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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
Goodhart

11 years ago

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
KentsOkay

11 years ago

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

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Didya go? :D

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

11 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

I'm in Lincolnshire :D

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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
skunkbait

11 years ago

Nick Cave..... AWESOME!!!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

11 years ago

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
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

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.