Festival goers have started arriving at the Latitude festival in Southwold, Suffolk – one of the first major camping event in the UK to return since the pandemic began.
Headliners including Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club, with Griff, Mabel, Damon Albarn and Rick Astley also set to perform to an expected crowd of 40,000 people.
The four-day summer festival is a government test event with attendees either having to their double-jabbed status, or proof of a negative test before they are let in.
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The event will then take place as normal without any social distancing measures or mask wearing imposed.
Organiser Melvin Benn said the opening of the doors would be “an emotional moment”, adding that the testing regime would ensure the festival was safe.
He said: “It provides that security and safety that everybody’s looking for.”
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