LATITUDE ANNOUNCES MORE MUSIC NAMES , COMEDY HEADLINERS AND ARTS

LATITUDE ANNOUNCES MORE MUSIC NAMES , COMEDY HEADLINERS AND ARTS
ACROSS THE MUSIC STAGES

THE VACCINES, FUTURE ISLANDS, LANKUM, JOCKSTRAP, ASH, CAITY BASER, CMAT, THE DARKNESS, WAXAHATCHEE, CORINNE BAILEY RAE presents BLACK RAINBOWS,            

DAVID DUCHOVNY BC CAMPLIGHT, MARIKA HACKMAN, BABY QUEEN,   ARMAND HAMMER, EVIAN CHRIST, ENGLISH TEACHER,  JULIE BYRNE, WITCH,  THE ZOMBIES, SWIM DEEP, BEEN STELLAR, ANTONY SZMIEREK, BIG SPECIAL, BLUSHER,  NIEVE ELLA, ALESSI ROSE

TK MAXX PRESENTS THE COMEDY ARENA   

JO BRAND, JOANNE MCNALLY, JUDI LOVE          

                   GRACE CAMPBELL, LUCY BEAUMONT, ROSIE JONES, THE HORNE SECTION                                      AURIE STYLA, ELLIOT STEEL, JAKE LAMBERT, LARA RICOTE, LAURA SMYTH , LOUISE YOUNG, MARK SIMMONS, SARAH KEYWORTH, SOPHIE DUKER, THANYIA MOORE, VIDURA BR

EVEN MORE COMEDY

ABI CLARKE, DANE BUCKLEY, CHANTEL NASH, JIN HAO LI,  MARJOLEIN ROBERTSON, PETER RETHINASAMY

ACROSS THE ARTS

DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE

JOELLE TAYLOR: A NIGHT ALPHABET, PAPPY’S FLATSHARE SLAMDOWN

THE COSMIC SHAMBLES NETWORK WITH ROBIN INCE PRESENTS

ROBIN INCE’S BOOK CORNER, NINE LESSONS FOR LATITUDE, AN UNCANNY HOUR

DANCEEAST, LONDON CITY BALLET, THE PLACE

NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS OONA DOHERTY: WALL

 

 

The acclaimed Barclaycard presents Latitude Festival is poised to return to the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk from July 25th to 28th, 2024. Headliners Duran Duran, Kasabian, Keane, London Grammar, and Sara Pascoe spearhead an eclectic lineup that fuses music with the arts across an immersive cultural weekend. Weekend and Day tickets are on sale now

Festival fans can prepare for a joyous weekend of uninhibited discovery with a bill packed with the most exciting artists across music and the arts, plus foodie feasts, relaxing retreats, family fun, and counter-cultural club nights.

Today Barclaycard presents Latitude announces its massive comedy bill. Jo Brand, Judi Love and Joanne McNally join previously announced Sara Pascoe as headliners alongside Lucy Beamont, Grace Campbell, Laura Smyth, Mark Simmons, Sarah Keyworth, Sophie Duker,  The Comedy Store and The Horne Section.

A truly unmissable festival experience set against a backdrop like no other, the festival also continues to expand its stellar music  lineup for 2024 with The Vaccines, Future Islands, Lankum Jockstrap, Ash, Caity Baser, CMAT, The Darkness, Waxahatchee, Corinne Bailey Rae, David Ducovony, BC Camplight, Marika Hackman, and Baby Queen  amongst over 25  new music additions announced today.

Barclaycard presents Latitude is celebrated for booking eclectic music talent and 2024  takes it to a whole new level with a diverse range of huge names and trailblazers just added. Prepare for a musical odyssey on the Obelisk Stage where an unforgettable sonic experience is guaranteed.

Over a decade on from their breakout moment, torchbearers for British guitar music, The Vaccines  are back with their sixth studio album Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations which hit no2 in the UK charts. They return to Barclaycard presents  Latitude after performing first in 2015 then again in 2021.Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is an immediately anthemic addition to the band’s discography. With a mammoth five UK Top 5 albums – including a Number 1 with 2012’s Come of Age – and a fierce live reputation forged through arena-filling headline shows, the band continue to be a vital band in the British rock canon.

