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 began hosted a collection of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem amongst 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 began. Some 40,000 unmasked individuals are participating in Latitude’s trial as a part of the government’s events research programme – results are as but unclear but its success or failure might inform the staging of other festivals this summer time.

A lateral move check earlier than entry and a day by day well being screening are the one obstacles to normality. It’s overwhelming – dangerous, even. Nevertheless it all shortly comes dashing back: the giddy thrill of dancing subsequent to strangers in a tent, queues for halloumi, the stamina it takes to pace throughout the location to see as many acts as attainable. The only real difference is that men are washing their palms after a trip to the bogs.

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