Chilly Gonzales, Van Dyke Parks, and Wanda Jackson for Latitude

plus Demdike Stare, Revere, Deap Vally, and others

published: Thu 14th Jun 2012

Chilly Gonzales

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£175 weekend adult ticket
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Tue 10th Jul 2012

Chilly Gonzales, and Wanda Jackson lead the latest acts confirmed for Latitude which will take place over the weekend of Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.

Chilly Gonzales
Grammy-nominated, classically trained Canadian Chilly Gonzales will appear in the Film & Music Arena, which will also host Van Dyke Parks' career-retrospective set featuring full orchestral accompaniment from Britten Sinfonia. The arena is also home to Mark Lamarr's regular God's Jukebox show which this year will feature Wanda Jackson , Gizzelle, Lack of Afro, The Delegators, and Big Boss Man. Demdike Stare, and Sweet Billy Pilgrim will also take to the stage in this arena.

Appearing on the Obelisk Arena will be Mick Flannery, whilst the the i Arena will host Revere, Deap Vally, Splashh, The Staves, and Twin Shadow, whilst Gross Magic will be appearing on The Lake Stage.

Also in the Film & Music Arena BAFTA will once again give festival-goers the chance to hear from creative talent from film and television, on Friday they present cast and crew of mockumentary series 'Twenty Twelve', and screenwriter Abi Morgan (White Girl, Shame, The Iron Lady) will discuss her career with Edith Bowman in the Literary Salon. On Saturday it's the turn of the cast and crew from 'Fresh Meat'. On Sunday BAFTA presents a screening of 'Ill Manors' written and directed by Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B) with short films, including this year's BAFTA award-winning shorts also screened throughout the festival.

The Film & Music Arena will also be screening 'Don't Think', a concert film of The Chemical Brothers' latest album, Julien Temple brings 'London: The Modern Babylon' plus three short films - 'Friend Request Pending', 'Long Distance Information' and 'Disappoint You'. BAFTA nominated director Chris Shepherd will be presenting and showing some short films. East End Film Festival will present 'El Último Elvis' and continuing theme Chinese Elvis will be making an appearance.

Over in the Lavish Lounge and added to BBC Radio 3's 'Late Junction' will be a selection of guests including Get The Blessing, Aisha Orazbayeva, and Baloji on Friday, Trio Tekke, Black Twig Pickers, and Sam Lee on Saturday, and on Sunday Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, and AU.

Added to the Comedy Arena line-up is David O'Doherty, and The Chortle Student Comedy Award will also be dropping by, with eight fresh-faced student comics slugging it out to take home a £2,500 prize.

For theatre lovers the first theatre collaboration between Sadler's Wells, Kneehigh and Theatre Royal Stratford East sees extracts from new British Bollywood musical 'Wah! Wah! Girls!' performed on the The Waterfront Stage whilst in the Theatre Arena The Gate present 29 year old Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's utterly original play 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit'.

Also joining the Sadler's Wells line-up is French hip-hop dance crew Serial Stepperz, and the 'Graduate Fashion Show' will return to Latitude's waterfront hosted by Jamie Laing from 'Made In Chelsea'. Mike Viry, one of the main dancers in Street Dance 2 has also been added to the Flash Mob on Latitude's floating stage.

Joining the line-up for the Literary Arena performance artist Penny Arcade who will present 'Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!' The Royal Shakespeare Company will present a debate titled 'Theatre: A Place for Protest?' with RSC Playwright in Residence Mark Ravenhill and former Canon of St Paul's Cathedral Dr Giles Fraser. There's also a medical theme with Francis Wells taking an in-depth look at his Anatomical drawings, research charity The Wellcome Trust's curator and author Marius Kwint will discuss their exhibition and the book 'Brains; The Mind As Matter' in conversation with writer Hannah McGill. Others confirmed for the arena are hostage and author John McCarthy, Chris Thorpe who brings his show 'Inventory', satirical musicians Jonny & The Baptists, Intelligent Life and Psychologies magazine host a discussion raising the question 'Is Facebook doing more harm than good?', and regular Karl James will interview the author Tim Lott.

Latitude's theme of Pagan To Occupy is expounded in the Pagan Parade from The Faraway Forest to the Lake, honouring the Sun God. Created for Latitude by theatre company Les Enfants Terribles, it will abound in fire, flesh and freaks as a tongue-speaking minister leads the way, culminating in the ritual burning of the Wicker-Man upon the lake.

Latitude's exploration of magic and spiritual worlds continues with Silver Sisters and the 'Silver Threads of Home, The Spirit, The Sorceress and The Soul': three unique women dedicated to answering questions about the greater meaning of life.

Saturday night Latitude hosts a Hoedown with The Faraway Forest decorated by the latter day alter ego of Annie 'Get Your Gun' Oakley Phoebe Ann Moses, whilst 'Searching for Boudica' is the story of the renegade warrior queen Boudica and an audio exploration in The Faraway Forest presented by Art Assembly with on site installations and designs from David Hawkins, and Artitude.

Attendees of the The Outdoor Theatre will see Dave Arthur telling mythical folklore stories, and have a chance to strut their stuff at the Swing Patrol Tea Dance. After the theatrical performances have ended for the day the party continues with The Ceilidh Liberation Front who present 'The Revolution' for the Hoedown. DJ Cowboy Mouth, DJ Danni Rock, and Sun Of Cash will also be appearing.

Radio 4 will be in The Literary Salon recording BBC Audio Drama North's new comedy thriller 'A Little Bit of Latitude', as well as an intimate portrait of dramatist Harold Pinter, Torycore, plus Emerald Street and Stylist talk it out teaming up with Emma B's Table Talks to host an evening in the Literary Salon on Thursday.

The latest additions to the line-up for Pandora's Playground are new graduates of Circus Space, The Bureau of Silly Ideas, and the Steampunk world of Clockwork Watch.

Musically Friday is headlined by Bon Iver, Saturday's line-up is topped by Elbow, The Sunday is Paul Weller. They lead a host of acts and entertainment announced for the multi-arts event including Lang Lang, Rufus Wainwright, Wild Beasts, The Horrors, White Lies, Bat For Lashes, Buena Vista Social Club, Daryl Hall, Janelle Monae, Laura Marling, Metronomy, Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, Dexys, Django Django, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, SBTRKT, Antlers, Lana Del Rey, St Vincent, The Field, M83, and many more.

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An adult weekend ticket is priced at £175 with a Family Camping option also available, with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5 -12 years priced at £5. A Friday, Saturday, or Sunday day ticket is priced at £75, with a child day ticket (for 5-12 years) priced at £5. Campervans tickets are priced at £30.

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£175 weekend adult ticket
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Tue 10th Jul 2012


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