Florence And The Machine, Belle & Sebastian, and Vampire Weekend have been announced as the headliners for the fifth Latitude Festival which takes place at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.
Festival Republic Managing Director, Melvin Benn said, "Five glorious years on and Latitude Festival continues to be everything I wanted it to be. The breadth and calibre of programming across the arts and music consistently astounds me and I am delighted that Latitude has earned its place as a festival of choice for many. With an incredible wealth of talent joining us at Henham Park year on year, Latitude holds its unique position in the festival season. It is indeed a very special weekend."
The music stages which will play host to more than 100 acts include Obelisk, The Word Arena, Sunrise Arena and The Lake Stage.
Weekend tickets are on sale now priced at £155, day tickets are priced at £65, and a campervan Pass is priced at £15, family campervan pass £20. Children aged 12 or under will be eligible for free tickets for Latitude Festival 2010 when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
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Across seven separate arenas, as well as making use of the woods and lake, the festival will showcase comics, filmmakers, visual artists, poets, authors, actors, directors and dancers in the Arts Arenas - The Comedy, Poetry, Literacy, Theatre, Music & Film, Dance and Cabaret Arena.
The Theatre Arena with an auditorium that has been designed to present a full schedule of contemporary physical, classical, performance and local productions bespoke to the festival will see performances from Royal Shakespeare Company, The Opera Group & London Sinfonietta, Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse in association with Paines Plough, English Touring Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles, Soho Theatre, The Experimentnabokov ~ Amplified, Shatterbox Theatre Company and Northern Stage and Company of Angels will present the co-production, 'Apples'. With Mouth To Mouth confirmed for the Outdoor Theatre.
The Waterfront Stage will once again showcase contemporary, modern dance from the world's companies and choreographers with a performance of Hair the Musical confirmed.
Latitude celebrates the art of the written word in the Literary Arena with Robin Ince's Book Club, Word Theatre, 5x15, Bret Easton Ellis, Adam Foulds, Natasha Walter, Jon Ronson, Arthur Smith, Daphne Fairfax, Jon McGregor, Samantha Harvey, Jane Bussmann, Anthony Cartwright, Louise Stern, Pappy's, Bret Easton Ellis, and Philippa Perry, with the Literary Salon offering The School Of Life workshops.
Among the notable actors scheduled to perform are the originalHutch - David Soul, Amber Tamblyn from 'The Sisterhood of the TravellingPants', CSI's Gary Dourdan, Harry Potter's Professor Quirinus Quirrell - Ian Hart, Brian Cox ('The Bourne Supremacy'), Sally Hawkins ('Happy Go Lucky'), John Schwab ('The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'), Chris McDonald ('Thelma and Louise' & 'Requiem for a Dream') and Ben Miller ('Armstrong and Miller'). Pandora's Playground will again have all manner of side shows, interactive art, dance troupes, theatre and an all night disco shed, and will feature Red Shift Theatre Company.
A new area this year is The Faraway Forest which will present The School Of Life - Plato's Symposium as well as play host to the Royal Opera House, Saturday night festival goers are invited to the Masked Ball & Bacchanalian Party hosted by Johnny Blue Eyes, and The Dialogue Project.
The Cabaret Theatre will be home to Duckie, The Crack, Rich Fulcher, Laura Solon, Idiots Of Ants, Jonny Sweet, Cardinal Burns, and Golden Lizard.
The Poetry Arena by the banks of the lake at the entrance to the main festival arena will have poetry from Wendy Cope, Luke Wright, John Cooper Clarke, Jacob Polley, the Spoken Word All Stars,Word Theatre presents David Soul, Amber Tamblyn, and Blake Morrison.
The Music & Film Arena will play host to screenings of award winning films, documentaries and shorts with Q&A sessions plus discussions with directors and writers. These will be interspersed with musical treats and visuals. The line-up here includes Mark Lamarr presenting God's Jukebox with Geno Washington, and The Jim Jones Revue, plus Riz MC presents MICroscope, James Rhodes, Adam Buxton: BUG, Popcorn Comedy, and Modern Toss.
The woods of Henham Park will hold a small and hidden stage that hosts intimate performances during the day, and music to dance the night away after dark with Goldierocks, Club De Fromage, Beef Warehouse, and Cosmic Underground DJs all DJing.
The Comedy Arena's line-up will include Tommy Tiernan, Marcus Brigstocke's Early Edition, Russell Kane, Emo Philips, Ardal O'Hanlon, Sara Pascoe, Rich Hall, Holly Walsh, Richard Herring, Seann Walsh, Kevin Bridges, Charlie Baker, Doc Brown, Mark Oliver, and Joe Bor. At night the arena is taken over by Guilty Pleasures, and Smash N' Grab for some cheesy disco.
Surrounded by woodland, colourful sheep and lake-skimming dragonflies, the Children's Arena is its own little festival, offering a world of art & crafts, drama workshops, theatre & puppet shows, literary tales and creative fun, catering for everyone from babies to teens. The family campsite will feature activities for early risers while the children's arena guarantees to wear out the toughest of infants.
Latitude is confirmed as taking place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010, with the festival opening it's gates on Thursday 15th July for some limited non-musical entertainment.
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