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

Damon Albarn

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Henham Park, Suffolk
The first 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 nonetheless is

Standing in a subject, sporting glitter, watching bands, with a warm 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 part of the government’s occasions analysis programme – results are as yet unclear however its success or failure might inform the staging of different festivals this summer time.

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

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