Bloc Party, Kraftwerk with their 3D concert, and Foals will headline this year's Latitude Festival which will take place over the weekend of Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2013 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.
Headlining the BBC6 Music Stage is Modest Mouse, Alt-J, and Beach House, with support from Calexico, Villagers, Mark Lanegan, Disclosure, Beth Orton, Akron Family, Willy Mason, Everything Everything, Daughter, White Denim, Matthew E. White, CocoRosie, mum, iamamiwhoami, and Laura Mvula.
Of those Calexico, CocoRosie, iamamiwhoami, Mark Lanegan, Rhye, SOHN, The Tallest Man On Earth, White Denim, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Yo La Tengo are all festival exclusives.
Also confirmed are Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Bo Ningen, Cat Power, Chvrches, Clean Bandit, Dan Croll, Dark Dark Dark, Drenge, Fimber Bravo, Friends, Hookworms, I Am Kloot, Jagwar Ma, Japandroids, Jessie Ware, Josephine, King Creosote, Malcolm Middleton, Marika Hackman, Mikhael Paskalev, Moon Duo, Purity Ring, Rachel Zeffira, Serafina Steer, Sinkane, Stealing Sheep, Sweet Baboo, Swim Deep, Tamikrest, Temples, The 1975, The Bots, Veronica Falls, Wave Machines, Widowspeak, Willy Mason, and Young Wonder.
The comedy line-up includes Dylan Moran, Daniel Kitson, Tim Key, Seann Walsh, Mark Watson, Lee Nelson, Marcus Brigstocke, Josh Widdicombe, Charlie Baker, The Horne Section, Jamie Kilstein, Kerry Godliman, Katherine Ryan, Simon Evans, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Joel Dommett, Brett Goldstein, Marcel Lucont, Romesh Ranganathan, Elis James, The Noise Next Door, Tiffany Stevenson, Idiots Of Ants, Hennessy & Friends, Loretta Maine, The Sunday Assembly, Holly Walsh, Luisa Omielan, Ed Aczel, Sheeps, Bryony Kimmings, Daniel Simonsen, Vikki Stone, McNeil and Pamphilon, Alfie Brown, Sam Fletcher, Pat Cahill, Mae Martin, Lucy Beaumont, Rich & Andy, Ben Target, Andrew Ryan, Nish Kumar, Chris Kendall, David Trent, Jenny Fawcett, Holly Burn, John Robins, Suzy Bennett, Aisling Bea, Tom Deacon, Ed Gamble, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Rees, plus Austentatious, plus the Chortle Student Awards, and the Monster Comedy Shed.
Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. In 2013, Latitude will be asking 'What Defines Me? Neuroscience Vs Sexuality', inviting artists to respond as literally, loosely or wildly as they see fit. Latitude will be exploring the nuances of the human brain: how slight chemical variations create distinct predilections amongst us and how we might proceed to accentuate, celebrate or even fight our individualism.
The Literature Arena will be host to Germaine Greer, Jonathan Cainer, Jeremy Dyson, Wordtheatre, Robin Ince's 'Dirty Book Club', Salon London, The Last Tuesday Society, Tracey Thorn, Will Storr, John Taylor, Matt Haig, Dawn O'Porter, Ian Robertson, Before They Were Famous, Festival Of The Spoken Nerd with Helen Arney And Steve Mould, Selfmade Hero: Graphic Novel discussion with Glyn Dillon, Joff Winterhart, Corban Wilkin, and chaired by Toby Litt.
Literary acts include David Shrigley, Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins, Tim Walker The National Gallery Present 'Titian On Tour', and David Shillinglaw.
Theatre acts announced include National Theatre Wales And Neon Neon, Sadler's Wells Present 'Rocío Molina', Daniel Kitson, Royal Exchange Theatre, Ockham's Razor, National Youth Theatre, BAC, Made In China, Forest Fringe, Clean Break, The Wrong Crowd, Peep, Drywrite, Curious Directive, The Pleasance, Fuel, ARWC, Dance East, Dirty Protest, Daniel Bye, Boo Dwyer, Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre And Latitude Present Rash Dash, Tangled Feet, Pin The Tale, Pins & Needles.
The Poetry Arena will see performances from Carol Ann Duffy, Murray Lachlan-Young, Liz Lochhead, Thurston Moore, Daniel Kitson & Gavin Osborn, Don Paterson, Michael Rosen, Luke Wright, Ross Sutherland, Tim Clare, The Islanders, John Osborne, Steve Roggenbuck, Apples & Snakes, Dead Poets, Katie Bonna, Poejazzi, Byron Vincent, Intensi-T, Tim Turnbull, Caroline Bird, Hollie McNish, William Letford, Jo Bell, and Mike Garry.
The Cabaret Arena will host Carnesky's Tarot Drome, Boom Tish Cabaret, Boogaloo Stu, Fancy Chance, Boris & Sergey, Swing Patrol, Artwank, Eggs Collective, Richard Dedomenici, and Brian Lobel.
The Film & Music Arena presents a mix of film screenings and a collection of multi-media live music performances. Topping the bill is a Daniel Kitson film Plus Q&A, Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain, ICA Present Bowiefest, Reverend Billy & The Church Of Stop Shopping, Snarky Puppy, Crook And Flail, Ultimate Bowie, Gavin Osborn, and a Total Film Q&A.
Also on site will be Carnesky's Tarot Drome, Boom Tish Cabaret, Boogaloo Stu, Fancy Chance, Boris & Sergey, Swing Patrol, Artwank, Eggs Collective, Richard Dedomenici, Brian Lobel, The Lavish Big Screen, Late Junction, The Children's Arena, and The Inbetweeners Teen Area.
Within The Faraway Forest this year Latitude will explore the subject of sex, looking at the central roles that sex, gender and sexual orientation play in creating our individual and collective identities. The atmosphere of Amsterdam will be brought to life in The Faraway Forest.
Housed in Pandora's Playground will be Guilty Pleasures, Buttoned Down Disco, Sink The Pink, and Disco Shed.
Organiser Melvin Benn, said, "As it enters the eighth edition, Latitude is now firmly established as the most artistically ambitious event in the UK summer calendar, with a line-up that goes from strength to strength each year. Were delighted to welcome the forefathers of electronic music, Kraftwerk, to Latitude with their 3-D show who, along with Bloc Party and Foals, will headline an incredibly strong music programme that already includes some of 2013's hottest acts. As always, however, music is just part of the experience, and our eleven arts arenas will play host to a selection of comedians, theatre companies, poets, writers and other performers that really do make Latitude much more than a music festival."
More acts are still to be announced for the 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. Latitude isn't just about music and colourful sheep, but has a full spectrum of art including film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art.
This year also sees the second Tour de Latitude helping participants reduce their carbon footprint by cycling their way to the festival in Suffolk, whilst raising vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £182.50 with a Family Camping option also available, a teen weekend ticket is priced at £132.50, with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5 -12 years priced at £5. A campervan permit is priced at £40.
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