Further additions to Latitude Festival announced

Latitude Festival 2016

Latitude Festival 2016 - Credit: Archant

Further exciting musical and non-musical additions have been announced for this year's Latitude festival.

Among the new additions is jazz legend Mulatu Astatke who will perform on the Waterfront Stage. The Ethiopian musician, best known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, will bring his fusion jazz to Henham Park for the first time.

Returning to the festival, held between July 14 and 17, is Tour de Latitude.

The Tour, which started in 2012, encourages festival goers to reduce their carbon footprint by cycling their way to the festival, while raising funds for charity; with this year's chosen charity being Child.org.

With two different start points - from London or Sudbury- the ride will appeal to seasoned cyclists but is also achievable for the majority of riders.

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It will be led by experienced guides, bicycle mechanics and emergency response.

Upon arrival at the festival, cyclists will receive an upgraded ticket, allowing them to enjoy the VIP campsite to make their weekend even more enjoyable.

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Adding to the wide array of food on offer this year, that already includes Spitalfields' acclaimed Blixen, Latitude Festival welcomes Norfolk and Suffolk's street food collective; Feast on the Street, for the first time.

Formed in 2013 as part of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, the social enterprise will bring several of its members to Latitude to set up a street food area by the lake at Henham Park.

Also, this year SOLAS offers an intimate sanctuary space among the woodlands, where festival revellers can escape the hustle and bustle; whether for healing, yoga, relaxation, Zen-like pockets of peace or a multitude of eclectic music and art installations, for further information visit:


Tickets for Latitude festival are on sale now, with adult weekend passes costing £197.50 and day tickets costing £77.50. For further information visit www.latitudefestival.com.

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