The organisers of the Latitude Festival say the event will be fully operational, and negative Covid tests are a must-have.
The four-day festival at Henham Park in Suffolk is scheduled to be held in July, as it was canceled last year.
Lewis Capaldi, Bastille, First Aid Kit and Snow Patrol are the first acts to be announced.
On-Site Testing Facility
Founder Melvin Benn says the event will continue as long as “the current situation in the UK is considered safe”.
The site inspection will ensure that unvaccinated people are clear before entering the festival, ”he said.
Mr Benn said “all plans are in place” on July 22 and 25, following the prime minister’s announcement that there would be no restrictions on social distancing in England from June 21.
End Of Restrictions
“We’d like to reassure you all that we are working hard behind the scenes and will be following all government guidelines and legislation to ensure Latitude is safe for all.
“We are confident that our hard work in conforming to the protocols, plus the fact that all adults are due to have been offered the vaccine, plus the news of large-scale test events in April and May will mean that we really can go ahead,” he added.
Snow Patrol was forced to cancel its Latitude location in 2019 due to illness.
The band were the first ever headliners on the Friday night in 2006, when the Obelisk stage was in a big tent, and will return to play the Sunday of this year’s event.
“Without them there would be no Latitude, because until you get the first one in your head that yes, you probably don’t get the show.