Last week we also shared Co-op Magic award winner Michelle Benton’s blog post about her tour of the Coronation Street set.
I’m so thankful to Co-op for giving me the opportunity to experience Latitude – it was stunning.
A beautiful setting in Henham Park, Suffolk where people of all ages came together to enjoy a variety of music. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Our on-site Co-op store
While I was there I had the pleasure of using Co-op’s pop-up store. What an experience that was!
The colleagues working there were all simply amazing – dancing, singing, always having an upbeat attitude.
From what I saw customers loved it. Many people have gone on Twitter and said it was the best thing about the whole festival. Amazingly I got to join in with some classic YMCA dancing down the aisles.
The Co-op products on offer were just what everyone needed. I popped in a few times for a top up of burgers and bacon. As much as the food on offer at the festival was super delicious, it was costly, so it was nice to have the choice of cooking for ourselves. I also bought some sun cream as I’d forgotten to pack it. The weather was glorious so this was a must.
The Killers headlined and put on a fantastic show. I also saw Wolf Alice, The Vaccines, James (they didn’t ‘sit down’ but his set was brilliant), Rag n Bone Man, The Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian and loads more artists.
The cherry on top of the cake was a secret set from Liam Gallagher in the BBC tent. Being of the Oasis era this was right up my street.
An unforgettable experience
Co-op put us up in the guest campsite where the bands, friends and family were staying. So we were very close to the action. We were also given a tent and airbeds. One of which made a brilliant lilo when we visited the sunny beach of Southwold on our way home.
I had an unforgettable experience at Latitude Festival courtesy of Co-op and am truly thankful.
The whole experience of winning a #BeingCoop award has been thrilling – from learning I was nominated right through to writing this blog post.
I’m now looking forward to being part of the Reading festival crew where I’ll be working myself in the pop-up store there.
Store Colleague of the Year