Everything you need to know about Latitude Festival 2018

Crowds at Latitude 2017. Photo: Paul John Bayfield

Crowds at Latitude 2017. Photo: Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

As festival season draws closer, here's a look at everything you need to know ahead of Latitude 2018, from who's performing and how much tickets cost, to what kind of food will be on offer.

Crowd for Two Door Cinema Club. Latitude 2017 - Paul John Bayfield

Crowd for Two Door Cinema Club. Latitude 2017 - Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

When is it?

Latitude Festival takes place from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15.

Where is it?

The event takes place in Henham Park in Suffolk, just north of the village of Blythburgh. It lies at the intersection of the A12 and A145.

Solange. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Solange. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

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What's the line-up?

A whole host of big names are set to perform at Latitude across a number of stages including The Killers, Solange, Alt-J, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag'N'Bone Man, Jessie Ware, La Femme, Mogwai, The Breeders and Yellow Days. The full line-up can be found at latitudefestival.com/line-up-2018More than just music

As well as music, a range of other events, activities and performances will take place over the weekend. The festival will also have a music and film arena, comedy selection featuring Bridget Christie and Harry Hill, theatre acts, poetry, debates, dance, a range of talks, cabaret, art, swimming, crafts, a kids area, enchanted garden, therapeutical treatments, workshops and master classes.

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How much are tickets?

Harry Hill. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Harry Hill. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Weekend camping tickets are on sale now, with adult weekend tickets costing £197.50 plus a £15.80 booking fee, accompanied teen tickets are priced at £143.10.

Day tickets go on sale on Wednesday, February 14.

Various luxury camping accommodation packages are available, including yurts, cabins, and lodges and a range of extras such as coach travel and secure lockers can also be purchased online.

Travel information

Big Green Coach are the official travel provider for Latitude 2018 and they will be picking up festival goers from 18 locations across the UK, arriving on Thursday and departing for home on Monday morning. Day return coaches will also be running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Festival organisers do not recommend those driving to the event use a Sat Nav system as there are different routes into the site depending on which direction you are approaching from. Instead they advise drivers to refer to the temporary festival road signage.

Weekend and day parking is separate to campsite parking and parking is included in the price of your ticket.

Tow-away vehicles will remove any illegally parked cars and there will be a recovery service on site on Saturday morning.

Family stuff

Latitude prides itself on being a family friendly festival, but do have a few stipulations. They do not allow anyone under 16 to attend the festival without an adult of 18 or over and children under 10 need to be accompanied at all times.

There will be a family campsite for those with children under the age of 16 to sleep, the site features dedicated toilets, showers, washing up facilities and food traders. It is situated next to the Enchanted Garden area where you can enjoy a programme of family activities. To stay in the family campsite, visitors will need to have purchased the family camping tickets.

Certain acts performing over the weekend will be unsuitable for children, films shown in the film and music arena may be classified as 15 or 18, the cabaret arena will contain nudity and the comedy arena will contain swearing.

Food glorious food

A selection of tempting food will be available to purchase over the weekend from vendors such as Fundi, which offers wood-fired pizza, Petare which will bring a Venezuelan food experience to the festival and Babek which takes the humble kebab and turns it up a notch. There will also be Mexican-inspired street food, Japanese pan-fried gyozas and crispy squid rings.

• For more information visit latitudefestival.com

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