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Temperatures set to soar as tens of thousands flock to Latitude Festival

More than 100,000 are expected to attend the annual Latitude Festival in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The annual Latitude Festival in Suffolk is taking place on one of the hottest weekends of the summer so far with temperatures set to soar.

Up to 200,000 people attend the annual music, comedy, arts and literature festival which takes place at Henham Park between Beccles and Southwold.

The main headline acts on the main Obelisk Arena stage on Saturday night are The Killers and The Vaccines with Alt-J playing on Sunday.

Beyonce's sister Solange was the headliner on Friday night.

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is rumoured to be this year's surprise artist at the Festival.

He would follow the likes of Suffolk's Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol and Thom Yorke who appear for the crowds but are not pre-publicised.

The umbrellas in this art installation are unlikely to be needed at the 2018 Latitude. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Latitude Festival is in its 13th year with thousands of people staying for the weekend in campsites set up around the main event.

The daily capacity of the main site is 40,000 people. Alongside the music acts are talks and debates on diversity topics such as science, medicine and politics. There is dancing, comedy, poetry and discussions on the movies.

The weather is set hot, fine and sunny for the entire four-day event which started on Thursday.

Temperatures could hit 28°C (82°F) on Sunday afternoon on one of the hottest weekends of the summer so far in East Anglia.

With weeks of extremely dry weather the ground is tinder dry.

The temperatures at this weekend's Latitude Festival are set to soar to 28°C Credit: ITV News Anglia

Among the other acts performing at Latitude are:

  • Sadler's Wells dance company
  • Comedians Harry Hill, Shappi Khorsandi and Alan Davies
  • Lost Voice Guy - the winner of ITV's Britain's Got Talent
  • Film critic, Mark Kermode
  • Parquet Courts, Jessie Ware and Hudson Taylor
  • On Sunday - Black Honey, Jeremy Loops, Fickle Friends, Sleeper, Rag n Bone Man and Wolf Alice