Latitude 2012

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£175 weekend adult ticket
Daily capacity: 35,000
Last updated: Tue 10th Jul 2012

Latitude isn't just about music and colourful sheep, but has a full spectrum of art including film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art together for a fun-filled, cultural adventure by the sea.

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The dates for the seventh Latitude which has a capacity of 35,000 are expected to be from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012.


Friday is headlined by Bon Iver, Saturday's line-up is topped by Elbow, The Sunday is Paul Weller. They lead a host of acts and entertainment announced for the multi-arts event including concert pianist Lang Lang who will be an exclusive special guest, plus Wild Beasts, The Horrors, and White Lies headlining The Word Arena. Special appearances are also confirmed from Rufus Wainwright, Bat For Lashes, Buena Vista Social Club, Daryl Hall, Janelle Monae, Laura Marling Metronomy, and Simple Minds.

Other acts confirmed are (in alphabetical order) are Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, The Antlers, Apparat, Battles, Baxter Dury, Ben Howard, Bwani Junction, Chairlift, Cold Specks, Daughter, Dawes, Destroyer, Dexys, Django Django, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Esperanza Spalding, Explosions In The Sky, Fatoumata Diawara, The Field, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Givers, Howler, I Break Horses, Iceage, Jonathan Wilson, Josh T Pearson, Lana Del Rey, Kindness, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Lianne La Havas, Liz Green, Lloyd Cole, M83, Michael Kiwanuka, Other Lives, Perfume Genius, Richard Hawley, Sharon Van Etten, Sissy And The Blisters, SBTRKT, SoKo, St Vincent, Sunless '97, Team Me, Thomas Dolby, tUne-yArDs, The Silver Seas, The War on Drugs, We Have Band, Wooden Shjips, Yeasayer, Zola Jesus, and Zun Zun Egui.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.


Pre-sale tickets are no longer available. Tickets for Latitude Festival are available to buy online now. Two instalment plans are also available paying in 2 of £87.50, or 4 instalments of £43.75.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £175 with a Family Camping option also available, with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5-12 years priced at £5. A Friday, Saturday (Sold out), or Sunday day ticket is priced at £75, with a child day ticket (for 5-12 years) priced at £5. Campervans tickets are priced at £30.

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Latitude provide a 2-for-1 scheme, for disabled ticket holders who require a full time assistant with a free ticket for their PA. They give priority to customers in receipt of Higher Rate assistance for Personal Care and Mobility although each application is considered individually. The 2 for 1 scheme will open on April 1st 2012. Applications cannot be submitted before this date. To be eligible for the scheme the booking reference number will be needed in order to apply for a free ticket for a carer or PA.

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Latitude has an exclusive cultural programme housed across ten separate arts arenas, as well as making use of the woods and lake, the festival will showcase comics, filmmakers, visual artists, poets, authors, actors, directors ond dancers in the Arts Arenas - The Comedy, Poetry, Literacy, Theatre, Music & Film, Dance and Cabaret Arena.

Music Arenas
Now in its seventh year Latitude has four stages dedicated to showcasing music acts. The headline acts will perform at the Obelisk Arena. The Word Arena will host an eclectic line-up of alternative, leftfield music, while the Sunrise Arena showcases rising stars on a secluded woodland stage. The Lake Stage is an open air hub for tomorrow's stars handpicked by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and DJs are hosted In The Woods and around the site late into the night.

Theatre Arena
Supported by the country's leading theatre companies, has established Latitude as one of the best theatre festivals in Europe, showcasing work from national treasures as well as premiering new and bespoke performances.

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The Literary Arena
Transporting festival goers to the far reaches of the imagination with a star studded bill of authors, philosophers, historians, thinkers and famous faces to rival any literary-only festival.

Poetry Arena
Home to hip hop artists, slam poets, raconteurs, lyricists, and rappers as well as today's leading poets.

The Cabaret Arena
Hhosting sketch shows, Edinburgh previews and comedic genius.

Comedy Arena
Comics plucked from the comedy circuit, plus all the hotly tipped upcoming talent and other big surprises.

The Film & Music Arena
Screening a daily mix of award-winning shorts, silent films, and documentaries, often accompanied by live scores, Q&As, artist collaborations and DJs.

Waterfront Stage
The stunning stage will host open-air dance productions and extraordinary events from across the worlds of dance and fashion.

Pandora's Playground
Home to an assorted mix of artists ranging from the strange to the sublime.

