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Latitude 2020 Dates

Latitude 2020 will take place from 16th-19th July 2020 in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.

Coronavirus Update

At this time, Latitude Festival is going ahead as planned.

Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.

We are closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.

If you are attending, please follow the most up to date information on the Coronavirus that is available at:

World Health Organisation

UK Government


Age Restrictions

Weekend Tickets

  • Children 0 – 4 years old do not need a weekend ticket.
  • Children 5 – 12 years old need a Child Ticket in order to attend. These are available to purchase at the same time as Adult Weekend Tickets.
  • Teenagers aged between 13 – 15 years need an Accompanied Teen Ticket. These are available to purchase at the same time as Adult Weekend Tickets.
  • Teenagers 16 and over must have a standard Weekend Ticket.

All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old and this adult must remain on site throughout the weekend. Those wishing to stay in the Family Campsite must have children 16 years or younger in the group.

Day Tickets

  • Children under 5 years old do not need a day ticket.
  • Children aged 5-12 years old need a Child Day Ticket. These are available to purchase at the same time as Adult Day Tickets.
  • Children aged 13+ need an Adult Day Ticket

All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old and this adult must remain on site throughout the day.

Additional Guidance

Under 10s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over at all times.

We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.

Age restrictions apply. Proof of age/ID may be required.

Latitude Festival will contain acts unsuitable for children. The Music and Film Arena is an over 15 Tent. However, there may be some films shown suitable for children at certain periods of the day. This will be noted on signage outside the tent.

The Cabaret Theatre will contain nudity. The Comedy Arena will contain swearing. Other stages may feature material not suitable for children that we are unable to predict and classify due to the nature of live performance.

Valid ID

The following forms of identification are accepted:

  • A Passport (Not a photocopy)
  • Full Driving Licence or Provisional Licence
  • A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS hologram
  • A Ministry of Defence identity card
  • A National identity card issued by an EU member state

Bag Restrictions

We take the security and safety of our festival goers very seriously – it is a real priority.

Please help us by bringing as little as possible. We do not allow large bags (large backpacks, luggage bags etc) into the arena. We understand that some families with children will need to bring in supplies and this will be at the discretion of security, who will make reasonable allowances.

We will facilitate fast track lanes into the arena for those with small (bum bags or similar) or no bags.  Please be patient while we carry out our security checks and searches, which take place at the campsite gates, the arena entrance and may also happen at any time at any location onsite.


Things you can and can’t bring

Certain items are not allowed within the arena or the campsites.

You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrances. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities onsite may be searched.

*Please note: Latitude Festival/Festival Republic (FR) or personnel appointed by FR can refuse entry/possession of any items below at their discretion.

Aerosols over 250ml N N
Airhorns and megaphones N N
Alcohol N Y
(not excessive amounts)
(Other than Guide Dogs or Hearing Dogs)
Any Alcohol in possession of anyone under 18 N N
Any Good for unauthorised trading N N
Any Good with unauthorised Latitude festival logos N N
Any items which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person N N
Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon N N
Blowtorches N N
Cameras, film or video equipment
(Lens must be <6")
Camping Equipment N Y
Cans N Y
Deodorant Roll On Y Y
Disposable barbeques N Y
Drinks Bottles
(other than sealed plastic water/soft drinks bottles under 500ml, sealed cartons of juice OR empty reusable bottles for water points)
Drones N N
Electrical Generators
(including in Campervans)
Excessive Amounts of Cigarettes
(more than personal consumption)
Excessive Amounts of Food
(more than personal consumption)
Firewood N N
Fireworks/Pyrotechnics N N
Flags with Poles Y Y
Flags without Poles Y Y
Flares/Distress Flares N N
Food Hampers / Cool Bag / Boxes
(if food is for personal consumption)
Gazebos N Y
(Exemption for generators in caravans)
Glass N N
Illegal Substances N N
Laser Pens N N
Leatherman Multi Tools N Y
Legal Highs N N
(if accompanied by a doctor's note / prescription or if it is recognisable)
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) N N
Nitrus Oxide and any associated equipment
(Balloons, Co2 dispensers, cream dispensers)
Oversized Lighters N N
Paper Lanterns N N
Paddle Boards N N
Perfume in small bottles under 100ml Y Y
Petrol Burners N N
Portable Laser Equipment and Pens N N
Selfie Sticks N Y
Small hammers for pitching tents N Y
Sound systems N N
Spray Cans N N
Tin Openers N Y
Umbrellas Y Y
Unidentifiable Substances N N
Unofficial Tabards or Reflective Jackets N N
Solid Fuel / Hexi Stoves N Y
Meth Stoves Including Fuel N Y
Green Base Camp Cooker N Y
Heat based Camp Cooker N Y
Gel Stoves N Y
Firelighter Stoves N Y
Gas Stoves
(Canisters < 2.75kg)

Gender Neutral Toilets

Gender neutral toilets are located in the toilet block next to the Comedy Arena.

Trolley Service

There will be a trolley service available for those looking for an extra bit of help with their luggage. Details to book will follow shortly.

Suffolk Tourist Information and Visitor Information Points

Located within shops, libraries, attractions and pubs, the Tourist Information Centres and Visitor Information Points across The Suffolk Coast stock a range of leaflets and guides containing useful information to help you during your visit.

Visit the Suffolk Coast website for listings of all Visitor Information Points.


All public and working enclosed spaces onsite are no smoking, including all stages other than outdoor stages (Obelisk Arena, Lake Stage and In the Woods). All tents and marquees onsite in the Village (Village shops, campsite bars, Welfare Tent, Information Tent etc) are also no smoking. This includes electronic cigarettes.

If you do smoke, please use the butt bins to dispose of your cigarette ends, particularly in woodland areas.