Latitude 2018: ‘This is better than Glastonbury’

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

There are some sore heads on site at Latitude today.

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Saturday proved to be a big one for many of the revellers at Henham Park after a raucous secret set by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and a stellar headline set from American rockers The Killers.

But after a slow start – fuelled by water and pain killers – the festival site began to fill up again.

And many of the crowd are raving about what has been a superb weekend of music, comedy and entertainment.

Kevin Sharp, formerly of Colchester but now living in London, said the festival had been the best he had ever attended.

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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'I go to Glastonbury every year – but obviously this year it has had a year off,' the 39-year-old said. 'So me and my mates decided to do Latitude and to be honest, and I almost hate to say this, it has been better than Glastonbury.

'The organisation – getting in and out of the site and all the staff – has been excellent. Faultless. I've not seen one fight or anyone behaving badly. I've not seen one police officer. It is quite something.

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'I loved Liam. What a gig that was. And I really enjoyed Solange on Friday night. Looking forward to Sleeper later on – us oldies will like that one. We can pretend we are young again.'

Sunday highlights include Wolf Alice, Rag N Bone Man and headliners Alt J.

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher

Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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