The multi-arts Latitude Festival, which takes place for the 13th time over the weekend of Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2018 at Henham Park Estate, Suffolk. has revealed its line-up.
Headlined by Solange, The Killers, and Alt-J respectively, the main Obelisk Arena will also see The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag n Bone Man, Jessie Ware, The Charlatans, Benjamin Clementine, Parquet Courts, Sleeper, Juanita Stein, and Black Honey,
Alt-J said, “We are over the moon to be returning to Latitude for a fourth time. It's a festival that's nurtured us beyond any other, taking us from the Lake Stage to the 6music Stage and then to headlining in 2015. To do so again is a huge privilege. See you in Suffolk!”
On the BBC Music Stage there's James, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins (live), tUne-yArDs, The Breeders, Alvvays, Jacob Banks, Bomba Estereo, Ibeyi, Hinds, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, IDLES, Superorganism, Marlon Williams, and Hannah Peel & Tubular Brass.
Other music over the weekend comes from (alphabetically) Ae Mak, Alex Cameron, Alfa Mist, Benjamin Clementine, Boy Azooga, Bruce Clark performing Death Peak Live, Confidence Man, DJ Boring, Eclair FiFi, Fazerdaze, Fickle Friends, Gang of Youths, Hudson Taylor, Jade Bird, Japandroids, Kalyde, La Femme, Meggie Brown, Naaz, Nabihah Iqbal, Object Blue, Octavian, Or:La, Pangaea, Preoccupations, Sam Fender, Sorry, Spinning Coin, Trudy and the Romance, Whenyoung, and Yellow Days with more acts to be announced. For all of the music details please see the line-up page.
There's also comedy, from Abigoliah Schamaun, Amusical, Angela Barnes, Bridget Christie, Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalists, Chris Stokes, Chris Washington, Darren Harriott, David Morgan, David O'Doherty, Fern Brady, Glenn Moore, Grainne Maguire, Harry Hill, Huge Davies, Jack Gleadow, James Acaster, Jarlath Regan, Jayde Adams, Joe Sutherland, Jon Pointing, Jonathan Pie, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Lauren Pattison, Lazy Susan, Lloyd Griffith, Lolly Adefope, Lost Voice Guy, Lou Sanders, Luke Kempner, Masud Milas, Mat Ewins, Mawaan Rizwan, Mo Gilligan, Phoebe Walsh, Rhys Nicholson, Richard Todd, Sarah Keyworth, Shappi Khorsandi, Sisters, Steen Raskopoulos, Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates, Tim Key: Megadate, and Where's The F In News.
Harry Hill said, “I like latitude, I like longitude, but which is better? There’s only one way to find out - play the comedy arena at Latitude! I can’t wait!"
Sadler’s Wells return to Henham Park presenting dance companies still to be revealed, whilst the first shows of the theatre bill include a spectacular headline performance by an international sensation: Recirquel Contemporary Circus: Paris de Nuit which transports the audience to the roaring 30s. Other highlights include Bryony Kimmings previewing her first solo show in 10 years, I’m A Phoenix, Bitch, Lyric Hammersmith presenting How To Fail At Being Perfect, their wise and witty look at through the eyes of forever children, with an all youth cast, and Scottish Dance Theatre, who present Fleur Darkin’s Velvet Petal. Among the very first speakers in The Speakeasy, BBC3 investigative journalist Stacey Dooley will talk about her new book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back.
Other theatre comes from David Rosenberg & Glenn Neath: Flight, Dom Coyote: We Can Time Travel, Femme Fatale, Highrise: Lil.Miss.Lady, Lyric Hammersmith presents The Lost Disc, Mark And Marichka Marczyk: Balaklava Blues, Middle Child: One Life Stand, Nabokov presents Benin City: Last Night, Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical, Push Things Forward Collective: Nabokov, Middle Child and Not Too Tame, Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine, Theatre Ad Infinitum: No Kids (work in progress). and other literary and poetry from Hussain Manawer, Luke Wright, Modern Love: Panel discussion with Justin Myers & Dolly Alderton, and Ross Sutherland.
For families, Latitude’s Enchanted Garden is where they’ll get the chance to make some magic of their own, including VR workshops with industry creatives, screen printing T-shirts, trapeze and circus skills, and the Family Socials on weekend mornings with family-friendly comedy, live music, dance and theatre. There’s a parent pen for shattered parents who can’t keep up or yoga to unwind! The Kids Area has live shows including AnimAlphabet the Musical, West End Kids, and Comedy4Kids, alongside puppetry, live music, award-winning children’s authors and illustrators on hand to inspire, music tuition, bush-crafts, fun with food and the Wild Science tent. Teens who want to be among their own can head to the Inbetweeners Area with its music, digital, media and fashion workshops, the Access to Music Live Stage including industry Q&A’s, how-tos on gaming, coding and VR. Daredevils can brave the Greenpeace treetop adventures, zip wires and climbing nets. Guaranteed no teenage style will be cramped.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £197.50 with a Family Camping option also available, a teen weekend ticket were priced at £140.50. Campervan permits are priced at £40, and mobilehome and caravan passes are priced at £60.
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