Latitude Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary in style this weekend, with headliners including Portishead and secret sets from Thom Yorke and Ed Sheeran.
The event, held at Henham Park, features a selection of music, comedy, literature and arts for 35,000 revellers.
This year, swimming and punting in the lake was introduced, and luxury camping was provided by companies including PodPads.
Friday’s headline saw Mecury Prize-winning Alt-J pull the crowds to the Obelisk stage for a night time lazer light performance followed by a secret Ed Sheeran appearance at an intimate woodland stage, announced hours before on social media.
On Saturday The Charlatans and Laura Marling performed, while Badly Drawn Boy performed a set, during which he complained about his £5,000 appearance fee, vowing to stick to smaller gigs.
Portishead headlined the Obelisk with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke joining the band for a rendition of ‘The Rip’ before he headed to the I-Arena to perform a secret set with Nigel Godrich, who produces both Yorke’s bands, Atoms For Peace and Radiohead.
On Sunday Veteran Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers delivered some of their greatest hits before
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds delivered a much-praised set.
Festival Republic’s Tania Harrison (interviewed in full in Access‘ upcoming online-only edition) told Access: “All of the contractors here bring so much. The lighting in the trees, the magic, the atmosphere, underwater stages and so forth. It’s great for suppliers to be given a platform to push boundaries. There’s been some serious work put in here over the years.”