Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance

Damon Albarn

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Henham Park, Suffolk
The primary full-capacity pageant because the pandemic started hosted a collection of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Standing in a subject, sporting glitter, watching bands, with a heat pint in blazing scorching sun: these human behaviours needed to be relearned for the first full-capacity UK music pageant because the pandemic started. Some 40,000 unmasked individuals are participating in Latitude’s trial as part of the federal government’s events research programme – outcomes are as yet unclear however its success or failure might inform the staging of other festivals this summer time.

A lateral circulate check before entry and a day by day health screening are the one obstacles to normality. It’s overwhelming – dangerous, even. Nevertheless it all shortly comes dashing back: the giddy thrill of dancing next to strangers in a tent, queues for halloumi, the stamina it takes to tempo throughout the location to see as many acts as potential. The one real difference is that males are washing their arms after a trip to the bogs.

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