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The Standon Calling music festival will be at full capacity this summer, according to its organizers.
The event is scheduled to take place July 22-25 in Hertfordshire, with Arlo Parks, Bastille, Craig David and De La Soul among the performers.
Approximately 15,000 people are expected to attend and a negative lateral flow test before the event will be required.
Founder and director Alex Trenchard said organizers decided to “move forward” after reviewing data from the government’s pilot events program and listening to comments from new Health Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday when ‘he said ministers saw “no reason” to delay final easing. restrictions in England beyond July 19.
If it goes as planned, the independent festival will be one of the first to take place this summer outside of the government’s pilot program – just days after the remaining lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Festivals like Glastonbury, Womad and Kendal Calling have already announced that they will not move forward this year, with many citing the lack of government-backed coronavirus insurance and clear guidelines on measures that events will have to respect.
You can read more about the other festivals that are still hoping to take place this summer here.