Reviews of Latitude Festival
Latitude has become renowned for its unique atmosphere as well as its eclectic and thoroughly enjoyable mixture of Art, Theatre, Cabaret, Poetry, Dance, and even Politics! There is no other festival like it on the calendar.
It’s that sort of eclecticism that makes Latitude stand out from the crowd.
Described as ‘sumptuous, other worldly and home to probably the only multi-coloured sheep you'll see this year’, Latitude brings intrigue, creativity, and excitement to the Suffolk Countryside, in the beautiful setting of Henham Park.
Disabled Access Information
There are two Zone Managers dedicated to the Guest & Disabled Campsite, providing 24hr cover.
There are also stewards, volunteers, campsite assistants, security personnel and staff at the disabled customer check in, located at the guest list.
Security Guards and Stewards are clearly identifiable by their shirts. If you experience problems, please tell us at the event.
The festival has multiple Welfare, First Aid and Information Points.
If you require additional helper tickets, please contact the festival directly at email@example.com
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DISABLED ACCESS SCHEME
Festival Republic want Latitude to be an event that is accessible for all.
At all of our festivals we work closely with the charity Attitude is Everything, who work to improve Deaf and disabled peoples access to live music.
To apply for our access scheme first purchase a standard ticket. Once you have purchased your ticket we ask you to complete and submit an access requirements application form which consists of a number of questions regarding your requirements at the event. Along with this we ask for supporting documentation for validation of your request.
Our Access Scheme allows you to apply for the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Accessible Viewing Platform
- Accessible Car parking & Drop off pass.
- PA(Personal Assistant) ticket – (at no extra charge)
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Accessible Camping
It is mandatory to provide one of the following forms of supporting documentation in your application as evidence of your requirements and to grant a PA ticket, please include one of the following with your completed form:
- PIP (Personal independence payment)
- DLA – care and/or mobility
- Letter from a medical professional
- D/deaf or blind registration
- The Access Card or equivalent with a +1 Icon for PA tickets
- Blue Badge –permitted for parking only requests
- Please note any submitted documents are securely destroyed.
If you do not have the above evidence but feel you need assistance to access the festival, please contact us.
Anyone turning up on the day without making prior arrangements may not be able to access our facilities. However, we will always try to accommodate any late requests.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT (PA) TICKET SCHEME
If a customer is unable to attend the festival without the support from a PA then we will provide an additional PA ticket at no extra cost.
Children and Teens under the age of 16 requiring a Personal Assistant (PA)
For all children or teens under the age of 16 requiring a personal Assistant (PA) please contact us so we can advise.
This ticket can only be approved by the Access Team.
Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will not be refunded.
Please apply for your PA ticket using our access requirements application form (Coming next year)
The PA ticket is provided on the expectation that your PA is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit, and would be available and able to help you in the event of an evacuation.
FACILITIES AT THE FESTIVAL
The Accessible Campsite is available to customers who require accessible facilities. By locating these facilities in one campsite we can ensure that they are serviced, cleaned and maintained regularly. You can apply to camp here by completing an Access Requirements Form.
The campsite is located as close as possible to the arena and is staff by the Access Team 24 hours a day throughout the event. Security personnel and stewards are also based in the campsite.
Disabled Access Campsite Facilities:
- Wheelchair accessible unisex showers and toilets
- HDU with a raised bed and a hoist above. We do not provide hoist slings so please bring your own slings.
- Standard toilets and showers
- Drinking water points and accessible sink
- Waste-disposal point
- Electrical points for charging wheelchairs or mobility scooters
- Fridge for secure medication storage
As well as you and your PA, we will allow two friends to camp with you. You must register the number of your group during the application process so that they are issued with the appropriate wristbands to access the Disabled Access Campsite.
We can accommodate a limited number of campervans in the Accessible Campsite. To bring a campervan please select this option in your application. We will then email you the link to purchase Please note: Campervan tickets are a supplementary ticket and an additional charge.
Disabled Access in the Family Campsite
Families with a member requiring Disabled Access due to mobility are advised to stay in the Disabled Access Campsite due to the proximity of the arena and the terrain needed to access around the campsite.
The Family Campsite features dedicated Family toilets, showers, washing-up facilities, food traders and the Little Latitude Tuck Shop – selling all the essentials you might need. We do have a Disabled Access toilet.
The campsite is situated right next to the family activity areas and has its own arena entrance meaning you can get into the festival quicker.
To stay in the family campsite you will need to purchase the family camping version of your ticket.
Accessible toilets will be situated at the viewing platforms. All toilet locations will be noted in the Access Guide.
We always strive for the highest standards, and employ cleaners as well as servicing companies who are on duty throughout the event. However if you find a toilet in an unsatisfactory condition please inform a member of the access team or a member of our crowd management personnel who are easily identifiable by their numbered tabards
While we actively discourage non-disabled customers from using these facilities not all of the toilets are locked or guarded the entire time. We respectfully ask personal assistants with disabled customers not to use the accessible toilets.
There will be a Platform Manager based in the Arena who can assist with any problems or queries.
There are a limited number of seats on the viewing platforms. Seating is provided on a first come first served basis. However, Access customers are welcome to bring their own chairs.
Personal Assistants are welcome to use the seating on the platforms unless an access customer requires a seat.
The viewing platforms have a very limited capacity and is strictly for access customers plus 1 PA only.
To book your place on the viewing platform you need to complete the Access Requirements form.
There is a wheelchair accessible ramp at the viewing platform.
Charging Points For Wheelchairs
These are available at many of the viewing platforms and inside the information tent in the Campsite. Please check the Access Guide for the exact locations.
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