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  1. Just a quick question from me - having attended a few of the themed weekends at Butlins and enjoyed them all, what’s everyone’s else’s feelings about them if attended? I read all the reviews on here and generally they are great. A load of us that met at Glastonbury are doing Rockaway Beach for the 2nd year in Jan So - is this the future of all year round festivals if ‘festival’ is the correct term
  2. Gladly! I’ll happily sing till 6am with the others (“,)
  3. I loved Bearded and fully enjoyed many different things that other people probably didn’t. I’ve been going to festivals for over 30 years and the diversity, choice, differences are what makes festivals great. If we all wanted the same thing there would be no need for other stages. im sorry but I felt the review simplified one persons experience. To call the Magic Tea Pot punters morons is very narrow minded and unfair. My opinion granted, but each to their own fella....seeing idiots mosh pitting during the Oh Sees whilst kids were in the vicinity is moronic - no reference to that I see. All in all, Bearded offers a lot to different people. Is it V? Is it Latitude? For me it’s my new highlight other than Glastonbury and one I feel so lucky to have stumbled on.
  4. I genuinely felt Latitude had turned a corner last year. The later stuff in the woods was top notch so I’m hoping that the additional acts later will make up for the beige across the lake. I’ve done 10 on the trot, I’ll probably end up going again but feel it’s gone backwards. Don’t get me wrong, Slaves, Cat Power, Nadine Shah to name a few are worth it - Underworld (my fave gig of 2017) are a catch although as special guests, I genuinely hope they are given the whole arena to smash the hell out of Henham and not a token half hour on the sunrise at midnight. TBH the headliners don’t really surprise me that much apart from Snow Patrol. Really? Latitude should always be praised for giving many act that step up many other festivals didnt gamble on (Foals, Bloc Party, Maccabees, Solange) but Snow Patrol? They must have been cheap and a kick between the legs of those working hard to make it.
  5. My 11th Latitude Plus points: New comedy arena and food was better. The late night DJs and acts were top marks Minus points: They need more water points and campsite toilets need renewal All in all, its not EOTR, it’s not Glastonbury, it’s not Boomtown. It is what it is. Yes it’s full of luvlies doing the festival thing, yes it’s an arena set up, but for me, it’s an opportunity for me to relax, chill, take in something different and appreciate one of the best festival venues out there without worrying about twats throwing piss or overcrowded campsites. I do Glastonbury each year and other festivals too. I enjoy Latitude as much as the others because I know what to expect. The line up will never compete with some others as the arts side takes up a lot of the budget, but over the years they have given chances to certain acts to top the bill and for that I’ll always appreciate it. It is what it is
  6. Same here. Its a good place to watch stuff mid afternoon whilst waiting about or just to eat!!
  7. Welcome to Latitude!! They will probably be up on July 10th!
  8. Im with you there! Ill be parked up to watch on BT App! Its going to clash with Sleaford Mods and Plant, but - im not missing it for anything!! Apologies to the purists!
  9. Hi I go each year as well as many other festivals such as Glastonbury and this year Boomtown too. For me its my chance to really relax and chill at what I believe to be one of the best venues for a festival. The woods, the lake, the whole layout is great. Run by festival republic, its run well. Toilets are clean, facilities all work! Its got a middle class rep and thats slightly unfair in a way. Okay there are your arty farty types, but its a 50-50 split between music and arts! Its to be expected. Its no more Hunter welly, Henry and Henrietta than Glasto where many are purely there to get a badge of honour. Latitude is a very family friendly set up but at the same time delivers alot of what people want. I view it as Glasto's younger sister! Its got music, but also debates, theatre and art. You go where you want and see what you want without worrying about being hit with a flying cup of piss if you're at the front of the stage! If you're after a brilliant music line up fun of Marque acts. Not for you. If you want to rave all day and night - not for you. If you want something with a bit of each and don't give a fluck about massive headliners - its for you. The music stops around midnight, but the woods come alive til 3am and the Comedy & Cabaret tents are going til then too. The site is very sizeable. Walking from the main arena entrance to the Camper-van field generally takes about 15 - 20 mins depending on how much booze you've had! Google Latitude aerial shots and see from above. It is an arena system where only small bottles of sealed pop are allowed in (not that this stops booze being sneaked in) but in the camp sites you can take in what you want. The only look out for me is use the lockers especially on the first night. The guy in the tent next to me got his wallet pinched last year while he was in his tent and was told he was one of about 18 on the first night. No reports after that of other thefts. With the rep being middle class and tickets usually not selling out, the opportunity for arseholes to tent hop is fairly high.
  10. I wouldn't hold your breath unless you're expecting Duran Duran! Knowing Melvyn Benn's idea of an exclusive, any other announcements will be some random arsed 'award winning' eastern European act youve never heard of or Duran Duran
  11. Another Pish Poor attempt. Very cheap.....The Latitude cash cow continues
  12. fluff164

    Going solo

    The best decision!
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