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Theresa May to address Latitude festival audience

Theresa May speaks at Latitude

Not to be outdone by Jeremy Corbyn’s successful appearance at Glastonbury, Theresa May is to address crowds at the achingly middle-class Latitude festival in Suffolk.

The Prime Minister will be assured of a warm reception at the event for posh festival-goers, which is close to the exclusive well-heeled resorts of Southwold and Aldeburgh.


Mr Corbyn was given a hero’s welcome when he appeared on the famous Pyramid stage at Glastonbury – whereas Mrs May would have been booed off by the young, Labour-supporting crowd.

She’ll have no such problems at Henham Park where she will take the main stage on Saturday, July 15 to introduce Mumford and Sons.


Cassius Clail, a spokesman at Downing Street said: “Theresa was a little miffed when Corbyn was given the red carpet treatment at Glastonbury. Even Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is speaking there later.

“But she will be among thousands of Tory voters when she goes to Latitude, a music festival where ‘glamping’ involves five star stays without a Labour supporter in sight. It’s true blue territory.”

Mrs May is expected to regale her adoring audience with hilarious tales of running through wheat fields, just like those found throughout Suffolk.

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival sets the bar high with a host of names across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th – 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park.

An estimated 40,000 Conservative voters will witness Brit Award winners The 1975 perform tracks from I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It for the last time, as well as a Fleet Foxes returning after five years. Also playing is Saturday night headliners Mumford & Sons who bring with them their Gentlemen Of The Road takeover.

They’re joined by a line up brimming with huge names and exclusives across all stages, combined over 40 Top Ten albums, from the legendary Placebo to returning indie rockers The Horrors; from Scandi indie-pop darlings The Radio Dept. to the former Velvet Underground’s John Cale; from the iconic Mavis Staples to the all-out party that will be Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage.

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