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Group of young reporters find out what people REALLY think of Latitude 2018

PUBLISHED: 12:02 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 16 July 2018

Rag 'n' Bone Man on the Obelisk Arena at Latitude 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Rag 'n' Bone Man on the Obelisk Arena at Latitude 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A group of young people at Latitude, working with the Eastern Daily Press/Creative Nation in the Inbetweeners project area went out and about at the festival to find out what people made of the Suffolk event.

The Latitude Young Reporters workshop team were: Britt Dewing, 14, Verity Wilson, 14, Hannah Birtwell, 13, Erin Lavington Woods,12, Amelia Wilson and Caitlin Sydney, 14, all from Norwich. William Parlons, 12, from London. Lila and Ruby, Alex and Erika from North Wales, Ella Murgatroyd from Buckinghamshire and Stella Bischoff from Caernarfon (North Wales).

Here are the people they spoke to across the festival weekend.

Jon and Lesley Cobbald from Northamptonshire

What was your most memorable experience or best act at Latitude?

Qi

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

Great and very varied. The best thing we ate was a beef flank dish, 18 hours slow cooked.

One or two comedians have suggested Latitude is an expression of middle class guilt, what do you think about that?

We’re exactly those kind of people… marvellous. Too much talk on Trump, but my as my son says: “We pay your benefits”

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

Pretty good. Some are very good but the facilities by the main arena not so much.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

It’s totally safe and non-threatening.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

Oh my god, yes! I better not describe it. Brilliant!

Madison, Raif and Damien, from Norwich

What was your most memorable experience or best act at Latitude?

Solange. I thought she was rubbish to be honest with you. The Charlatans were good.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

Expensive. We like the Churros though.

One or two comedians have suggested Latitude is an expression of middle class guilt, what do you think about that?

Some comedians are too smart for their own good. They can keep their opinion on that to themselves as far as I’m concerned!

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

Adequate. As an expression of capitalism, I think you can buy better plumbing!

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

It’s so safe. This feels really nice.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

Sheep with pink wool.

Ellen and Mike, from London and Derby

What was your most memorable experience or best act at Latitude?

Being drunk with my sisters in the woods. My favourite act was probably a guy called Nathaniel Ratterliff. He was marvellous.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

Too expensive. Yummy, but expensive. The best thing I ate was a curry.

One or two comedians have suggested Latitude is an expression of middle class guilt, what do you think about that?

Easy gag and true. Bit I get a little bit sick of hearing it.

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

For a festival they’re okoy, even if some of the doors don’t shut properly.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

Theatre and poetry. It’s the art and the strong comedy.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

Something in neon, I think it was some sort of Superman costume.

Phil and Shelly, from Norfolk

What was your most memorable experience or best act at Latitude?

Monsters of Main.

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

Smelly, not the best, to be honest.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

A man wearing a sparkly top, pink hair, pink tights and multi-coloured shorts.

Billy and Nick, from London

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

A fairy princess guy with animatronic wings and a long beard.

Luke and Julian, from Belfast

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

There’s a really good selection and I think the best thing I’ve had so far was a Pad Thai from the street food area.

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

They’re very good and clean.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

A bunch of people with big native American headdresses.

Maggie, Lottie, Alex, Lola and Delphi, from Brighton

What was your most memorable experience of Latitude?

The dustiness! It’s incredibly hot and dusty.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

It’s expensive but yummy. Our favourite thing is the fried chicken.

One or two comedians have suggested Latitude is an expression of middle class guilt, what do you think about that?

We agree! Times five!

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

They are too far away and a bit dirty.

What was your favourite act at Latitude?

The Killers.

Gaynor and Daniel

What was your most memorable experience of Latitude?

Our highlight of the weekend was being down at the front for Belle and Sebastian.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

The food is lovely. There is a wide variety of options from different cultures. Our favourite was the jerk chicken and gravy.

Lesley, from Leeds

What was your favourite act at Latitude?

Confidence Man. I saw the crowd growing with people from all ages and backgrounds just dancing together.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

It is family orientated and there really is something for everyone.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

The food has been delicious, however the queues are quite long. I had a very nice Greek wrap, but sadly the salad fell out while I was watching Belle and Sebastian at the Lake Stage!

What’s your verdict on the lavatories at Latitude?

The loos are relatively clean in the family camping area but the outdoor ones aren’t so great.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

My favourite outfit was some people in glittery, skin-tight catsuits. I thought these were the best, purely because they were so creative and unexpected.

Ben, Cali, Karen and John, from Bath and Cardiff

What was your favourite act at Latitude?

Seeing James was an incredible experience.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

It’s so good for children and everyone is so helpful.

What’s your verdict on the food offering at Latitude?

The food is excellent. We really enjoyed the brownies and the coconut curry (not at the same time)!

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

We saw a family all dressed as the characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Joanna from Bristol

What was your favourite act at Latitude?

Geneva and Oh My God it’s the Church.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

It’s so spread out with lots of variety for everyone.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

I actually saw a unicorn. With Snow White.

Ciaran and David from Colchester

What was your most memorable experience and best act at Latitude?

We’ve been meeting some fantastic people, and the best act we’ve seen is Churches.

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

The layout is great and the people make Latitude really special. The lake and the lovely setup are amazing.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

The drunk transvestite and friend’s weird costume was cool.

Vicky and Alex, from Lowestoft

What makes Latitude unique and different to other festivals?

The atmosphere and the fact it really is open to everyone.

There are some pretty imaginative outfits people are wearing at Latitude, what’s the wackiest thing you’ve seen?

We loved a little girl dressed as a bumble bee with wellies and glitter

Bryan and Sandra, from Norwich

What was your favourite act at Latitude?

Snow Patrol, in the first year!

One or two comedians have suggested Latitude is an expression of middle class guilt, what do you think about that?

I think they should just get over it!

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