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Just got my tickets. Line-up immense.
It's not too late. There's about 10 bands playing that I really really want to see and have never, which is why they have won my cash . Should be amazing :)
hopefully it won't be sold out :( if all goes well, i'll be there. most excited about belle & sebastian and brett easton ellis
If they're not mainstream pop, I don't know what is. They're a national staple.
Hip Hop and Latitude? Hilarity.
Not sure if I can afford it, I'd quite like to go as I really like it as a festival (although the music has gone downhill), and most of the better bands I'll see at Primavera.
Shame its so expensive.
... as a general festival experience?
Sound good? How easy is it to get good spots at stages? Etc. etc.
there's a video and stuff. I reckon it will be quite chilled out in comparison to some others...but that's what I'm looking for really.
is a phrase you will hear thrown about a lot. Very chilled out, not great distances between stages. Plenty of non music stuff to do, during bad bands you can chill in the poetry/film/theatre/literature tent. Nice toilets up in the woods too, compost ones, not so smelly.
lots of families. It did feel a bit too civilised at times (my friend was told to stop swearing around someone's children) but I did enjoy it.
one afternoon when the DJ on the lake stage played Prayer to God and I started shouting along with the words.
It's a really good festival. Very friendly and almost cosy in the woods. Loads to do.
You don't get kicked out of the arena area after the bands finish too. Bars stay open til about 4am I think. Might have misremembered that though.
Another good thing is if you get a bit of rain the soil is really sandy so it just drains away after a few minutes. None of your quagmire shit.
Yep, looking forward to it.
I've got a great summer of festivals lined up
June: Best of Dorset
August: Endorse-it In Dorset
What's this Best of Dorset lark then?
Are you coming to Wimborne Folk/Ale Festival? Your pals from Dorset separatists Who's A'Fear'd will be there!
My sister-in-law's friend runs it so a whole bunch of us are going. Plan is just to drink cider from Friday night to Sunday afternoon and laugh a lot. I think Who's A'Fear'd are playing that too. I don't know a helluva lot about it tbh.
I'll be seeing them on 1st May in Dorch for a do my mate is putting on as well. SuperCiderSaturday at Goldie's!
and how much of the festival did you actually get to see, if so? I'm more than tempted by the lineup so far but also pretty keen on End Of The Road and can't really afford more than one festival this summer.
however it's a fabulous festival - if very 'safe' for want of a better word; lots of families, you feel bad if you drop a stray chip on the grass as it's so green-orientated and there's Guardian readers everywhere.
That said, the organisation, quality of the camping, facilities andmost of all FUN is second to none. The surroundings are beautiful and the lake (which I'd recommend working off those hangovers on with the free boat rides) at night is illuminated with a series of spectacular performances.
The year we went Joanna Newsom, Mars Volta, Sigur Ros and numerous outstanding new bands played the Beeb Introducing Stage and so the music matched the general aceness of the whole weekend.
It's basically Glasto minus the mania and two hour treks through cowshit between stages.
Been there, done that. Latitude and ATP for me. I'm really excited by it, so many things to see!
liking arty music does not make one a kid, in the same way that liking lots of sit around and bore me shitless indie bands doesn't make you mature or past it. i love ATP, i love most festivals, but this line up doesn't like me, i'm much rather dance around a field listening to Limp Bizkit, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Blink 182, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem etc etc etc
Stupid kids who I like running round and messing with tents.
The Latitude site is infinitely better than the wastelands which are Reading and Leeds.
it's for people who like party music. i'm not debting whether the site is any better, i've not been, but i'd imagine most sites are better than a town farm site. All i'm saying is that line up doesn't do much for me; I'd rather go to Reading, and tolerate the Sunday warzone.
Really enjoyed Lat when I went (2008).
Think I'll go again this year. That combined with ATP Pavement and whichever day Weezer and Cypress Hill are playing at Reading should be enough now that i'm old.
Bizarrely, whilst we met loads of lovely people (many DiSers amongst them) and loved the whole experience my tent was frequently open when I returned to the campsite. People must have rummaged through it five or six times over the event which was a bit disconcerting.
I've been going to festivals since I was 14 and I've never experienced that before. Weird that it happened at Lat rather than on amy of the 10/11 occasions that I've been to Reading.
but I noticed when I was googling it about the weirdly high level of thefts. It is bizarre given it's such a middle class affair. I wasn't planning to take anything I would be upset about losing anyway, but it is a bit disconcerting.
Some really nice, but quite naive girls camped near us had iPods, digital cameras and all of their cash stolen. Whilst it's foolish to leave big ticket items or cash unattended they'd been to Latitude before and had just considered it to be safe enough to do that.
The site is massive so it could be that it's just easier to get into then the likes of Reading which resembles an internment camp more and more!
S/P/G disaster today.