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 ninth Latitude which has a capacity of 35,000 will take place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014.
Headliners The Black Keys, Lily Allen Two Door Cinema Club, and Damon Albarn (solo), plus Royksopp and Robyn (Latitude exclusive), Bombay Bicycle Club, Editors, The Afghan Whigs, First Aid Kit, Tame Impala, Slowdive, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Billy Bragg, HAIM, Booker T. Jones, James, Crystal Fighters, Kelis, Tinariwen, Mogwai, Lykke Li, James Vincent McMorrow, Clean Bandit, Phosphorescent, Anna Calvi, Goat, Cass McCombs, Marika Hackman, Nils Frahm, Willis Earl Beal, Agnes Obel, East India Youth, Koreless, Eagulls, Fat White Family, The War on Drugs, SOHN, Temples, Hozier, Parquet Courts, Chrissie Hynde, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, The Jayhawks, Asgeir Trausti, Augustines, James Holden, Young Fathers, Tycho, Mnek, Future Islands, Rhodes, Alison Moyet, Jimi Goodwin, Archie Bronson Outfit, Broods, Eaves, Hauschka, Phantogram, Seinabo Sey, Teeth Of The Sea,Snakehips, Simian Mobile Disco, Two Inch Punch, Bless DJs, The Portrait Choir: Anonymity, Syd Arthur, Vaults, Childhood, D.D Dumbo, Solomon Grey, Glass Animals, and more.
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Late Night DJs include Guilty Pleasures, Buttoned Down Disco, Disco Shed, and Jess Indeedy.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £187.50 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. Campervan permits are priced from £40 to £80 depending upon size. Day tickets are not yet on sale. Prices do not include booking fees.
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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 2014
Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. The theme for 2014 will be Secrets, exploring the difficult relationship between the private and public worlds of individuals, communities and wider society.
Guests on site
Latitude offers a lot more than just music and this year's comedy bill includes Dara O'Briain, Milton Jones, Al Murray's Saloon Show, Jack Dee, Mark Watson, Ed Gamble, Josh Widdicombe, Marcus Brigstocke & Andrew Maxwell, Tim Key, Josie Long, Katherine Ryan, Trevor Noah, Seann Walsh, Tommy Tiernan, Henning Wehn, Jeremy Hardy, Miles Jupp, Kevin Bridges, Sam Simmons, Late Night Gimp Fight, Pete Johansson, Jonny & the Baptists, David Elms, Patrick Morris, Doc Brown, Cardinal Burns, The Pajama Men, Sara Pascoe, Nick Helm, Felicity Ward, Arthur Smith, Glenn Wool, Kerry Godliman, James Acaster, Hannah Gadsby, Tiffany Stevenson, Jarred Christmas, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Roisin Conaty, Joe Lycett, Mike Wozniak, John Kearns, Liam Williams, Tom Rosenthal, Aisling Bea, John Robins, Nish Kumar, Eric Lampaert, Celia Pacquola, Suzi Ruffell, Jamie Demetriou, Alfie Brown, Bobby Mair, Pat Cahill, Angela Barnes, Phil Wang, Ivo Graham, Tania Edwards, Kwame Asante, Joseph Morpurgo, Harriet Kemsley, David Morgan, Jonny Pelham, Dane Baptiste, Gabby Best, Sarah Callaghan, Chortle Student Comedy Awards, The Sunday Assembly, WitTank, McNeil and Pamphilon, Club Sol, Max and Ivan, The Noise Next Door, The Only Way Is Downton, Pappy's, Cariad Lloyd & Louise Ford & Holly Burn Character Comedy Show, Simon Amstell, Meow Meow, Tony Law, Kyle Kinane, Frisky & Mannish, Dusty Limits, Boogaloo Stu, Brian Gittins, Sophie Wu, and Stephen Bailey. Whilst bringing the laughs to the Literary Arena are Evelyn Mok, Rhys James, and Ian Smith.
