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  • Writer's pictureKristina Smith

Flora, fauna and festivals 2021

Summer music festivals. They’re the best for being outside, loving nature, celebrating the planet’s astonishing flora and fauna (flowers and wildlife to you and me), dancing, singing and generally having way too much fun. Think Woodstock. Think flower power. Think garlands. Think jewellery inspired by the great outdoors that looks at its very best IN the great outdoors.

If you have tickets to one of this summer’s big UK festivals – woo! … And you need something to wear. If you didn’t get tickets – even better! You have more to spend on something fabulous. At Ark Jewellery, we’re here to help you with that.

The festivals of 2021

These are the festivals of 2021 that appear to be going ahead, and we’ve paired each festival with lush jewellery we think is perfect for each occasion. So whether you make it into the mosh pit, mill about in the meadows or have a back-garden DIY festival with a live stream, you’ll look amazing doing it.


When? 11 to 15 August

Where? Newquay, Cornwall

Who? Foals headline Friday, Gorillaz headline Saturday, Jorja Smith takes Sunday in a celebration of freespirits: surfers, skaters, BMXers, artist, giggers. While the best surfers in the UK battle it out on the waves, Fistral Beach Bar and the music makers bring the smiles.


When? 11 to 15 August

Where? Walton on Trent, Derbyshire

Who? Metal heads unite at this 20th anniversary of the UK’s massive showcase of international metallers. Real ale, epic bands and a weekend of camping culminate in the glorious Judas Priest headlining on Sunday.

Reading and Leeds Festival

When? 27 to 29 August 2021

Where? Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

Who? The classic first festival with massive names from across the pop, hip-hop, dance and indie worlds. This year, Stormzy, Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen and SO many more split their time between Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park for the pleasure of thousands of revelling students.

Isle of Wight

When? 16 to 19 September 2021

Where? Seaclose Park, Newport

Who? The original UK music festival, Isle of Wight was one of Bob Dylan’s favs back in the day – and this year, Tom Jones, The Script, Duran Duran and David Guetta and stacks more hit the very family friendly festival.

Jewellery to celebrate

Bold, decorative colourful pieces with a contemporary design, choose from an eye-catching collection of necklaces and earrings and celebrate in style.

The Arabesque is a sensory jewellery collection featuring distinct patterns etched in sustainable wood and painted and varnished with organic material, soft, warm and comforting, dangles in perfect harmony with the music. The wood, green and white colours are the perfect match for a summer festival.

Chic, bejewelled and floral are the Venetian jewellery collection, featuring Millefiori glass bead necklaces and earrings. Fancy, feminine and glamourous for the young and the young at heart to wear with those floral and flowing dresses.

After a year of cancelled festivals, 2021 is going to be one to remember, and what is the Present Moment if not for something to remember. When the photos have drifted down your gallery wall and the wristband is long gone, these beautiful pieces will last and last.


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