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1 hour ago, jamesrfisher said:

Stages

1. Obelisk arena, main stage, with seating at the back, think it is The Other Stage from Glastonbury.

 

Hmm James.  The Other Stage @ Glastonbury is probably my least favorite stage at any festival I've ever been to.  Variety of reasons : Exposure to wind and hence frequently crap sound, shit food stalls at the back, possibly the worst stage for flags, etc.  So to compare it to the Obelisk may be a bit unfair in some ways. And you will see a lot of folk with picnic blankets @ The Obelisk.

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15 minutes ago, Born in the fifties said:

Hmm James.  The Other Stage @ Glastonbury is probably my least favorite stage at any festival I've ever been to.  Variety of reasons : Exposure to wind and hence frequently crap sound, shit food stalls at the back, possibly the worst stage for flags, etc.  So to compare it to the Obelisk may be a bit unfair in some ways. And you will see a lot of folk with picnic blankets @ The Obelisk.

I don't think he was comparing it to the Glastonbury other stage as such, he was just stating the fact, the physical structure is the other stage from Glastonbury, it was for 2 years but changed again now...

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Hope the FR shambles at Finsbury Park isn't symptomatic of what might happen at Latitude this year. Glastoworker- do you know if its the same firm doing the bars 'cause that was pathetic from what I read!?😖

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4 hours ago, Funkyfairy! said:

I'm the same actually really excited to try something new. I've done all sorts of festivals - V (a long story why i kept going), Glastonbury and lcoally Jersey Live/Weekender (v small boutique but good fun) - Latitude looks fun, slightly concerned about  the Jemimas (is it really that bad)

Seating at the back of the arena ?

What stage is in a tent ? the pictures I thought I had seen from BBC introducing the stage was outside in a tiny woodland area (was I looking at wrong pictures ?)

 

The jemimas don’t bite as long as you leave your predudices at home.

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2 hours ago, Funktownbro said:

I don't think he was comparing it to the Glastonbury other stage as such, he was just stating the fact, the physical structure is the other stage from Glastonbury, it was for 2 years but changed again now...

That's what I meant,

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@jamesrfisher and @Cat Man

Thank you both. Wonderful descriptions.

Helpful to have Glastonbury references.

The Sunrise area sounds wonderful and I'm interested to explore late night areas when J & T are tucked up in bed. 

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9 minutes ago, Smeble said:

The jemimas don’t bite as long as you leave your predudices at home.

The best way to scare a Tory is to read and get rich

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2 minutes ago, Miesh said:

@jamesrfisher and @Cat Man

Thank you both. Wonderful descriptions.

Helpful to have Glastonbury references.

The Sunrise area sounds wonderful and I'm interested to explore late night areas when J & T are tucked up in bed. 

Do you know, that’s interesting, because if occurs sightings of J and T have actually been much less frequent after 10pm in one’s own experience.

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Brian Wilson for the secret set maybe? In Canada on the Sunday but presumably could do a Friday or maybe even Saturday set with the time difference.

Veeeeeeery excited about this now. Trying very not to mention it in every conversation I have but failing miserably. Plus the forecast is looking good as it stands at the minute.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Flaminglippy said:

Brian Wilson for the secret set maybe? In Canada on the Sunday but presumably could do a Friday or maybe even Saturday set with the time difference.

Veeeeeeery excited about this now. Trying very not to mention it in every conversation I have but failing miserably. Plus the forecast is looking good as it stands at the minute.

 

 

So am I, thought I would cruise in without the excitment, but nope, got full blown butterflies . I love the random stuff at Glastonbury and latitude on paper looks to be a good match :-) mixed with a decent line up for me and I'm super exctied

I've done the same festivals for years and years so its so nice to try something new

Do the timings all get announced in a progarmme when you get there, and is it small enough to carry around ?

That reminds me still no campervan tickets - time to call and chase them

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1 minute ago, Funkyfairy! said:

Do the timings all get announced in a progarmme when you get there, and is it small enough to carry around ?

They tend to drip feed timings from the start of the week, starting with the main stages, however with the new PR company they might be changing things up this year. Hopefully the map will be released soon too.

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2 minutes ago, suttttttt said:

They tend to drip feed timings from the start of the week, starting with the main stages, however with the new PR company they might be changing things up this year. Hopefully the map will be released soon too.

ooo a map yes :-) hadn;t even considered that yay

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15 hours ago, Cat Man said:

Hope the FR shambles at Finsbury Park isn't symptomatic of what might happen at Latitude this year. Glastoworker- do you know if its the same firm doing the bars 'cause that was pathetic from what I read!?😖

The main problem there was for some reason, they allowed 50,000 people into such a small site that had only a few bars- which the queues were organised so poorly, Melvin won't let that happen. 

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6 minutes ago, Hawky said:

The main problem there was for some reason, they allowed 50,000 people into such a small site that had only a few bars- which the queues were organised so poorly, Melvin won't let that happen. 

I read that the official apology from the firm running the bars was that 40% of their staff failed to turn up on the day!

