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Founded in 2006, Latitude Festival coined the tagline ‘More than a music festival’ and it certainly is. Alongside major names on the music stages, Latitude offers a range of theatre, dance, poetry, comedy and literature over four days in the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk. Multi-coloured sheep and attendees from 8-80 make this one of the most diverse festivals on the circuit.

LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Andrew McMillan

How would you describe your Latitude performance in one sentence? Loving, Tender, Honest, Raunchy (only a little). Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? This is my third time to Latitude to perform in the poetry arena, I now know to take a sleeping bag, ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Cove Hithe

One of the key elements of the Latitude Festival has been the links to the local community. Across the various stages local theatre groups, dancers, writers, poets and musicians have been able to showcase their talent to a large audience. As acts such as Noel Gallagher, Alt-J and Portishead limber up for their headline appearances at the 10th Edition of ...

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NEWS: Details of Latitude Festival wild swimming revealed

Catwalk models have walked on its waters, Dirty Dancing performed their icon lift on it and giant swans have performed musical ballet across it but until now Latitude Festival goers have been restricted to a boat ride around the Henham Park lake. For the 10th anniversary edition of the Suffolk festival, however, organisers have teamed up with leading open water ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Daniel Piper

How would you describe your Latitude performance in one sentence? Worth missing whoever’s on at the same time for. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? I came in 2012 and had an amazing time. I was blown away by the amount of stuff to ...

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INTERVIEW: Latitude founder Melvin Benn

As the sun shines on Henham Park in Suffolk it is hard to believe that in a month's time this rural parkland, currently home to grazing sheep and cattle, will be transformed under a sea of tents and stages as the 10th Latitude Festival takes place. Before work to set up the festival starts, Paul Couch spoke to Latitude founder ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Tim Clare

How would you describe your Latitude performance in one sentence? Basically I am going to shout in rhyme while being very anxious but you will like it. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? No, I’ve performed at every Latitude since the beginning. I am ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Figs In Wigs – Show Off

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A variety show with very little variety. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? This is our third visit to Latitude. We are expecting picnic hampers and Cath Kidston tents. How has the show developed on ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: West Yorkshire Playhouse – Avocado

How would you describe your show in one sentence? An explosive solo piece by Eve Ensler about a young woman being smuggled to freedom in an airless, dark avocado container. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Happily, I’ve been before and it’s awesome. How ...

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