Bounce Magazine’s attend the annual Latitude Press Day to see what our local festival has in store for us in 2018…
Bounce Magazine were thrilled to be invited along to this year’s Latitude Press Day Preview at Henham Park.
We caught up with the Latitude booking team to find out what is in store for 2018.
To kick start the morning we were welcomed by Melvin Benn, shortly followed by a freshly made stone baked pizza from Ipswich based company ‘Fundi Woodfired Pizza’, who will be in attendance amongst many new food suppliers at this year’s festival.
“I felt the food needed a refreshing this year,” commented Festival Republic’s Managing Director, Melvin Benn.
“Joining our fantastic music headliners are a long list of unparalleled talent from the latest and best upcoming artists, and after the success of Theatre Of Food at Electric Picnic, it only made sense to bring the amazing demonstrations that come with it to Henham Park, plus with even more Street Feast vendors, and unbeatable family offerings, this will be the best year yet.”
There are dozens of new activities joining original favourites in the Kids, Teens and Families areas at Latitude 2018. We spoke to Kids and Family Programmer, Sharon Reuben, who said:
“With three separate areas for kids, teens and families having fun together, Latitude aims to be the best and never disappoints! In the spirit of everything that Latitude is famous for, we’ve created a mini-festival of our own with everything from science to literature, drama and music to visual art and we’re ready to keep you entertained all day.”
Saturday Day Tickets have now sold out for Latitude 2018, however, weekend tickets are still available to see The Killers, Solange and Alt-J.
The Killers headline show in the Obelisk Arena on the Saturday night is going to be an ultimate spectacle as the band will be playing a euphoric career-spanning set. The Las Vegas quartet have five albums of hits to unleash, including their latest number one album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.
We caught up with Lucy Wood, Latitude’s Music Booker, who said “I don’t know how I am going to top The Killers next year.”
She will be attending this year’s festival no less than eight and a half months pregnant, “This may shock some people… however, this is my first full year as Latitude’s Music Booker, so it has become like my baby… I couldn’t choose between my babies so of course I will be at the festival doing as much as I can.”
Latitude will be continuing this year use reusable cups to eliminate single-plastic use – something they’ve been doing since 2007! They have also joined forces with the Greenpeace events team again this summer to help stem the tide of plastic pollution at the festival. All plastic bottles bought at Latitude will have a 10p refundable deposit.
SOLAS will return with its signature haven of immersive music, rejuvenating treatments, yoga workshops & immersive art installations in the forest glades of Henham Park. Book your places now before it is too late!
Culture vultures rejoice as Latitude is once again going to be showcasing the very best names from the world of dance, theatre, spoken word and comedy. Read on to discover the bountiful bevy of names joining our headliners Harry Hill and Bridget Christie.
The dance programme is full of welcome returns and exciting debuts. The incredible BalletBoyz will be coming back to Latitude with their new show Fourteen Days created by acclaimed choreographers including Craig Revel-Horwood and Christopher Wheeldon. New Adventures will also be wowing Henham Park once again with a performance of The Prince & Swan duet from one of Matthew Bourne’s most-acclaimed works, Swan Lake.
And, for those of you who like to shake your own tail feather, Late Night DJ’s will be taking over the Comedy Arena to get you dancing from dusk ‘til dawn. Whatever you are into, Latitude has something for everyone!
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/latitude