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One thing missing from 2020 has been experiences - but we all hope they'll be back for 2021.

We've picked 10 Kent experiences you could give loved ones this year (or just treat yourself!)...

The Leeds Castle Concert will be back in 2021
The Leeds Castle Concert will be back in 2021

Leeds Castle Concert

It's one of the summer highlights and, although it had to be postponed this year, it will be back, bringing sun-kissed live music and some spectacular sights, on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Acts already booked include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor and artistic director John Rigby, a Spitfire flypast and firework finale. There's currently an offer of two tickets and a bottle of prosecco for £115. Visit LeedsCastleConcert.co.uk or call 0845 652 6262.

Enter our competition to win two tickets for next summer here.

Ramblin' Man Fair in Mote Park, Maidstone
Ramblin' Man Fair in Mote Park, Maidstone

Ramblin' Man Fair

Rock fans missed out on the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd when the 2020 festival had to be cancelled. But some acts have already been announced for the 2021 event, which runs from Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18, 2021, including prog rock giants Big Big Train, The Quireboys and American band Clutch. Book tickets starting at £50 for general admission on the Friday, up to £265 for a three-day VIP pass at ramblinmanfair.com

Superstar Michael Buble
Superstar Michael Buble

Michael Buble

The Canadian singer will be visiting the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury on Saturday, July 10, 2021 - and tickets are still available. The singer is expected to perform hits including Everything, Home and Haven't Met You Yet, at the home of Kent Cricket. General admission standing tickets cost £70 plus a booking fee. To book go to kentcricket.co.uk

Brian and Emma Irving at the last Salute to the 40s Picture: Phil Lee
Brian and Emma Irving at the last Salute to the 40s Picture: Phil Lee

Salute to the 40s

We will meet again at Chatham Historic Dockyard when, after a year's postponement, the popular vintage festival returns to the site for a weekend of nostalgia and retro chic on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. Start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now - the wartime spirit is very much alive. Book tickets from £22 for an adult single day ticket at thedockyard.co.uk

Pub in the Park with Tom Kerridge
Pub in the Park with Tom Kerridge

Pub in the Park

Chef Tom Kerridge managed to stage some socially distanced events in 2020, but his popular Pub in the Park had to wait until, hopefully, restrictions will have eased in the summer of 2021. His food and music event will be staged at Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11, with line-ups expected to be broadly the same as was planned for this year. Tickets cost from £37.28 for a single day adult ticket at pubintheparkuk.com/tunbridge-wells

Black Deer Festival Picture: Louise Roberts
Black Deer Festival Picture: Louise Roberts

Black Deer Festival

The Americana music festival line-up for 2021, having missed 2020, boasts Robert Plant and The Waterboys, as well as an extra evening. Running from Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20 at Eridge Park near Tunbridge Wells, ticketholders will be allowed in to soak up the atmosphere from the Thursday afternoon. Ticket prices start from £61.63 for an adult Friday ticket at blackdeerfestival.com

The Libertines will play the Castle Concerts
The Libertines will play the Castle Concerts

Rochester Castle Concerts

The three nights of live music in picturesque surroundings, postponed until 2021 will run from Thursday, July 8 to Saturday, July 10, with a line-up already announced of The Libertines, The Jacksons - playing a one-off outdoor summer concert - and UB40. Ticket prices start at £37.50. Buy yours at thecastleconcerts.co.uk

See our calendar of events for next year in Kent here.

Livestock at the Kent County Show Picture: Thomas Alexander
Livestock at the Kent County Show Picture: Thomas Alexander

Kent County Show

The Kent County Agricultural Society, which supports the county’s farming and rural communities, wasn't able to hold the show this year, but it will be back from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11, 2021. Tickets aren't yet on sale, but the society is encouraging people to become a member, which grants access to the show on all three days, and supports its work. You can also buy a named brick on the sponsors’ wall for someone for Christmas for £100. Find out more at kentshowground.co.uk

All Saints will perform at Dreamland as part of the Margate Pride celebrations
All Saints will perform at Dreamland as part of the Margate Pride celebrations

Dreamland Pride: All Saints Live

The Margate attraction may have been closed most o this year, but there's some big gigs coming up in 2021.

One of the biggest is set to be the rescheduled return of Dreamland Margate Pride, which will see 90s girl band All Saints headline a colourful evening of entertainment for Pride on Saturday, August 14, with other special guests still to be announced. Tickets are still available. Buy them from £12.50 at dreamland.co.uk

Monster trucks will roar into Quex Park
Monster trucks will roar into Quex Park

Big Monster Truck Slam, Quex Park

Tickets flew off the shelves for the monster trucks event when it came to the Thanet venue in 2019. Postponed from 2020, get your motor loving mates tickets to the show in 2021 on Sunday, July 18 - and make sure you get to see the spectacle yourself too. Book tickets from £16 at monsterslam.co.uk/tour

Kentish gifts to give this Christmas

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