The Suffolk festival just announced new music and art additions to their already incredible line-up. Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens, has assisted in curating this year’s musical acts on the Lake Stage, which include: Bondax, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Luke Sital Singh, Cate Le Bon, Circa Waves, Elli Ingram, Gengahr, Moko, Norma Jean Martine, Oliver Wilde, Only Real, Slaves, Soak, Spring King, Sumie, The Bohicas, and Woman’s Hour.
The highlight of this announcement is Bondax, a hit electronic duo that have been likened to a ‘northern Disclosure‘ by The Guardian. They first shot to fame through BBC Introducing in 2011, gaining fans quickly and touring the world, supporting multiple bands, including Basement Jaxx. Welsh band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, are bringing their loud and explosive indie rock sound to the English countryside. Due to their huge Radio 1 backing, this small stage intimate performance may be their last, so ensure you get a front row view. Luke Sital Singh, who recently played three sold-out London shows, has huge radio support and is likened to Bon Iver and Damien Rice, is more than likely to draw in a large crowd.
The art announcements were huge and lengthy, with big names taking centre stage at this years festival. The comedy headliner will be Simon Amstell who’s known for his presenter slot on the hit TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The comedian has completed sold out tours multiple times, and was described by The Evening Standard as “painfully funny”. More comedy announcements come in the form of: Meow Meow, Tony Law, Kyle Kinane, Frisky & Mannish, Dusty Limits, Boogaloo Stu, Brian Gittins, Sophie Wu, Stephen Bailey, Evelyn Mok, Rhys James, and Ian Smith.
The Film and Music stages welcome Beardyman, known for his wonderous sound which amalgamates drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat, trance, techno, reggae and country music. Further acts include the contemporary Jazz trio; Neil Cowley Trio, Sweet Life Society, Kid Kasino, Shea Soul, DJ Nick Hollywood, Natty Congaroo & The Flames of Rhythm, Total Film, and Brass Moustache
Dance announcements come in the form of Atomos and Dance East, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, the cutting edge contemporary dance legend who, according to The Guardian, has defined the last decade of dance. Theatre comes from Never Try This At Home, Almeida Theatre, Getinthebackofthevan, Wishbone Theatre, Kindle Theatre, The Molino Group, Annie Siddons, Flipping The Bird, The Gaslight Troubadours, Flabbergast Theatre, Figs In Wigs, Eggs Collective, and Lowri Evans.
Literary readings from; Richard Wiseman, exploring the truth behind dreams and sleep in his book Night School; Salon London Breakfast with Julian Baggini & Dr Sandrine Thuret, exploring how food affects the brain and behaviour; Robin Ince; Mark Watson; Alex Horne; Rosie Garland; Luke Brown; and Nikesh Shukla. From the Faraway Forest, The Last Tuesday Society will present The Scoundrel’s Hollow, a path through the Bayou Ballroom, a Shaman’s Hut, an Occult Cabin, Lorriane’s Lair and the Midnight Menagerie, as a reminder of the unexpected enticements that await those who become lost in the woods. As well as Samara Tompsett, who will display her art installation, Tell Tale Tit.
This announcement adds to the already over-loaded weekend that Latitude will be presenting in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. With tickets still available, it will be a summer experience not to miss out on.
Latitude will be held on the 17th-20th July 2014
You can get tickets here.