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Latitude add more names to 2018 line-up

Latitude 2018 has added more comedy, theatre and spoken word for July.

More dance, theatre and spoken word have been added to the Latitude Festival line-up. The festival will run from the 12 – 15 July 2018 in Henham Park, Suffolk.

The latest additions join the already announced plethora of music, theatre, arts and comedy, to be headlined by Solange, alt-J and The Killers. Comedy will also come from the British national treasure Harry Hill, and Bridget Christie.

 

Joining the comedy line-up will be comedian and presenter Joel Dommett, who will also take part in the festival’s Modern Love panel. Rachel Parris, star of The Mash Report, and Vault Festival Comedy Award 2017 winner Kat Bond also join the bill.

Monkey & Roy, Diane Chorley, Pecs, Tash & Ellie, Sophie Willan, Eleanor Tiernan also join the bill.

Latitude Festival will welcome legendary BBC Radio 4 show Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) for the first time. They’ll be bringing their retro camper van to the site, offering pop-up opportunities for fans to ask questions directly to the gardening masters.

The latest additions also include all-male dance company BalletBoyz who will be bringing their Fourteen Days show to Latitude. Acclaimed choreographers such as Craig Revel-Horwood and Christopher Wheeldon were given just fourteen days with world-renowned composers to create new commissions.

New Adventures will be bringing a preview of their new show to Henham Park, alongside a return of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

Phoenix Dance Theatre will deliver the timely Windrush: Movement Of The People.

Marking their eleventh year at the festival, Sadler’s Wells return with a new programme of world-class dance. ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company will present Sylvia; a combination of hip-hop, soul and funk telling the story at the heart of the Suffragette movement. Sadler’s Wells will also bring Humanhood, Extended Play and the National Youth Dance Company delivering exciting new shows.

Lost Dog will reveal the real story of Juliet and Romeo, one in which they didn’t die. Crxss Platfxrm offer a new wave of Street Culture, curated by Ivan Blackstock.

Elsewhere, Late Night DJs will take over the Comedy Arena, Rave Karaoke and Massaoke take to the festival, as does London’s biggest indie dance party Buttoned Down Disco.

Guilty Pleasures returns with The She Street Band, an all-girl Bruce Springsteen tribute, while The Disco Shed will offer al fresco dancing late into the night.

There will also be a cutting-edge programme including Gate Theatre and English National Opera present Effigies of Wickedness, a collection of riotous songs banned by the Nazis in the 1930s.

Award winning writers, poets, podcasters and authors will take to the festival’s SpeakEasy, including John Cooper Clarke, Patrick Barkham, Travis Alabanza, Mark Grist, Daniel Piper and more.

Here are today’s additions in full, joining a music line-up that also boasts Belle and Sebastian, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’N’Bone Man, James, Jessie Ware, Mogwai, The Breeders, Alvvays and more:

 

Comedy
Eleanor Tiernan
Joel Dommett
Kat Bond
Rachel Parris
Sam Golin & Bisha K Ali present Cult Comics
SOHO THEATRE present Nina Conti’s Monkey & Roy, Diane Chorley, Pecs, Tash & Ellie, and Sophie Willan

Dance
BalletBoyz present Fourteen Days
Crxss Platfxrm ft. Raw Heed, Theo, Gonzy, Taliwoah and Denzel Himself
Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo
New Adventures presents Swan Lake (Preview)
Phoenix Dance Theatre present Windrush: Movement of the People
Sadler’s Wells present ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company; Sylvia (Excerpt)
Sadler’s Wells present Humanhood: Nomadis
Sadler’s Wells present Extended Play/Jamaal Burkmar: Volume 1
Sadler’s Wells present NYDC/Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde

Late Night DJs
Buttoned Down Disco
Guilty Pleasures
Massaoke
Rave Karaoke
The Disco Shed

Music & Film
Maria Ruban

The SpeakEasy
Daniel Piper
Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore
Joelle Taylor
John Cooper Clarke
Jonnie Bayfield Performing as Dostoevsky
Mark Grist
Michelle Madsen
Patrick Barkham: Islands
Three Track With Gabriel Ebulue & Special Guests (TBA)
Travis Alabanza: Before I Go Outside (You Love Me)

Theatre
Action To The Word: The Theban Motherf**ker (World premiere)
Blind Summit: Henry (UK premiere)
Brexit: The Gameshow
Dash Arts: Euro-Squat
Emma Attwood & Nick Finegan: Just Like Real Life
Gate Theatre & Eno Present Effigies of Wickedness (Songs Banned by the Nazis)
Hightide Theatre Presents Deserts by Sam Steiner
Ovalhouse & LIVE: The Virtual Theatre
Paines Plough present Pop Music by Anna Jordan
Pip Hambly: Kinkens (Preview)
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead
Royal Opera House presents Don Giovanni (Live Broadcast)
Three Sisters by Rash Dash, After Chekhov

Cabaret
Duckie’s Dirty Dystopia
I Need To Cher
Jonny Woo presents Gayzpacho
Oh My God! It’s The Church


Latitude Festival runs from 12 – 15 July 2018. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk

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