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Tokyo World 2021 festival set to welcome thousands in Bristol today – live updates


Tens of thousands of music-lovers are set to flock to Eastville Park today for one of Bristol’s biggest annual music festivals.

It’s estimated that 40,000 people will attend Tokyo World with organisers labelling this year’s edition the ‘most incredible’ in its history.

Tokyo World is back with a stellar lineup spread across seven stages, so ticket holders can watch the likes of Hot Chip, Basement Jaxx, Burna Boy and Faithless.

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There will also be fairground rides and an array of food and drink stalls at the venue.

The sold-out festival begins today (Saturday, September 18) with the gates open from 11.30am on both days and last entry at 4pm.

Festivalgoers are required to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test (NHS website or text message confirmation will be accepted) or proof of full vaccination on the NHS app.

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees has expressed concern over the coronavirus spreading at the festival and is urging those going to take a test.

Speaking at his bi-monthly press conference on Wednesday (September 15), Mr Rees said: “It’s not just down to individual behaviour and individual decision, it’s down to the kind of spaces we create for people as well.

“Giving advice on how those going should stay safe, the mayor said: “Our director of public health said very early doors one of the best things we can do is make sure people understand the principles of transmission.

“It’s person to person, it’s personal physical contact – it’s through droplets and aerosols. So, if you can keep your distance as much as possible, that will minimise the amount of risk you’re exposing yourself to.

“If you can make sure you are being tested as well, so that you are knowing your own status, make sure you’re rapid testing before, rapid testing afterwards.

“And if you have any symptoms, then do the right things by your friends and people who you don’t know, but will be there, and don’t attend.”

This is a live blog. Scroll down for further updates.

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