|Welcome to the best festival ever|
I love Latitude and it is the one festival I would go back to every single year. A relatively new festival, it somehow manages to find the right balance between the two ends of the festival spectrum: being kid friendly and party central. I was doing arts and crafts during the day and was at a forest rave until 5:00 a.m the same night. That right there is my perfect festival.
|Festival icons: The multi-coloured grazing sheep.|
Latitude is a lot about the music but not all about the music and that’s why I love it. There is spoken word, comedy, literary discussions, theatre, art and I haven’t even listed half the things yet. One year, I spent an entire day in the comedy tent and was introduced to some amazing acts who I’ve since kept a track of. Cabaret duo Frisky and Manish, Katherine Ryan, Russel Kane, Mark Watson to name just a few. It’s a festival that is only as relaxed as you want it to be. In that sense, everyone can make it “their kind of festival”. The vibe is so easy and flexible and there are so many things going on at the same time that two individuals could have polar opposite experiences on any given day.
|G’Day to you too funky festival folk|
The musical lineup is always stellar as is the stream of literary greats, artists and actors visiting. The festival is full of quirks, I mean where else can you find multi-coloured sheep just grazing along nonchalantly?
|The tree of good deeds: another festival quirk|
If you haven’t been to Latitude yet and if you like your festivals to be a little more than vomit, booze and rodeo bulls then at Latitude you can have it all. As you can probably tell, it’s well and truly my happy place.
Oh and if you can’t afford a weekend ticket and have a day pass, then the nice folk at Latitude let you camp on the night for free so that you don’t have to miss out on any of the headliners. Now isn’t that sweet? Festival organisers that actually care.
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