24 Jan George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Lana Del Rey, Underworld, Jason Manford, Michelle Wolf among acts confirmed for Latitude Festival
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.
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.