The Vaccines said, “The last time we played Latitude, it felt almost transcendent. a secret gig in the tent, and our first back since covid, that brought tears of joy to our eyes! I can only imagine that watching the sun go down from the main stage as we play on Friday evening will feel just as special. We can’t wait to come back!“  

Pop provocateur Caity Baser is set to make a triumphant return to Barclaycard presents Latitude. Her initial releases, such as “Friendly Sex” and “X&Y,” paved the way for the breakout success of “Pretty Boys,” marking her first-ever Official Top 40 single in 2022. Anticipation is high for her upcoming mixtape, “Still Learning,” scheduled for release in March 2024, featuring 14 tracks. Notably, she’s a Brits Rising Star nominee, and her ability to craft catchy melodies and relatable lyrics has garnered acclaim, with NME hailing her as “pop’s wittiest new songwriter” and Rolling Stone UK labelling her “Gen Z’s new favourite pop star.”

Dublin singer-songwriter CMAT also makes her Barclaycard presents Latitude debut. Heralded as “the greatest popstar on the planet,” CMAT has opened for Wet Leg at London’s Royal Albert Hall and supported Florence + the Machine and First Aid Kit. Her 2023 release, “CrazyMad, For Me,” CMAT explores a mature sound, blending mainstream indie, 20th-century country, and 80s/90s pop hits with a camp twist. The album, an abstract break-up narrative, promises a performance  that is bound to captivate.

Arriving in a cloud of glitter and power chords, homegrown Suffolk band The Darkness continue their comeback with a special Barclaycard presents Latitude slot in celebration of the 20th-anniversary of their debut album, “Permission To Land.” Their journey from Lowestoft to international acclaim in 2003, marked by hits like ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love,’ earned them three BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello. Their comeback story is chronicled in last year’s documentary “Welcome to the Darkness,” portraying their rise, fall, and subsequent resurgence. The Darkness bring their neo-glam, high octane rock energy back to Suffolk for this year’s Barclaycard presents Latitude.

The Darkness said,

“People of the flat lands, we are returned to our home!

Celebrate with us at Latitude as we project both the rock and the roll in outrageous quantities.

You will sip finest faux champagne and nibble on vegan turnip burgers.

You will wonder at our outrageous costumes.

You will weep at the loudness of our songs.

You will cry at the flashingness of our lights.

And then you will retire to your Hopi Tipi,replete.

What could be better than that?

See you in the fields, thrill-seekers!”

Across the weekend on the Obelisk stage, Waxahatchee brings her blend of folk and indie rock in support of her forthcoming seventh album, “Tigers Blood,” with the gorgeous first single “Right Back to It” recently championed by Pitchfork and Rising indie pop star Baby Queen,  injects a dose of alt-pop brilliance from acclaimed second album, Quarter Life Crisis.  Decades after fusing African music and rock, Zamrock pioneers WITCH also make their debut in support of acclaimed album ‘Zango’.

Marking a triumphant return to the festival after a decade, Baltimore’s synth-pop ensemble, Future Islands, headline the second stage. The quartet unveils their seventh opus, “People Who Aren’t There,” tomorrow—a sequel to 2020’s “As Long As You Are.” This album signifies a transformative phase for Future Islands, a band that, despite nearly two decades of existence, persists in self-discovery. Departing from their previous pursuit of high-energy anthems, they have turned introspective, unleashing a newfound ferocity.

Dublin quartet Lankum also top the bill.  With their unique blend of traditional folk and experimental soundscapes, Lankum have gained worldwide acclaim for their engrossing albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances. The band have consolidated their reputation as one of Ireland’s most important voices following the release of their 4th, Mercury-nominated, album ‘False Lankum’(Rough Trade, 2023), which has garnered critical acclaim across the board and brought their music to legions of devoted new fans. False Lankum was awarded the best album of  2023 by Guardian writers.

Jockstrap, the electronic pop duo consisting of Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye, is set to perform at Barclaycard presents Latitude Festival after a remarkable year marked by their Mercury shortlisted debut album, “I Love You Jennifer B.” Ellery, also a member of Black Country, New Road, and Skye, have been on an extensive tour, showcasing their unique blend of timeless songwriting and innovative electronic production. They’ve shared bills with renowned acts like Blur, Sleaford Mods, and Kirin J Callinan, leaving audiences impressed at festivals such as SXSW, Pitchfork, Roskilde, and Glastonbury.

Ash, a mainstay of the alternative rock scene,  will rock Latitude celebrating 3 decades and new album ”Race the Night”. Across the weekend Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae presents her latest work “Black Rainbows,” inspired by Theaster Gates’ art collection. BC Camplight will enchant the audience with tracks from his acclaimed album The Last Rotation Of Earth “.

