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 10th Latitude which has a capacity of 35,000 will take place from Thursday 16th to Sunday19th July 2015.
Alt-J, Portishead, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline, plus Manic Street Preachers, Caribou, James Blake, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Lianne La Havas, Seasick Steve, Jose Gonzalez, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Benjamin Booker, JP Cooper, Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines, SBTRKT, Django Django, Public Service Broadcasting, Catfish & The Bottlemen, La Roux, Years And Years, Toro Y Moi, Savages, Wolf Alice, Young Fathers, Kwabs, Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek, King Creosote, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Thurston Moore Band, The Districts, Soak, Clark, The 2 Bears, Adult Jazz, Kiasmos, Jack Garratt, Shura, Gengahr, Ibeyi, Susanne Sundfor, DM Stith, Duke Garwood, Leon Bridges, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Twilight Sad, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the Latitude line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. 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 £39.50, and mobilehome and caravan passes are priced at £59.50, Day tickets are not yet on sale.
Tickets can also be paid for in instalments, and secured with a first payment of £50.
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 2015
Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. The theme for 2015 has been announced as 'For Richer, For Poorer, For Better, For Worse'.
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.
Andrew Maxwell, Russell Kane, Jason Byrne, Mark Steel, Tom Deacon, Joel Dommett, Aisling Bea, Elliot Steel, Joanna Griffin, Jenny Bede, Spencer Jones, Ian Smith, Stuart Laws, Lloyd Griffith, Fin Taylor, Tom Lucy, Nina Conti, Alan Davies, Jason Manford, Jack Dee, Adam Hills, Rob Delaney, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Kendall, Shappi Khorsandi, spoof children’s show Funz And Gamez, Robin Ince, and Josie Long's Festival Shambles, Daniel Sloss, Holly Walsh, Marcus Brigstocke, Tim Key, Abandoman, Carl Donnelly, Rob Beckett, Pappy's Present...The Secret Dudes Society, Tiff Stevenson, James Acaster, Joe Lycett, Romesh Ranganathan, Max and Ivan: The End, The Sunday Assembly, Liam Williams, Charlie Baker, Zoe Lyons, Elis James, Nish Kumar, Matt Richardson, Matt Forde, John Robins, Eric Lampaert's Comedians’ Cinema Club, Pippa Evans, Alex Edelman, Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein, Angela Barnes, Ivo Graham, Stuart Goldsmith, Adam Hess, Jarlath Regan, Phil Wang, Gein's Family Giftshop, Guilt And Shame, Rhys James, Dane Baptiste, Rachel Parris, David Elms, David Morgan, Pat Cahill, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Harriet Kemsley, Lazy Susan, Massive Dad, Kai Humphries, Sofie Hagen, Pierre Novellie, Anna Morris, Phil Jerrod, Aunty Donna, Sarah Callaghan, Ellie White, Natasia Demetriou, Jenny Collier, Lolly Adefope, Johnny And Inel, Twayna Mayne, Yve Blake, Lloyd Griffiths, Chris Kent, and Amir Khoshsokhan.
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.
The Kids Arena will offer children a chance to enjoy everything from pond dipping & astronomy to pizza making and night-time disco and fire-show. They can use traditional tools or pan for gold, explore the woods or ID animal bones!...investigate a crime scene or head to the Kids Theatre for shows, music, drama classes and puppetry. There are giant crafts from building with architects to shaping willow, working with clay, knitting, felting and a million stickers. Amazing activities come from a range of trusted names, from Macmillan’s Children’s Books to the Zoological Society of London, Suffolk Wildlife Trust to the Woodcraft Folk and many more.
The Inbetweeners’ Teen Area is a hidden woodland wonderland-offering something to keep[ teenagers entertained. Chose music, media, fashion and technology workshops, including; a live stage, new DJ Academy and chill-out area with Culture Works East and Access to Music. With Greenpeace offering the chance to tackle wildlife, bush-craft and survival skills or get physical with climbing nets and a zip wire suspended high in the trees.
Headlining this year’s Poetry Arena will be Simon Armitage, with Andy Bennett, John Cooper Clarke, Jaz Coleman,West Yorkshire Playhouse presents Avocado By Eve Ensler, Michael Rosen, Nick Helm, Blake Morrison, National Youth Theatre be bringing their new production of Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection 'The World’s Wife', Ross Sutherland, Mike Garry, Eddie Argos, The Last Poets, Umar Bin Hassan, Sabrina Mahfouz, GREEdS, Antony Anaxagorou, Grace Savage & The Paper Birds Theatre Company, Brigitte Aphrodite, A Firm Of Poets, Simon Mole, Rob Auton, Mark Grist, Tim Clare, Grace Savage, Francesca Beard, Homework, Sophie Rose, Steve Larkin, Clare Pollard, Jemima Foxtrot, Hannah Silva, Molly Naylor, Ben Norris, Rosy Carrick, Bohdan Piaceski, Deanna Rodger, Raymond Antrobus, Rachel Pantechnicon, Bac Beatbox Academy, Martin Figura, Joel Stickley, Tommy Sissons, Andrew McMillan, Rhian Edwards, James Grady, Emma Jones, Bridget Minamore, and Michelle Madsen.
