Cementing its reputation as the number one destination for music and arts lovers, foodies and families, Latitude Festival is pleased to announce a host of new names added to the line up joining headliners The Killers, Alt-J, Solange, Harry Hill, and Bridget Christie. The 13th edition of the festival takes place on Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th July 2018 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are available here
The Music and Film Arena will play host to even more exciting music names. Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the legendary reggae producer, provocateur and dub pioneer comes to the festival for a late night set with Mad Professor, joining previously announced artists LUMP (Laura Marling & Mike Lindsay). Also joining the bill today is solo reggae star Hollie Cook, former member of The Slits, with her vibrant, spirited take on lovers rock. World-class beatboxer Reeps One will perform in the arena with his new show We Speak Music: Live, blending the latest technology, stunning visuals, and unbelievable vocal performances. Oscar Jerome will bring modern jazz to the festival, inspired by the greats from Gil Scott-Heron to The Clash, while contemporary composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench will open up your conception of classical music, making it more inclusive and diverse, and Grace Petrie brings a political charge to alternative folk music. Also added to the bill are Tim Arnold, a maverick artist whose work stretches the boundaries of the imagination and defies genre, and White Mink, who bring their electro-swing speakeasy themed entertainment, jazz and old-school hip-hop to the arena with a line up featuring Jenova Collective, Swing Zazou, Twin Swing & White Mink founder, DJ Nick Hollywood.
Stealing Sheep mark the centenary of the suffragettes with a mobile performance inspired by the movement, with a procession starting at Latitude’s stunningly picturesque Sunrise Arena. The sonic adventure continues on the Sunrise stage with underground London beatmaker Kiran Kai, Charles Watson – member of indie duo Slow Club and garage-rock super group The Surfing Magazines – who will perform his sublime new solo material, other-worldly pop duo Palace Winter, sonic architect K A R Y Y N whose soaring, operatic music has been endorsed by Björk, dreamy kraut-rockers My Sad Captains, and local Suffolk band Pianofield. Also performing is frenetic drummer Yussef Dayes, Scottish producer Makeness and his ethereal electronic menagerie, and Self-Esteem, the brand-new project from Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor. A manic, melodic mash-up is guaranteed when The Go! Team bring their nostalgia-fuelled sassy hip-hop to the Obelisk Arena. Guitar wizard Kyekyeku & his Ghanalogue Highlife ensemble will rock the BBC Music stage with an irresistible fusion of Afrobeat past and present, and local Suffolk choir Pop Choir will open the stage with a medley of hits from Latitude performers past and present.
Renowned for breaking new talent and nurturing artists from the very beginning, Latitude Festival is pleased to announce some stunning additions to The Lake Stage, as curated by BBC Radio One’s Huw Stephens. New additions include the fearsome Bodega - the New York art-punks hailed by NME as “New York’s most exciting new band at SXSW’, Lucky Number’s punk-pop starlet Suzie Wu, and Hip-Hop artist, rapper and multi-Instrumentalist Dylan Cartlidge hailed for his genre-defying jams. BBC Introducing have also picked three cutting-edge bands for the Lake Stage including Psychedelic Noise Pop band Sun Scream, Ipswich born rising MC Piers James, and Woodbridge based electro-soul star Caswell.
Latitude’s Alcove Stage is where you'll discover the stars of tomorrow at the very start of their musical journey. AK Patterson make their Latitude debut, alongside Communion Records soul sensation Joseph J. Jones, plus Wildwood Kin, dubbed “the hottest new UK folk act in years”, Justin Bieber championed songstress Rothwell, Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award Winners Wandering Heart, Scotland’s up and coming electro Punk Star LUCIA, West London's new soul-filled R&B princess Abi Ocia, killer alt-rock band and ReBalance artists Projector, and Suffolk locals Highest House.
SOLAS will return with its signature haven of immersive music, rejuvenating treatments, yoga workshops & immersive art installations in the forest glades of Henham Park. The Irish collective behind Body&Soul Festival have perfected the art of chilling out, creating a soundscape that will entice you to linger a little longer in the verdant woodlands as they come to life when night falls. The area presents us with folk-tinged acoustic troubadours, ambient electro, and dark pop, right to the spacier end of electronic music, with a selection of healing treatments and holistic arts to boot! Acts booked this year include emotive electronica producer Bearcubs, the bewitching Lilla Vargen, electro-psyche-disco duo Ruby Empress, dreamy shoegaze trio Honey Lung, mysterious country music artist Honey Harper, Berlin’s favourite electro kitten Catnapp, Dylan-esque folkster Holiday Oscar, and many more. Book in for a treatment at SOLAS here.
