Alt-J, Portishead, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline the 10th Latitude Festival. Happening from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2015 in the grounds of Henham Park Estate, Suffolk with the theme of 'For Richer, For Poorer, For Better, For Worse.
Joining Friday night headliners Alt-J, Saturday's bill toppers Portishead, and festival closers Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on the main Obelisk Arena stage will be 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, and JP Cooper.
The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage line-up will feature 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, and Soak.
Whilst the first names for the i Arena are 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, Curtis Harding, Marika Hackman, Nadine Shah, Dolores Haze, Ben UFO, DJ Ez, Monki, Alexander Nut, The Four Owls, The Busy Twist, and Werkha.
Latitude offers much more than coloured sheep and music, however and the first of the other entertainments of art which will include film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, andliterature have been revealed too.
The Comedy line-up we revealed yesterday, and can be viewed (here).
Since 2008 Sadler's Wells has presented a special programme of dance at Latitude Festival for eight consecutive years, they will presenting a diverse programme of dance on the outdoor Waterfront Stage. The line-up is still to be announced.
The Poetry Arena showcases the very best stand up and beat poets, alongside laureates and literary legends. Headlining this year’s Poetry Arena will be Simon Armitage, with John Cooper Clarke, Michael Rosen, and Nick Helm the first poets to be announced as joining him on the bill.
The first name announced for the Film & Music Stage is George The Poet.
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.
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. Philip King, founder of Other Voices said: "We’re delighted to accept an invitation from Latitude to join them for this, their tenth anniversary. The spirit of Other Voices is very much in tune with the spirit of Latitude. I know we’re going to have a wonderful time. We're excited and will bring with us a remarkable line-up."
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.
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.
An early bird adult weekend ticket is priced at £187.50 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.
Tania Harrison, Curator of the Arts Arenas commented, "As a festival, Latitude has always prided itself on the breadth of our line ups and this year is no different. We will have comedy in all its guises across our arts arenas from Tim Key and Nick Helm in the Poetry Arena to Jack Dee in the Theatre Arena, Nina Conti in an interactive gig in the Cabaret arena and Alan Davies and Rob Delaney making their Latitude stand-up debuts in the Comedy Arena. At Latitude there is a home for every kind of comic and comedy fan.
Latitude has grown a reputation for being the place to see new talent and indeed we are excited to be supporting a wealth of new talent across the festival this year. And from ones-to-watch to one-offs to must-see- we will have some spectacular special guest appearances from the virtuoso talents of Chilly Gonzales on the Waterfront Stage and our new commission with the National Portrait Gallery and The Portrait Choir which will see the Faraway Forest filled with a Dawn Chorus of beautiful voices. We are thrilled to be presenting a line up befitting of our 10th anniversary – it’s set to be quite the Birthday Weekend!”
Further acts will be announced in the coming months.
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