Taking up residence in the Literary Arena are Hanif Kureishi, Frank Turner, Matt Haig, Mark Billingham, My Darling Clementine, Hemsley & Hemsley, Alys Fowler, Mickey Noonan, Hannah Dunleavy, Sadie Hasler, Sofie Hagen, Sara Pascoe, Andrea Mclean, Dr Suze Kundu, Caroline Criado-Perez, New Statesmen with Andrew Marr, Kate Mosse, Dr John Mullan, V&A presents Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty, Patrick Barkham, John Crace, Viv Groskop, Poppy Chancellor, Dr Pam Spurr, London Conchord Ensemble, The Wellcome Trust and Salon London, Edith Bowman, Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, The Pyschologist presents Fiona Neill, with Sarah Jane Blakemore, plus QI podcasters No Such Thing As A Fish, Voices In Your Head, The Beaux Zeux, and James Veitch.
Chris Watson & David Lindo (The Urban Birder), Dr Owen Bowden Jones Interviews Zoe Cormier (Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll), and Robin Carhart Smith. Also performing in the Literary Arena this year will be Paul Gannon, Iszi Lawrence and Richard Sandling presenting, The Geekatorium, the pop culture comedy show with music, storytelling and games and The Humble Quest for Universal Genius which pits comedians against each other for the amusement of the Latitude crowd.
Wendy Holden, Tim Clare, Ben Johncock, Ali Ray, Karrie Fransman, William Mclellan, Joey Page, Sarah Bennetto, Monica Heisey, Tom Bell, Ben Van Der Velde, Garrett Millerick, Nat Luurtsema, Beth Vyse, Lucy Neal, Chloe Combi, Galley Beggar Press: Last Pitch Attempt!, and Linda Cockshott's Horoscopes are all confirmed for the Shed Of Stories.
Chris Goode & Company, Ignition, Soho Theatre presents Penny Arcade, Panti Bliss, Le Gateau Chocolat, Paul Currie, Kneehigh, Paines Plough, Blind Summit, Ruby Wax, Action To The Word, National Theatre, Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn, Jacksons Lane Presents Lost In Translation Circus, Failed States, Theatre Re, Made In China, Pick Of The Pleasance / Pipeline Theatre, East London Dance Presents Lauren Fitzpatrick & Madeleine Gould, Boadicea Ladies, Soul Mavericks, Birdgang, Indahouse, and Chef By Sabrina Mahfouz.
The Waterfront Stage will host Sadler’s Wells Presents Ballet Rambert, And National Youth Dance Company, and Company Chameleon.
The Little House will be home to Opera North, Clean Break, Fuel Presents David Rosenberg & Glenn Neath, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Daniel Bye, Unlimited, Lily Bevan & Sally Phillips , Caroline Horton, The Spring Festivals Commission 2015: Sprint, Night Watch, Mayfest, Pulse and Latitude Festival present Action Hero, Spitz & Co, Tiata Fahodzi, Unstable King, Figs In Wigs, Artful Badger, The Wardrobe Ensemble, How To Win Against History, and Cuckoo Theatre, Poleroid Theatre.
The Faraway Forest will contain Forest Fringe, Dash Arts, Pentabus Theatre, The Flanagan Collective, The Roundhouse & Invisible Circus, Hannah Pierce, Arwc, Clean Break, Walrus Theatre In Association With Nsdf, Home Live Art, Leeds Beckett School Of Art, Architecture And Design.
The Live Art House returns with Old Trunk, Sh!T Theatre, Look Left Look Right and Young Vic taking part.
Whilst Pandora’s Playground sees Latitude, Gdif, Lyric & Watford Palace Theatre present The Human Zoo, plus Danceeast, and Seth Kriebel.
Whilst the Literary Arena will see a Directors session with James Grieve from Paines Plough.
Film & Music Stage
George The Poet, Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Sheffield Rep Orchestra's Sounds Of The Cosmos, Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitos, Congo Faith Healers, Emile Bernard, Ross Sutherland, and confirmed showings of The Look Of Silence, Do You Own The Dancefloor, and Eden.
Sheffield Doc/Fest presents This Is Now (Toby Madden), The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (Kitty Green) The Last Smallholder (Francis Lee) and Dear Araucaria (Matt Houghton).
London International Animation Festival Short Film Programme Presents
History Of Pets (Kris Genjin), Fear Of Flying (Conor Finnegan), Mute (Job, Joris, Marieke), Chernokids And Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 (Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling).
London Short Film Festival presents Out Of Body & 3 Ways To Go (Sarah Cox), Ana (Sole Aguila), Me And Rubyfruit (Sadie Benning), Mound (Allison Schulnik), Tulips At Dawn (Rosie Pedlow), The Nest (Em Cooper), and Redshift (Emily Richardson).
