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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Camping at a music festival is rarely thought of as a glamorous experience but next month’s Latitude festival in Suffolk could change that.
Hot tubs and saunas alongside a lake, cookery cabaret from chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine and one of the world’s finest trumpet players have all been added to the line-up.
The country estate of Henham Park, near Beccles, is gearing up for 35,000 festival-goers to descend upon it between Thursday, July 18 and Sunday, July 21.
Latitude’s founder, Melvin Benn, and the festival’s organisers unveiled a host of new quirky cultural attractions for the line-up at Henham Park yesterday.
The biggest announcement was the addition of pop band Texas, led by lead singer Sharleen Spiteri.
The Scottish band replace US pop-rock band Modest Mouse as the Friday headliners on the BBC Radio Six Music Stage, who cancelled their European tour.
Other line-up additions include world-famous trumpet player Alison Balsom and The English Concert performing on The Waterfront stage on the festival’s Sunday afternoon, taking a break from a 16-show run performing in Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Other quirky cultural additions will see chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine host a cookery cabaret stage and Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing and fashion blogger Bip Ling will present the festival’s Graduate Fashion Show.
Mr Benn said: “We already think it’s the best festival in the world and it keeps getting better and better.”
Other headline music acts already announced include Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals.
For full information, and to buy tickets, go to www.latitudefestival.co.uk
- Find out more about the Latitude line-up by watching the Mustard video above, featuring interviews with Melvin Benn and music programmer Natasha Haddad.