Latitude Festival is returning for its twelfth year and they are coming back with a vengeance.
This is an incredible weekend, which claimed the 2017 best major festival award. Since then, it has played host to incredible past headliners such as Snow Patrol in the festival’s very first year. Arcade Fire performed just one year later as well as other household names like The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
This year’s line up has hit the presses and fans have more than enough reason to be excited. The headline acts for the year are Solange, the younger sister of pop sensation Beyoncé, is headlining the Friday night. She has just been named Harvard University’s Artist of the Year. The Killers, who have headlined a huge amount of festivals in their 17 year tenure, who are known for their chart hits Mr Brightside, Human and When You Were Young, are headlining the Saturday night. Alt-J, a British indie rock band who formed in 2007 are heading the Sunday night. If they sound familiar to you regular festival goers, it’s because they having been making a name for themselves with both the release of their last two albums and because they have played festival after festival for the past few years, generating some well-deserved notoriety.
Bolstering the headline acts is a fantastic line up of supporting acts to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. Topping the list are The Vaccines; an indie rock band who have played with some of the biggest bands in the world. They released their most recent album last year. Audiences can expect to hear great songs old and new.
We also have singer Rag’N’Bone Man, known for his baritone voice. Rag’N’Bone Man has been making waves since his first hit single in 2016. He has even gone on to win the British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards. However, as you can see, it’s not just the music acts that will be drawing in the crowds this year. The beauty of Latitude is that it is far more akin to mainland European festivals than we are used to in the UK.
Something for Everyone
Latitude boasts an impressive line up with its music. It’s also filled with hilarious comedy for you to attend if dancing has started to wear you down. As far as entertainment goes, it doesn’t stop there. You can also treat yourself to a plethora of theatre and film if you feel the need to cool down. If one checks the small print acts on the flyer, you’ll see that there are great events such as poetry, swimming, a street of feasts and art shows.
If you’re not one for sleeping rough and the standard camping doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry. There are plenty of spaces for glamping. The festival supplies the opportunity to stay in comfortable lodges, lofts and cabins. It also supplies pre-set yurts and tipis, which not only come ready made for you but are much more spacious than most tents. However, these spaces are selling out fast so if comfort is what you’re looking for then you best hurry.
Adult ticket prices are currently at £197.50 with the teen tickets for you under agers coming up at £132.50. Best of all, for any of you with young ones who can’t find a babysitter, child tickets are at an incredibly affordable £10.