Golden Globe winner David Duchovny, a Hollywood legend, will transport the crowd to the 70s California with, rock, and country vibes from his latest  album “Gestureland’. And  Marika Hackman returns in support of the release of her fifth album, “Big Sigh”.q

David Duchovny said  “I’m excited to return to England this summer to play along with so many great artists”.

At the festival, Birmingham’s Swim Deep mark the 10-year anniversary of their debut album alongside electro-pop trio Blusher, New York’s Been Stellar, Manchester Pop-Poet Antony Szmierek and Midlands punk duo Big Special 

The acclaimed New York City duo, Armand Hammer, is poised to headline Latitude’s Sunrise stage, seamlessly blending dark humour with surgical poetic insight, captivating the audience. Sharing the spotlight are trance evangelist and producer for the likes of Kanye West and Travis Scott, Evian Christ, and Leeds indie frontrunners, English Teacher. The stage will be enriched by the dynamic presence of Julie Byrne, the avant-garde sounds of Nieve Ella, and the silky vocals of  Alessi Rose.

Barclaycard presents Latitude has never been just about the music – it’s a culturally inspiring experience and this year’s comedy, literary, danceand wider arts bill are the festival’s most diverse yet.  In 2024, Latitude continues to transcend cultural boundaries across the festival, a stunning bill including world-class dance, cultural visionaries, poets, podcasters, and performance artists.

Barclaycard presents Latitude’s comedy line-up has set the bar for summer festivals since inception. The festival provides a unique opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the business all over the same weekend. It’s also the first chance to see the new acts destined to make waves in Edinburgh later in the summer.

Jo Brand returns to the festival in one of the headline spots. From incendiary stand-up to heart-warming jokes about baking, Jo Brand has been making an impression for decades. Preferring to be hailed as a ‘national disgrace’ and not ‘national treasure’, Jo is both anarchic and hilarious.  Star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning series Great British Bake Off: Extra SliceJo Brand’s Hot Potatoes, and the award-winning Through the Cakehole, Jo is the ultimate festival booking.

Jo Brand said “Looking forward to giving my ageing memory another challenge at Latitude this year and lying face down in the mud, trying to eat sweets.(That might have been another festival). Love the atmosphere, love the audiences, love the whole experience.”

Described by The Sunday Times as a ‘truly gifted stand-up’ , acclaimed Irish comedian and podcaster Joanne McNally also tops the Latitude bill. McNally will be participating in the 17th season of Taskmaster which will be aired early this year. McNally just closed her successful comedy show entitled The Prosecco Express on January 13. She is also the co-host of podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me with her best friend Vogue Williams. The show received the 2023 Podcast Champion award from the British Podcast Awards from PodPod.

Bringing her fresh, unapologetic and charismatic real talk to Barclaycard presents Latitude, Judi Love, headlines the festival. Expect unrelenting and hilarious anecdotes from Judi’s life! Love’s quick wit and infectious laugh quickly made her a fan favourite when she joined the Loose Women panel in 2020. Judi’s motto ‘Laughter is Healing’ provides a very accurate insight into how she deals with life’s many obstacles. Judi will take everyday situations, add her unique perspective and turn it into something hilarious. It’s the type of humour that resonates in people from all walks of life. Love has proved herself to be a hilarious comedian in both her stand-up and across TV and radio.

Judi Love said “It’s an absolute pleasure to be headlining at the amazing Latitude Festival. It’s even more exciting to know that the other headliners are incredible female comedians… Looking forward to a weekend of good food, good vibes and lots of laughter! “

Barclaycard presents Latitude Festival 2024 is set to reach new comedic heights, enhancing its already stellar lineup with an array of outstanding talents that promise laughter and entertainment for all festival-goers. Grace Campbell, renowned for her sharp wit and socially conscious humour, takes centre stage before she kicks off the European tour of her anticipated new show, “Grace Campbell Is On Heat.” Taskmaster contestant and Meet the Richardsons star Lucy Beaumont also joins the bill, alongside the creator of Taskmaster itself  – Alex Horne, as he brings his band The Horne Section to tune up their instruments for a huge Barclaycard presents Latitude return. Rosie Jones the must-see act who’s comedy has described by The Scotsman as  “both elegantly crafted and mischievous to its bones” is also set to make her return.

