The multi-arts Latitude Festival, which takes place over the weekend of Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th July 2017 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk. has revealed more music, debate, discussion, comedy, and more.
First up is the music, with the additions of Pumarosa (Obelisk Arena), and Albin Lee Meldau (Lake Stage), both on Friday, added to Saturday are Skott (BBC Music Stage), and Beans on Toast (Sunrise Arena), and for Sunday are Wesley Gonzalez (Lake Stage), and Life (Alcove Stage).
Returning to Latitude for its second year, the BBC Music Introducing Stage has a Friday line-up of Solomons Gardens, Omaloma, Lisa Wright, Fishclaw, Lizabett Russo, Banwo The Poet, and Be Good. On Saturday are Sink, Tender Central, Sefo Kanuteh, Flying Machines, Iona Fortune, Piers James, and Amanda Brown and the Common Ears. Then on Sunday you can enjoy Tinderbox Orchestra, House of Hippies, Adwaith, Valerie Hartzell, Black Thorn, Lumi HD, and Neil March.
In tandem with art and healing, the Solas Stage is an intimate venue which plays host to some of the best emerging UK and Irish talent from across the musical spectrum; from folk-tinged acoustic troubadours to ambient electro, from dark pop to the spacier end of electronic music. this year's line-up has psych-dub from Pangani, Rosie Carney, David Keenan, Broen, Le Boom, Geowulf, Into The Ark, Andrew Kearney, Brian Deady, Lowly, genre-straddling MC Afrikan Boy, Willy Mason, acoustica from John Smith, funk-pop from Parcels, multi-instrumentalist Leo Stannard, TooFools, folk storyteller Westerman, Seamus Fogarty, Blue Lab Beats, experimental pop trio White Kite, singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy, Ships, Talos, Klangstof, and Hein Cooper.
This year Latitude are putting the debates, discussions, and literary & poetry events under one roof, in The SpeakEasy. New additions here includes authors/writers/others Colm Tóibín, Geoff Dyer Sarah Winman, Naomi Alderman, Elif Shafak, Catherine Mayer, Hannah Dunleavy, Mickey Noonan, Jen Offord, Deborah Frances-White, Susie Wokoma, Joanna Cannon, Bryony Gordon, Dr Pippa Kennedy,
Andy Parsons will return with his Slacktivist Action Group to discuss current affairs and agree one direct action will be The Sunday Times columnist India Knight, Sophie Walker,leader of the Women’s Equality Party and Reprieve Director Maya Foa. Carole Cadwalladr (Observer), Nick Hopkins (Guardian) and Carl Miller (Demos) will be discussing the Fake News phenomenon, chaired by Dr Daniel Glaser. James Brown (Above Head Height) and Alexandra Heminsley (Leap In) will be in discussion on amateur sports.
There's Global Pillage; the brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. The panel, led by Deborah Frances-White, will include Susan Wokoma, Sarah Bennetto, Bisha K Ali and Athena Kugblenu. BBC 6Music’s Shaun Keaveny will also produce a special episode of his Middle Aged Night Out from The SpeakEasy with special guest Dane Baptiste, whilst Robin Ince’s Festival Shambles guests are Katy Brand, John-Luke Roberts, Joanna Neary, Barry Crimmins and George Egg. History Hit Live present The Art Detective at Latitude, with Dr Janina Ramirez joined by special guest Professor Alice Roberts as they uncover history and culture through a single artwork.
In the Music & Film Arena, MOBO founder and music industry pioneer, Kanya King is interviewed exploring her work to bring black music to heart of international music culture. Comedian and magician Pete Firman, known for his appearances on The Magicians and The Next Great Magician, will be joining the Comedy stage on Saturday. Hosted by Phil Ellis, London’s Soho Theatre will have hip-hop duo Rubberbandits, Swedish musical comedian Carl-Einar Häckner, Colin Hoult performing as his alter ego Anna Mann, live art provocateur Lucy McCormick and high-octane stand-up Desiree Burch. In the Theatre Arena,National Theatre Live will broadcast the Old Vic’s acclaimed production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead which stars Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire as the eponymous duo. Rave Karaoke will play karaoke classics of yesteryear in The Cabaret Theatre, presented by DJ, performer & full-time show-off Anna Greenwood.
In the Wellcome Trust Arena, Caroline Wright will present Breath Control: Osmosis, featuring classical soprano Laura Wright. Join Caroline and Laura as they lead an interactive session with the Breath Choir, exploring pulmonary health and providing a snap shot of lung capacity through song. Also joining the festival’s Wellcome Trust supported programme, giving talks at Unlimited Theatre’s Space Shed in the Faraway Forest, are endurance athlete Shu Pillinger, to speak about optimizing the body for athleticism on earth and in space, and Beth Healey, the doctor who spent a year in Antarctica in the name of space exploration.
Elsewhere in the Faraway Forest, audiences will encounter sheds, talks and installations from artists and companies including the V&A, who will preview images and an immersive chorus audio experience from their forthcoming Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition in collaboration with Royal Opera House. This immersive exhibition spans 400 years, through the lens of seven premieres in seven cities, and explores the seminal forces that drive so many stories. Audience should also keep an eye out for The Hypercollider, Emily Goss’s Grow Your Own Love Revolution, and can drop in to visit the Arts Council, Amy Winehouse Foundation and Medicins Sans Frontieres. Our unseen artists in the Faraway Forest include Metro Imaging, who support the Gallery, and Jane Lennard, who will transform the Forest’s iconic Tree of Life into a mass of yellow roses.
They join a music line-up which has headliners of The 1975, Mumford & Sons, and Fleet Foxes, plus acts such as Goldfrapp, Two Door Cinema Club, Placebo, Ride, John Cale, Glass Animals, Grandaddy, Mavis Staples, The Horrors, BEAK>, Jack Garratt, Joe Goddard, Fatboy Slim, Loyle Carner, Temples, Imelda May, and many more. For all of the details so far please see the Latitude line-up page.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £197.50 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.
Friday only: £84
Saturday only: £84
Sunday only: £84
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
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