Thousands of campers and music fans are descending on Henham Park for this year’s Latitude festival.

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Suffolk’s ‘mini Glastonbury’, near Southwold, is being bathed in bright sunshine for those who have arrived on the opening afternoon.

Up to 35,000 people will pack the festival site over the course of the weekend, with headliners Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals set to lead the way on the Obilesk Arena main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night respectively.

Among the acts performing tonight are BBC Radio Six Music’s Craig Charles and Mary-Anne Hobbs performing a chilled-out DJ set in the woods from 9pm and the film Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars in the Film and Music Arena from 8.30pm.

Among those setting up for a fun weekend was Vicky Stevens, 26, who lives in Spencer Street in Norwich.

Mrs Stevens said: “I’m looking forward to Kraftwerk 3D, I’m intrigued by that. Josh Widdicombe in the comedy tent as well, he’s very funny.

“My first time at Latitude was last year. It’s much more chilled out than other festivals, you don’t get any meanies.

“I’ve been to V Festival before but the music here is so much better and last year it was really muddy, you had to wear wellies every day and it’s supposed to be hot every day this year so it should be much better.”

- The EDP’s team at Latitude will be bringing you the most extensive festival coverage around throughout the weekend.

For up-to-the-minute news, reviews, photos and tweets log on to www.edp24.co.uk or www.eveningnews24.co.uk

If tweeting from the festival use #Latitude2013 and send us your own photos and reviews at www.iwitness24.co.uk or via email to newsdesk@archant.co.uk

Then see Monday’s newspaper for a 12-page supplement packed full of photos, news and reviews from Henham Park.

1 comment

  • One does hope that none of the festival goers gets too relaxed, nods off and bakes in the sun. Because then we might get days of EDP drivel about unfolding tragedies without being allowed to comment on the stupidity-despite being sorry-but the sheer idiocy of those who swim in pits. Those of us who are old enough to remember many of these pits being dug, including on the old golf course, will be astonished that anyone would consider going in the water-we know what pits look like before they had water in them.Part of the blame must rest with Lynn council for allowing what was BIS to promote the area as a place of leisure in order to deflect attention from the fact that it is an industrial area used for extracting sand for an industrial purpose-and has been for a long time. Having people swim there as part of triathlon events gives a misleading impression. The whole area should be closed off and fenced off, leaving just a few walks where the pits cannot be accessed. When my pal lived at Brow Of the Hill in the sixties I cant recall that any of it was open to the public- I may be wrong.There have always been sand and gravel pits in Norfolk and I thought it was common knowledge that they were stupid places to try to swim or even paddle because of steep sides and very deep water. But in my opinion the EDP reports have gone over the top.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, July 19, 2013

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