Latitude Festival will go ahead at full capacity this summer as part of the government’s event research programme, looking into the effects of large events on the spread of COVID-19.
The festival is set to be the first major event of 2021, after a slew of cancellations of other festivals due to COVID restrictions and a lack of insurance.
Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille, and a host of other musicians and comedians are set to take the stage at Henham Park in Suffolk, on 22-25 July, with ERP experts and scientists working closely to make the event as safe as possible for festival goers.
Melvin Benn, the Festival Director of Latitude, said:
“We have been working extremely hard to make sure that Latitude Festival can go ahead safely at full capacity. Becoming an ERP event gives us the security of going ahead. Crucially the additional research collected at Latitude will benefit all festivals and live events moving forward. Everyone will be welcome to attend as long as they have a negative lateral flow test or proof of two vaccinations”
He went on to talk about returning to live music, saying:
“After many months without live music and arts, we are ecstatic to return with a full capacity festival. Restarting festivals is crucially important to the wellbeing of everyone in society and we hope that Latitude will be the first of many festivals to take place this summer!”
Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter