The first full-capacity music festival since 2019 is Latitude Festival, which welcomes 40,000 attendees.
For tens of thousands of people who converged for Latitude Festival yesterday, freedom was music to their ears.
The four-day music and arts festival, which is one of the government’s major test events, will go “as usual.”
That means there will be no social separation, face masks, or restrictions at the gig in Henham Park, Suffolk. It will be the UK’s first big outdoor music festival since 2019. However, it is being considered as a critical test event to assess if festivals can be held in a safe manner.
With a maximum capacity of 40,000 people, made up of a mix of campers and day-ticket holders, revellers arrived in droves yesterday.
And they couldn’t suppress their delight in the scorching sun.
“It’s fantastic to be back,” one person commented. Look at it…incredible.” it’s
Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille, and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the musical headliners.
Comedians Bill Bailey, Katherine Ryan, and Jo Brand are among the other performances scheduled for the festival, which was canceled last year.
Over the weekend, organizer Melvin Benn indicated a number of ministers and MPs would attend.
Mr Benn stated that music fans will be able to securely jump up and down, wave their arms about, and hug someone.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson commissioned the Government’s Events Research Programme in February to see how huge events could be hosted securely.
The Euro 2020 semi-final and final at Wembley, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and many concerts at Sefton Park in Liverpool have all been chosen thus far.