Weather Watch: Latitude, Hard Rock Calling and Guilfest
Plus Benicassim too in our festival weather round-up
Chris Eustace - 13 July 2012
Festivalgoers heading to Latitude today will be met with a bright afternoon, with skies clouding over during the evening. Expect a rainy night though, with some of it heavy.
The rain is likely to continue until early afternoon on Friday, when there’ll be a brief respite before heavy showers with sunny intervals until a drier evening in time for Bon Iver’s headline set, with things likely to remain dry overnight. Temperatures should reach 17C during the day.
Following a cloudy dry morning on Saturday, showers interspersed with brighter spells and a high of 16C will be the order of the day, with things not settling until late in the evening. It’ll be sunshine and showers once more from sunrise on Sunday, though things should finally be dry again in time for Paul Weller’s closing performance.
It’s a similar story for those going to Guilfest, with a rainy Thursday and dry mornings giving way to sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday. However, save for some showers in the late morning and early evening, Sunday should be dry and bright, with temperatures reaching 17C. Jools Holland, Bryan Ferry, Olly Murs, Tim Minchin and Tulisa are among those playing over the weekend.
It’s likely to rain on Friday at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park too, and though there should be some sunny spells towards the evening, the risk of rain remains high for when Soundgarden take to the stage. The Boss fairs slightly better on Saturday, and while his crowd won’t entirely escape some mid-afternoon showers, it’s likely to be sunnier, and the rain should hold off for the marathon Springsteen set in the evening. It’ll be warmer too, with temperatures reaching 19C.
Sunday should be the best day, with some lunchtime showers set to make way for a sunny late afternoon and evening for Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ show, as temperatures peak at 18C.
Prepare to be smug if you’re flying out to Benicassim in Spain instead – you might not be getting Florence anymore, but, save for a chance of some thunderstorms on Sunday, it’s set to be sunny all weekend, with temperatures reaching 27C.
All forecasts from BBC Weather.
Standard campsite ticket: £175 + £8 booking fee. Weekend child ticket
(5-12 years): £5 + £1.50 booking fee.
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Guilfest 2012 takes place from 13-15 July in Stoke Park, Guildford.
Adult weekend camping tickets are priced at £135.50 (including booking fee plus a £6 transaction
fee), while child weekend camping tickets are available for £83.50 (including booking fee plus a £6
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Paul Simon, one half of hit duo Simon & Garfunkel, will play Sunday 15 July at
Hard Rock Calling 2012 which takes place in Hyde Park,
Soundgarden play on Friday 13 July, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band headline Saturday 14 July and Paul Simon tops the bill on Sunday 15 July at Hard Rock Calling 2012 which takes place in Hyde Park, London.
Tickets for Friday 13 July (Soundgarden) are priced at £55.75 (+£3.25 booking fee), and tickets for Sunday 15 July (Paul Simon) are £61.00 (+£3.25 booking fee). Tickets for Bruce Springsteen on Saturday are sold out.
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Benicassim 2012 takes place on the Costa Azahar, Benicassim, Spain from 12-15 July.
Benicassim four-day tickets are still on sale at the price of 165€, including 8 days of free camping from 9-16 July.
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