Latitude, the UK’s favourite multi-arts festival and winner of the 2012 Best Family Festival Award, recently announced that Bloc Party, Kraftwerk 3-D and Foals will headline this year’s event. Latitude is now pleased to confirm the next wave of performers set to appear across the weekend from 18th – 21st July 2013.
Added to Latitude’s exclusive festival performances will be Grizzly Bear whose captivating chamber rock has made the Brooklyn four-piece one of the most influential acts in alternative music today, devastatingly honest American musician John Grant who will be airing songs from Pale Green Ghosts the follow-up to his award-winning debut album, while José González fronted indie- folk trio Junip will also make a rare appearance performing their new material. Grammy-nominated ‘twanging guitar man’ Duane Eddy will treat crowds to classic sounds of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s rock ‘n’ roll era and Domino signed Austra bring their art-pop to Latitude from Toronto, debuting material from their forthcoming LP Olympia.
Joining the Obelisk Arena will be Oxford folk four-piece Stornoway whose second album Tales From Terra Firma was recently released to high praise amongst critics. Lead singer of indie heroes The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess will also perform on the Obelisk Arena, as well as in the Film & Music Arena where he will be reading from his book, Tellin’ Tales. The Daptone-signed “Screaming Eagle of Soul” and subject of recent documentary Soul of America, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be opening the Obelisk Arena on Saturday. This man’s performances are so full of energy and passion; they are soon to become legendary.
Added to the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage line-up will be the legendary Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Richard Thompson OBE is a founding member of Fairport Convention and was dubbed one of The Top 20 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. One of the most exciting live acts in the UK right now Hackney collective Rudimental will be bringing their energetic mix of beats, bass, horns and multi vocalists to the stage. Also appearing across the weekend is former frontman of The Coral James Skelly & The Intenders playing songs from his debut album Love Undercover and Londoners Theme Park with their euphoric groove-laden pop.
Taking to the increasingly multinational i Arena will be singer songwriter and founding member of the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Portico Quartet Nick Mulvey, internationally acclaimed Montreal phenomenon Half Moon Run, ARIA Award-winning Australian Matt Corby, Scottish folk musician James Yorkston and LA cinematic-pop band Milo Greene.
Joining the bill on Latitude’s platform for developing artists, The Lake Stage, are recent Moshi Moshi signing Teleman who are fast gaining attention for their brand of wide-eyed drone-pop and Ruen Brothers who bring their infectious ‘60’s tinged rock ‘n’ roll. Bowie-influenced four-piece Night Engine take to the stage less than a year since first forming, having already sold out shows and receiving broadsheet praise. Amateur Best aka Joe Flory, the electronica artist formerly known as Primary 1, will also be appearing following on from the release of his debut album No Thrills. South East London five-piece Flamingods, who recently released their debut album Sun, will bring their psychedelic pop to Latitude and young British singer-songwriter Joe Banfi, who has been garnering praise for his unique blend of folk and grunge on recent EP The Nomads, will be joining the line-up.
Taking to the Film & Music Arena will be British Sea Power performing the atmospheric and epic score they wrote for award-winning film maker Penny Woolcock’s stunning cinematic experience, From The Sea To The Land And Beyond, a documentary presented by the Sheffield Documentary Festival. Also in this arena will be Ed Harcourt, whose debut album Here Be Monsters was nominated for the 2001 Mercury Prize, Ed makes his Latitude debut this summer for a special performance of songs from his new EP Back into the Woods. 21 year-old beatmaker from Sydney and man of the moment Flume will get festival goers dancing, while electronic speakeasy White Mink presents The Lost Fingers, Flap, Twilight Players and New York Brass band bringing all the glamour and glitz of a Great Gatsby party to Latitude with their 1920’s themed dance extravaganza.
Latitude’s star-studded Comedy line-up is expanding with the addition of Sean Lock, one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians, best known for his regular TV appearances as team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats. Other stellar comedians just announced include whip- smart Russell Kane, ? ? ? ? and winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award in compelling Dublin comedian Andrew Maxwell, nominated for the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award, who will be joining Marcus Brigstocke’s Policy Unit. Following on from a performance of his award-winning play Bravo Figaro! at Latitude last year; comic, activist and writer Mark Thomas returns to the festival with a new show in the Literary Arena. BFI presents Adam Buxton’s Bug, a set of awe-inspiring music videos and a unique brand of sit-down
Added to the Literary Arena will be Robin Ince’s infamous Book Club returning with a sexy twist for 2013 featuring Kevin Eldon and Jo Neary and a rolific all-round actor, comedian and writer David Schneider has 135,000 Twitter followers, a testament to his understanding of social media, and so fittingly he will explore the pertinent question: Is the Internet Making Us More Stupider?
Critically acclaimed, much loved master storyteller Marcel Theroux will read from his new novel Strange Bodies which poses questions on identity. Award-winning poet, non-fiction writer, novelist and dramatist Owen Sheers, Artist in Residence for the Welsh Rugby Union in 2012, will bring Pink Mist, a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan, as heard on BBC Radio 4. Julie Myerson will be in the Literary Arena to read from her new supernatural fiction The Quickening, which tells the tale of a newly wedded couple’s honeymoon on a tropical island which goes horribly wrong.
Picador presents Literary Death Match: Love Edition, four Picador authors will battle to the death in defending their literary thoughts on Love. Will Storr, Naomi Wood, Daniel Rachel and Lottie Moggach will perform in front of three all-star judges who then select their favourite to advance to the finals where the audience will be asked to help crown the conquering winner. All hail the champion of Love! Granta Best Young Novelists will also appear at Latitude, with names and further details to be announced.
