Latitude Festival: From the glamour of cabaret to the freshest new music The Latitude Festival in the UK has a knack for bringing all sorts of entertainment to the table and providing something for adults, children, teens, and students. A huge range of music is on offer at the festival starting with pop, jazz, classical, and […]Latitude Festival 2019 Henham Barns Nr, Southwold, Beccles NR34 8AQ, United Kingdom Beccles Suffolk United Kingdom
The Latitude Festival in the UK has a knack for bringing all sorts of entertainment to the table and providing something for adults, children, teens, and students. A huge range of music is on offer at the festival starting with pop, jazz, classical, and rock all the way to DJ sets and rap. The set up for Latitude consists of over 17 separate areas each offering a different range of entertainment and performances. The Obelisk arena is considered the main stage where major performances from the likes of The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag “N” Bone Man, The Killers, Jessie Ware, Jon Hopkins in 2018.
Latitude Festival provides up and coming artists a platform to showcase their style and talent from and works very hard to help kick-start their careers.
The BBC is heavily involved with the festival and has two stages, one of which provides the latest and newest twists from renowned artists and the other offers a blend of classical, jazz, world, folk, and country. The Sunrise arena is a creative set up in the woods where throughout the day you can listen to the futures hottest musicians. During the evening the Sunrise arena is illuminated and transformed into an all night long woodland rave. Latitude emanates its passion for the performing arts and has stages dedicated to cabaret and some of the UK’s leading dance companies.
The music and film arena is where you can witness the latest film screenings and get a peek into what’s to come in the film industry. Harry Hill and Bridget Christie are headliners for Latitudes Comedy arena where a lot of local comedians will also be performing. The Speakeasy section of the festival is where you can find award-winning poets, authors, and writers all there to share their latest content and offer advice for the world of literature.
‘Where music, literature, theatre, and dance come together to inspire at Latitude’.
Latitude is a family-friendly festival and has sections for both children and teens offering a range of activities to release their inner creativity. The kids section holds a children’s disco along with pond dipping, pizza making, star gazing, and much more. Teens can expect to expand their skills and dive into the production process of films, enhance their acting skills, learn about technology, and take part in fashion competitions and styling workshops.
Teachers are invited to bring along students for tips and performances from some of the most respected theatre companies, dancers, writers, film production companies, and visual artists. Latitude offers a range of talent from across the spectrum and encourages everyone to get involved.
Latitude is held in Henham Park in Suffolk and works with Big Green Coach to get ticket holders to and from the festival. There are 18 pickup and drop-off locations throughout the UK including Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Leeds, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, and many more. Walking to the festival site is not advised as there isn’t any pedestrian access. The Latitude team is advising people to car share wherever possible which can be arranged via Liftshare.
Latitude starts on Thursday the 18th of July 2019 and finishes on Sunday the 21st of July 2019. Weekend festival tickets start from £198 for adults and £10 for children. Teen tickets cost around £132 for the full festival and camping. Under 5s get free entrance. For additional costs, there are several glamping options onsite and a quieter campsite for families with younger children.
There are many accommodation options in Suffolk to suit every budget. Surrounded with nature there are several campsites, glamping, and holiday parks to choose from that are ideal for families.
Cosy Inns and quiet B&Bs are spread throughout the area along with luxury hotels and spas for a 5star break. For large groups, there are many self-catered apartments, cottages, and houses available, each offering a range of amenities.
Suffolk embraces its beauty and has a lot to offer in the way of activities and entertainment. Outdoor activities, including cycling, ziplining, horse-riding, bird watching, golf, and woodland trails are very popular all year round. The coastline of Suffolk gives you the opportunity to explore the water activities available such as canoeing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, and surfing.
If you are looking to unwind for a couple days, there are several spa and well-being centres in the area that have a range of beauty treatments available. The Suffolk area has over 60 nature reserves and plenty of historical castles to visit for a glimpse into Suffolk’s history. Whatever your interests, there is masses of fun to be had in Suffolk.
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