Latitude becomes a Cuban capital

plus new entertainment, poetic drama Golden Fables, & more

published: Thu 12th Apr 2012

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£175 weekend adult ticket
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Tue 10th Jul 2012

Latitude has confirmed the next wave of multi-arts performers set to appear at 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.

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Transforming the Comedy Arena into the Cuban capital will be Havana Rumba! Also appearing are Sonora La Calle, dancers Eric Turro Martinez, Juventino "El Chico Divino", Osvadys "the DON of Reggaeton" Ganza and created by Toby Gough. Keeping the carnival going after the Havana Rumba! has ended is Sancho Panza.

New to the Film & Music Arena are BBC Radio 3 Late Junction favourites The Magnetic North, The Stromabank Pub Choir, and singer 2forJoy.

Joining the Literary bill are Anthony Cartwright, Steve Benbow, Robin Ince, and folk singer Grace Petrie.

Joining the Comedy bill are Abandoman, Terry Alderton, Tom Rosenthal, Frisky & Mannish, and Des Bishop.

Whilst confirmed for the Cabaret Arena are Hennessy & Friends, Kazuko Hohki, and Jonny Woo. New to the Poetry Arena is Gillian Clarke.

Added to the Theatre programme are Sleepdogs, Action To The Word, Rogues’ Gallery and Theatre Uncut. Deep in The Faraway Forest will be Bad Physics, a show chockfull of shocks, scares and screams. The Painted House will be an interactive installation and a hub for fashion design and sartorial styling. Dusty Limits will be casting an eye over recent events with a special appearance from Dusty Limits' Winter Of Our Discontent.

The Literary Salon will host theatre group Company of Angels (CoA). Also appearing on The Waterfront Stage will be the Aldeburgh Young Musicians, The Cut, M2M and Leeds Metropolitan University will be performing 'Flock' a new production that responds to the surrounding environment. This summer will also see the return of the Graduate Fashion Show.

Latitude presents Golden Fables 2012 will also be hosted on The Waterfront Stage. A multimedia poetic drama commissioned by cultural solutions UK for the Cultural Olympiad. Inspired by Lincolnshire's myths and legends, and by themes associated with rural life in 21st century Britain. The line-up includes the National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke; Scotland Poet Laureate Liz Lochhead and poets Ian McMillan and Joel Stickley; composers Gabriel Prokofiev and Tim Dalling; the 90-strong Choir Invisible; The Desmond & Leah Tutu Peace Choir and graphic novelist Kate Brown.

Friday is headlined by Bon Iver, Saturday's line-up is topped by Elbow, The Sunday is Paul Weller. They lead a host of acts and entertainment announced for the multi-arts event including concert pianist Lang Lang who will be an exclusive special guest, plus Wild Beasts, The Horrors, and White Lies headlining The Word Arena. Special appearances are also confirmed from Bat For Lashes, Buena Vista Social Club, Daryl Hall, Janelle Monae, Laura Marling Metronomy, and Simple Minds.

Other acts confirmed are (in alphabetical order) are Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, The Antlers, Apparat, Battles, Baxter Dury, Ben Howard, Bwani Junction, Chairlift, Cold Specks, Daughter, Dawes, Destroyer, Dexys, Django Django, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, 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, Lana Del Rey, 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, SBTRKT, SoKo, St Vincent, Sunless '97, Team Me, Thomas Dolby, tUne-yArDs, The Silver Seas, The War on Drugs, We Have Band, Wooden Shjips, Yeasayer, Zola Jesus, and Zun Zun Egui.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

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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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£175 weekend adult ticket
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Tue 10th Jul 2012


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