Latitude announce Nigel Kennedy

presenting 'A Night Of Duke Ellington'

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 28th May 2010

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Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July 2010
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
weekend adult ticket £155, day tickets £65, children aged 12 or under free - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Fri 16th Jul 2010

Nigel Kennedy will be making an appearance at this summer's Latitude Festival which takes place at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.

Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy will be performing on the Lake Stage on Thursday night with a unique show to kick start the weekend's festivities.

Especially for Latitude, Kennedy will be presenting 'A Night Of Duke Ellington'. Playing with his brand new ensemble of exceptional young musicians, The Orchestra of Life, and his jazz outfit, The Nigel Kennedy Quintet, made up of the violinist and four of the most dynamic musicians on the Polish jazz scene including special guests Orphy Robinson on marimba and Doug Boyle on guitar – they will celebrate this American composer, pianist and prominent figure in the history of Jazz, who's music stretched over 50 years creating an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.

The four music arenas will play host to more than 100 acts include Obelisk, The Word Arena, Sunrise Arena and The Lake Stage have line-up that includes Florence and The Machine, Belle and Sebastian, and Vampire Weekend headlining, as well as performances by Empire Of The Sun, The National, The xx, Grizzly Bear, The Maccabees, Rodrigo y Gabriela, James, Richard Hawley, The Horrors, Jonsi, Laura Marling, Hockey, Mumford & Sons, Corinne Bailey Rae, with many more acts still to be announced. For fuller music (and more) line-up details click here.

As well as the music there's an arts programme that spills over into thirteen arenas and areas.

Tickets for Latitude have sold out. Latitude is confirmed as taking place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010, with the festival opening it's gates on Thursday 15th July for some limited non-musical entertainment.

Coach travel can be purchased online, with or without combined festival tickets. To buy coach tickets, click here.

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