Festival season is in full flow and, here at The Reviews Hub,we’re tents pitched and wellies washed for our return to Suffolk’s Latitude Festival. With so much happening across Henham Park it can be hard to choose what to see. Our cheeky Latitude Lowdown series offers you the chance to hear about some of the offerings to be had. Glen Pearce spoke tophysical comedy troupe Sleeping Trees.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A live Sci-Fi comedy film, with tonnes of characters, surreal physical humour and a live band sound tracking the whole thing on stage.
Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
It’s actually our second time at the festival but the first time performing as Sleeping Trees! We were last there in 2014 and had an amazing time, the lineup was brilliant, it’s an incredible site and what other festival has multi-coloured sheep walking about!
How important is it for festivals such as Latitude to have arts programming alongside the music acts?
We think it hugely important! Of course, the music is what attracts the bulk of people to these festivals, we are all huge music fans ourselves, but a festival should be about celebrating all that is creative across a variety of art forms. We always like wandering around the site with no real plan of what to see and sometimes you’ll discover a real gem!
How have you been preparing for festival life?
We have been training rigorously for another summer of festivals, we’ve been sleeping in mud packs, have slowly been increasing the amount of beans and super noodles into our diet and armed ourselves with several canisters of aggressive mosquito repellent.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Latitude offerings?
We appeal not only to fans of comedy and theatre but to that of music and film too. We combine all four of these elements to create a truly unique and relentless hour of comedy.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Latitude (apart from your own!)?
There are a tonne of comedians we can’t wait to see, Reggie Watts, Pappy’s, Sam Simmons, Max &Ivan, James Acaster to name a few!!
Are you camping at Latitude and if so what is your one top camping tip?
We are indeed! Our primary tip is make sure you pack at least four cheese and onion pasties. They keep well, they’re delicious and one of those every morning not only keeps your food costs down but sets you right up for another day of boogieing right down.
Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival– and why?
Wellies all the way, we’re not the free spirited renegades we once were.
Sci Fiwill be performed on Saturday 16 July at 16:45 in The Little House at this year’s Latitude Festival, which runs 14-17 July 2016