In 2008 Latitude Festival undoubtedly went from strength to strength. There were two new areas, On The Lake and Pandora’s Playground, and breathtaking headline sets from Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros and Interpol.

Art rock heroes Franz Ferdinand, majestic Sigur Ros and New York titans Interpol headlined the Music Arenas whilst that was matched by such luminaries across the Arts – including, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Rich Hall, Carol Ann Duffy, John Hegley, Iain Banks, Hanif Kureishi, A L Kennedy, Irvine Welsh, Mark Thomas, Simon Armitage, Dave Gorman, John Burnside, Daljit Nagra, The Dialogue Project, Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, nabokov, National Theatre New Connections.


Two new arenas were unveiled; On The Lake, a floating platform on the banks of the lake and Pandora’s Playground – where you found interactive art and theatre acted out from the back of a hot dog van!


“One of the coolest festivals” The Times Online

“A stunning weekend break” Islington Journal

“A terrific boutique bonanza” The Independent

“Perennially intriguing festival” The Independent

“The festival to catch” The Observer

This was the year that Ross Noble took everyone from the Comedy Arena on a huge conga shouting ‘Sausage Rolls…Sausage Rolls’ – you had to be there!

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