Latitude Festival

Festival goers at a music festival

Held in Henham Park, Suffolk, Latitude festival returns with a comprehensive line-up of musicians, bands and artists. This summer festival provides comedy, dance and theatre performances alongside DJ and live music acts. The festival's mix of critically acclaimed musicians, comedians, authors and poets has seen it become a leading festival in the UK, attracting over 30,000 festival goers last year.

Headline acts this year include:

  • Bloc Party
  • Foals
  • Alt-J
  • Rudimental
  • Disclosure
  • Hot Chip

The festival, now in its eighth year, also promises 11 dedicated arts arenas, stages and spaces with performances from a mix of artists across comedy, film, dance, theatre, literature, poetry and cabaret. The comedy lineup in headed by Eddie Izzard, while poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and the BalletBoyz from Sadler's Wells are also due to perform over the weekend.

For the full line up and for more information about the festival, visit the official  Latitude Festival website.

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Forecast

18 - 21 July - Check the local forecast before you decide what to pack for this year's Latitude Festival

Sunday lunchtime will also see a special performance from Bobby Womack, who with a career spanning more than 50 years, has been hailed as the godfather of soul, and rhythm and blues. Gizzi Erkskine will also be attending to host a cookery cabaret stage where some of 2013's most exciting chefs will be demonstrating their latest recipes.

Alongside all the festival acts there will be hundreds of activities taking place over the weekend to keep children busy. There will be workshops on astronomy, pizza making and animation and film making in the Kids' Area. There will also be creative and media sessions in The Inbetweener's Teen Area, with master classes in beat boxing, comic book design and music production. No doubt activities such as these helped Latitude win the title of Best Family Festival 2012 in the UK Festival Awards.

If you are attending, check out our tips for staying safe in the sun before you go.