Latitude Festival adds huge selection of artists to lineup

Comedians Andrew Maxwell and Jason Byrne and writers Kate Mosse and Andrew Marr added to 10th edition of the arts festival

Latitude Festival announces new performances

credit: Marc Sethi

This summer Latitude Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and if nothing strikes you like a menagerie of all your favourites arts – comedy, literature, poetry, theatre and music – the festival has exciting news in the form of 50 new acts added to the lineup. The only problem is going to be deciding who to watch and what to skip.

Looking for something to make you laugh? Irish stand-ups Andrew Maxwell, Jason Byrne and Aisling Bea take up the challenge and are joined by Mark Steel, Russell Kane, Tom Deacon, Elliot Steel, Joel Dommett, Jenny Bede or Joanna Griffin.

In the literary arena, New Statesman panels will show off the work of Andrew Marr, Kate Mosse, Kate Fox, Dr. John Bullan and Owen Jones. They will also share the crowd with best-selling authors Mark Billingham (Tom Thorne) and Hanif Kureishi (The Buddha of Suburbia).

As for music, the lineup remains pretty much untouched, with headliners Alt-J, Noel Gallagher, Portishead, The Vaccines, James Blake or Caribou promising to make your heart pump and your feet jump.

Here are the freshly announced acts:

Theatre and Dance
Sadler's Wells presents Titanium
Chris Goode & Company | Frantic Assembly's Ignition Company
West Yorkshire Playhouse presents Avocado by Eve Ensler
Joseph Robinson And Olly Hoare
Yann Allsopp & Company

Andrew Maxwell | Russell Kane | Jason Byrne
Mark Steel | Tom Deacon | Joel Dommett | Aisling Bea
Linda Cockshott's Horoscopes | Viv Groskop
Voices In Your Head | The Beaux Zeux | James Veitch
Monica Heisey| Sarah Bennetto | Tom Bell | Ben Van Der Velde
Tom Lucy | Beth Vyse | Garrett Millerick | Nat Luurtsema
Elliot Steel | Joanna Griffin | Jenny Bede | Spencer Jones
Ian Smith | Stuart Laws | Lloyd Griffith | Fin Taylor | Joey Page

Literary And Poetry
Hanif Kureishi | Frank Turner | Matt Haig
New Statesman | Andrew Marr and Kate Fox | Kate Mosse and Dr. John Mullan | Owen Jones
V&A presents Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty
Patrick Barkham | John Crace | Poppy Chancellor | Eimear Mcbride
Mark Billingham & My Darling Clementine
Edith Bowman | Wendy Holden | Tim Clare | Ben Johncock| Ali Ray
No Such Thing As A Fish (QI Podcast) | Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust presents Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones | Dr Tamara Russell supported by The Wellcome Trust | Wellcome Trust presents Henry Marsh
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris | Dr Owen Bowden-Jones | Dr Pam Spurr
The Psychologist presents Fiona Neill with Professor Sarah Jayne Blakemore supported by The Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust And Salon London present Scilia Ellsworthy, Natalie Nahai, Sarah Corbett
Chris Watson, Susannah Hislop, Dr Lewis Dartnell
Chris Banfield, Professor Tim Spector, Jamie Bartlett
London Conchord Ensemble
Karrie Fransman | William Mclellan | Lucy Neal | Chloe Combi
Galley Beggar Press: Last Pitch Attempt!
Stonewall | Dylan's Mobile Bookstore | JAZ Coleman

Music And Film
Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Sheffield Rep. Orchestra conducted by George Morton and Commentary Fromastronomer Paul Crowther: Sounds Of The Cosmos
Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra (Waterfront Arena)
Sasha Siem
Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitos | Congo Faith Healers
Emile Bernard | Ross Sutherland
The Look Of Silence (film)| Do You Own The Dancefloor (film) | Eden (film) | Putin’s No.1 Enemy (film, Q&A)

Cabaret Arena
The Soho Theatre presents Penny Arcade, Panti Bliss, Le Gateau Chocolat,
Paul Currie And Lou Sanders

Faraway Forest
A Curious Invitation present The Faerie Tale Ball
Sam Wyer & Laura Drake-Chambers | Morning | David Shillinglaw

Head over to the official Latitude Festival website for the lineup.

Latitude Festival 2015 takes place Thu 16–Sun 19 Jul at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.

Latitude Festival

Music, comedy and theatre arts festival. 2016's line-up includes The Maccabees, The National, New Order, Beirut, Chvrches, M83, John Grant, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Grimes, Of Monsters and Men, Frightened Rabbit and Miike Snow.


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