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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.

Interview: Latitude’s sheep in chic clothing

As final checks are made ahead of the gates opening for this year's Latitude Festival, The Public Reviews snuck behind the scenes to have an exclusive chat with the poster girls of the festival. While Portishead, Alt-J and Noel Gallagher are limbering up for their headlining performances, another group have seen it all before, and are already in position to ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Phil Ellis on Funz and Gamez at Latitude

Latitude Festival is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. It is the perfect setting for a family game show,butFunzandGamez isn't your usual children's game show. Prizes may or may not be on offer and alongside the catchy songs and whacky games, Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will ensure the festival spirit is in full flow. Phil Ellis spoke to Glen ...

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INTERVIEW: Christopher Brett Bailey on axe wielding at Latitude

Christopher Brett Bailey is renowned for his full-throttle vocal performances in shows such as This Is How We Die. For this year’s Latitude Festival, however, the writer, performer and musician will be offering a different style of entertainment that is sure to rock the festival site. He explains more to Glen Pearce. So tell us about the show you are ...

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Latitude: The Kids Are Alright

Regardless of its famous cross-generational appeal, by its very nature the age demographic of Latitude Festival is bound to favour the young and participants over the past few years have been getting younger. Paul Couch spoke to Elli Chapman, Artistic Director of CultureWorks East at Latitude’s press launch. In collaboration with Norwich-based youth arts company Culture Works East, and the ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Joanna Griffin’s Clown Slut

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A one-woman show, bursting with feel-good feminism for the lads and ladies. 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 first Latitude so I’ve heard it’s a rather civilised affair with families and culture ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Blind Summit’ Citizen Puppet

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A puppet docudrama exposing the shocking truth behind Jack and The Beanstalk. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Some of the puppeteers have been before, but none the puppets have. Terry claims to have been ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Brigitte Aphrodite

How would you describe your show in one sentence? Gig meets theatre meets depression meets poetry meets laughter meets a tidal wave of glitter! Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? I've been to Latitude many times before. It's my favourite festival. Memories: fresh oysters, ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Ali Ray

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A Campers Cooking Demo in Custard (my yellow campervan), served up with some tasty travel tales from my book - Pitch Up, Eat Local. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Yes, it’s my first time. ...

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