherlands is....that events in august have a high chance of going ahead.
But be aware there is a heavy debate about a test-based society requiring you to get a PCR test for just about anything that's not essential to your life. They are making those tests cheaper than the usual PCR test though, but I have no idea if that discount accounts for tourists too.
It could be that you can go without a test if you have a green EU vaccination passport but our government are nut jobs and are currently saying they are not sure if that is sufficient...
I got myself some tickets for events starting mid July because I think outdoor + testing will pave the way for a normal non-distance event.
If people are still looking for a nice festival to travel for..check out StrafWerk mid august, AmeIIAme, Stussy, Artbat, Anotr, Gerd Janson, Honey Dijon, Henrik Swarz, Kerri Chandler, Maceo Plex, Patrick Topping, Sam Paganini and more.