ActionAid at Latitude Festival 2022
This July, ActionAid is returning to Latitude Festival! There, we'll be encouraging all festival-goers to come together, to speak out against gender-based violence and say #MyBodyIsMine.
Join us beside the main BBC Music stage for a weekend of fun and empowering activities at our pop-up tattoo studio, where you can choose from a range of exclusive #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoos. We'll also be offering a #MyBodyIsMine 'mirror wall', where you can write messages and pose for photos.
Applications to volunteer with us in 2022 are now closed, but you can apply to volunteer with us next year.
Shop #MyBodyIsMine merch
Check out ActionAid’s #MyBodyIsMine range online.
We are selling temporary tattoos, notebooks, t-shirts, and art prints.
Each design is an artist’s individual creative take on the #MyBodyIsMine message – a visual statement affirming that women and girls have the right to control their own bodies.
Money raised through purchasing items will support ActionAid's vital work around the world, including ending violence against women and girls.
Win a chance to meet Foals!
Fancy having a chat and snapping a selfie with the one and only, Foals?
The UK’s most exciting live band has teamed up with ActionAid UK to offer a backstage meet and greet for one lucky cinch presents Latitude-goer and a guest, before their performance at the festival, as well as some official band and Latitude merch!
So, if you’re a fan of hit singles including "My Number" and "Mountain At My Gates" and new classics including "2AM" why not enter our exciting prize draw!
To enter the draw you must have purchased a cinch presents Latitude ticket by the competition closing date and if you’re under 18 you’ll need to bring a responsible adult with you.
There will also be three runners-up, who will each win some official Latitude festival merch, as well as a limited edition ActionAid #MyBodyIsMine t-shirt designed by female tattoo artist, Rizza Boo.
The prize draw is now closed. Thanks and good luck to everyone who entered - winners have been contacted by email.
What will I be doing at Latitude?
You'll be part of our team, having fun for a good cause. We're looking for dedicated volunteers who are hardworking, enthusiastic, energetic and flexible.
To join our Latitude team, you must be 18 or over and confident approaching festival-goers to talk about ActionAid’s work and encourage them to support us.
You will also be required to pay a £100 deposit. This will be returned to you within 30 days of completion of all your shifts at Latitude.
You'll need to commit to working an allocated role and shifts of four to six hours a day.
Please note that you will have to cover your own travel costs to get to and from the festival.
Breakfast, snacks and water will be provided, but any other meals will be at your own expense. As a non-for-profit organisation we are unable to cover these costs for you.
By bringing our #MyBodyisMine messaging to festival goers and encouraging people to support ActionAid, you'll help us make 2023 our best Latitude yet!
Take a look at some of our favourite moments from Latitude in our Facebook gallery.
Spread the message of empowerment wherever you go with this #MyBodyIsMine T-shirt.
Designed by tattoo artist Rizza Boo, the tee is available to buy onsite at the festival or online closer to the festival dates.
#MyBodyIsMine Tattoo Studio
Join us at our pop-up tattoo studio and say #MyBodyisMine with our specially-designed temporary tattoos and henna tattoos.
ActionAid teamed up with some of the UK’s leading women tattoo artists who have created unique #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoo designs in their own individual style.
Each design is an artist’s creative take on the #MyBodyIsMine message – a visual statement affirming that women and girls have the right to control their own bodies.
Money raised at the pop-up tattoo studio will support ActionAid's vital work around the world, which includes ending violence against women and girls. So, while the tattoos and the studio are temporary, their power and impact will be permanent.
My Body Is Mine
Whether you're wearing a bikini at a festival, a uniform in a classroom or a trouser suit at work, you have the right to be free from harassment or abuse.
One in three women worldwide will experience physical violence or sexual abuse in their lifetime, most likely at the hands of someone they know. Beneath so much of this violence is a common idea: that women and girls’ bodies are the property of men, for them to exploit and control.
This is wrong, and it needs to stop. Together, we can stand up to demand that women and girls everywhere have the right to say loudly and clearly: My Body Is Mine.
Together, we can reclaim our bodies and shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls.
ActionAid volunteers at the Latitude Festival in 2018.
Page updated 1 August 2022