The Faraway Forest
Each year this area transports people to another world; and home to the themed Ball, and more.

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Iris Gallery
The Latitude Contemporary Art Award (LCA), now in its third year offers five of the contemporary art world's artists a chance to create a piece for an exhibition in the Iris Gallery, set in the woodland area of Henham Park. Last year's winner Andy Harper will return with a new installation and alongside the LCA exhibition, exceptional pieces of art, sculpture and illuminations will transform the In The Woods area.

Childrens Arena
The children's arena is a mini-festival in itself, with local children's organisations firmly at its heart. There's a dizzying range of activities and entertainment including art and craft workshops, theatre and puppet shows, local author events, a minimonsters roadshow and missions to complete with the guerilla geographers! There are activities for budding chefs, wildlife explorers and wannabe west-end performers plus older kids should prepare for the new bushcraft challenges. From babies to teenagers, Latitude guarantees the children's arena will wear out the toughest of infants.

There will be a Baby and Toddler chill out tent which also includes a soft play area, free sunscreen, baby changing and food warming facilities and more. There are even activities for babies, plus fun in the family campsite for early risers who can't wait to play.

Latitude has several areas dedicated to entertaining teenagers to with The Inbetweeners Area a space for teens who want their own space at Latitude featuring music, media & technology workshops, bushcraft skills and wild play.

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Boutique babysitting

Latitude will offer dedicated fully qualified festival childcare professionals who will provide bespoke childcare at a 'mini festival' of their own the Boutique Babysitting kids club. Parents will be given the chance to drop off their little ones at a choice of two 4-hour sessions, with the later one taking place after the festivals' own Children's Area has closed up for the night. Children will be invited to explore and experiment with their own music studios, production, wardrobe and stage areas; make new festival friends; play games and generally enjoy some parent-free fun at their very own festival.

Family campsite

There is a dedicated family campsite, for families with children under 13 (who can attend for FREE) within the public camping area and also a family campervan area within family camping.

Tour de Latitude

This year Latitude is launching the inaugural Tour de Latitude. Travel first class by bicycle to Latitude and raise much needed funds for two great British charities and friends of Festival Republic: Kenyan Orphan Project and Julie's Bicycle.

Participants will have three options of distance to cycle, which means that people of all cycling levels will be able to join in the challenge. From (1) Hackney - 113 miles, (2) Sudbury (north of Colchester) - 55 miles and (3) Ipswich – 35 miles.

In order to take part, each participant will need to raise £350 which covers the cost of registration, support, logistics, a weekend festival ticket, a £60 donation to Kenyan Orphan Project and a £20 donation to Julie's Bicycle. The organisers of Latitude, Festival Republic, will donate an additional £75 for every participant who starts at Hackney, £35 per participant starting from Sudbury and £25 per participant starting from Ipswich.

Online Registration now open at

Partking update

The car parks felt good underfoot on Tuesday 10th July. The ground is sandy onsite at Latitude and so drains really well and organisers do not think showers will cause disruption to the event. There is always the possibility of slight delays due to peak times and the weather so attendees are asked to use the Latitude Facebook page ( and official Twitter (@LatitudeFest) where regular updates of the car park situation will be made every two hours on Thursday 12th July.


Tickets will be checked inside the site and not on the gates with the A12 and A145. Please travel straight into site where you will be able drop passengers off, find out answers to any questions you might have about the festival and exit back onto the main roads. Peak traffic flows are likely on the afternoon of Thursday 12 July and on the morning of Friday 13 July and then late evening on Sunday 15 July and before noon on Monday 16 July.

Weekend and day car parking is separate to the campsites in adjacent or nearby fields. Parking is included in the price of your ticket. No sleeping, camping or fires are allowed in the car parks.

Drop off points

All drop offs and pick ups for weekend ticket holders are via Red Gate 1 on the A12 including by taxi. You can enter the site, drop off and exit the site via Red Gate 4. Follow the signage for "weekend drop off / pick up"

All drop offs and pick ups for day ticket holders are via the Day Gate on the B1123 including by taxi. You can enter the site, drop off and then exit the site via the same gate. Follow the signage for "day cars" and "day drop off / pick up".

For safety reasons, please do not drop passengers off on the main roads, there are no pavements - you can drop them off safely and easily well inside the site. There is no pedestrian entry from the gates on the B1123, A12 and the A145 into site so if you are dropping someone off or picking them up, you need to use the drop off / pick up points inside the site.

More information will be here when available.

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