Incredible names join the Latitude line-up
Chilly Gonzales personally requested to play the festival!Latitude is pleased to announce more live music from:
Chilly Gonzales, Van Dyke Parks and Britten Sinfonia, Demdike Stare, Revere, Deap Vally, Splashh, Mick Flannery, The Staves, Twin Shadow, Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox presents – Wanda Jackson, Gizzelle, The Delegators & Big Boss Man and more
Arts additions to the bill include BAFTA, The Gate, Canon Giles Fraser, Mark Ravenhill, Julien Temple, and The Wellcome Trust, Penny Arcade, Sadler’s Wells present The Wah! Wah! Girls, David O’Doherty
Latitude festival is delighted to announce more confirmations of the hottest talents from the worlds of music, fashion, cabaret, art, dance and theatre, to join the likes of Bon Iver, Paul Weller, Elbow, Lana Del Rey, Laura Marling, White Lies and Bat For Lashes at the UK’s favourite multi-arts festival, taking place at Henham Park, Suffolk from 12th – 15th July.
Joining fellow pianists Lang Lang and Rufus Wainright on the Latitude bill is larger than life musical persona Chilly Gonzales who will appear in the Film & Music Arena.
Van Dyke Parks and Britten Sinfonia will be performing a special show to coincide with the long-awaited reissue of three of Van Dyke Parks' most visionary albums.
Staying with the Film & Music Arena Mark Lamarr is presenting his God’s Jukebox, Latitude favourite, hosting a selection of the finest artists from the worlds of Soul, Ska, Reggae, Country, Gospel and Rap. The first of four fabulous additions to the God’s Jukebox bill is none other than Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly. Also performing on the God’s Jukebox bill is Los Angeles singer Gizzelle whose stunning voice recalls 50’s blues, 60’s soul and rhythm and blues; London rocksteady crew The Delegators, who are known for their electrifying live shows; and perennial party starters Big Boss Man will be on hand to get crowds moving with their beguiling blend of soul jazz, boogaloo and sixties grooves.
Stalwarts of the leftfield electronic scene Demdike Stare will also take to the stage in this arena. The duo are known for combining experimental techno, drone and ambient and a range of unusual samples, audiences are in for a sensory onslaught!
Experimental English rockers Sweet Billy Pilgrim will be also be making a welcome debut in the arena tinkering about somewhere between the earthy and the ethereal. Fusing folk, jazz and rock the Mercury Music Prize nominees will be scraping strings and making magical melodies for all to hear.
Yet more exciting music additions have been made to the eclectic Latitude line-up across the site, including Mick Flannery, Revere, Deap Vally, Splashh, The Staves, Twin Shadow, Gross Magic.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will once again give festival-goers the chance to hear from creative talent from the worlds of film and television. On Friday 13 July, the Film & Music Arena will play host to cast and crew from the hit Olympic-themed mockumentary series Twenty Twelve. Also on the Friday, BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan (White Girl, Shame, The Iron Lady) will discuss her career with Edith Bowman in the Literary Salon. On Saturday 14 July, cast and crew from Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat will share their favourite moments from the first series of the popular show. On Sunday 15 July, BAFTA presents a screening of Ill Manors, a British urban musical written and directed by Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B). Innovative short films, including this year’s BAFTA award-winning shorts will screen throughout the festival.
In the first theatre collaboration between Sadler’s Wells, Kneehigh and Theatre Royal Stratford East, extracts from new British Bollywood musical Wah! Wah! Girls! will be performed on the stunning The Waterfront Stage. Set in present day East London, the show tells a story of love against the odds, with music that combines Bollywood hits with contemporary pop-influenced songs. Also joining the Sadler's Wells line-up is French hip-hop dance crew Serial Stepperz, who showcase house dance, a newer hip-hop dance style, devised from the dance floor and born out of club culture. The popular Graduate Fashion Show is all set to return to Latitude’s waterfront and this year it will be hosted by the ultimate “party boy” Jamie Laing from E4’s Made In Chelsea, with models provided by Storm model management this is one event for all you fashionistas. Mike Viry, one of the main dancers in Street Dance 2 has also been added to the Flash Mob set to ignite on Latitude’s floating stage.
For further information on the rest of the acts that have been announced, including The Gate, Penny Arcade, Royal Shakespeare Company, Mark Ravenhill, Dr Giles Fraser, Francis Wells, The Wellcome Trust, John McCarthy, David O'Doherty, Julien Temple's The Modern Babylon, Chris Shepherd, Chinese Elvis and more - just click here.