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NEWS: Organisers hail Latitude 2016 a scorching success

Organisers have hailed this year’s running of Suffolk’s Latitude festival one of the best ever.

Festival goers revelled in the sweltering heat instead of tradition UK festival mud as the sun shone down on Henham Park across the weekend. The 11th Edition of Latitude Festival celebrated the very best in music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, poetry, literature, cabaret, science and art.

With spectacular headline sets from The Maccabees, The National and New Order, the weekend was packed with a host of extraordinary performances.

For Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, founder and organiser of the festival, the tenth edition was always going to be a tough act to follow. “I didn’t think it was possible to top last year, but here we are rounding up the 11th year of Latitude, and I couldn’t be prouder of the festival. We were blessed with a weekend of glorious sunshine and unforgettable performances.”

Benn was particular impressed with the Headline acts. “The Maccabees were incredible as a debut headliner, The National did the impossible in topping their previous headline performance, and New Order put on the most spectacular show. Some of the greatest names in music, arts, theatre, comedy and literature came together yet again. Latitude Festival has cemented itself as an unparalleled multicultural celebration.”

With the festival enjoying glorious weather over the weekend, festival goers were queueing down the riverbank to enjoy a dip in Latitude’s famous lake, a spa treatment to relax and unwind in the Solas area, or a refreshing cocktail in Blixen’s pop-up restaurant. Changes to the traffic management system this year also received praise, with the long delays of 2015 a distant memory.

Organisers have their sights already set on 2017 when Latitude will return to Henham Park in July for its 12th Edition.

Full coverage of the festival can be found at www.thereviewshub.com/latitude

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