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  1. Only about 70 Covid cases attributed to the festival according to bbc news. Well below community prevalence.
  2. A few pics from the site build….. Main Stage, Castle Stage, Victorious sign on Castle Field, the one bar at the main stage that has started and where the Seaside Stage will be (not started yet)
  3. If Green Man is anything like Latitude the vaccine /neg test checks won’t slow things too much - at Latitude they did the vaccine s / neg test check first in one bay (with vaccine people going through one route and tests another) and it was flowing quickly. The wristbands actually took longer. So fingers crossed it won’t add too much delay.
  4. Site build started…. Here’s the Castle Field
  5. They still haven't published the Stage II research results yet (they were going to be peer reviewed so I guess it may take a while). It does make you wonder if we'll ever see the Stage III results from Latitude (and of course the longer they are left not published the less relevant they will become as the circumstances around things such as vaccine roll out changes)
  6. My feeling is that there might be additional government guidance for organisers and licensing authorities after the ERP concludes but unless the NHS is close to being overwhelmed things will continue as they are. Most festivals seem to be following the same entry requirements as Latitude.
  7. I went to the whole talk. The chap was Prof Iain Buchan who is from Liverpool Uni and was one of the leads on the Stage 1 ERP events. Can’t remember everything he said but he did mention that Latitude wasn’t just about looking at case numbers but other pieces of research related to live events. Also interesting to note that Melin Benn was in the audience and watched the whole talk!
  8. Glad several people here saying they enjoyed Vlure. Alongside Wet Leg they were one of my 2 new music tips before the festival but alas clashes meant I missed them (I had seen them a few weeks before at their own gig). They have such commitment as a live act.
  9. Yeah - there are lots of IOW connections with Wet Leg. The bass player has played with Lauran Hibberd's band (another IOW artist) before. Considering the size, Isle of Wight is doing the business at the moment: Wet Leg, Lauran Hibberd, Plastic Mermaids, Coach Party, Roberta Fidora all doing good stuff.
  10. Top 5 I saw 1. Damon Albarn 2. Wolf Alice 3. Wet Leg 4. AvaWaves 5. Chemical Brothers
  11. They’ve been signed by Domino and Rhain (lead vocalist) has been doing it for a few years now solo. Check out her song Humdrum Drivel
  12. Can't believe that I've been through the timetable and that I have only 1 main clash and 1 minor one. The only main one is Arlo Parks vs Damon Albarn - but have seen both before (in fact I saw Arlo on the Lake Stage at Latitude) so not particularly bothered either way.
  13. I think the point here is they are saying your test expires after 48 hours so you need to retest, but reading between the lines, nobody is going to check. It's basically a 'this is what you should do but we have no way of enforcing it or checking it' But if you go off site they will recheck.
  14. Wet Leg (Very promising Isle of Wight duo signed to Domino Records) Vlure (Imagine the cast of Trainspotting forming a shouty synth goth band with the occasional reference to Faithless, Depeche Mode and Killing Joke)
  15. Thanks. Gonna try and make it early for Wet Leg. The video for their (currently only) song ‘Chaise Longue’ has me smiling.
  16. My 1st Green Man this year Can anyone tell me what the score for the Thursday night is. Are the stages that are open the. available to everyone? And if so how busy does it get?
  17. Obviously every year is different but generally whilst some turn up for gates there’s a gentle stream of people all day and evening.
  18. This is my biggest fear as well. I have 2 gigs this week (1 yesterday and 1 tonight) both socially distanced, relatively small venues etc but after that I'm not doing anything until Latitude. Whereas before I was worried about getting it because it could make me ill or worse now having been vaccinated but cases growing I'm worried because it will balls up my plans for Latitude! The gig I went to last night was sold out but there were empty seats - possibly due to having to isolate? The person I'm going to Latitude with is a teacher as well - so she's probably at higher risk of not being able to go than me, as my job has very little in person contact. Keeping everything crossed!
  19. Just noticed on the website that gates are opening earlier this year. I wonder what the reason is? Traffic management? Or longer time to get onto site due to vaccine / test checks? As we have a 4/5 hour drive we won’t be arriving early anyway, but I wondered what others were doing? I mean, Latitude is hardly Glastonbury in terms of the rush for camping space.
  20. Wet Leg (new cool indie 2 piece from the Isle of Wight) Vlure - Imagine the characters from Trainspotting going to art school, getting into Depeche Mode and getting quite shouty / angry about it.
  21. Looks like you might be in luck... https://standon-calling.com/2021/06/june-2021-statement/ They're forging ahead. Positive news after yesterday's WOMAD cancellation
  22. Foy Vance. He popped up to do a song with him. When they announced his name a lot of people outside the tent came sprinting in and then left after his song. I felt quite sorry for Vance but I’m sure he realised that would happen.
  23. And at the time I said this as a bit of a joke 🤣 and now here we are!
  24. The wording of the government roadmap doesn't say all restrictions will be lifted on stage 4. It says they will be eased. (For example Covid certification or testing might still be in place). So there could be further testing after Stage 4 to abolish all restrictions perhaps? A secret stage 5 perhaps? This is the actual wording on the government website: "We hope to reopen remaining premises, including nightclubs, and ease the restrictions on large events and performances that apply in Step 3. This will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where we will trial the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection. The same Events Research Programme will guide decisions on whether all limits can be removed on weddings and other life events."
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