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Latitude Festival: Perfect for the Older Music Lover

Each year, festival season seems to get harder to ignore, and with Glastonbury returning after its traditional fallow year, the press are already guessing who will be this year’s star performers. There’s more to the festival season than muddy wellies and messy campsites though, particularly as the trend of ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) has enjoyed a rise in popularity as Brits opt for staycations over more expensive holidays abroad. 

Lots of festivals now offer comfortable alternatives to pitching tents – from teepees to caravans. As they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Nestled in the heart of Henham Park in Suffolk, Latitude Festival is widely regarded as one of the best UK families, and a favourite for families. 

From top-notch live music to cracking comedy, bustling literature and poetry tents, to lakeside performances from Sadler’s Wells dancers, Latitude is an arts hub bursting with opportunities to experience a wide range of cultural performances. The music errs on the popular side of folk, with previous names on the bill including Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan. The 2013 line up is currently a closely-guarded secret, but with so much to see and do, it often takes a backseat.

Camping options vary. Those with motorhomes, caravans, or similar will find a plenty of room to park up and enjoy the festival from the comfort of their camper. Whilst there’s plenty of space to pitch a tent, the families-only campsite is quieter than the primary camping spaces, with less noise throughout the night and a calmer atmosphere in general.

For a more posh weekend, Latitude also offers a variety of accessible accommodation. The colourful ‘podpads’ – two-person boutique beach houses kitted out with everything you need for a fuss-free weekend – are perfect for those less keen on battling the elements. Larger groups may prefer to opt for pre-pitched tents in the luxurious Pink Moon campsite, which has 24 hour security, access limited to its campers only, and something you might have thought was unheard of at a festival: hot showers.

Camping in style is a great excuse to crack out your fancy frocks, and there’s a fab range of ladies’ dresses at to give you some inspiration. Tickets for Latitude are on sale now, so it’s best to get moving or risk missing out. ..

1 comment:

  1. When is this happening? I can see Fleet Foxes on the line-up and I am very much thrilled!


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