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We're going to Latitude! Answered

16th - 19th July

Henham Park

Suffolk

The Kite family are going to a festival!

Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys, comedy, arts, and hundreds of tents.

I just ordered the tickets online.

See you there?

http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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Goodhart (author)2009-03-30

Ok, now I KNOW I've been out of touch in this genre` for too long... LOL

I am mostly pre-1980 conscious when it comes to music groups, except for a very few....

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KentsOkay (author)2009-03-27

Sounds like a cheap rip off of SXSW (South by Stouth West)...

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skunkbait (author)KentsOkay2009-03-27

I see some similarities too. But SXSW is mega-awesome.

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skunkbait (author)KentsOkay2009-03-28

Not yet. I really wanna go though. Let people say what they want about TX, but the groups that play at SXSW are usually awesome. It seems like there is a melding of independent/DIY southern music that seemlessly closes the genre-gaps. It's kinda like "Austin City Limits" with a semi-punk attitude.

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KentsOkay (author)skunkbait2009-03-29

That's another good one... Austin City Limits Music Festival. SXSW packs more than just music; Internet are in the mix. Austin City Limits is more likely to have big-name music makers.

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lemonie (author)2009-03-27

What a line -up! Grace Jones? I thought I was doing good by seeing The Selector for free - is she going to beat anyone-up now that Russel Harty is dead? PSB and Nick cave interest me more, where's Henham Park? I just might... L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-03-28

It's on the Suffolk coast, near Southwold, a few miles south of Lowestoft, only 15 minutes from my house!

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-03-28

I think I remember it from a previous time (should have actually followed the link yesterday) Looks a bit pricey though, tends to suggest it'll be packed and even more expensive. Still, something to think about. L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-03-28

The cost is what put us off in past years, but now Kitewife works full time, and next year Roger-X will be full price. (It's Kitewife's fault we're going, really - she like the Pet Shop Boys).

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-03-28

Full weekend? I guess you'll enjoy being able to go home whilst others are going back to their tents... L

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-03-28

No, we're staying on site - far easier to stagger a few yards back to the tent than to find our way off-site, and much less chance of missing anything. Kitewife won't be staying for the Sunday night, though, as her school is open on the Monday. Mine and the boys' are closed.

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whatsisface (author)lemonie2009-03-27

You're seeing The Selector for free? How so?

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lemonie (author)whatsisface2009-03-27

It was a free music festival, some people turned up for The Selector on scooters then left as soon as they finished - they were extremely "annoyed" when someone plugged a kettle-in and tripped their power. And the French act stole my beer...

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whatsisface (author)lemonie2009-03-27

Wow, nice. Wish I'd have known, I'd have come along. I'm sure my Dad would have loved it.

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lemonie (author)whatsisface2009-03-27

Unless you you live in the UK this isn't going to go that far. But The Selector were top guys and they didn't steal any of our beer. L

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whatsisface (author)lemonie2009-03-27
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lemonie (author)whatsisface2009-03-28

Photos here under the description "Timeless". Pat Fulgoni was one of the main guys on the events, nice bloke.

L

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skunkbait (author)2009-03-27

Nick Cave..... AWESOME!!!

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whatsisface (author)2009-03-27

Woah! Fantastic news! Latitude is one of the best festivals going, but this year I'm going to Leeds instead. Ticket prices got announced today, it works out at 195 quid for 5 days of getting drunk in a field with some awesome music playing. A little steep, but I'm cool with it. Editors are great, I recommend seeing them for sure.

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whatsisface (author)whatsisface2009-03-27

Also Latitude is one of, if not the most, family friendly festival there is in the UK, ideal for your situation. Festival Republic are great event organisers too.

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