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 together for a fun-filled, cultural adventure by the sea.
The eighth Latitude which has a capacity of 35,000 will take place from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2013.
Bloc Party, Kraftwerk with their 3D concert, and Foals will headline, plus Bobby Womack, Eddie Izzard, 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 Alt-J, Beach House, The Maccabees, Hot Chip, Cat Power, Local Natives, I Am Kloot, Steve Mason, Efterklang, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, James Blake, Villagers, Disclosure, Beth Orton, Akron Family, Willy Mason, Everything Everything, Daughter, Matthew E. White, mum, Laura Mvula, DIIV, James Rhodes, Deptford Goth, Wolf Alice, Josh Record, Glenn Tilbrook & the Fluffers, The Dustaphonics, Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, Lack Of Afro, James Rhodes, Coves, Gabriel Bruce, Georgia Ruth, Hollie Cook, Joanna Gruesome, Mo, M O N E Y, Retro Stefson, Torres, Amore, Boom Bip & Charlie White, and Grace Petrie.
The music line-up also includes 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, Young Wonder, Grizzly Bear, John Grant, Rudimental, Stornoway, Tim Burgess, British Sea Power, Ed Harcourt, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson, James Yorkston, Junip, Milo Greene, Matt Corby, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Amateur Best, Austra, Ruen Brothers, Nick Mulvey, Teleman, Theme Park, Night Engine, Joe Banfi, James Skelly & The Intenders, Half Moon Run, and Flamingods.
Late night DJs include Guilty Pleasures, Buttoned Down Disco, Sink The Pink, and Disco Shed.
Plus comedy from Nina Conti, Richard Herring, The Rubberbandits, Birthday Girls, and So On And So Forth.
For the line-up details, please click here.
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. Day tickets are priced at £77.50, with Saturday tickets having sold out.
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Latitude provide a 2-for-1 scheme, for disabled ticket holders who require a full time assistant with a free ticket for their PA. They give priority to customers in receipt of Higher Rate assistance for Personal Care and Mobility although each application is considered individually. The 2 for 1 scheme will open in April 2013. Applications cannot be submitted before this date. To be eligible for the scheme the booking reference number will be needed in order to apply for a free ticket for a carer or PA.
Theme for 2013
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.
Latitude has an exclusive cultural programme housed across ten separate arts arenas, as well as making use of the woods and lake, the festival will showcase comics, filmmakers, visual artists, poets, authors, actors, directors ond dancers in the Arts Arenas - The Comedy, Poetry, Literacy, Theatre, Music & Film, Dance and Cabaret Arena.
The children's arena is a mini-festival in itself, with local children's organisations firmly at its heart. There's a dizzying range of activities and entertainment including art and craft workshops, theatre and puppet shows, local author events, and activities for budding chefs, wildlife explorers and wannabe west-end performers plus older kids should prepare for the things like bushcraft challenges. From babies to teenagers, Latitude guarantees the children's arena will wear out the toughest of infants. There will be a Baby and Toddler chill out tent which also includes a soft play area, free sunscreen, baby changing and food warming facilities and more. There are even activities for babies, plus fun in the family campsite for early risers who can't wait to play. Latitude has several areas dedicated to entertaining teenagers to with The Inbetweeners Area a space for teens who want their own space at Latitude featuring music, media & technology workshops, bushcraft skills and wild play.
Latest comedy line-up additions are Sean Lock, Russell Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Mark Thomas, Adam Buxton, Nick Helm, Roisin Conaty, Keith Allen, Naz Osmanoglu, Robin Ince, Kevin Eldon, David Schneider, Jonny & The Baptists, Pappy's, and Flange Krammer. 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.
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.
Film & Music Arena
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.
The Faraway Forest
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. Tour de LatitudeThis 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.
Latitude will offer dedicated fully qualified festival childcare professionals who will provide bespoke childcare at a 'mini festival' of their own the Boutique Babysitting kids club. Parents will be given the chance to drop off their little ones at a choice of two 4-hour sessions, with the later one taking place after the festivals' own Children's Area has closed up for the night. Children will be invited to explore and experiment with their own music studios, production, wardrobe and stage areas; make new festival friends; play games and generally enjoy some parent-free fun at their very own festival.
There is a dedicated family campsite, for families with children under 13 (who can attend for FREE) within the public camping area and also a family campervan area within family camping.
Get there by coach
National Express are running coaches to Latitude. To book, click here.
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