Sleaford Mods have emerged as the knights in baggy jeans and trainers, armed with an arsenal of uncompromising songs that are more than capable of rescuing Latitude festival from a Coronavirus invasion.
After ‘Freedom Day’ allowed the dropping of all significant social distancing regulations earlier this week, the festival is going ahead as part of the latest stage of the government’s Events Research Programme.
While concerts and music festivals returning is a great step toward life as we knew it before Covid-19, the severe impacts of the ongoing pandemic are still being felt. In the latest news, Fontaines D.C. have been forced to cancel their planned performance after a member of the band contracted the virus.
“We regret to announce that during routine testing, a band member tested positive for Covid-19 this morning,” the band said on social media. “Band and crew are now self-isolating.”
As one disappointment arrives, what comes with it is another opportunity. Thinking on their feet, Latitude turned to Sleaford Mods to bail them out. “Mad announcement. We’re headlining the BBC Sounds stage at Latitude this Saturday night,” the band wrote on social media.
Adding: “You need to come witness the male models as we step out for the first time in 18 months. Fuckin yeeeesssss.”
The 35,000 capacity event will require proof of a negative PCR test of a vaccination certificate to gain entry.