Everything you need to know about Latitude Festival 2015
09 Jul 2015
Latitude Festival takes place next week. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the 2015 festival.
The Suffolk-based festival takes place at Henham Park from Thursday 16 July until Sunday 12 July. Latitude Festival is not just a music fest. The event includes everything from incredible headliners (Alt-J, Portishead and Noel Gallagher) to comedy, poetry, film, theatre and everything in-between.
Latitude Festival is packed with everything from music to poetry. With over 25 areas and stages, you’ll be sure to find something to take your fancy over the weekend.
On the music side, Alt-J, Portishead and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will headline the festival. They will be joined by Caribou, Wild Beats, Santigold, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jon Hopkins, Manic Street Preachers, Warpaint, Years & Years and many more. Check out the full Latitude Festival line-up here.
If laughs are what you’re after, comedians Jon Richardson, David O’Doherty and Jason Manford lead the comedy line-up. They will be joined by Elliot Steel, Russell Kane, Shappi Khorsandi and Holly Walsh.
For something a bit different head down to the waterfront where the waterslide floating stage hosts a number of special performances, including Gareth Malone Presents: Voices and the Latitude Choir and Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra.
Other Latitude highlights include the Live Art House, where exciting theatre performances will take place; the Literary Area that sees talented authors and the best of the literary world tell stories; the In The Woods area hosts DJs each night for partying on into the early hours; and brilliant cabaret shows will take place over at the Cabaret area.
What you need for Latitude Festival
First and foremost yourself and your ticket! Secondly, cash is pretty handy to buy beer, merch and food. If camping, remember your tent and sleeping bag. Foldout chairs also come in handy for lazy mornings and sitting around your camp.
The festival is in England, so despite summer’s hot weather, bring clothes for all seasons and plenty of socks. Other handy things to remember include tissues and wet wipes, toiletries, a torch, wellies, sun cream and a tin opener.
If you’re planning on buying alcohol at the festival remember to bring ID. Likewise, some events (such as some film screenings) will have age restrictions. Finally, plan your route home before getting to the festival and bring your return ticket or enough cash to get back.
How to get to Latitude Festival 2015
The festival is located at Henham Park, between the A12 and A145, and can be accessed in a number of ways. Latitude and National Express offer a coach service. Trains run regularly from London to Halesworth and Diss. Festival goers can also drive to the event and should follow the signs to the festival, and – bonus – car parking is included with your ticket.
Alternatively, taxis will drop you off at the festival’s drop-off zone, and there will be bike racks available to those who went to pedal to the festival.
The other bits that you really need to know
Calling all campers! Latitude Festival will open it’s campsite on Thursday 16 July at 2pm. The site will close on Monday 20 July at 5pm.
The arena will be open from around 5pm on Thursday while on Friday, Saturday and Sunday its opening time is 10am. Party on.
The festival village is complete with everything you could wish for (including showers). The important things like cash points, food stalls, the village shop, welfare tent and water points are all located here, along with some fun things like a place to do yoga and play volleyball!
Where to get your ticket
This year Latitude Festival has partnered up with GET ME IN!, Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace, to provide festival goers with a way to buy and sell tickets easily and securely.
You can now buy weekend and day (Friday / Saturday / Sunday) tickets here from GET ME IN!.