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Latitude is celebrating its twelfth edition this year and is already boasting a stellar line-up with headliners The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes leading the charge.
Today Latitude Festival has announced a host of new names across music stages, the Music & Film Arena and a whole heap of talks as part of the Wellcome Trust Arena, the Speakeasy and the Faraway Forest.
On the music front, Public Service Broadcasting join the bill, alongside Norwegian punk-rockers Sløtface, Dead Pretties and Saint Montel over at the Sunrise Arena; meanwhile, Bessie Turner and ‘80s-influenced jokers Rad Pitt join the Lake Stage line-up as part of BBC Introducing.
Elsewhere, the Music and Film Arena has announced that while AJ Tracey and Novelist will join DJ Semtex to take the party late into the night, Chagall will perform Collaboration, and leading variety performer La Voix will dazzle audiences with a one-of-a-kind performance with comedy actress and Absolutely Fabulous star Harriet Thorpe.
Screenings across the weekend will include Whitney: Can I Be Me, a documentary looking at the life and untimely death of one of the world’s most successful female artists, and Alt.Russia – which takes audiences on a journey from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, to St Petersburg in the Baltic Sea as part of Placebo’s world tour – will be introduced by the band themselves.
Other announcements include the news that directors Paul Greengrass and Amma Asante will both be in conversation with UK film critic Mark Kermode (who also brings his lively and wildly popular show In 3D to Latitude audiences), while Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, Bruce Parry and Jon Sauven of Greenpeace also all join a weekend that will be compered by director Maria Ruban.
Check out the full announcement below:
Alongside all this is the introduction of the Wellcome Trust Arena, which will feature talks on wellbeing, health, revolutionary technology and much more.
Joining the arena for its inaugural year are names including Dr Sandy Grant, award-winning writer and photographer Will Storr, Professor Peter Kinderman, Professor Victoria, Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Dr Ben Fincham and Dinah Bornat, all discussing topics as diverse as individuality in the social-media age, psychological health and wellbeing and freedom.
Other names on the bill include Doctor Willem Kukyen from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, the director of Autism Research Centre, author Adam Feinstein and Dr Tony Goldstone and Dr Samantha Scholtz who’ll join comedian, actor and satirist Marcus Brigstocke to discuss his personal experiences with food, drugs and alcohol.
Meanwhile, Will Young will lead The Art of Listening, discussing the way people connect, listen, and the importance of being heard.
Latitude Festival takes place on 13 – 16 July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are available here.