Festival-goers are in for a very Danish treat at this year’s Latitude, as our hygge headquarters returns. We at Carlsberg will be bringing the taste of Copenhagen to Suffolk for one weekend only, so revellers can soak up the hygge vibes and truly embrace their inner Dane. All with an ice-cold beer in hand. Which we think must be what heaven looks like...
The Danish Quarter Programme
On Friday and Saturday morning, we’ll start by getting you to roll up your sleeves, learn the beauty in craft and get your mouth watering with our bread making workshop. 30 lucky festival-goers each day will learn the history and methods of Danish baking and the details of different grains before baking their own piece of bread each, to be collected the following morning after 24 hours prove time. The fully interactive 45-minute session will be led by head baker Christoffer Hruskova of The Bread Station. They specialise in the traditional Danish baking principles of natural bread, using a natural fermentation for superior, 100% organic breads. Pre-book your place here and you’ll never look at a sliced white in the same way again.
If you prefer to create a longer lasting memento of your unforgettable weekend at Latitude, book here to join our bracelet weaving workshop. In Denmark, we take pleasure in something well made, love the detail in design and cherish the time and materials required to create something truly beautiful. Each day in the Danish Quarter, 30 festival-goers will get a chance to discover this for themselves and create their very own festival wristband to wear for years to come. The fascinating workshop will be run by textile artist and lifestyle blogger Mary Maddocks, who creates woven tapestries and jewellery inspired by the natural world and will help unleash your creative side. Book now and you might just surprise yourself.
Note: All pre-bookable workshop spaces are now full. If you'd still like to attend, please show up on the day and we will see if we still have any availability.
The Perfect Place To Relax and Party
Of course, the Danish Quarter will also be the perfect place to relax in the sunshine with a cold Carlsberg, catch up with friends and soak up the festival vibes. You can even use our free Wi-Fi and phone charging facilities to stay connected with friends on site or at home. Drop in any time to enjoy our bar and chill out areas and keep the party going until the early hours with non-stop DJ sets from the likes of Toyboy and Robin. Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with some of the best new bands around too as The Danish Quarter will be hosting exclusive acoustic sets from our favourite new artists from 3pm each day.
Fresh from making their debut at Nashville’s Grand Old Opry, folk-Americana quartet The Wandering Hearts will kick things off on Friday. Already garnering comparisons to the likes of First Aid Kit and Fleetwood Mac, expect to fall in love with their seamless vocal harmonies, heartfelt storytelling and perfect pop sensibilities. Ariana and The Rose will be up next on Saturday with their unique brand of performance that transcends traditional boundaries and embraces an audio-visual approach to creativity. Ariana’s honest synth-driven songs have gained a huge following online and she’s bound to cast her spell further at Latitude. Finally on Sunday, check out London-based band Up Down Go Machine, who have attracted rave reviews for their punchy but delicate folk melodies that nod to Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard.
We’ll see you down the front, beer in hand, having the time of our lives...