Festival focus: Latitude 2012
by Lindsay Harrod
Are you tired of fighting off drunk fourteen year olds? Do you care more about music than mud? And, most importantly, does the idea of multi-coloured sheep attract you? If so, Latitude Festival is the one for you.
Now in its seventh year, Latitude, taking place in Henham Park in Suffolk, has gained a reputation as one of the most fun, friendly, varied and enjoyable festivals of the British summer.
Previous headliners have included Damien Rice, Arcade Fire, The National, Florence and the Machine and this year features Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller.
However, despite the amazing names Latitude have boasted on its Obelisk Stage, it is the great range of alternative stages that makes this festival stand out from its rivals. The hugely popular stage in the woods showcases up and coming acts- last year Ben Howard played there mid-afternoon and is now second to Paul Weller on the main stage- while festival-goers can discover poetry, theatre, dance, cabaret and comedy around the park.
So, if you fancy dancing in the woods with folk music and pixies or being awed by Sadler’s Wells ballet troupe, Latitude has it all.
12th – 15th July 2012
Weekend tickets start at £175