It is a mere few days from one of the largest celebrations of this summer’s festival calendar, the tenth birthday of Latitude Festival. As we look ahead to what is assured to be an unforgettable year, we have hand selected a number of areas old and new that you cannot afford to miss if you are Henham Park bound this weekend.
Latitude has always prided itself on adding a little something extra to an already spectacular event. Warm cider and dodgy burgers are something not associated with the Southwold shindig and taking luxury and relaxation to the next step this year is Solas. A self contained oasis of tranquility by day and a colourful spectrum for the evening, allow your sore limbs a respite from the dancing and jumping with a number of treatments or immerse completely within the soul dome, a visual and audio space promising a break from the headiness of the festival.
It is pretty exciting news for any hardy Latitude patron who may have perused the festival before as the idyllic lake that runs through the centre of Henham Park has served as platform, stage backdrop, meeting point, relaxation space over the years yet you have never been allowed to take a cool dip after a suitably steamy day on site. This is due to change for 2015 with all festival goers free to take the plunge as well as swimming lessons and adventure swims on offer.
From a project that originated in an unassuming Dingle church, this Irish musical platform Other Voices has expanded dramatically. On its debut year it will be hosting innovative and emerging artists including Young Fathers, All We Are and All Tvvins in engaging and intimate settings for the lucky attendees of Latitude.
The Faraway Forest
As the sun sets upon the main stage and the sounds of the headliners have faded into the darkness, it is time to take to the trees and follow the droves of revellers deep within the woodlands for an array of performance and variety. This year promises performances from Let Pan Be My Judge, Wow Vows and a head spinning amount of other artists, poets, theatre troupes, dancers and more.
The Lake Stage Curated by Huw Stevens
Huw Stevens is a self proclaimed future teller regarding new music, the Radio 1 DJ has will curate one of his strongest lineups of recent years on the Lake Stage in 2015. To Kill A King, Rae Morris and Prides will headline each evening and will be preceded by some of the world’s most exciting new talent including Formation, Honne, Outfit, Petite Meller and more.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a peak at a true mascot of Latitude Festival who have remained with the site for this wonderful decade long celebration of art, culture, music and creativity.
Latitude Festival takes place in Henham Park, Southwold between July 16 – 19. Tickets are available here: http://www.latitudefestival.com/tickets