What's new, who's playing and why this year is set to be the biggest yet...
Round up, round up, Latitude Festival is almost here and is set to be one of their biggest (and best) years yet – a mean feat considering last year Solange Knowles put on a stellar performance on the Friday night, followed by an energy fuelled act on Saturday by American rock band, the Killers.
Latitude Festival 2019: Line Up
This year’s line up is erupting with a diverse range of huge names, and trailblazers as well as a new breed of talent with George Ezra and Snow Patrol returning to the stage alongside Lana del Rey, who will perform her first headline show since the release of her No.1 album Lust For Life in a UK Festival Exclusive.
The stunning Theatre Arena line-up will also see more premieres, previews, works-in-progress and commissions than ever before, with highlights including extraordinary performances from Fabula Collective and Frantic Assembly. Sadler’s Wells will also 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.
Latitude Festival 2019: Comedy Arena
Meanwhile, the stellar line-up in the Comedy Arena is set to be headlined by Comedy legend Frank Skinner who will be joined by comedians Michelle Wolf and Jason Manford. Latitude regular and star of Live at the Apollo , Marcus Brigstocke, also joins the bill alongside Mock of the Week regular Tiff Stevenson.
The mind blowing line-up doesn’t end there either. This year, Latitude festival has teamed up with Will Hardie, the master craftsman behind Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year, plus the creative minds behind Electric Picnic festival’s Trailer Park to launch an art caravan competition. Grants of up to £2000 will be available for creators to invent, design, build and host their own caravan or mobile structure at this year’s Latitude. The most jaw-dropping and inspiring ideas will be developed for a new ‘mobiletropolis’ set within the festival
To top it all off, this year will see the return of Theatre of Food with demonstrations from Georgina Hayden, renowned cook, food writer and stylist, as well as Rachel Ama, Guardian’s Rising Star of Food in 2019.
And if you want to take a memory home, head to the Farraway Forrest, where renowned photographer, Rankin has joined forces with Latitude Festival for a unique collaboration where lucky festival goers will have the opportunity to get their portrait taken by the trailblazer himself.
So if you haven’t bought tickets yet, you better get cracking, because Latitude Festival this year is going to be huge!