LATITUDE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF ACTS FOR 14TH EDITION
The multi-award-winning Latitude festival returns to the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, on 18th-21st July 2019 with George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Lana Del Rey, Underworld, Jason Manford, and Michelle Wolf topping the eclectic bill of music and arts, plus foodie feasts and family fun, this is the definitive destination for discovery. Weekend and day tickets on sale Saturday 26th January at 9.30am from here.
Famed for cultivating artists, Latitude is thrilled to welcome back George Ezra as the Friday night headliner. Discovered in Bristol, Ezra was supported by the likes of BBC Introducing back in 2013, and this year is up for his second lot of BRIT Awards including best British Male Solo Artist, and British Album. He packed out the BBC Music Stage in 2014, and being the UK’s biggest artist of 2018, Ezra’s sure to give a performance that’ll leave you wanting more. His baritone balladry has captured the hearts of the nation and his double platinum-selling second album Staying at Tamara’s has propelled him to superstar status.
George Ezra said; “It’s no secret that I’m a big Latitude fan. I’ve been to the festival numerous times as a performer and punter, so to be coming back in 2019 as a headliner – five years after my last performance – is a real treat. The reception to my second album Staying At Tamara’s has been beyond my wildest dreams and I can’t wait to rock up in Suffolk to play the songs for everyone. See you there!”
Originally headlining the inaugural Latitude in 2006, Snow Patrol make a momentous return to the Obelisk Arena. The multi-platinum selling five-piece come backed with seven successful albums including latest release Wildness which reached No.2 in the charts last year. Expect festival-sized anthems with hits such as ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Open Your Eyes’, ‘Run’, and the ever popular ‘Chasing Cars’.
Snow Patrol said; “We headlined the very first Latitude in 2006 and we are absolutely delighted to headline this year again. It’s a great festival and has a special place in our hearts. We can’t wait.”
The ultimate Californian dream-pop sad girl Lana Del Rey will perform her first headline show since the release of her No.1 album Lust For Life in a UK Festival Exclusive. Ahead of her hotly anticipated sixth album Norman Fucking Rockwell which will be released this year, Lana revealed three ‘fan tracks’ to widespread critical acclaim. Latitude’s idyllic setting combined with Lana’s atmospheric and ethereal magic, will result in one of the many unforgettable experiences of the weekend.
One of the most influential British electronic acts of all time, Underworld close the Saturday night of Latitude Festival with a very special performance. With their timeless anthems including ‘Born Slippy’, the Grammy nominated Rick Smith and Karl Hyde have spent the last two and half decades headlining festivals the world over, directing the music for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, and most recently collaborating with Iggy Pop. The perfect band to bring the late-night party to Latitude.
Latitude is renowned for booking an exceptional array of musical talent and 2019 takes it to a whole new level. This year’s line up is erupting with a diverse range of huge names, and trailblazers. The seven music stages will be buzzing to the eclectic sounds of Loyle Carner, Neneh Cherry, Sigrid, Tom Grennan, Cat Power, Khruangbin, Anna Calvi, Pale Waves, Baxter Dury, Walking On Cars, Primal Scream, Slaves, MØ, Gomez, Freya Ridings, Parcels, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Nadine Shah, Sons Of Kemet, and Julia Jacklin.
Taking a headline slot on the Comedy Stage is Jason Manford, who stops off at Henham Park fresh from his nationwide sell-out tour, Muddle Class. Best known for his award-winning stand up, hosting his primetime ITV show What Would Your Kid Do? and regular appearances on QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, the Manchester comic makes a welcome return to Latitude. His amiable charm and captivating wit makes him a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
Jason Manford said “I’ve always loved performing at Latitude and I can’t wait to headline the Comedy stage this year. The festival audience is a true example of my show ‘Muddle Class’ – drinking champagne whilst watching Liam Gallagher in a (hopefully sunny) field! This year’s line-up is amazing as usual, sharing the headline slot with the likes of George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Underworld and Primal Scream is going to be fantastic!”
Latitude’s arts line up is second to none and this year’s bill is more outrageous than ever. Making her UK Festival headline debut will be US comic Michelle Wolf, best known for her influential political comedy, and her Emmy nominated HBO stand-up special, Nice Lady. Recently a guest on 2018’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year in December, Michelle made international headlines with her blistering White House correspondents’ dinner speech, which was viciously funny and righteously scorched the Trump administration.
Fresh from his critically acclaimed tour of The Infinite Show, Mark Watson joins the bill, alongside Latitude favourite Russell Kane, who makes a welcome return to the Comedy Arena with a performance guaranteed to be packed with more energy than a Duracell factory. The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley, Tom Allen comes to Latitude fresh from hosting Channel 4 series The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice.
Double Edinburgh comedy award nominee and The Mash Report presenter Nish Kumar joins the bill, alongside his co-host and viral sensation, Rachel Parris who recently hosted A Girl’s Guide to TV, a comic guide to how women can get ahead in television which aired on BBC2 last summer. BBC Three sitcom Uncle star Nick Helm, and Character specialist Lolly Adefope who recently appeared in Hollywood blockbuster The Spy Who Dumped Me will perform, as will host of BBC Radio 4’s satirical sketch show Newsjack Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Channel 4 breakthrough star Tez Ilyas, the critically acclaimed comic and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Felicity Ward, and many more ground-breaking comedians
From a legendary 23-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, Duckie make a most welcome return to the Cabaret Theatre for a takeover, as do West-End favourites Soho Theatre who will bring with them a whole host of emerging talent. Taking to The Cabaret Theatre stage are Amusical who have recently been picked up by Comedy Central for their own TV show.
Across the festival, the Latitude bill showcases dance in all its most exciting guises with an unrivalled range of major shows, and the first peek at works in progress. Sadler’s Wells return to the festival for a momentous 12th year to present a diverse programme of world-class dance in all its forms; while London’s flagship festival of international dance, Dance Umbrella, and creative dance powerhouse The Place will also push creative boundaries, with an inspirational presentation of outstanding new work.