What happened at Latitude

Posted by Laura Venables Marketing and Communications Assistant

25th Jul 2012

Oxfam Stewards at Latitude 2012

This year's Latitude was an absolute beauty with a brilliant bunch of stewards and an endless amount of captivating entertainment.

Our stewarding roles ranged from checking wrist-bands at the festival entrance and exit gates, helping out in the Oxfam camp site (Oxfield), looking after disabled platforms at each of the main stages and showing parents how to give their children safety wristbands in the kid's zone.

Bon Iver at Latitude 2012

Photo: Andy Sheppard

The stewards running our volunteer registration surpassed themselves by offering incredible home-made apple and banana cakes upon entrance to the Oxfield, which was a lovely start to the fest. The first night beach party was a complete success and even the rain held off as we chatted, limbo-ed and enjoyed our inflatable palm tree Oxfield haven.

From then on Latitude continued to impress us with its range of diversions for in between our stewarding shifts. There are too many highlights to talk about on the music front, from Laura Marling, to Alt J and Bon Iver there was a constant stream of good stuff. Comedy excelled itself with Doc Brown (make sure you check out his rap about tea if you missed it) and Tim Minchin. In theatre, Suzanne recommended CIRCA! to everyone which was a jaw-dropingly scary show of gymnastic stunts. Saturday night was filled with dancing at Guilty Pleasures as per the Oxfam tradition!   

Other highlights had to be our meal tickets which felt like golden tickets as we wolfed down delicacies from the lovely people at Loch Fyne. Did anyone get to try the venison chilli from Argyll next door? It was gorgeous!

We had a slightly muddy exit with poor Hannah and Tic Toc the VW van having to get assistance, but nothing could dent our feel good Latitude feeling! Bring on the next one...   

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