Covid vaccines were available on-site during the Latitude Festival.

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Covid vaccines were available on-site during the Latitude Festival.

At the Latitude festival, tens of thousands of people finally got to enjoy live music, comedy, and fun sans masks. With the tail end of last week’s heatwave, lucky tourists received the best of the beautiful weather. Henham Park, on the Suffolk coast, was bathed in sunshine and blue skies.

A vaccine bus drew large crowds in addition to the normal stages, bars, and burger carts. The single-decker bus, which was staffed by NHS employees, was conveniently located between the campground and the main arena. Walk-in visitors over the age of 18 could acquire their first or second dosage of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine.

Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley of the 1980s, and comedians Jo Brand and Bill Bailey were among the performers.

The Chemical Brothers, Supergrass, and Damon Albarn were among the performers at the four-day event.

The event, which is part of the government’s Events Research Programme, was projected to draw some 40,000 music fans.

It was one of the first to go ahead since Covid restrictions were abolished in England last Monday on “Freedom Day.”

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