Winter fading away…

So that’s Winter 2018/19 over and done with. Time to start looking forward to Spring and some more warmth on our faces, which hopefully in turn will get us in the mood for Altitude when June rolls around…

It’s often a challenge when thinking about plans for the festival because it feels too early for some elements but then we want to give things plenty of time to explore and experiment with. We’ve pretty much got our music lineup locked down as well as the entertainment programme which this year we’ve turned to Dan The Hat to lend his experience and he’s definitely come good – we’re all really excited about what he’s lined up for us and think it will blend brilliantly with the live music.

Right this minute, Phil is deep in conversation with Ben from Exeter Academy of Music and Sound and the musical talent who is none other than the fab Sadie Horler, all three of them getting heads and ears together to handpick the acts who have applied to perform on our brand new Horizon stage. We’ve always been passionate about Altitude’s role in developing and promoting local music and showcasing emerging talent so we’re really looking forward to the outcomes of their discussions – the Horizon stage is certainly going to be a great addition to the festival vibe. We’ll let you know the lineup ASAP so keep your eyes on our social media for updates.

Two other meetings this week have seen conversations begin with the local authority to clarify our plans for 2019 as well as with our security contractors. For us, we want the festival to be one that is a truly memorable experience and this starts with ensuring that the weekend is safe and that you have the chance to fully switch off and relax into the festival weekend. Our experienced team from Platinum Gate Security have been with us from the very first year and following really positive feedback from you and our own interactions with them, we’re delighted to say that they’ll be with us for 2019, providing car park management and on site security. They understand that we want the weekend to be memorable for all the right reasons so that’s you, us and them who share the same vision.

Lastly, we’re beginning to look at the site plan itself and possibly give it a freshen up. There’s been lots of diagrams drawn on bits of paper and conversation about how things will work for the best. As ever, you’re at the centre of all we do – you’re the family that we care about and we hope our final plans will reflect that. We see ourselves as Devon’s little festival with a big heart – we do it for good times, we do it for lifelong memories. Here’s to the fading of Winter and the dawn of Spring. Summer and Altitude has a warm welcome for you just around the corner…

Please feel free to comment or contact us if you have great Altitude memories to share. You’re all part of the plan 🙂