Festival favourite and Funny Women award winner Laura Smyth makes a triumphant return, fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall and Michelle de Swarte on tour. Mark Simmons, a master of the one-liner seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport, and ITV, brings his unique comedic flair to the festival alongside one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in UK comedy, Star of Mock the Week and Richard Osman’s House of Games, Sarah Keyworth.

Sophie Duker, star of Channel 4’s Riot Girls, brings her own brand of silly, sexy, and savage stand-up to the festival alongside Funny Women award winner and star of of Mock the Week and  Mo Gilligan’s Black, British and Funny Thanyia Moore and rising star Louise Young who has supported Jason Manford and Alan Carr on recent tours.

Aurie Styla and Vidura BR make their Latitude debuts, whilst festival favourites Jake Lambert, Lara Ricote and Elliot Steel are set to make their return to the Latitude stage.

Abi Clarke, Chantel Nash, Dane Buckley,, Jin Hao Li,  Marjolein Robertson and Peter Rethinasamy also perform across the weekend.

Barclaycard presents Latitude attendees can expect cultural visionaries, poets, podcasters, and performance artists in an arts bill without boundaries with some outstanding talent announced today .

Dr John Cooper Clarke’s dazzling, scabrous voice has reverberated through pop culture for decades, his influence on generations of performance poets and musicians plain for all to see. The good Doctor returns to the festival with an uproarious new collection WHAT. James Brown, John F. Kennedy, Jesus Christ: nobody is safe from the punk rocker’s acerbic pen – and that’s just the first poem.t. Vivid and alive, with a sensitivity only a writer with a life as varied and extraordinary as Cooper Clarke’s could summon, WHAT is an exceptional collection from one of our foremost satirists.

Joelle Taylor also performs a staged reading from her debut novel The Night Alphabet. Joelle Taylor is the author of four collections of poetry. Her most recent, C+NTO & Othered Poems, won the 2021 TS Eliot Prize, the 2022 Polari Book Prize for LGBT authors, and is currently being adapted for the theatre. Set across geographies and timespans, replete with literary fireworks, The Night Alphabet is a furious, gripping, dazzlingly original novel and a deep and bold investigation into violence, resilience and women’s stories.

The Cosmic Shambles Network return with a programme of events across the festival including a Latitude edition of Robin Ince’s groundbreaking Nine Lessons – with guest Helen Czerski. The aim of the show is to promote curiosity and wonder of the world, and Universe, around us. There is a delight to be found in everything from quantum physics to puppetry to folk music to mathematics to absurdist comedy to poetry to biology to jazz to, well, to everything. The only prerequisite for Nine Lessons is an inquiring mind. As Robin says, ‘If you show people interesting things, they will be interested’.  In an exclusive special edition of his podcast An Uncanny Hour, Ince, along with special guests, will delve into their coming-of-age experiences with horror, providing entertaining and relatable discussions. In addition to these events, Robin will be hosting a daily Book Corner with guests including Natalie Haynes, Chris Lintott and Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀.

Festival favourites Pappys also make a welcome return with their award-winning live panel game show Flatshare Slamdown in which they play silly games with famous names from the world of comedy.

Barclaycard presents Latitude’s stunning Waterfront Stage is globally renowned for showcasing the best talent in dance productions and companies London City Ballet (LCB) who announced it is set to take to the stage again nearly 30 years after it ended operations will perform on Latitude’s stunning Waterfront stage. The ballet company, which was patronised by Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be rebooted in 2024 by former dancer Christopher Marney, former dancer, and director of the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company of Chicago.

Christopher Marney, Artistic Director of London City Ballet has said:

After a 30 year absence, I am thrilled that London City Ballet is making its long-awaited return to the world stage. To be part of Latitude’s celebration of international artists feels like the perfect fit for our acclaimed dancers and our new vision, which we are so excited to share. It will always be our ambition to reach and delight new audiences with our work, and I very much look forward to kick-starting this at the unique and wonderful Latitude Festival before embarking on a major international tour. “

The National Youth Dance Company also returns to the festival working with some of the most exciting young dancers in the country under the guidance of Guest Artistic Director Oona Doherty and presents their latest production, Wall.

National dance powerhouse and East of England locals, DanceEast, also present a programme of innovative contemporary work across the dance spectrum. Also joining the dance bill will be The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, who will be presenting a programme of boundary pushing dance across the weekend on the beloved Waterfront.

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