This year, Latitude Festival also presents a huge foodie line up and a brand new venue, The Guest Chef, a restaurant situated in the heart of the festival, hosting four Guest Chefs - Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker on Thursday, Loose Women’s Judi Love on Saturday, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen on Sunday, and food writer, Georgina Hayden on Friday.Each will create a meal and then join festival diners on the day, hosting and sharing more of the story behind their food.
The festival takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th July 2022 where music and arts meet foodie feasts and family fun in a weekend of cultural discovery. Tickets are on sale now here.
The Guest Chef is a 300 cover restaurant providing dinner service from Thursday, and a lunch and dinner service from Friday - Sunday. Reservations are open now. The four Guest Chefs will collaborate with Social Pantry to present mouth-watering menus, each in their own imitable and unique style.
Match of the day host, Gary Lineker, becomes the festival’s first ever Guest Chef on Thursday evening. He taught himself to cook from scratch about 6 years ago and perfected his cooking during lockdown. Lineker was inspired by Spanish food when he moved to Barcelona so will be creating “My Catalan Kitchen”.
Gary Lineker said, “I love cooking, and especially for family and friends. I cook at home a lot and when I was asked if I wanted to cook for 300 people in a tent in a field in Suffolk, my immediate reaction was NO CHANCE! The thought of it terrified me. But then I met the guys from Social Pantry, and it all suddenly seemed possible…”
On Friday, cook, food writer and presenter Georgina Hayden presents a vegan feast, showcasing recipes from her Sunday Times bestseller, Nistisima, which focuses on a traditional vegetarian way of eating from the Mediterranean and beyond.
Georgina said, “I've drawn on my Cypriot heritage and pulled together a feast of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes - with vegetables and grains as the heroes....It'll be like the Big Fat Greek wedding you've always wanted to go to. Opa!”
Comedian, presenter and star of Loose Women, Judi Love is Saturday’s Guest Chef. Love was a semi-finalist on Celebrity Masterchef and winner of the Christmas special of the show. Judi grew up eating good, home-made West Indian food, learning to cook at a young age.
Judi said, “I’m looking forward to sharing my idea of good food. I'm going to bring food that’s packed with flavour...You can’t beat a good laugh, good music and good food. This is what festivals are about...”
Sunday's Guest Chef is Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, running Ravenseat, the family’s remote farm, mother of nine children, bestselling author and star of Our Yorkshire Farm. Channel 5’s highest-rated factual programme, with nearly four million viewers. Amanda believes in buying good, seasonal ingredients and recently authored ‘Celebrating the Seasons’ which included some amazing recipes.
Amanda Owen said, “I am excited to have been asked to design one of the first ever Guest Chef menus at Latitude Festival… so I’m excited that the meat element of my menu will be lamb, born and reared at Ravenseat. I hope to create the perfect summer menu to go with what will be a great weekend of music and culture.”
There are also talks, demonstrations, and independent food producers, featuring food from across the globe. Theatre of Food returns with wild cooking sessions, inspiring food demos and, of course, the chance to sample the goods. Across the weekend, festival goers can witness renowned cook, and bestselling author, Ixta Belfrage, a demonstration from award-winning food writer, and Friday’s Guest Chef, Georgina Hayden, and human rights campaigner and inspiring cookbook author, Yasmin Khan.
Cook for Ukraine ambassadors Alissa Timoshkina and Yuri Kovryzhenko bring wonderful flavours of the East to the Theatre of Food stage, and cult restaurateur and Persepolis owner, Sally Butcher, will return along with supper club superstar, Uyen Luu. Across the weekend, bakers Rebecca Bishop, Sonja Hundal, and Ian Waterland, and new bestselling authors Kitty an Al Tait, chat with Chris Young and the Real Bread Campaign, and from Niki Segnit, Emma Crowhurst, Jennifer Irvine serve up enlightening and delicious flavour shows. There will also be illuminating discussions around flavour and ingredients, healthy eating, cooking through conflict and forgotten foods.
Latitude attendees can expect at least 80 street food traders with well-sourced food from across the globe, as well as The Hothouse, now in its 4th year,housed inside a spacious polytunnel which spills out onto the lawn and down to the lake and featuring 5 independent food producers, Julia’s Lobster Truck; Alpine Pizza; Ceylon And Beyond, That Mexican Stall and Lilith’s who offer up classic plant-based diner food, tastier than their meaty originals. ewis Capaldi, Foals, and Snow Patrol. Other acts appearing across the weekend include: Little Simz, Manic Street Preachers, Maggie Rogers, Modest Mouse,The Shires, Pip Millett, Dylan, Lime Cordiale, Wet, Hope Tala, Kamal, Samantha Crain, Faouzia, and Wilsen, James Arthur, Freya Ridings, Example, Fontaines DC, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada, The Afghan Whigs, Mahalia, Caroline Polacheck, and many more.
To see all acts announced so far, including day and stage splits, please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult weekend including camping: £226.80
Day tickets: £89.50
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 and dancers in the Arts Arenas - The Comedy, Poetry, Literacy, Theatre, Music & Film, Dance and Cabaret Arena.
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.
Latitude has a huge array of family-friendly activities available for children and parents alike that will create happy memories to last all year. Activities include creative crafting, live music, wildlife & adventure, fun with food, theatre & outdoor performance, late night programme, screen printing, comedy4kids, bouncing shoes & baffling bikes, weaving & carving, archaeology, jam hubs, face painting, and DJing.
Arranged around the banks of the central Latitude lake is the incredible Kids Area, where children are entertained all day and into the night with everything from pond dipping and star gazing, to fire shows, pizza making, traditional woodland crafts and a host of exciting science experiments.
The Inbetweeners' Teen Area is perfect for teenagers to enjoy taking part in music, media, fashion and technology workshops, or tackle wildlife survival skills and assault courses suspended from the trees.
More information will be here when available.
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