Latitude unleashes comedy line-up

Russell Howard, Josh Widdicombe, Reggie Watts, Paul Merton, & many more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 24th Mar 2016

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Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AN, England MAP
£197.50 weekend adult ticket, plus booking fees
Daily capacity: 35,000
Last updated: Thu 9th Jun 2016

Russell Howard, Josh Widdicombe, Reggie Watts, Paul Merton's Impro Chums, Al Murray, The Boy With Tape On His Face, David O'Doherty, Robin Ince & Josie Long, and Mark Watson lead the comedy line-up at this summer's Latitude Festival 2016 which will take place over the weekend of Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.

Also confirmed are Sara Pascoe, Hal Cruttenden, Sam Simmons, Simon Evans, Mark Steel, Nick Helm, Joe Lycett, Kerry Godliman, Pappy's, The Horne Section, Daniel Sloss, James Acaster, Alex Edelman, Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Max and Ivan, John Robins & Elis James, Marcel Lucont, Cardinal Burns, Jamie Demetriou, Ellie White & Special Guests, Ivo Graham, Felicity Ward, Deborah Frances-White & Sofie Hagen, Luke Kempner, Angela Barnes, Al Porter, David Morgan, Iain Stirling, Shazia Mirza, Comedian's Cinema Club with Eric Lampaert & Special Guests, David Elms, Rhys James, Jamie Wood, Phil Wang, Bobby Mair, Kieran Hodgson, Richard Gadd, Lazy Susan, Massive Dad, Gein's Family Giftshop, Suzi Ruffell, Sean McLoughlin, Spencer Jones, Gabriel Bisset Smith, Daphne, Grainne Maguire, Stuart Goldsmith, Robert Cawsey, Pierre Novellie, Elliot Steel, Tez Ilyas, Lloyd Griffith, Lolly Adefope, Beth Vyse, Goose, Tom Lucy, Fin Taylor, Jordan Brookes, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Steve Bugeja, Kae Kurd, Mo Gilligan, Twayna Mayne, Eshaan Akbar, Funmbi Omotayo, Elf Lyons, Sophie Willan, Katia Kvinge, Brennan Reece, Lauren Pattison, Rose Matafeo, Jamali Maddix, Danny O'Brien, Kate Lucas, Emma Sidi, Eleanor Tiernan, Laura Lexx, Masud Milas, Sarah Keyworth, Joe Sutherland, Sarah Bennetto's Storytellers Club, and Chortle Student Comedy Awards.

The music line-up this year sees The Maccabees, The National (UK festival exclusive), and New Ordeer top the bill that includes Beirut, Chvrches, M83, John Grant, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty (only UK festival performance), Daughter, Chet Faker, British Sea Power, Squeeze, Laura Mvula, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Sturgill Simpson, Alif, Grimes, Of Monsters and Men, Frightened Rabbit, Miike Snow, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Half Moon Run, MØ, Christine and the Queens, Polica, Lapsley, Roots Manuva, Perfume Genius, Oh Wonder, Jamie Woon, Rat Boy, Aurora, Mura Masa, Lucius, Jungle (DJ set), David Rodigan, Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga, Pantha Du Prince presents The Triad, Black Mountain, Anna Meredith, Blanck Mass, Bob Moses, Cloves, Drones Club, Hayden James, Highasakite, Holly Macve, Kelly Lee Owens, Lambert, Little Green Cars, Marlon Williams, Money, Protomartyr, Suuns, and Weaves.

The Lavish Big Screen will celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the birth of punk with Glen Matlock, Stephen Mallinder, Don Letts, DJ Harry K, and Jet Letts.

Poets include Katie Bonna, Rob Auton, Jemima Foxtrot, Don Paterson, John Hegley, Hollie McNish, Elaine Feinstein, Henry Normal, Michael Pedersen, Buddy Wakefield, Luke Wright, Attila the Stockbroker, Mark Grist, Tim Clare, Tim Wells, Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band, John Osborne, Benin City, Josh Idehen, Helen Mort, Frankie Vah, Talia Randall, Harry Baker, Derek McLuckie, and Rosy Carrick.

For the line-up details as available see the Latitude line-up page.

Latitude isn't just about music and colourful sheep, but has a full spectrum of art including film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art. Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. This year's theme is 'Love Thy Neighbour'.

The Cabaret Arena line-up has also been added to with Duckie bringing their incredible production, including acts from their legendary 21-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern including Ursula Martinez, Figs in Wigs and Barbara Brownskirt & The Frank Chickens, and hosted by Myra Dubois with DJ's Readers Wifes.

Soho Theatre's late night Cabaret Arena takeover will feature a line up of some of their most exciting and glamorous acts including Bridget Everett, Christeene, Le Gateaux Chocolat, Peter & Bambi Heaven and Tom Allen.

London’s newest queer 'Superpub', The Glory, will be showcasing the best of its performance programme led by 'Landladies', Jonny Woo and John Sizzle who will host their own variety show featuring stars of both their drag queen and drag king competitions. Featuring The Glory’s in house rock band, queer sketch comedy and other emerging performance stars, this is a party, in a pub, in a field!

Desmond O'Connor will be joining forces with Sarah-Louise Young to present 'Royal Vauxhall' a new musical consisting of an improbable and outlandish night out with Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett. Dusty Limits, will be performing his long awaited debut album 'Grin', comedy drag country and western star Tina C will be performing her biggest hits including No Dick’s As Hard As My Life and Not Tonight Darlin’, I Got A Heartache. Mixing political satire with comedy, songs and truly ridiculous games will be Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Game Shows, and finally, Tim Bell will be performing his poignant, off-kilter show as bearded woman Dame Nature.

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An adult weekend ticket is priced at £192.50 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 £40, and mobilehome and caravan passes are priced at £60.

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