Latitude Festival 2012


Organisers have just released this year’s line up and we can reveal that Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller will headline Latitude’s Obelisk Arena for 2012!

Joining the music headliners are… World famous concert pianist Lang Lang, as well as Laura Marling, Janelle Monáe, Richard Hawley, St. Vincent, tune-yards & White Lies, who will be making their only 2012 UK festival appearances at Latitude!

Welcome returns to Bat For Lashes, Battles, METRONOMY, The Horrors and Wild Beasts.  80’s favourites Daryl Hall, Lloyd Colee and Simple Minds Official will all make welcome Latitude debuts this year.  Other confirmed acts new to the festival include The Field, Michael Kiwanuka, M83, Sharon Van Etten and Zola Jesus

Not forgetting: Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, The Antlers, Apparat, Baxter Dury, Buena Vista Social Club, Bwani Junction, Chairlift, Cold Specks, Daughter, Dawes, Destroyer, Dexy’s, Django Django, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Esperanza Spalding

Explosions in the Sky, Fatoumata Diawara, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, GIVERS, Howler, I Break Horses, Iceage, Jonathan Wilson, Josh T.Pearson, Kindness, Kurt Vile, Lianne La Havas, Liz Green, Other Lives, Perfume Genius.

Richard Hawley, SBTRKT, Silver Seas, Sissy & The Blisters, SoKo, Sunless ‘97, Team Me, Thomas Dolby, The War on Drugs, We Are Augustines, We Have Band, Wooden Shjips, Yeasayer and Zun Zun Egui.

Filling the Comedy Arena with laughter will be: The Infinite Monkey Cage with hosts Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Al Murray.

Other names include: Jack Dee, comedy music maestro Tim Minchin, Reginald D Hunter, Lee Nelson, @Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Greg Davies, Fosters Comedy Award 2011 nominees Andrew Maxwell and Josie Long and laid-back comic Mark Watson. Other performers include shappi khorsandi, Phil Nichol, Charlie Baker, Carl Donnelly, Tom Deacon, Jimmy McGhie, Nick Helm, Kerry Godliman, Katherine Ryan and Elis James.

The Literary Arena will once again play host to the nation’s favourite authors, journalists and talking heads including Siri Hustvedt, Iain Banks, Paul Mason, Dylan Jones, Andrew Loog Oldham, Richard Milward, Tim Lott, Jo & Emlyn Rees, Mark Haddon

The ever popular Poetry Arena will feature: Benjamin Zephaniah,Tony Harrison, Don Paterson, Scroobius Pip and legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke, John Hegley, @Patience Agbabi, Sabrina Mahfouz, Salena Godden, Byron Vincent, Rhian Edwards, Martin Figura, Aoife Mannix, Joel Stickley, Tim Clare, Intensi-T and many more

The Film & Music Arena presents: Paul Heaton’s (The Beautiful South) The 8th, Iain Sinclair’s An English Journey Reimagined, Shirley Collins, Alan Moore, Adam Buxton , The London Community Gospel Choir, Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox. BAFTA will also present their highly anticipated programme of screenings and Q&A

In Latitude’s Theatre Arena: The enchanting Australian circus company C!rca, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, Harold in Havana and the National Theatre, Look Left Look Right, Mark Thomas. Contemporary dance favourites Sadler’s Wells are also set to return to The Waterfront Stage.

The Outdoor Theatre presents: Theatre Delicatessen, Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe, HighTide, and Pentabus Theatre

In the Cabaret Arena Rich Hall’s Hoedown will bring the comic abandon of the American mid-west to the Sussex countryside. Also: Ida Barr, The Horne Section, Hugh Hughes, Ridiculusmus, Sarah Pascoe, Jessica Ransom and Cardinal Burns.

Other names include Spank!, Duckie, Dr Brown, Max and Ivan, Four Screws Loose, Celia Pacquola, Sheeps, Wittank, Colin Hoult, Brian Lobel, Adam Kay, Unfolding Theatre, Naz Osmanoglu, Fergus Craig, Pat Cahill and Ed Gamble.

In the weird and wonderful Pandora’s Playground will be SIMON MUNNERY, Videopia, The Monster Comedy Shack & The Disco Shed!

The Faraway Forest will host a spectacular Hoedown on Saturday night at the festival as well as, a Ceilidh, plus Morris dancers, folklore performances, installations and a host of activities celebrating traditional culture with reference to seasonal and agricultural traditions!

lsewhere in Latitude’s Literary Salon, The School of Life, Bryony Kimmings and Andy Field have so far been confirmed. More details on Late Junction, Lavish Lounge & The Latitude Contemporary Art Award and Exhibition to come!

For more LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


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