“Latitude is a very special festival and we can’t wait to get back to Henham Park, but we will only do that if the prevailing situation in the UK is deemed safe by the government’s Chief Medical Officer and all necessary safety protocols are in place at the event. To that end, I have been working very closely with a number of leading doctors including the Public Health Department at Imperial College London to demonstrate that it can be done safely.
We are confident that our hard work in conforming to the protocols, plus the fact that all UK adults are due to have been offered the vaccine before the festival takes place, PLUS the news of large scale test events rolling out in April and May, will mean that we really can go ahead.
We are delighted that the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, has been so emphatic in his support of festivals and the June 21st re-opening of the culture sector. As he said in his interview with The Times last weekend, “The creative industries aren’t some kind of add-on and ‘nice to have’. They are important to our sense of wellbeing and our national life,”. We appreciate his dedication to ensuring the safe opening of the sector.”
-Latitude Founder and Creator, Melvin Benn
If you would like to know more, please see a list of FAQ’s, and their answers, below. These can also be found in the Info section of our website.
Is Latitude 2021 going ahead?
We are confident that Latitude will go ahead this summer. The festival will only take place if the prevailing situation in the UK is deemed safe by the government’s Chief Medical Officer and all necessary safety protocols are in place at the event.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden is promising a summer of fun to save sport and the arts, saying, ‘I want the country to have a summer of fun and I am working to achieve that.’
I don’t feel safe attending in 2021, can I get a refund?
The festival will only take place if the prevailing situation in the UK is deemed safe by the government’s Chief Medical Officer and all necessary safety protocols are in place at the event.
If we have to postpone or cancel Latitude 2021 you will be entitled to a refund. Until then, as per ticket terms and conditions, we’re currently unable to offer refunds other than for cancellation or significant alteration of the festival. If you want to sell your Latitude 2021 ticket, check to see if your ticket agent has an official resale site and list it there.
What happens if Latitude Festival is unable to take place in 2021?
Ticket holders will have the option to roll over their tickets to 2022, or receive a full refund from their ticket provider.
Will the event run at a reduced capacity?
No, Latitude 2021 will run at full capacity as normal.
Will Latitude Festival 2021 move to later in the year?
No, we are all systems go for July 2021 as per government guidelines about full capacity reopening from June 21st.
When will you announce more artists for Latitude Festival 2021?
We will have announcement news very soon - keep an eye on our socials for updates, and to be the first to know, sign up to our Latitude mailing list.
Can I apply for an access ticket to Latitude Festival 2021?
Yes, access applications are not currently open, but please sign up to our access mailing list to be notified.
Will I be required to have a Covid vaccination to attend Latitude Festival 2021?
The government are not mandating vaccination so it won’t be mandatory at Latitude, but we will be testing to ensure those without vaccination are Covid clear before they enter the festival.