comedians including Jon Richardson, and Russell Kane for Latitude

plus more theatre, literary, poetry, music and film additions

published: Wed 15th Apr 2009

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Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2009
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
weekend ticket £150 - SOLD OUT, day tickets are priced at £60
last updated: Mon 13th Jul 2009

There's a wealth of new entertainment for festival goers announced for this year's Latitude Festival which takes place in July at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.

Orkestra del Sol
The latest additions include new comedians in the Comedy Arena with Jon Richardson, Russell Kane, Shappi Khorsandi, Jessica Delfino, Dan Atkinson, Carl Donnelly, Holly Walsh, Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering, Dave Fulton, and Swaparama, all added to the line-up.

The Cabaret Arena has added live music from Orkestra Del Sol, improv impressionist Pippa Evans, contemporary dance spoofers New Art Club, rude American musicians Stuckey And Murray, transdrogynous, performance artist La John Joseph, and improvised comedy with Dead Man In A Box.

Appearing in The Literary Arena will be Writer, presenter and comic Mark Steel, David Peace, Human Rights lawyer and activist Clive Stafford-Smith, author Danny Wallace, comedian Russell Kane brings his 'Fakespeare' show 'The Lamentable Tragedies of Yates's Wine Lodge', travel writer Hugh Thomson, 'Political Animal' hosted by Andy Zaltzman & Guests, playwright Jim Cartwright, new Brit writer Dan Rhodes, and Guerilla Science bring their crazy demonstrations, and workshops on Quantum Mechanics, Anomalistic Psychology, The Evolution of Music, Mastering Memory and Beat Boxing.

The latest additions to the Theatre Arena include Theatre503, the returning School Of Night, Mercury Theatre Company presenting 'Catastrophic Sex Music', Look Left Look Right, Chipping Norton Theatre presentinh 'Play', local theatre company Mouth To Mouth bring 'The Taming Of The Shrew', performance band Leonard who have been diligently researching 'Grass', The Grandees bring 'The Box Of Cricks', physical theatre ensemble Tangled Feet, theatre company Box of Tricks present 'The Captain of the School Football Team', Time Cats perform their theatrical comedy 'Cricket Bats Unite', Latitude locals The Pantaloons add their humour to 'Romeo and Juliet', and The Dialogue Project will take residence in the festival's woodland.

In the Poetry Arena will be actor and performer Roger Lloyd Pack reading with cello accompaniment by Melissa Phelps, and performing live will be comic poet Nathan Filer.

Luke Wright co-programmes the Stand-up Poetry Arena and is main host bringing a wealth of new talent including Yanny Mac, Kate Fox, Aoife Mannix, Baba Brinkman, Byron Vincent, Caroline Bird, Drew Taylor, Joe Hakim, John Osbourne, Martin Figura, Molly Naylor, Patrick Lappin, Rhian Edwards, Ruby And Her Whorses, Excentral Tempest, MC Angel, Tamsin Kendrick, Tim Turnbull, and Josh Idehen.

Comma Film has set an on-going challenge to aspiring filmmakers to adapt and interpret short literary texts, Latitude will showcase the best of the first year's work at the festival in the Music & Film Arena which will also showcase the amazing visuals of The Paper Cinema, as well as a performance from Patti Plinko and her Boy.

They are the latest additions to an extensive bill of acts headlined by Pet Shop Boys on Friday, Grace Jones on Saturday, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Sunday. Other acts playing over the weekend include Spiritualized, Magazine, Newton Faulkner, Camille O'Sullivan, Bat For Lashes, Doves, Editors, Gossip, Turin Brakes (acoustic), and Belle & Sebastian (DJ set). There will be many more acts announced shortly.

Weekend tickets are on sale and are priced at £150, day tickets are priced at £60, and a campervan Pass is priced at £10. Children aged 12 or under will be eligible for free tickets for Latitude Festival 2009 when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

To buy tickets, click here.

Latitude takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2009, with the festival opening it's gates on Thursday 16th July for some limited non-musical entertainment.

Latitude festival goers can expect Music, Art, Comedy, Film, Literature, Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Sculpture, Workshops, Restaurants and Waiter Service Bars.

Latitude happens in the grounds of the historic Henham Park Estate in Suffolk, and positioned near the most easterly English coastline between Southwold and Aldeburgh.


Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2009
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
weekend ticket £150 - SOLD OUT, day tickets are priced at £60
last updated: Mon 13th Jul 2009


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