Leeds Festival revellers swap wellies for bikinis as Bank Holiday sun arrives

Leeds Festival revellers have ditched their wellies as the Bank Holiday sun has luckily arrived.

Music lovers have been layering on suncream and snapping selfies in bikinis as West Yorkshire sees temperatures exceed 20C.

The pleasant weather is expected to last the entire weekend, with highs of 18C tomorrow and no rain in sight until Tuesday.

Although the sold-out event only kicked off yesterday – eager festival-goers were spotted arriving at the Bramham Park site on Wednesday and Thursday to secure the best camping spots.

Ex-Oasis star Liam Gallagher entertained the masses on the main stage last night, with Stormzy headline tonight and Post Malone on Sunday.

Other big names performing this year are Biffy Clyro, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, AJ Tracey, and Two Door Cinema Club.

After being cancelled last Summer due to Covid, Leeds Festival have introduced requirements for partygoers to try and curb the spread of the virus.

Given they are 11-years-old or older, entry to the event will require one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination – you have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your second jab.
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow test – taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at Leeds Festival
  • Proof of natural immunity – based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival (including a 10-day period of self-isolation following the result).

Last week, more than 1,000 revellers who partied at a popular music festival in England tested positive for Covid.

Latitude Festival, which was held in Suffolk from July 22 to 25, featured as part of the Government's Events Research Program. Around 40,000 people attended.

Those wanting to gain access had to provide proof of a negative Covid test or show they had been double vaccinated.


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Despite the measures, new data from Suffolk County Councils revealed that 1,051 people tested positive for the virus in the following days after the event was held.

The analysis showed 619 people got infected at Latitude while 432 individuals would have been already infected with the virus at the time of the event.

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