The Dutch festival has invited back many of the acts due to play this year's festival before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As well as headliners The National, The Strokes and Massive Attack, Best Kept Secret 2021 will host performances from Mura Masa, Fontaines DC, Jamie xx, JFDR, Soccer Mommy, Metronomy, Octavian, JARV IS..., Girl Band, DIIV, Belle & Sebastian, black midi, Pottery, Jessica Pratt, and more.
Zoals jullie weten zou Best Kept Secret vandaag beginnen... We hebben iets moois voor je in petto om het leed te verminderen! Vandaag maken we bijna 70 andere artiesten bekend voor #BKS21, waaronder @MassiveAttackUK, Jamie xx en @fontainesdublin. Ga naar https://t.co/ZnaS9UsPvx. pic.twitter.com/HrzxsXAlfs— Best Kept Secret (@BKSfestival) June 12, 2020
The festival announced the first names today in place of what would've been the first day of Best Kept Secret's 2020 edition.
All tickets purchased for this year's event will be valid in 2021. More tickets will go on sale tomorrow (13 June) from 10am CET.
Festival director Maurits Westerik says, "The fact that this many artists, both upcoming and established, decided to join forces with us again to experience Best Kept Secret live together one year later, gives us the hope and courage to carry on. It is clear that music is the common denominator for many, that in these times we long for live music and that we prefer to share it together. We still have a year to go before that happens, but we look forward to a wonderful festival. It will do us all good."