Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Latitude - Music Additions - Regina Spector and Passion Pit

16th – 19th July 2009
Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk



~ Regina Spektor ~

The pioneering, award-winning Latitude Festival returns to England’s Sunrise Coast for another spectacular year. Taking place on 16th – 19th July, near Suffolk’s stunning seaside town of Southwold, organisers Festival Republic are promising Latitude will be the perfect British summer destination.

The open-air Obelisk Arena has been the stage of some epic performances over the past three years and Latitude 2009 will be no different. Lay out your picnic blanket, bask in the sunshine and get down to some of the best music around.

A veteran figure in the burgeoning New York anti-folk scene, Regina Spektor will be bringing her quirky, highly eclectic yet beautifully personal music to Latitude’s Obelisk Arena on the Friday. Born and raised in Moscow she moved to the Bronx in New York as a child and set about developing her classical piano training whilst fusing it with the blues and jazz she was influenced by. Cutting her teeth in New York’s underground clubs it was fourth album ‘Begin To Hope’ in 2006 that brought her worldwide successes. Experimental, multi-instrumental, blues, punk, jazz are all drawn in to compliment her lyrical vignettes and produce music that’s original and compelling. This performance will be unmissable.

She joins Obelisk Arena headliners Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds plus the incredible Doves and Editors – with many more acts to be announced for the rest of the weekend.


~ Passion Pit ~

Take a stroll through Latitude’s fairytale woods with art exhibited within the trees and dappled sunlight shining through the leaves and you will stumble across the most exquisite space of all; the Sunrise Arena, home to tomorrow’s biggest stars. With a full schedule to be announced this cosy and cherished arena is the place to find the most exciting new talent. Discover the next big thing at Latitude’s stunning Sunrise Arena.

First to be announced on the Sunrise Arena is Massachusetts outfit Passion Pit. Making colourful and cerebral electronica, combining layers of sunny vocals, warped samples, glitchy beats and euphoric effects this infectious music is the work of lead vocalist and lynchpin Michael Angelakos. Together with his enlisted band members they create a party atmosphere fusing the indie experimentalism of MGMT, Empire Of The Sun and the hooks of Hot Chip to create instant-hit pop classics. See them on Saturday at this intimate stage before they launch off into the mainstream stratosphere.

Elsewhere, the very best in film, theatre, comedy, literature, poetry, dance, art and cabaret will be pitching up at the fourth edition of Latitude Festival. Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox and LateNightTales will be presenting some fabulous live performances from an eclectic set of bands in the Music & Film Arena; Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House will be showcasing stunning performances on The Waterfront Stage; Royal Shakespeare Company, The Bush, National Theatre, Paines Plough, nabokov plus more will all be coming to the Theatre Arena along with the English Touring Theatre presenting Latitude’s first musical ‘Been So Long’. Also for the first time is the dynamic orchestral brilliance Britten Sinfonia performing in Latitude’s outdoor spaces. The Literary Arena is packed full of top authors including Blake Morrison, Geoff Dyer and Robin Ince’s Book Club as well as workshops from The School Of life; plus stellar poets Andrew Motion, Brian Patten, Jackie Kay and Simon Armitage will be in the Poetry Arena. The Cabaret Arena welcomes Zimbani, Deborah Francis-White , Holly Walsh & Sophie Black, Jessica Delfino, Cardinal Burns and Watson and Oliver plus plenty more exciting performances to announce. With a quite astonishing comedy line-up to be announced and much, much more across all of the arenas, Latitude 2009 is once again a perfect slice of cultural heaven by the sea.


Weekend tickets £150 plus booking fees • Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £60 plus booking fee.
Weekend ticket prices include car parking and camping • Days include car parking only.

Credit Card line: 0871 231 0821
Online: www.festivalrepublic.comwww.seetickets.comwww.latitudefestival.co.uk

For a full list of national and regional outlets please visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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