Thursday, 16 June 2011

Latitude festival - Music Addition - James Blake

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

16th JUNE 2011


~ James Blake ~

After a succession of low-key and quirky alt-pop singles; experimental electronic composer and singer songwriter James Blake released his long-awaited eponymous debut album earlier this year. Full of sublime soundscapes, fuzzed vocal loops, dreamy dubstep, R’n’B samples and unique blips and bleeps it’s a fascinating record that rightly earned him the runner-up spot of BBC’s Sound Of 2011 poll.

High praise has been heaped on Blake and his music right from the start. His first two independently released 12” EPs – ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ (July 09) and ‘CMYK’ (2010) were both championed by Radio 1 DJs Gilles Peterson and Nick Grimshaw, with the third single ‘Limit To Your Love’ (a cover originally recorded by Feist) declared ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by Zane Lowe. He was also the runner-up to Jessie J for the Critics’ Choice BRIT Award. Now with his debut album receiving the critical acclaim it deserves – Britain’s newest talent to emerge from the underground proves how rich our fertile land is. Be sure to catch Blake when he plays an undoubtedly spellbinding show on The Lake Stage on Sunday night.

With four bespoke arenas dedicated to music, Latitude offers an enormous selection of the finest hand-picked bands and artists to create the perfect soundtrack to a resoundingly superb weekend. With reformed must-sees to the newest essential hot tips from a variety of genres, Latitude’s music arenas have it all. With The National, Paolo Nutini and Suede headlining the Obelisk Arena; Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Eels headlining The Word Arena and a whole wealth of musical talent playing across the weekend, Latitude once again boasts an exhilarating and unique line-up.

Meanwhile, Latitude’s unrivalled arts programme features the very best from the worlds of theatre, poetry, literary, comedy, cabaret, dance, art, fashion and film. All of these performances come together to create one spectacular summer break. Eye-opening and awe-inspiring – Latitude Festival just gets better and better.

Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louise Wener, Tim Key, Simon Armitage, Andrew Smith, Dave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan Carr, Omid Djalili, Greg Davies and a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The Gate, Flawless, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & Friends, Will Adamsdale, Idiots of Ants; BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’ and Tate Britain with Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari lead a visual feast inspired by Tate Britain’s Watercolour exhibition.
With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

Latitude’s music arena line-up to date:


~ The National ~
~ Paloma Faith ~ Bright Eyes ~ KT Tunstall ~
~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ~ Wanda Jackson ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~

~ Paolo Nutini ~
~ My Morning Jacket ~ The Cribs ~ Seasick Steve ~ Rumer ~
~ They Might Be Giants ~ Ed Sheeran ~

~ Suede ~
~ Hurts ~ Glasvegas ~ Iron and Wine ~ The Waterboys ~
~ Kele ~ Anna Calvi ~

Midday performance:
~ Scala & Kolacny Brothers ~


~ Bombay Bicycle Club ~
~ The Vaccines ~ Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group ~
~ Caribou ~ Deerhunter ~ Yann Tiersen ~ Chapel Club ~
~ Avi Buffalo ~

~ Foals ~
~ Echo and The Bunnymen ~ I Am Kloot ~
~ Bellowhead ~ British Sea Power ~
~ The Walkmen ~ Villagers ~
~ Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse ~

~ Eels ~
~ Lykke Li ~ OMD ~ Everything Everything ~ Os Mutantes ~
~ The Naked and Famous ~ Carl Barât ~

Playing across the music arenas over the course of the weekend are:

~ Crocodiles ~ Cloud Control ~ Fool’s Gold ~
~ Glasser ~ Grouplove ~ Jenny and Johnny ~

~ Foster The People ~ Gold Panda ~
~ Kele ~ The Leisure Society ~
~ Marques Toliver ~ The Naked and Famous ~ Oh Land ~

Also appearing

~ Admiral Fallow ~Annie Nightingale ~ The B. Goodes ~
~ The Bees ~ Brown Brogues ~ Caitlin Rose ~ Cerebral Ballzy ~ CocknBullKid ~
~ Crystal Fighters ~ C.W. Stoneking ~ Dels ~
~ Dog Is Dead ~ Dry The River ~ The Duke And The King ~ Dutch Uncles ~
~ Esben and the Witch ~ Fixers ~ Fiction ~ Fight Like Apes ~ Friends Electric ~
~ The Gentle Good ~ Ghostpoet ~ Graffiti 6 ~ James Spankie ~
~ James Vincent McMorrow ~Jonny ~
~ Mazes ~ Phildel ~ The Raghu Dixit Project ~ Still Corjers ~ Thea Gilmore ~
~ These Are End Times ~ Tribes ~ Tripwires ~ Trophy Wife ~ Various Cruelties ~
~ Violens ~ Y Niwl ~


Weekend tickets £170.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £70.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Child ticket (5-12 years) £5.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Campervan Permit £30.00
Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping
Day tickets include car parking only

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