Latitude: Festival virgin Matt Hunter on Latitude 2014

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival - Credit: Archant

In previous years, Matt Hunter has fled Henham Park once the last act has left the stage, retreating to the comfort of his own bed.

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival - Credit: Archant

But this time around, he is feeling brave and has taken his tent with him, ready to embrace the full Latitude experience.

How will he cope with festival camping? Well he informed us he had camped with the Scouts so was prepared for anything.

Here is the first instalment of his Latitude diary.

Day one:

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival

Matt Hunter's first ever camping experience at a festival - Credit: Archant

The sun is out, the music has started and I’ve made it to Latitude.

This three-day festival promises a fabulous weekend with some of the greatest artists in the world performing right here in Suffolk.

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I had planned on coming up last night but a late hiccup derailed that idea.

The next step has to be the tent but putting it up is not something I’m looking forward to.

I did ask for some help from my esteemed colleague, Callum Maclean, but he’s busy apparently.

Billy Bragg and the secret evening headliner on the Obelisk Arena will be among some of the acts I’ve got to review.

One task for today is to venture to some of the further flung parts of the Henham Park site.

The Faraway Forest, Pandora’s Playground and The Shed of Stories all sound like they are worth a look.

Bigger names are here too. Lily Allen is promising to prove the doubters wrong with her unscheduled headline slot and Dara O’Briain will pull in a massive crowd for his comedy set.

Are you at Latitude? Send us your stories, views and photos to newsroom@archant.co.ukTweets can be sent to reporters @MattHunter22 and @CallumMaclean91

For full Latitude coverage, including weather updates, traffic warnings, previews, reviews and photos, see our Latitude 2014 page

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