New to Latitude is the Theatre of Food, a fully immersive essential for any foodie – or just your average keen eater – with cutting-edge recipe demonstrations from the hottest modern chefs, mixology master classes, and incredible food tastings. Culinary talents on the bill include forager, author and hawk flier, Gill Meller who is head chef at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage dominion, Sally Butcher of Peckham’s much-loved Persepolis, author of five books, and chef of the “veggiestan” corner-shop cafe, and award-winning author and Guardian food columnist, Felicity Cloake, whose A-Z of Eating was shortlisted for a James Beard award. Also on stage will be Jordan Bourke, the UK’s leading authority on Korean cuisine and author of a number of books, and contributor and panellist to many good food shows on the BBC and Channel 4. Theatre of Food also welcomes the world’s leading investigative food journalist, Joanna Blythman; healthy food mogul and founder of The Pure Package, Jennifer Irvine; plus Charlotte Pike, author of Fermented and Smoked, who will demonstrate their skills on the Anglia Factor designed kitchen stage, as well as demonstrations from Street Feast vendors Club Mexicana, Up In My Grill, and Yum Bun’s Lisa Meyer. Meanwhile outside the Theatre, Latitude will be showcasing Europe’s biggest Grill Festival in the Grill Pit area, with The Big Grill’s Andy Noonan and charcoal, fire-fiend friends. Local Suffolk food heroes will join the Theatre of Food cast, including chocolate guru Lynn Lockwood.
Street Feast at Latitude is a geography lesson and taste sensation all in one, with festival-goers treated to culinary delights from all corners of the globe. Lagom brings their Scandinavian-inspired barbecue to Latitude – think juicy meat, grilled fish and veggie treats – while Popdogs take their love of American hot-dogs to the extreme, with juicy dogs in fluffy buns pimped up with epic toppings. Happy Maki vegan sushi feeds your body and soul, with a donation going to charity for every wrap you buy, while Taste Tibet offers Himalayan comfort-food to warm you from the inside out. Lovers of spice and colour will go wild for The Peckish Peacock’s vibrant veggie Indian street food, and Paellaria brings a taste of Spanish sunshine to Latitude, with delicious plates of paella cooked-to-order. Share the love with one of Woody’s freshly baked Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas – although nobody would blame you for eating one all to yourself – fill up on The Piadina Project’s fluffy, Romagna-style stuffed flatbreads, or get a look-in with Lambassadors’ family-farmed fire-cooked British lamb, and Hedgerow Cordials offer thirst relief with ice-cold fruity flavours from locally sourced ingredients. Plus other essential breakfast favourites, like creamy home-made porridge from Oatopia, or a steaming hot cup of Ethopian coffee from The Coffee Gondola – an essential caffeine hit for anyone who doesn’t want to miss a minute of Latitude! Tickets
MUSIC & FILM ARENA
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with Mad Professor
Reeps One: We Speak Music
White Mink feat. Jenova Collective, Swing Zazou, Twin Swing & DJs Nick Hollywood and Tallulah Goodtimes
ACROSS THE MUSIC STAGES
Andy Backhouse DJ
Gareth Potter DJ
GRL TLK DJs
Joseph J Jones
K A R Y Y N
Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife
Mikey Snooze DJ set feat. Lycra 1980's Dance Party!
My Sad Captains
Olli Dutton DJ
Stealing Sheep's Suffragette Tribute
The Go! Team
The Wandering Hearts
Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson and Danny Howells
Joseph J Jones
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Sing Along Social
The Modern Strangers
The Ninth Wave
THEATRE OF FOOD
Andy Noonan And The Big Grill Festival
Sally Butcher, Persepolis
Street Feast (Up In My Grill, Yum Bun, Club Mexicana
The Coffee Gondola
The Peckish Peacock
The Piadina Project
FAMILY, KIDS AREA
AnimAlphabet The Musical
Chelsea Physic Garden
Department of Gruff (D.O.G)
James Campbell presents ‘That Was The Week For Kids’
Life Without Oxygen?
Like A Tree
Mini Zoo & Wildlife Display
‘The Children in the Moon’
The DNA Explorers Lab
The Origin of the Species
West End Kids
What’s Going On In That Brain Of Yours
FAMILY, THE INBETWEENER’S AREA
New Tech presents VR, gaming or animation
FAMILY, THE ENCHANTED GARDEN
Ktroo and their Fantastic Bouncing Shoes
Joy in Dance
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