Thursday, July 22, 2021

By Tom Horton, PA

Music fans have begun to arrive at Latitude Festival in England.

Longitude Festival which usually takes place in Marlay Park is its sister event. Back in March the festival which was meant to take place in July was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Latitude Festival meanwhile is expected to be attended by around 40,000 people, is part of the UK Government’s Events Research Programme.

Headliners for the event, which is taking place at the Henham Park estate near Suffolk on the English coast, includes Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Latitude Festival 2021 – Southwold
(Jacob King/PA)

Festivalgoers were pictured arriving at the festival on Thursday amid the heatwave.

However, according to the UK Met Office, the high temperatures are not set to last and the heatwave will dissipate over the weekend.

Weather will become unsettled with patches of rain likely to move through the area on Saturday and Sunday, the forecaster said.

Latitude Festival 2021 – Southwold
(Jacob King/PA)

Earlier this month, the festival organisers said a number of UK ministers and MPs will be among the crowds at the event.

Social distancing measures were lifted in England on Monday meaning music festivals can go ahead, however some events including Glastonbury and Womad have been cancelled for 2021.

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