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Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Latitude is lovely, but is it growing too big?

Latitude: Blue skies and a cornucopia of cultureMarc Sethi

So little time, so much stuff to see: that, in essence, is the story of Latitude. Now in its fifth year, this Suffolk festival offers a bewildering cultural cornucopia: music, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, circus, literature, poetry, as well as unexpected oddities such as performers dressed as unicorns wandering the woods at night and teams of ghoulish “medics” defibrillating random victims (I was one of them) during theatre group Duckie’s Saturday night masked ball. It’s a blast (albeit one that is almost entirely white and middle class - a state of affairs that has led to it being dubbed “Lattetude”). And it was made especially lovely this year by the weather gods, who delivered a couple of brief bursts of rain but otherwise blessed the event with clear warm dry days.

There seemed to be a surprise around every corner – another stage here, another band there, music and the sound of cheering crowds drifting across the night.

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