In Pictures - A Love Letter to Latitude Festival

This was the first time I'd photographed Latitude, an enchanting, relaxed, eclectic and happily exhausting festival set in the heart of Suffolk.

The press tent, instead of being located backstage, is nestled right in the heart of the festival, which forced me to experience more of the festival offerings, rather than just concentrating on who was playing on the Main Stage.

Latitude is about much more than just the music, with art installations, an 'enchanted' forest that comes alive at night, a huge comedy stage with big names, film screenings, literary and political debates, foodie heaven, punting, theatre, dance and even pink sheep. That's not to say the music lineup isn't up to scratch... The 1975 topped the bill on Friday, with Goldfrapp, Tinariwen and Mystery Jets. 

On Saturday, Mumford & Son's curated their own 'Gentlemen of the Road' day on the Main Stage, bringing over The Very Best from South Africa, Milky Chance from Germany, Two Door Cinema Club, Lucy Rose, Leon Bridges, and then topped it all off by doing their own set incorporating a very special performance with Baaba Maal, who they recently collaborated with. 

Fleet Foxes headlined on Sunday with their first UK date in 6 years, with Mavis Staples, Public Service Broadcasting, Ward Thomas and the Velvet Underground's John Cale.

There were also lots of smaller stages at the festival with some incredible acts playing. On the BBC Stage I managed to catch Jack Garratt, Jesus and Mary Chain, Lisa Hannigan and Placibo. Plus I ventured to the Alcove for Flyte and the Sunrise Stage for Marika Hackman. The most surreal experience of the weekend for me was listening to Katherine Jenkins perform in the middle of the lake on a boat by the waterfront stage on Sunday morning. Magical.

I really loved my first trip to Latitude and I hope to come back next year, as it's left me with some very fond memories and some pretty awesome photos too. 


Latitude Festival - www.latitudefestival.com