Speakers and poets include Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Shlomo & friends, Reeps One, PolarBear, George The Poet, Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Ben Okri, Gillian Clarke, Hollie McNish, Elvis McGonagall, Mark Grist, Page Match, Luke Kennard, Attila the Stockbroker, Marcus Du Sautoy, Richard Marsh, Rob Auton, James Grady, Zia Ahmed, Talia Randall, Andy Bennett, Bohdan Piasecki, Jess Green, Raymond Antrobus, Emma Jones, Catherine Smith, Ben Mellor, Jenny Lindsay, Johnny Fluffypunk, Chimene Suleyman, Jack Dean, Luke Wright, Lemn Sissay, Dizraeli, Tim Clare, Sabrina Mahfouz , Hannah Jane Walker, Salena Godden, Katie Bonna, Rebecca Goss, Molly Naylor, Rosy Carrick, John Osborne, Helen Mort, Alexis Dubus, The Pram In The Hall, Shami Chakrabarti, Laurie Penny, Suzi Feay, Tanya Byron, Andy Morgan And Tinariwen, Andy Miller: Read Y'self Fitter, Zoe Cormier, Viktor Wynd, John-Luke Roberts & Grace Petrie, Sarah Bennetto's Storytellers' Club, and new storytelling collective Spark London.
Latitude’s Theatre Arena will host Forced Entertainment, RSC with Attempts on a Revolution, a bold new commission with writer Alice Birch, Royal Exchange Manchester, Battersea Arts Centre presents John Berkavitch and Will Dickie, Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude present Bucket Club, Light The Fuse, Flipping The Bird And Page One Theatre, Mark Thomas, Luke Jermay, Drywrite, Clean Break, Forest Fringe present Greg Wohead, Louise Orwin, Brian Lobel, Christopher Brett Bailey, Chris Thorpe, Abigail Conway, Sarah Jane Norman, Verity Standen, James Stenhouse & Sam Halmarack, Tales Of Whatever, Gagglebabble, The Letter Room, Flanagan Collective, Awrc, Dash Arts, Errollyn Wallen presenting his opera 'Cautionary Tales', Left Look Right with 'Centenarians', Made in China's new performance 'Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me', Idle Motion' show 'Borges and I', Lily Bevan’s play Mock Tudor, and Papercut Theatre’s anthology of short plays 'XY', and many more companies to be announced.
Dance companies include Sadler’s Wells presenting National Youth Dance Company, Cuba's Ballet Revolución, New Perspectives: Sonia Sabri Company, New Perspectives: Candoco Dance Company, James Cousins Company, English National Ballet, and Dirty Dancing plus much more.
The Literature Arena will host Vivienne Westwood, David Bailey, Neil Gaiman, Meg Rosoff, Hugh Thomson, Kerry Daynes, Jo Hemmings, Tristan Gooley, Lloyd Bradley, Professor B Sahakian, David Spiegelhalter, David Tong, Art Macabre, Juliet Russell, Jon Ronson, Lauren Beukes, Patrick Barkham, Alexandra Heminsley, Daniel Davis, Rachel Cooke, Naomi Wood, Viv Groskop, Mark Ellen, Jp Bean, Georgian Royal Secrets, Rob Evans, James Bannon, Laura Bates, Zoe Pilger, John Osborne, Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, The Reader Organisation, Dylan’s Bookbus, and Malcolm Gluck Winetasting..
Artists on site include Bob And Roberta Smith, Film Preview: The Art Party!, The Wrong Crowd, and David Shillinglaw.
In the Film And Music arena Esben and the Witch will score 'La Antena', Charlie Lyne's Beyond Clueless film narrated by Fairuza Balk, will be accompanied by a live score from Summer Camp, Teeth Of The Sea will be performing 'The Last Man' their audio-visual musical interpretation of George Orwell’s 1984, and Suns of the Tundra will be providing a live score to the1919 documentary film 'Southwill'.
The Cabaret/Live Art on offer includes Duckie, Miss Behave’s Gameshow, Queens Of Pop, Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, Eastend Cabaret, Ophelia Bitz, The Golden Boys, Jonny Woo return with a multimedia show bringing Lou Reed’s 'Transformer' to The Faraway Forest, with aerial artist Empress Stah presenting 'Stargasm' in Pandora’s Playground. Elsewhere Soho Theatre will present 'Christeene', ukulele cabaret act The Martini Encounter, wild performance collective Artful Badger, Richard Dedomenici's new piece 'Security Theatre', the Panopticon filming boot, Lucy Hutson, Tom Wainwright, Ellie Stamp, Ruth Ivo, and cabaret duo House Of Blakewell host a House Party in the forest, and more to be announced.
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 too 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.
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.
More information will be here when available.
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