Around 35,000 people are expected at this year's Latitude Festival in Henham Park in Suffolk this weekend.Read the full story ›
Campers have begun pitching their tents for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk as temperatures continued to soar.
Up to 35,000 people are expected to attend the music and arts event at Henham Park, Southwold, over the weekend with day tickets for the Saturday now sold out.
The headliners are Kraftwerk-3D, Foals and Bloc Party and other performers include Bobby Womack, soloist classical trumpert player Alison Balsom and Eddie Izzard in the comedy arena.
Organisers have urged as many festival-goers as possible to use public transport, cycle or walk in order to minimise disruption on the roads but some tailbacks are expected.
Forecasts suggest the event should be rain-free - avoiding scenes of muddy car parks and fields experienced in previous years.
Thousands of people are expected to head to Suffolk this weekend for the 8th Lattitude Festival. This year there's a showcase of music, dance, theatre and comedy at Henham Park in Southwold. Big musical names include Richard Ashcroft, the frontman from the 90's group the Verve.
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass star Gaz Coombes have been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival in Suffolk.
The indie favourites will play on the opening night of the 35,000-capacity event at the start of a weekend of music, including headliners Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals.
Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter Ashcroft will perform at an opening party on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage on 18 July before the main festival begins the following day.
Coombes will perform his "experimental yet melodious" solo tunes, organisers said.
Latitude, which also includes comedy, theatre, poetry and literature stages, is now in its eighth year.
The organisers of this year's Latitude festival have announced their final line up with some household names appearing at Henham Park in Suffolk.
Now in its 8th year, the three day event has grown steadily and attracts acts- and people- from all over the world.
Tickets for the Suffolk music festival Latitude go on sale later today. The box office for the Henham Park event opens at 9am this morning. Music and comedy lovers will be able to buy weekend tickets for the event which takes place in July.
Police have charged two 18-year-old men from Romford with obtaining services dishonestly after they were stopped by security staff at Suffolk's Latitude festival.
James Dowsing, of Browning Close in Romford, and Jake Knowlden, of Lulworth Drive in the town, were charged with 'obtaining access by a dishonest act' - without paying.
Dowsing was also charged with theft and possession of cannabis. Both men are due before Lowestoft Magistrates' Court on July 31.
So far more than 30 thefts from tents at the festival near Southwold, have been reported and seven thefts from individuals.
During the weekend two men from Hertfordshire were arrested on suspicion of possession of a drug with intent to supply. Both were bailed until August pending further enquiries.
Two men have been charged with obtaining services dishonestly after being arrested at the Latitude Festival.
The two 18 year olds from Romford in Essex are accused of getting onto the site without a ticket.
There have also been three arrests over theft, three arrests over drug offences, and more than 30 thefts from tents reported.
Clearing up operations are underway at the Henham Park estate in Suffolk as the Latitude Festival comes to an end.
35,000 music fans descended on the park for the seventh annual music and arts festival.
The wet weather didn't seem to spoil the fun for festival-goers. Organisers say their contingency plans worked well to cope with the rain.