Leading the latest additions across all stages at this summer's Latitude Festival 2016 happening from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 at Henham Park Estate, in Suffolk are Soulwax as a UK festival exclusive, headlining the 6 Music Stage.
Other line-up additions include Augustines, Junun ft. Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express, Gold Panda, Steve Mason, Foy Vance, Emmy the Great, Sidestepper, Lonely The Brave, Artful Dodger, The Anchoress, Sophie, Suggs (DJ Set), DMA's, Dungen, Methyl Ethel, The Invisible, Clean Cut Kid, The Very Best, The Menendez Brothers, Shock Machine, Odetta Hartman, and Phoria.
Also added to The Alcove Stage line-up are Ardyn, Barns Courtney, Danny L Harle, Frances, Hana, Joseph, Kagoule, Kero Kero Bonito, The Magic Gang, Otherkin, Palace Winter, Peluche, Petite Noir, Rationale, Rukhsana Merrise, Skinny Girl Diet, Tibet, Tired Lion, Three Trapped Tigers, and White.
These new additions join a music line up fronted byThe Maccabees, The National (UK festival exclusive), and New Order who top a bill that includes Beirut, Chvrches, M83, John Grant, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty (only UK festival performance), Daughter, Chet Faker, British Sea Power, Squeeze, Laura Mvula, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Sturgill Simpson, Alif, Grimes, Of Monsters and Men, Frightened Rabbit, Slaves, Loyle Carner, Billie Marten, Kiran Leonard, Bear's Den, Miike Snow, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Half Moon Run, MØ, Christine and the Queens, Polica, Lapsley, Roots Manuva, Perfume Genius, Oh Wonder, Jamie Woon, Rat Boy, Aurora, Mura Masa, Lucius, Jungle (DJ set), David Rodigan, Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga, Pantha Du Prince presents The Triad, Black Mountain, Anna Meredith, Blanck Mass, Bob Moses, Cloves, Drones Club, Hayden James, Highasakite, Holly Macve, Kelly Lee Owens, Lambert, Little Green Cars, Marlon Williams, Money, Protomartyr, Suuns, and more.
Poets include Katie Bonna, Rob Auton, Jemima Foxtrot, Don Paterson, John Hegley, Hollie McNish, Elaine Feinstein, Henry Normal, Michael Pedersen, Buddy Wakefield, Luke Wright, Attila the Stockbroker, Mark Grist, Tim Clare, Tim Wells, Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band, John Osborne, Benin City, Josh Idehen, Helen Mort, Frankie Vah, Talia Randall, Harry Baker, Derek McLuckie, and Rosy Carrick.
For the line-up details as available see the Latitude line-up page.
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. Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. This year's theme is 'Love Thy Neighbour'.
There's also new additions to the dance programme led by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter’s company, who will be opening the programme on Thursday evening with a performance of 'tHe bAD'. Havana jazz musician Julito Padron soundtracks !VAMOS Cuba! choreographed by Nilda Guerra, the Richard Alston Dance Company present a double bill of 'Nomadic' and 'Stronghold II', Gogo Penguin, and choreographer Lynne Page collaborate on Veils, choreographer Botis Seva will also perform with his company Far From The Norm in 'H.O.H'. The National Youth Dance Company return to perform 'In-Nocentes' a creation by Sadler’s Wells Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan. Plus a series of dance classes hosted by Richard Alston Company, Far From The Norm, Swing Patrol and !VAMOS Cuba!.
This year New English Ballet Theatre will present two pieces by Royal Ballet soloist Kristen McNally on Latitude’s Waterfront Stage - 'Mad Women', and 'Lonesome Gun'. Plus Ivan Blackstock will be performing 'M.E.T.H Traplord of the Flyz' as part of the Nabokov garage takeover on Friday night. A Curious Invitation will be hosting Midnight Tango; a Saturday night party in The Little House where audiences can dance to an orchestra playing tangos, milongas and waltzes drawn from Astor Piazzola's tango Maria de Buenos Aires. Lavish will be presenting their hybrid three-part Sound, Performance and Art-based project devised and created for Latitude which journeys in to what inspires and shapes us. The Museum of Memory is an exploration of memory through Sound, whilst the Art and Performance pieces The Museum of Curiosity and Cornell’s Dream endeavor to walk along the ‘white magic side of Surrealism’ paying homage to the self-taught American artist Joseph Cornell.
The Theatre Arena will host Jane Horrocks (from If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me at London’s Young Vic theatre) and a live band playing their own versions of favourite new wave classics featuring the music of Joy Division, The Smiths, Buzzcocks and more, played live with producer Kipper on guitar and The Damned’s drummer Rat Scabies. Plus Familie Floz perform 'Teatro Delusio', Avant-garde Swede's Svalbard present a performance of 'All Genius, All Idiot', Theatre Ad Infinitum will be bringing its powerful original production of Bucket List.
Plus In The Film & Music Arena will host Adam Buxton in conversation With Louis Theroux.
Curator of the Arts Arenas Tania Harrison said, "Latitude are absolutely delighted to be supporting artists across the board, and this year is no exception when it comes to our stunning dance line up. Sadler’s Wells will present a diverse programme of world class dance including Nilda’s Guerra’s !Vamos Cuba!, straight from Havana airport and evoking all the vibrancy of Cuban life, plus rising star Botis Seva who literally has the world at his feet. The incredible Hofesh Shechter Company will perform tHE bAD – a captivatingly dramatic dance piece, to get the festival going on Thursday night. We will also welcome New English Ballet Theatre to the Waterfront, who will present work by choreographers Kirsten McNally and Daniela Cardim."
Blixen will be returning to Latitude Festival for a second year following their successful debut in 2015. Bringing a taste of their Spitalfields restaurant to Suffolk, they will be offering festival revellers an all-day menu food, pints of cocktails, a sound system and fun times, all gussied up in a faux tropical surrounding.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £192.50 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 £8. Campervan permits are priced at £40, and mobilehome and caravan passes are priced at £60.
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