more entertainment announced for Latitude

Glen Wool, Lightspeed Champion, Stephen Frears, and more!

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 30th Jun 2009

Latitude 2009 - Lightspeed Champion
Photo credit: Karen Williams

Latitude 2009

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

There's a host of new additions to the other entertainment on offer at this summer's Latitude Festival away from the music.

Lightspeed Champion
Comedians Robin Ince, Glen Wool, and Tom Stade are the latest additions to the line-up of mirth in the Comedy Arena.

Joining the Cabaret Arena line-up are Phil Nichol, David Hoyle, The Voguettes, DJ Glitterbanditz, The La De Dahs, and Nathan Evans.

In the Film and Music Arena Lightspeed Champion will be singing songs from cult 1971 film 'Harold and Maude', and BAFTA presents a line-up of events including an on-stage interview with director Stephen Frears; a Q&A with director Shane Meadows, and director and actor Paddy Considine alongside a premiere of their new mock-rockumentary 'Le Donk'; plus an exclusive preview of the new film 'White Lightnin' accompanied by a Q&A with its star, Edward Hogg.

BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry said, "“BAFTA is delighted to be returning for a third year to the fantastic Latitude Festival. This year's line-up of events demonstrates the range and versatility of British filmmakers and will appeal to everyone who loves film. Latitude is an excellent platform for BAFTA to fulfil its mission of helping audiences access industry expertise and celebrate excellence in film, television and video games. A special report of BAFTA's trip to Latitude will be hosted on the BAFTA website www.bafta.org shortly after the festival."

Coinciding with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds finale will be a pre-release screening of 'Do You Love Me Like I Love You' Part 5: 'Tender Prey' by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard followed by an audience Q&A session with them both.

The Literary Arena will host a debate 'Tabloid Culture: Is Our News Media Walking a New Street of Shame?' with a high profile and diverse panel of media guests including Jon McClure will scream, shout, rant, rave, consider and combine ideas. There's also a theatrical tribute to the work of George Orwell - Orwell: A Celebratiom, singer-songwriter Fflur Dafydd, and author Pete Brown presents 'Man Walks Into A Pub : A Sociable History Of Beer'. Whilst in the Literary Salon on Thursday festival goers can sit down and air their views with Talkaoke, a mobile chat-show.

This year there will be a second sphere at Latitude's Waterfront stage with the suspended flautist from 2008 joined by an aerial dancer for Simon Desorgher's 'Music of the Spheres' lake-side spectacle. Plus a performance of 'The Silver Tree' by Avant Garde Dance who collaborate with Chinese pole artists, and choreographer and performer Charlotte Eatock brings her latest production 'Revealing Eve'.

Pleasance Theatre are presenting three 'Picks' for Latitude this year at the Outdoor Theatre, including 'The Gannet' by Fat Content Theatre.

There will be a varied selection of visual arts on display at this year's festival including works by artists including Jake Clark, Giles Walker, Mode 2, Foundry, Paul Burgess, James Stephens, Tim Simmons, Maria Slovakova, Gabi Swiakowska, Johnny Cole, Tamsyn Adams, Emma Jenkins & Dia Jenkins, Caroline Wright, and Snub & Defacto, with Louise Gray hosting 'In conversation with Artists' within the Lavish Lounge on Sunday.

Lastly, Evi Vine, and Yeah Sparrow will be performing in the Lavish Lounge & on the In The Woods Stage.

These latest additions join a line-up that is 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 White Lies, The Pretenders, Thom Yorke, Squeeze, Mew, Ladyhawke, Teitur, Bat For Lashes, Spiritualized, Magazine, Newton Faulkner, Doves, Editors, Gossip, Turin Brakes (acoustic), Belle & Sebastian (DJ set), Music Go Music, Hjaltalin, Little Boots, Band Of Skulls, Yes Giantess, Sugar Crisis, Dear Reader, Catherine A.D., Jonathan Jeremiah, Alan Pownall, First Aid Kit, Sound Of Guns, Golden Silvers, Slow Club, Post War Years, The XX, Pulled Apart By Horses, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Dag For Dag, 2 Hot 2 Sweat, The Late Greats, and The Chakras. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Latitude takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2009 at Henham Park Estate, Beccles, in Suffolk 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.

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.


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