The first wave of acts have been revealed for the 10th anniversary edition of Latitude Festival.
Names confirmed so far include James Blake, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, Portishead, Alt J, La Roux, Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Jose Gonzalez and Caribou. Other highlights across the weekend include Wild Beasts, Femi Kuti, Jon Hopkins, SBTRKT, Years & Years, Young Fathers, King Creosote, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shura, Jack Garratt, DM Stith, Wolf Alice, Thurston Moore Band, The Districts, Clark, Kiasmos, Genghar, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Ibeyi, Sun Kil Moon, Marika Hackman and the legendary Seasick Steve.
Comedy names announced yesterday include Jason Manford, Sara Pascoe, Alan Davies, Sarah Kendall, Jack Dee and America’s Rob Delaney, the co-star of C4 romcom Catastrophe.
See the line-up poster below:
Last month Latitude announced the official festival theme which will be ‘For Richer, For Poorer, For Worse’. Tania Harrison, arts programmer for Latitude explained: “Whether it’s clicking ‘yes’ to Google’s terms of service, saying ‘I do’ in a marriage ceremony, or putting an X in a political party’s box at the general election, the agreements we make affect the lives of everyone around us. Yet at the same time, there’s a tension between the world in which we’re told we’re ‘all in this together’ and our society itself, with its growing extremes of rich and poor, social media oversharing and increasingly secretive state security agencies.
“This space between a promise and its fulfilment, participation and exclusion is incredibly rich territory for the people who make art and ideas. We’re working with an array of theatre companies, writers, performers and speakers to bring the theme to life at Latitude.”
Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Southwold from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2015. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and further information, see our Latitude Festival guide.