Supergrass, Alfie Templeman, Sons of Kemet, Villagers, and Black Honey lead the latest names joining the line-up topped by the previously confirmed Bastille ReOrchestrated, Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers (live), and Bombay Bicycle Club at Latitude Festival, which takes place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July 2021, at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk.
Other music acts confirmed are Lava La Rue, Fake Laugh, Lucy Blue, The Goa Express, AVAWaves, Charlotte Jane, Emily Burns, Nayana Iz, PVA, and The Golden Dregsplus late sets from Buttoned Down Disco, Guilty Pleasures, Disco Shed, Duckie, Gimme Gimme Gimme: ABBA After Midnight, and Hospital Rooms.
Other new additions across arts, film, literature, and poetry include Charlie Mackesy, John Cooper Clarke, Esther Freud, Terri White, Leone Ross, Kate Moss, Scarlett Curtis, Laura Bates, Jess Phillips MP, Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, Henry J. Kamara, Giles Deacon, Luke Wright, Bakita Kasadha, Andrew O Hagan will discuss his new novel Mayflies, The Psychologist magazine will present Prof Greta Defeyter a member of both SAGE and Independent SAGE to discuss The Virus and Us, and Prof Steve Reicher will discuss child food poverty, and The Working Class Writers Showcase features Natasha Carthew talking to fellow writers including acclaimed poet André Naffis-Sahely about what it means to be Working Class.
The Faraway Forest will be home to two new installations. Ray Of Light, by Steve Macleod, inspired by the light flare of the sun in the landscape, will spread throughout the Forest canopy, while down on the ground, this year sees SMCM present the Latitude Tree Appreciation Society's founding meeting and cyanotype artwork workshop.
The Listening Post, a stage dedicated to recording live episodes of podcasts at cinch presents Latitude, including film critic Anna Smith's Girls On Film, a review podcast from a female perspective, My Mate Bought A Toaster which explores comedians life stories through past purchase histories hosted by Tom Price, Kermode on Film, a podcast with film critic Mark Kermode which includes movie guests and questions from the audience and Say Why To Drugs, a definitive and authoritative guide to drugs and why we're all hooked with Dr Suzi Gage. Rich Wilson talks to funny & interesting people about their experiences with men's mental health in Insane In The Men Brain, The Poetry Exchange Podcast shares conversations about a beloved poem and psychologist, author and star of The Great British Bake-Off Kimberley Wilson is on a mission to help us understand and protect our brains in her Stronger Minds podcast, plus Jenny Eclair and Judith Holder older and wiser, Kimberly Wilson: Strong Minds, Nina Conti and Shenoah Allen: Richard & Greta, and Yomi Adegoke in conversation with Katherine Ryan.
Following the announcement to extended lockdown by four weeks, Latitude will become the first major festival to take place in the UK. Festival Director Melvin Benn said, "It's been a long week after the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday and while I was disappointed in the immediate aftermath of the statement, on reflection, I think it actually gives much more certainty of Latitude being able to happen than if he had loosened things on Monday because the country will have strangled the variant's ability to spread to a greater degree through increased vaccination than if we had opened fully this coming Monday. So, for much of the week I have been in conversation with the Government on Latitude in particular and I'm very confident after those talks that Latitude will be able to go ahead. There will be more detail on the specifics next week but with this in mind, we are thrilled to announce these fantastic artists today. More details will follow but we'll 100% keep you updated every step of the way. We're very excited - it's really happening!"
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult weekend including camping: £210
Accompanied Teen Weekend tickets (13-15 years) including camping: £145
Child Weekend tickets - £15
Day tickets are also available.
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