Salon London will be hosting discussions tying into the neuroscience theme with leading pathologist Suzy Lishman, regular Newsnight panellist and comic author Natalie Haynes and former policeman turned author and QI panellist Stevyn Colgan. The Salon London Breakfast panel in the Literary Salon will feature Professor of Cognitive Psychology Elaine Fox and renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton asking the question Psycho/Playmate: Who Are You? star of BBC3’s Britain Unzipped 2010 after a record five nominations and Nick Helm will bring his confrontational banter seen on the BBC Three series Live At The Electric and also appearing is rising star Roisin Conaty, who previously won the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, and Runner-up in So You Think You're Funny, Naz Osmanoglu, has hit the London comedy circuit running and now comes to Latitude. ??lternative comedy badboy Keith Allen brings the
?recently revived legendary sixties salon The Anti-Establishment Club to Latitude. Fringe favourites Jonny & The Baptists will perform their unique brand of musical comedy genius and critics’ choice Pappy’s also take to the stage with their peerless live sketch comedy. Appearing in the Cabaret Arena will be character comedian and womanising Olympic ski sensation Flange Krammer.
East Anglian poet and columnist Martin Newell will bring some local flavour to the Poetry Arena and Hannah Walker and Chris Thorpe’s brilliantly funny Edinburgh show The Oh F**k Moment, described by The Guardian as a ‘Brilliant celebration of our mistakes and evolutionary reflexes’ is one not to be missed and Gemma Rogers & The Mil Men will add their unique music storytelling sensation to the mix. Scotland's leading performance poet, Jenny Lindsay joins the Poetry Arena alongside award- winning poet Catherine Smith and critically acclaimed poet Helen Ivory who will read from her new collection, Waiting For Bluebeard. Veteran poet playwright Gerry Potter brings his unique Scouse performance to the festival and Charlie Dupré will perform The Stories of Shakey P giving Shakespeare a riveting contemporary slant.
Once again Latitude lives up to its reputation of presenting a strong Theatre programme. In addition to those already announced will be documentary-theatre company Look Left Look Right, who will premiere their brand new immersive children’s show The Many Whoops of Whoops Town at Latitude’s Outdoor
entitled Mirrorball and Arcola Theatre from East London, with a Latitude premiere Hoipolloi will be showcasing their trademark playful imaginative style in Things I Forgot I Remembered, a theatrical collaboration with Hugh Hughes in the Theatre Arena and one of the UK’s most respected arts venues,. Les Enfants Terrible will be in Pandora’s Playground with Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie, an outdoor spectacle like no other packed with Vaudeville acts, circus freaks, live music, dancers, magicians and puppeteers.
In the Theatre Arena Unlimited Theatre will take audiences on a mind-melting, jargon-free, whistle- stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics in critically-acclaimed The Ethics of Progress.
Dirty Laundry is a brand new comedy play from writer Rachel Hirons, with comedy director Kat Hoult, set to premiere at Latitude and Northern Stage will present The Man Who Thought the Moon Would Fall Out of the Sky, a fairy-tale filled with laughter, live music and a magical story that may or may not be true.
Added to PEEP’s existing performances is Lobsters by Luke Barnes, a new work by PilotLIGHT Theatre Company and Natural Shocks in The Faraway Forest. Toot Collective, bring their exciting new play Be Here Now to Latitude’s Literary Salon.
Latitude’s dear queer darlings Duckie return for the fourth year of their double staged juke joint in the Cabaret Arena. Witness the dance and wiggle your ass in this post-Studio 54 themed Saturday night stomper. Starring three sensational girl gangs & dance troupes The LipSinkers, Figs In Wigs and The Stylinquents. DJ’s Readers Wifes soundtrack the histrionic discotheque, promiscuous doorwhore Jay Cloth lathers up the bubbles and token hetrosexual Murray Lachlan Young is your toastmaster.
Jonny Woo and friends will present the film Paris Is Burning, a documentary from the ‘90’s about drag nights among New York's underclass in the ‘80’s, accompanied by an amazing performance. ?Expect an all-out Xtravaganza in the Film & Music Arena!
In the Cabaret Arena Latitude welcomes all-male sharp shootin’ cabaret of burlesque, Briefs Boys, with their intoxicating physicality, unexpected stumbles, gob-smacking comedy & ridiculous showmanship. The arena will also play host to the hilarious Showstoppers the Musical, an improvised on the spot sing-a-long based entirely on audience suggestions and London-based physical performer and intrepid drag fabulist Dickie Beau will perform his new show The Real Paige Turner, after winning Best Alternative Performer at the 2012 London Cabaret Awards and the prestigious Jardin d’Europe Award. Exploring the Neuroscience theme is performance artist Sylvia Rimat in her playful and quirky show, If You Decide to Stay, exploring decision-making through neurons and the difficulty of knowing what we really want and self-titled theatre maker Alice Malseed comes to
Latitude with Seen In Soft Focus, developed as part of Battersea Arts Centre’s Homegrown strand.
Once the sun goes down venture into The Woods to find a whole host of DJ’s and electronic acts keeping festival-goers on their feet where Dermot O'Leary will be playing his favourite Indie Disco hits to the crowds, Goldierocks will be taking to the decks and American presenter Jess Indeedy will be inviting you to join in her famously addictive Musical Bingo!
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