Now in its 12th year, the festival has become a powerful magnet for key thinkers and performers across the arts, yet still a space in which you can discover new talents.
As ever, there's much curatorial nous in evidence, as borne out by this year's line-up. The headliners are reliably impressive, with an emphasis on the kind of indie pop that storms charts and gets you dancing: Mancunian rockers The 1975, folk-rock aristocrats Mumford & Sons and US folk-vocal force Fleet Foxes will headline the main stage. The BBC Music Stage adds some variety, with acts including Placebo (it's the alt-rock pioneers' only UK festival performance), RIDE and Fatboy Slim.
But at Latitude music is just the beginning. There's dance from the BalletBoyz and a whole programme presented by Sadler's Wells, performances from Opera North, cabaret and cheekiness from Guilty Pleasures, and serenity with a difference at Disco Yoga.
There are big comedy names too, with Dara Ó Briain, Katherine Ryan and Simon Amstell headlining a huge programme of acts.
Latitude is also the ultimate family-festival. The Kids Area caters to under 12s, offering plenty of opportunities for creativity and craft. The Zoological Society of London and Suffolk Wildlife Trust are also on hand to help little ones learn about the natural world. Meanwhile, the Inbetweeners' Area offers over-12s the opportunity to have a go at everything from music production to shelter building. But if you're looking for activities to do en famille, then head to the Enchanted Garden Family Campsite: from green screen fun to horror writing, there's plenty to keep you amused.
|What||Latitude Festival 2017|
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|Nearest tube||Liverpool Street (underground)|
13 Jul 17 – 16 Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book tickets|