Monday, 14 March 2011

LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2011 - National, Paolo Nutini, Suede...


14th – 17th July 2011 Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk

On 14th – 17th July in the sumptuous surrounds of the Suffolk countryside, the welcoming daisy-adorned gates will open for the 6th edition of the magical and fantastical Latitude Festival.

Since its inception in 2006, Latitude has changed the face of festivals forever, with a passion only matched by its ambition. Encompassing all aspects of the art and music worlds Latitude is the only place that brings together the best in music, literature, comedy, poetry, film, theatre, cabaret, art, dance, opera and fashion for one spectacular weekend. Bigger and better for 2011

Latitude has an increased arena size but with no capacity increase, allowing festival goers to roam the site freely while keeping its intimate and cosy feel; and there is also a second bridge across the lake from which crowds can enjoy spectacular light and visual displays and ad hoc performances. With an unrivalled programme of music and arts scheduled all weekend long, Latitude will continue to inspire and innovate, enlighten and engage with another incredible event promised for 2011.

Founder and Creator of Latitude Festival and Managing Director of Festival Republic ~ Melvin Benn says:

“I am extremely proud of what has been achieved over the past five glorious years of Latitude. We’ve been listening to our loyal fans and this year, for our sixth edition, we are making some changes to the site which will further enhance everyone’s enjoyment of their favourite festival weekend. Latitude truly is ‘more than just a music festival’ and this year’s programme across the full spectrum of arts and music is utterly exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you to explore, discover and enjoy all that it has to offer.”

The full length press release, with details on all acts appearing at Latitude, is available in PDF format to download from:



~ The National ~ Paolo Nutini ~ Suede ~


Will all host – with many more acts to be announced - the following artists over the course of the weekend

~ Anna Calvi ~ Avi Buffalo ~ The Bees ~ Bellowhead ~ Bright Eyes ~
~ British Sea Power ~ Caitlin Rose ~ Caribou ~
~ Chapel Club ~ Crocodiles ~ Crystal Fighters ~
~ C.W. Stoneking ~ Deerhunter ~ The Duke And The King ~
~ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~ Esben and the Witch ~
~ Everything Everything ~ Fight Like Apes ~ Foals ~ Foster The People ~
~ Glasser ~ Gold Panda ~ Graffiti 6 ~
~ Hurts ~ I Am Kloot ~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ~
~ Jenny and Johnny ~ Kele ~ KT Tunstall ~ The Leisure Society ~
~ Lloyd Cole ~ Marques Toliver ~ My Morning Jacket ~
~ The Naked and Famous ~ The National ~ OMD ~ Paloma Faith ~
~ Paola Nutini ~ Phildel ~ Rumer ~ Suede ~ Thea Gilmore ~ Tripwires ~
~ Trophy Wife ~ The Vaccines ~Villagers ~ Violens ~
~ Wanda Jackson ~ The Waterboys ~ Yann Tiersen ~


~ Omid Djalili ~
~ Jason Byrne ~ Phill Jupitus
~ Jon Richardson ~ Brendon Burns ~ Greg Davies ~
~ Danny Bhoy ~ Richard Herring ~
~ Tom Wrigglesworth ~ Rob Rouse ~ Seann Walsh ~ John Shuttleworth ~
~ Roisin Conaty ~ Doc Brown ~ Josh Widdicombe ~ Nick Helm ~
~ Idiots Of Ants ~ Lady Garden ~ Katherine Ryan ~


~ Hammersmith Lyric in association with Spymonkey & Peepolykus ~
~ The Bush ~
~ Battersea Arts Centre ~ Fuel ~ Paines Plough
~ Clean Break ~ HighTide ~
~ Theatre 503 ~ News from Nowhere ~ Theatre Delicatessen ~
~ Forward Theatre ~ Ella Hickson ~ nabokov ~
~ Theatre Uncut ~ Lab Collective ~ Whippet Productions ~
~ Company Of Angels in association with Bristol Old Vic ~
~ Out Of Chaos ~ Pentabus ~ NSDF ~
~ Northern Stage ~ Non Zero One ~ Il Pixel Rosso ~
~ Forest Fringe ~ Red Shift ~

~ BAFTA Presents: The Trip Q&A with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and select members of the creative team ~


