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Latitude Festival will require attendees to show their NHS Covid certification to attend festival to see bands including Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club

Music fans will need to prove they are coronavirus free if they want to watch Wolf Alice at Suffolk's Latitude Festival later this week.

Organisers of the Henham Park have said gig goers will need to show their Covid papers - proof of full vaccination, proof of natural immunity after a positive PCR test in the past 180 days, or proof of a negative lateral flow test within the past 24 hours - which can be found in the NHS App.

The weekend-long festival is the first in England to go ahead after the Government finally lifted restrictions - and for many will be the first sign of normality since organisers were forced to stop events in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Wolf Alice
Wolf Alice

Indie band Wolf Alice will headline the Obelisk Arena on Friday, with The Chemical Brothers starring on Saturday, and Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club on Sunday.

Some of the biggest bands to star on the BBC Sounds Stage will be Hot Chip, Fontaines DC, and Sons of Kemet. And they will be joined by 20 other acts including rising star Arlo Parks, Dream Wife, and Shame.

Rising music stars of the future Dry Cleaning, Black Honey and Greentea Peng will be at the Sunrise Arena, joining Working Men's Club, Bad Sounds, bdrmm and 21 other acts in the arena.

Arlo Parks, taken by Sterling
Arlo Parks, taken by Sterling

BBC Introducing will feature bands including Strawberry Lace, Before Breakfast, and Joseph Lawrence.

And other acts set to perform at the weekend include Powerplant, Weird Milk, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Declan McKenna, Bill Bailey, Villagers and more.

Campervan ticket holders will be able to arrive tomorrow at 2pm, earlier than usual, and campers will be able to turn up from 8am on Thursday.

Kaiser Chiefs
Kaiser Chiefs

The Kids Area now opens at the same time as the rest of the arena, at around 10am, but the Enchanted Garden in the Family Campsite has a lively programme for early risers from 9am.

If you have tested positive for coronavirus you must not attend and you will not be able to access the venue - but organisers have said your ticket will be refunded. You should take your lateral flow tests at home before setting off to the festival.

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