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2 minutes ago, suttttttt said:

There are 5 stages dedicated purely to music: Obelisk, BBC, Sunrise, Alcove and BBC Introducing. Then the Film and Music tent will play host to a few acts as well as talks and films. Theatre, comedy, cabaret and speakeasy all have their own dedicated stages. As far as I'm aware 5 music stages is about standard for festivals of a similar size.

You've missed the Lake Stage! which makes 6.

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On 23/02/2018 at 8:45 AM, FestivalNewbie7 said:

I think we'll want to get in as soon as it opens, love all the wandering round, getting bearings etc as we're newbies to Lat. On a similar note... how tight is security here? Does it take ages to get searched, do you have to unpack all your stuff?

Glasto was a pain in the backside last year, we turned up as early as possible and had to unload all our stuff off trolleys to be searched, luckily the only 'contraband' we had was metal cutlery...! But friends arriving later were not searched as extensively and therefore got in much quicker. Tempting to turn up later if it means getting in quicker?

as others have reported ' its a lot less of a slog to reach the campsite ' - now the basic configuration has not changed much since it first started. 

Two Image - first one was given to me by the landowner in 2011 { hence why its so clear }  the other one is from 2016 but not so clear.

I had to miss last year as I was in Hospital so I don't know if Security has been tightened but as its a arena event I would imagine that is where they would be checking rather than people getting into the camp site.

as my Team work there we always arrive early on the Tuesday so we miss all the traffic 
from ticket holders but I have not heard any major traffic screws up on the Thursday.

Its now my favourite event due to not needing a helicopter to get from stage A to stage B and its less likely to get muddy due to the soil drainage.

if you like Fish and Chips drive to Southwold - does not take long and they have 2 main fish and chips shops - you will be able to spot them as they normally have a queue outside - both on the left as you drive to the centre { blink and you will miss it }

the first time we went ' we made a mistake ' as we asked a few of the workers and the word spread like wildfire and we ended up with 40 orders of fish suppers !!!

 

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Does anyone know if you’re still allowed to camp for one night if you have day tickets?

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11 minutes ago, JoBalls said:

Does anyone know if you’re still allowed to camp for one night if you have day tickets?

You are, although it's on a first come first serve basis and can get busy, so suggest you pitch up early. I noticed there was a pretty long queue last year but no reason to suppose anyone got turned away.

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Who are we all hoping for when they next announce the next lot of bands? Anyone know likely date of next announcement?

Hoping there is a chance of

First Aid Kit

Wedding Present

Primal Scream

Starcrawler

Spiritualized

No idea if any of these are possible

 

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10 hours ago, thesaint78 said:

Who are we all hoping for when they next announce the next lot of bands? Anyone know likely date of next announcement?

Hoping there is a chance of

First Aid Kit

Wedding Present

Primal Scream

Starcrawler

Spiritualized

No idea if any of these are possible

 

Was looking at this last night. In 2017 the initial music announcement was 1 March, with comedy around 27 March and more music at end of April.

With this in mind, I reckon we might get something shortly if they release something every month like last year. I'll guess end of next week prior to Easter.

 

 

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Joel Dommett being added to the lineup has made me happy :)

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Sadly the WBC who have had the bar contract since 2006 lost the contract this year to a higher bidder

The unique wooden structures that made up many Bars are built each year by the WBC  - they don't belong to the Promoter or landowner so that will change this year

I have a good idea who is taking over it and I know people who have worked for them  and they report the Private Company cuts down their Overheads by employing { although many are unpaid volunteers } less bar Staff which I am sure will wind Melvin right up { who I have knowing for nearly 30 years } and may mean a longer queue .

I will be interesting in seeing any feedback as to the service this year and please let me know the prices which I suspect may go up.

I am aware that they use a different shift pattern for their volunteers so there may be less happy volunteers than your used to.

its been a really nice festival to work at and the Customers have been wonderful - I remember the year when Trading Standards were spotted {Trading Standards check up on how well the bars check for ID} so the call came out ' Check everyone ' - My Team was working in the large bar Outside the arena - just as the call came in I was approached by a group of people ' all clearly over 21 ' so I had to apologise to them that they would have to show ID and amazingly they were all carrying ID - I think the oldest was 43 { or close } - two hours later the call came in to only check people who looked 21 or less - they found it funny and I did as well. 

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On 13/03/2018 at 7:54 AM, glasto-worker said:

Sadly the WBC who have had the bar contract since 2006 lost the contract this year to a higher bidder

The unique wooden structures that made up many Bars are built each year by the WBC  - they don't belong to the Promoter or landowner so that will change this year

I have a good idea who is taking over it and I know people who have worked for them  and they report the Private Company cuts down their Overheads by employing { although many are unpaid volunteers } less bar Staff which I am sure will wind Melvin right up { who I have knowing for nearly 30 years } and may mean a longer queue .

I will be interesting in seeing any feedback as to the service this year and please let me know the prices which I suspect may go up.

I am aware that they use a different shift pattern for their volunteers so there may be less happy volunteers than your used to.

its been a really nice festival to work at and the Customers have been wonderful - I remember the year when Trading Standards were spotted {Trading Standards check up on how well the bars check for ID} so the call came out ' Check everyone ' - My Team was working in the large bar Outside the arena - just as the call came in I was approached by a group of people ' all clearly over 21 ' so I had to apologise to them that they would have to show ID and amazingly they were all carrying ID - I think the oldest was 43 { or close } - two hours later the call came in to only check people who looked 21 or less - they found it funny and I did as well. 

this sounds ominous.....

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On 3/13/2018 at 7:54 AM, glasto-worker said:

Sadly the WBC who have had the bar contract since 2006 lost the contract this year to a higher bidder

Really disappointed about this. When I saw the lineup I thought "Oh wow, can't wait to volunteer there, it''ll be fun." and then bam, we aren't doing it anymore. Oh well, at least there's Electric Picnic!

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1 hour ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Really disappointed about this. When I saw the lineup I thought "Oh wow, can't wait to volunteer there, it''ll be fun." and then bam, we aren't doing it anymore. Oh well, at least there's Electric Picnic!

these contracts change all the time - so some years they may not have it and then bang - its back on again - I don't have all the figures yet but I know who has them - all it takes is a bit of bad weather and and any potential trading profit is out the window - time will tell as to how it goes.

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Roisin Murphy, Sigrid, The Roots, De La Soul and MGMT are all doing Somerset House shows around the time of Latitude. I wonder if any of them will be on the bill? 

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2 hours ago, gregory said:

2nd announcement tomorrow :) 

Wonder if day splits will be announced too ?  

I know lots of people who want to go for a day and are just waiting to see which is the strongest one.

 

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15 hours ago, gregory said:

2nd announcement tomorrow :) 

Squeaky bum time again

Read yesterday that Mazzy Star are getting back together and possibly announcing some European tour/festival dates. Perfect band for latitude i'm thinking

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On ‎12‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 7:54 AM, swelsbyuk said:

Was looking at this last night. In 2017 the initial music announcement was 1 March, with comedy around 27 March and more music at end of April.

With this in mind, I reckon we might get something shortly if they release something every month like last year. I'll guess end of next week prior to Easter.

 

 

Quite a decent guess, if I do say so myself. Now, fingers crossed it's a good 'un.

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Another Pish Poor attempt.  Very cheap.....The Latitude cash cow continues

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I don’t think I studied the initial announcement in great depth so I can barely tell what’s new. Miliband surely is a new addition? Alex Cameron on the main stage will be a right laugh.

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if you are going check out Nelson Can, brilliant Danish band, also preferred them to Royal Blood when I saw them support them in Copenhagen.

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