Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Latitude - House Of BlueEyes Exclusive Performance

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

The pioneering, award-winning Latitude Festival returns to England’s Sunrise Coast for another spectacular edition. 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.


~ House of BlueEyes presents: Rock 'n' Roll Faerie ~
Fashion Show

Bringing together the worlds of fashion, art, music and film in an exciting and vibrant culture collision the House Of BlueEyes collective will be staging an incredible fashion show exclusively at Latitude Festival this year.

Using Latitude’s striking setting as the backdrop and performed over the festival’s beautiful lake, label creator Johnny BlueEyes together with his army of designers and artists will stage a magnificent showcase of an exquisite collection of garments and accessories accompanied by fantastic music and live performances.

Titled, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Faerie’, this will be a magical show of high fashion, loud music and stunning art. The fashion show including fierce catwalks and performance art, will feature fabulous designs and specially made pieces to be premiered at the Festival. As always, music will play an integral part of the show and soundtracking the event will be a heart-pumping mixture of classic and modern rock ‘n’ roll, anything from Primal Scream to Iggy Pop with a few extra little surprises to keep the party going.

Taking inspiration by their Autumn/Winter 09 collection ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Darkness Within’ the clothes will embody the dark side of rock ‘n’ roll; vampires, night crawlers and horror films as well as the Rolling Stones’ classic ‘Sympathy For The Devil’. Adding to the visual experience will be immense hair sculptures created by hair and make-up stylist Tamara Walsh who trained at the Royal Opera House. She will be making the glorious pieces in her studio in Paris and will transport them straight to the festival for the show.

As true believers of the idea that beauty lies within everything and indeed everyone, House Of BlueEyes are opening the doors to the fashion show and are offering the fantastic chance to take part in this incredible show. These 5 golden tickets will be for who anyone in the world who has ever harboured desires to strut their stuff down a catwalk, to be styled by world class hair and make-up artists and to wear beautiful haute couture. All that is required is your name, age, sex and a little story as to who you are and why you’d like to be in the show submitted via . No photos needed as the winners will be decided on the beauty within. Together with his mum, Johnny BlueEyes will decide the winners. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people of all shapes and sizes, to feel a million dollars in fantastic outfits, mixing in the company of models, designers and even perhaps a few famous faces!

House Of BlueEyes are a unique collective of 10 artists, stylists, dressmakers and tailors all with their own specific talents, all pushing the boundaries of the restrictive worlds of fashion and art, embracing new ideas and new ideals. JohnnyBlueEyes is the figurehead at the very heart of this creative team. Inspired in equal parts by the Andy Warhol factory scene in 60’s/70’s New York and the punk revolution of the late 70’s, the House mixes fashion with music; designing and making outfits and costumes for a whole host of stars and emerging artists for fashion shoots, press shots and videos. Clients include Beth Ditto and Gossip, Scissor Sisters, Take That, Klaxons, Bishi and Mission District as well as CSS frontwoman Lovefoxx and her stylishly iconic catsuits. Launching the label in September of last year, Johnny BlueEyes blasted onto the scene with his first collection ‘GLAMDANDYCLOWN’. The show, hosted by Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters featured Beth Ditto sporting a pink lamé all-in-one and Kate Moss’s first catwalk appearance in over four years.

This dynamic and vital creative powerhouse will undoubtedly produce another stunning show with cool clothes, famous faces and an infectious party spirit. The perfect addition to the festival weekend.

Also on the Waterfront, Sadler’s Wells presents Hofesh Shechter with his brand new piece ‘The Art of Not Looking Back’; The Royal Opera House will be staging work by Will Tuckett, Ballet Black and Helen Chadwick; The Irrepressibles will perform their stunning ‘The Human Music Box’ and Britten Sinfonia will be the very first full orchestra to play at the festival.

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. LateNightTales will be presenting some fabulous live performances from an eclectic set of bands in the Film & Music Arena; Royal Shakespeare Company, The Bush, National Theatre, Paines Plough, nabokov plus many more will all be coming to the Theatre Arena along with the English Touring Theatre presenting Latitude’s first musical ‘Been So Long’. 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 Frances-White, 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 tickets prices include car parking and camping • Days include car parking only.

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