Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and Snow Patrol to perform at Latitude 2021

ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray spoke to managing director of Festival Republic, Melvin Benn.

Organisers of the Suffolk based Latitude Festival have confirmed that artists including Snow Patrol, Lewis Capaldi and Bastille will perform at the festival next year.

The annual music event, which usually attracts around 200,000 people was due to start on Friday 17 July at Henham Park near Southwold but was cancelled back in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, the promoter behind Latitude Festival said that although the festival with be able to survive another year financially, it has been upsetting to see it not go ahead this year.

The festival is set to resume next year, a week later than normal. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The festival would have been in its 15th year with people planning to stay for the weekend in campsites set up around the main event.

However, it is now due to return on 22-25 July 2021.

Melvin also feels that the festival will look similar to previous years, with hopes medical advancements will mean that people will not have to socially distance.

Latitude Festival at Henham Park.

Snow Patrol, who will headline next year on the Sunday, also headlined at the first ever Latitude in 2006.

They were also booked for Latitude last year but couldn't perform because band member Johnny McDaid was ill.

They should have been performing this year but Covid put paid to that .