Bon Iver, Elbow, and Paul Weller will headline the seventh Latitude Festival 2012 which will take place over the weekend of Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.
Special appearances are also confirmed from Bat For Lashes, Buena Vista Social Club, Daryl Hall, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Janelle Monae, Laura Marling Metronomy, Simple Minds, and SBTRKT.
Other acts confirmed are (in alphabetical order) are Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, The Antlers, Apparat, Battles, Baxter Dury, Bwani Junction, Chairlift, Cold Specks, Daughter, Dawes, Destroyer, Dexys, Django Django, Esperanza Spalding, Explosions In The Sky, Fatoumata Diawara, The Field, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Givers, Howler, I Break Horses, Iceage, Jonathan Wilson, Josh T Pearson, Kindness, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Lianne La Havas, Liz Green, Lloyd Cole, M83, Michael Kiwanuka, Other Lives, Perfume Genius, Richard Hawley, Sharon Van Etten, Sissy And The Blisters, SoKo, St Vincent, Sunless '97, Team Me, Thomas Dolby, tUne-yArDs, The Silver Seas, The War on Drugs, We Are Augustines, We Have Band, Wooden Shjips, Yeasayer, Zola Jesus, Zun Zun Egui.
The comedy line-up includes The Infinite Monkey Cage (with Brian Cox & Robin Ince), Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, Reginald D Hunter, Lee Nelson, Rich Hall (aka Otis Lee Crenshaw), Russell Kane, Greg Davies, Andrew Maxwell, Josie Long, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Phil Nichol, Charlie Baker, Carl Donnelly, Tom Deacon, Jimmy Mcghie, Nick Helm, and Kerry Godliman.
The ever transforming Faraway Forest is to host a Hoedown on Saturday night at the festival as well as, a Ceilidh, plus Morris dancers, folklore performances and installations and a host of activities celebrating traditional culture with reference to seasonal and agricultural traditions.
Within The Faraway Forest this year, Latitude will create an Occupy Zone which will focus on community, beginning with our Pagan heritage and our journey from there to our current belief system and the influence of protest groups.
Celebrating identity, from paganism, tribal communities and folk customs through to present day political and resistance movements. There will be a Country Fayre on Sunday celebrating the local community
Latitude's Occupy Zone will have an Outdoor Theatre hosting Levellers (acoustic), Theatre Delicatessen's 'Henry V', Shakespeare's Globe, HighTide's new work on local folklore created especially for Latitude, 'Eisteddfod', and Pentabus Theatre present 'The Diggers Band'.
Theatre acts announced include Australian circus company Circa, Paynes Plough, Clean Beak, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, Harold in Havana, National Theatre with 'Alice By Heart', Look Left Look Right, Mark Thomas' 'Bravo Figura', Kate Tempest, and festival regulars Sadler's Wells return to the Waterfront Stage.
Literary acts include American author Siri Hustvedt, Iain Banks, Paul Mason, Richard Milward, Tim Lott, Jo & Emlyn Rees, and Wordtheatre will host a series of celebtastic short story readings from famous faces. Latitude's Literary Salon will host The School of Life with a programme of speakers and each night, and Forest Fringe will host performances from theatre practitioners including Bryony Kimmings and Andy Field, followed by DJs playing into the early hours of the morning.
The Poetry Arena will see performances from Benjamin Zephaniah, Tony Harrison, Don Patterson, Scroobius Pip, John Cooper Clarke, John Hegley, Patience Agbabi, Sabrina Mahfouz , Salena Godden, Byron Vincent, Rhian Edwards, Martin Figura, Aoife Mannix, Joel Stickley, Tim Clare, Intensi-T, and many more.
The Cabaret Arena will host Rich Hall's Hoedown, Ida Barr's Variety Parade, The Horne Section, Hugh Hughes, Sarah Pascoe, Jessica Ransom, Cardinal Burns, Spank!, Duckie, Dr Brown, Max and Ivan, Four Screws Loose, Celia Pacquola, Sheeps, WitTank, Colin Hoult, Brian Lobel, Adam Kay, Unfolding Theatre, Naz Osmanoglu,Fergus Craig, Pat Cahill, and Ed Gamble.
The Film & Music Arena presents a mix of film screenings and a collection of multi-media live music performances. Topping the bill is Paul Heaton's (The Beautiful South) 'The 8th'. Other performances include Iain Sinclair's 'An English Journey Reimagined', folk singer Shirley Collins, Watchman author Alan Moore, Adam Buxton's 'BUG', London Community Gospel Choir, and Mark Lamarr will return with God's Jukebox. BAFTA will also present their programme of screenings with live orchestras and Q&As.
Housed in Pandora's Playground will be Simon Munnery with 'La Concepta', Videotopia The Monster Comedy Shack, and The Disco Shed and Guilty Pleasures DJs.
BBC Radio 3's eclectic late-night music show Late Junction returns for a second year at Latitude, hosting a typically diverse range of artists over three nights in the intimate Lavish Lounge. Including a rare solo set from Stereolab lead-singer Laetitia Sadier, and sound artist and award-winning barista James Brewster concocting music from the amplified sounds of live coffee preparation. Presented by DJ Max Reinhardt.
Organiser Melvin Benn, said, "This year's line-up will once again see Latitude present a bill of sensational artists at the peak of their careers. Superstar pianist Lang Lang is one of the world's biggest live and recording artists, and we're delighted to welcome him to his first ever outdoor festival. Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller are all headliners with outstanding pedigrees, which we're thrilled to welcome."
More acts are still to be announced for six stages dedicated to showcasing an eclectic line-up of established bands and budding new acts, with a stage nestled in a clearing in the woods, and another beside a lake.
Tickets for Latitude Festival are available to buy online now. Two instalment plans are also available paying in 2 of £87.50, or 4 instalments of £43.75.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £175 with a Family Camping option also available, with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5 -12 years priced at £5. A Friday, Saturday, or Sunday day ticket is priced at £75, with a child day ticket (for 5-12 years) priced at £5. Campervans tickets are priced at £30.
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