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How many people go to latitude- does anyone here know ?

O a differnt frustrating note, my tickets arrived last week but no cv pased so I called last week to be told that they've been printed searateyl and would be here shortly - so called again this week to be told it was printed on 2 May and no idea if or when it would be posted but 5 days before they can print a duplicate for colelction at the box office - so frustrating as they obvisouly have not even sent the original ticket !

Anyone else fighting with ticket arrivals still ?

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14 minutes ago, Funkyfairy! said:

How many people go to latitude- does anyone here know ?

O a differnt frustrating note, my tickets arrived last week but no cv pased so I called last week to be told that they've been printed searateyl and would be here shortly - so called again this week to be told it was printed on 2 May and no idea if or when it would be posted but 5 days before they can print a duplicate for colelction at the box office - so frustrating as they obvisouly have not even sent the original ticket !

Anyone else fighting with ticket arrivals still ?

The capacity is 40,000 only Saturday has sold out so far though, tickets are always late or complete shambles bit don't worry, if they don't turn up, take your confirmation emails to the box office on-site and they will sort it.

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3 hours ago, Flaminglippy said:

Brian Wilson for the secret set maybe? In Canada on the Sunday but presumably could do a Friday or maybe even Saturday set with the time difference.

Veeeeeeery excited about this now. Trying very not to mention it in every conversation I have but failing miserably. Plus the forecast is looking good as it stands at the minute.

 

 

Glad it’s not just me! I do have a worry that the secret set is going to be Beyoncé after all, ever since the words ‘huge artist’ and ‘iconic’ got bandied about. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issue with Beyoncé; just no interest in seeing her perform. Given some of the other names mentioned, it would be a real letdown

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1 hour ago, Funkyfairy! said:

Do the timings all get announced in a progarmme when you get there, and is it small enough to carry around ?

The programmes used to be amazing. You could pre-order one and it would arrive with your tickets, giving you chance to really check out everything going on and get your plan together weeks before the festival. They cost £10 but we're well worth it as it was a quality product. They were small in size (about 15x15cm) but bulky thickness.

I didn't go last year but I'm not sure they still do a physical version (maybe they still sell them onsite). But the app has all the same info, should have times added this week and will be completely up to date.

 

Regards the 'iconic' secret surprise this year. I have a feeling it might be Florence & her machine. She has previous with Latitude and has a break in her tour after the Germany gig on the Friday so would be free Saturday or Sunday.

This is only my guess, not my desire. I'd rather it was any one of the other icons mentioned. But it would probably please the Latitude demographic.

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2 hours ago, suttttttt said:

They tend to drip feed timings from the start of the week, starting with the main stages, however with the new PR company they might be changing things up this year. Hopefully the map will be released soon too.

They use a PR company, jeez you would never know, their PR is awful.

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29 minutes ago, Glastoboy said:

The programmes used to be amazing. You could pre-order one and it would arrive with your tickets, giving you chance to really check out everything going on and get your plan together weeks before the festival. They cost £10 but we're well worth it as it was a quality product. They were small in size (about 15x15cm) but bulky thickness.

I didn't go last year but I'm not sure they still do a physical version (maybe they still sell them onsite). But the app has all the same info, should have times added this week and will be completely up to date.

 

Regards the 'iconic' secret surprise this year. I have a feeling it might be Florence & her machine. She has previous with Latitude and has a break in her tour after the Germany gig on the Friday so would be free Saturday or Sunday.

This is only my guess, not my desire. I'd rather it was any one of the other icons mentioned. But it would probably please the Latitude demographic.

Florence certainly has form at latitude, but us she truly ‘iconic’?

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8 minutes ago, Cat Man said:

Florence certainly has form at latitude, but us she truly ‘iconic’?

Not even vaguely iconic.

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This is the problem with branding people as being 'iconic' - there are so very few that truly deserve the status and would have the vast majority's support for it.

For example, I wouldn't class The Cure/Robert Smith, Nick Cave, Bjork or The National as iconic acts but I'm sure others would.

 

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More 'mildly cronic' than 'vaguely iconic'.

FATM remind me a bit of Kasabian...can understand their appeal to a degree but absolutely baffled by the fact they are considered headliner material for big festivals.

 

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3 minutes ago, swelsbyuk said:

This is the problem with branding people as being 'iconic' - there are so very few that truly deserve the status and would have the vast majority's support for it.

For example, I wouldn't class The Cure/Robert Smith, Nick Cave, Bjork or The National as iconic acts but I'm sure others would.

 

Subjective isn’t it? The only one of those four I wouldn’t call iconic are the National, although they are undoubtedly a brilliant band. I’d say you need broader appeal to be an icon, as well as possibly the ability to keep reinventing yourself 

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8 hours ago, Cat Man said:

Florence certainly has form at latitude, but us she truly ‘iconic’?

Nowhere near in my opinion. But 'iconic' is the kind of word that PR companies throw around with little regard of it's literal meaning. 

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