~ The School Of Life ~
~ Alan Hollinghurst ~ WordTheatre ~
~ Marcus Brigstocke & Andre Vincent’s Early Edition ~
~ Mark Billingham in conversation with David Morrissey ~
~ Sarah Dunant ~ Dave Gorman ~ Mark Thomas ~ Alexei Sayle ~
~ Brendon Burns ~ Rory McGrath ~ Rupert Thomson ~ Henry Worsley ~
~ Tom Clempson ~ Emma Kennedy ~ Mike Carter ~ Lucy Edge & Jeff Phenix ~
~ Louis de Bernieres ~ Pappy’s ~ Guy Pratt ~


~ Linton Kwesi Johnson ~Jo Shapcott ~ Tim Key
~ Simon Armitage ~Saul Williams ~
~ Sophie Hannah ~ Luke Wright ~ Kate Tempest ~
~ Kate Fox News ~ The Gentleman Rhymer ~ Tim Clare ~ Joel Stickley ~
~ Luke Kennard ~ Yanny Mac ~ Clare Pollard ~ Mark Grist ~
~ English Touring Theatre ~


~ Will Adamsdale ~
~ Bourgeois and Maurice ~
~ Late Night Gimp Fight ~ Doctor Brown Because ~
~ Richard Dedomenici ~ Bryony Kimmings ~

~ Andy Puddicombe ~


~ Sadler’s Wells ~
~ English National Ballet ~


~ The Winter’s Ball ~



~ Alice Anderson ~ Graham Dolphin ~ Andy Harper ~
~ Delaine Le Bas ~ Maslen & Mehra ~



~ Eddy Temple-Morris ~
~ Feeling Gloomy ~ Beef Warehouse ~


Jon Dunn ~ Music Arenas Booker says:

“Where do I start…The National, Paolo Nutini, Suede, Paloma Faith, Foals, Caribou, Deerhunter, The Vaccines, Edwyn Collins, Chapel Club, My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes..I could list the bill but you know that..I’m very excited about this year’s Latitude, I feel it will bring more highlights than ever before, the mix of acts is exciting with great new acts Glasser, Anna Calvi and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, alongside the likes of Edwyn Collins, OMD and Wanda Jackson..The thought process behind Latitude has always been to bring great artists to the festival with imagination, passion and talent, I really believe this is our best ever music bill.”

Tania Harrison ~ Programmer of the Arts Arenas says:

“Each year it’s a challenge to bring new and interesting performances to Latitude but I’m especially excited about this year’s line up. There will be some brilliant and innovative theatre performances all across the site and arenas and some may be quite unexpected and different from what we have ever done at Latitude before. The Faraway Forest has developed this year and will host the Outdoor Theatre and also The Winter’s Ball which will be transformed into a Narniaesque spectacle on Saturday night. I’m also delighted to welcoming back BAFTA, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet and there will be incredible programmes from each and will undoubtedly add the wow factor to the festival this year. There are quite a few artists, comics, authors and collaborations still to be announced so without wanting to give it all away I think this will be the best year yet!”

Sharon Reuben ~ Children’s Arena Booker, says:

“The children's arena is a mini-festival in itself, with local children's organisations firmly at its heart. There's a dizzying range of activities and entertainment including art and craft workshops, theatre and puppet shows, local author events, a minimonsters roadshow and missions to complete with the guerilla geographers! We have activities for budding chefs, wildlife explorers and wannabe west-end performers plus older kids should prepare for our new bushcraft challenges. From babies to teenagers, we guarantee the children's arena will wear out the toughest of infants."


“Way more than just a music festival, Latitude is a cultural fantasy world.”

“Loved for its variety of performers and easy atmosphere, Latitude makes the most of its location, with pop and classical acts performing in the forest and on a floating stage in the lake.”

“With a line-up that doesn’t just boast some of the best bands around, but also some side- splittingly funny comedians, a cabaret tent and endless theatre productions.”

“As festivals go, its wide-ranging arts programme is unrivalled..”

“Standing alone as a truly pioneering festival, Latitude provides something for everybody – no matter what your tastes or desires..”

“We don’t like telling you what to do, BUT, if you want an experience that takes the best of everything – music, theatre, literature and arts – and combines it with the prettiest of surroundings and like-minded festival folk that want to enjoy themselves, you really can’t go wrong with Latitude..”

“Latitude is one of the most popular and varied festivals you could ever hope to find yourself at complete with comedy, theatre, poetry, cabaret, politics, literature and dance areas. Put this alongside a musical line-up that every year delivers some of the most cracking sounds around and it’s easy to see why this really is a multi-dimensional festival for multi-dimensional people.”

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