The will also be short films from BFI Presents On Yer Bike And On Yer Bike 2, Toilets And Smoke (Gabriel Bisset-Simth), The Muse (Tim Walker), The Bird (Joe Parham And Ben Target), Balsa Wood (Dominique Lecchi), Intervention (Jim Archer), For Life Starring Brett Goldstein (William Bridges), Sink Or Swim (Luke Snellin), A Song Of Oil, Ice & Fire And A History Of Recorded Music In 90 Seconds (Martin Stirling), and Recession (Beryl Richards).
Rankin Film Productions Presents Channel 4 Random Acts with Balance (Rankin) , Wewi (David Allain), Waltz (Sam Blair & Edward Edwards), Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow (Jonny Maderson & Jono Stevens), Tracks (Claire Oakley), Old Habits (The Brothers Lynch), and Advent (Mahalia Belo).
A selection of the UK’s most exciting and experimental artists including Duckie featuring Fabulous Russella and disc jockeys Readers Wifes, Lucy McCormick, The Lipsinkers, Jennifer Coleman, Cheryl Dole, Derek McCluckie And The Duckie DHSS All Stars, Jonny Woo will bring the premiere of ‘A Night at the Musicals’ with Le Gateau Chocolat..
There's also An Audience with Dickie Beau, Scottee presents a right knees up with his show Party Piece, Bourgeois And Maurice, Diane Chorley, Miss Behave's Gameshow with special guests Captain Kidd, Fez Fanaana, Ivan Brackenbury, Raymond & Mr Timkins Revue, and The Two Wrongies, plus comedy mind reader, Doug Segal, Stuart Bowden, and Suzannah Gonzo hosts Musical Bingo..
Join Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho as she presents fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe On Yer Bike - The Maggie Thatcher Game Show! both a pisstake and a celebration of naff British game shows of the 70s - Iain Duncan Smith’s right: Britain’s lost its edge, the population are lazy, and people want money for nothing. Well, not anymore! Former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher now has her sights set on light entertainment! Accompanied by her backing dancers Hessell and Tine and a filthy mouthed Winston Churchill she’ll put three comedians through their paces as they compete in an attempt to earn their giro cheque for the week. Mixing political satire with comedy, songs and truly ridiculous games.
The Little House & Faraway Forest sees A Curious Invitation present this year's The Faerie Tale Ball, with Sam Wyer & Laura Drake-Chambers, Samara Tompsett, David Shillinglaw, Yann Allsopp & Company, and Stonewall.
The Wellcome Trust Hub will host Guerilla Science presents Fire Organ: Seeing Sound, whilst Dylan's Mobile Bookstore has been confirmed for Pandora’s Playground.
The Little House will host Caroline Horton & Co, China Plate and Action Aid. Following the performance of For The Little People, Murray Worthy, Tax Campaign Manager for ActionAid UK chairs a panel discussion about tax. Panellists include: Mike Truman, Editor of Taxation Magazine from 2004-2015, Theatre Maker, Caroline Horton, Omar Elerian associate director at The Bush and director of For The Little People and Islands and John Christensen, an investigative economist and director of the Tax Justice Network.
New Areas for 2015
Latitude has also added 2 new areas to their landscape this year plus swimming in the lake for the first time in the festival’s history and hot tubs.
Other Voices have been invited to bring a little bit of musical magic from its spiritual home on the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland.
Solas, the other new area - organises say it will be 'providing an oasis of calm by day and a colourful cocoon of meticulous merriment by night. Meaning ‘light’ in Irish, Solas invites festival goers to follow the beacon across the water and into another world. It’s an invitation to learn the art of chilling out in a pleasure garden of mottled light, surprising encounters, intimate secrets and embracing experiences.'
This year for the first time Latitude will be partnering with ActionAid a leading international development charity who support women and children living in extreme poverty. They work to help empower women and children to fight for their own rights and to create lasting change.
By day, the new ActionAid Tent will be home to creative craft workshops, games and festival fun activities and by night the tent will transform into a late-night party venue with DJ’s playing until the early hours. Look out for signings and guest DJ sets from some of the festival acts too.
ActionAid will also be teaming up with one of the 2015 Latitude acts to create a limited edition festival item which will be available to buy exclusively at the festival. All proceeds will go towards supporting ActionAid’s work to change lives for good.
Latitudes Charity Concierge
This year organisers are also offering the Latitude’s Charity Concierge. Imagine someone going to the bar for you…putting up your tent….even holding your place in the queue for the Comedy Stage or Theatre tent. Latitude’s team of 100 enthusiastic volunteers will be offering these services throughout the arena and in some campsites, to raise money for the Kenyan Orphan Project, and Festival Republic will match fund every penny.
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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line-ups & rumours
Joel Dommett, Aniga Magliano, Bella Hull, and Laura Smyth amongst comedy names
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