Michael Eavis Gives Latitude Thumbs Up

Michael Eavis Gives Latitude Thumbs Up

Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis has apologised to music fans that did not manage to secure a ticket for this year's event in June, however he has recommended relative newcomer, Latitude, as a great alternative.

As previously reported, Glastonbury sold out within hours of going on sale, but Eavis says: "I know it sounds a bit tame to mention BBC TV and Radio as an alternative but can I suggest another alternative that might be more attractive - namely the "Latitude Festival" set in a beautiful part of Suffolk."

"Although much smaller it has some terrific music and has a similar feel to it, by way of theatre, comedy, circus, and atmosphere."

The Uncut-sponsored three-day event takes place from July 12-15 in the lushious green surrounds of Henham Park in Suffolk.

Main stage headliners are Canadian stars Arcade Fire, Damon Albarn's The Good, The Bad And The Queen and Damien Rice. Other artists confirmed to play also include Jarvis, Midlake, Wilco, Tinariwen and US rock band The Hold Steady.

Bands playing Uncut Arena include headliners Explosions In The Sky, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Gotan Project, and singer Patrick Wolf.

The festival, billing itself as the alternative to Glastonbury will also host a wide and diverse array of music, film, comedy and theatre areas across the four-day event.

Weekend tickets cost £112, day tickets are £45.

More information about the line-up across the festival is available here from


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