Festival-goers arrive for Latitude

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A sea of tents, tepees and gazebos of all shapes and sizes have been pitched and pegged as thousands of revellers set up camp at Henham Park for the start of Latitude Festival 2016.

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Now in its 11th year, the music and arts showpiece has become a popular fixture on the festival calendar.

Bathed in sunshine, clad in band T-shirts, shorts and shades festival-goers

excitedly came in their droves to prepare for the four day event.

This year will see The National and New Order headline the Obelisk Stage.

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

But the weekend kicks off in earnest this evening with headliners The Maccabees bringing their brand of energetic indie-rock, which saw them named as Best British Band at NME Awards 2016, to the Suffolk festival.

Among those taking in the arena atmosphere was Bethany Caulfield, 24, who had made the short journey from near Wickham Market.

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She said: 'Traffic ran smoothly with no issues as we made our way to the camping area. I am really looking forward to the festival.

'It's my first Latitude and I can't wait to see the different acts and take in the whole festival experience.

She added: 'I am particularly looking forward to The Maccabees, Adam Green and Grimes they should all be brilliant.'

Other acts performing today include folk-rocker Father John Misty, Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes and comedy star Russell Howard.

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