With just three weeks to go, we’re excited to be adding even more music, comedy, theatre, conversations and late-night programming to your Barclaycard presents Latitude line up!
Completing our music line up is Cloth, a Glasgow two-piece comprising twins Rachael and Paul Swinton. With their debut album shortlisted for the 2020 SAY Award and enjoying committed support from Elbow’s Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and more, the band recently released their hotly anticipated follow-up album, Secret Measure, in May 2023 via Mogwai’s Rock Action Record. Also joining the bill is goth-pop priestess Freya Beer. Her first new music of 2023, the “Fantasy” // “Galore” AA-side single arrives as Freya begins to etch out the successor to her acclaimed debut album ‘Beast’.
As previously announced, supergroup FIZZ headline Latitude’s Sunrise stage following a much-hyped debut at this year’s Great Escape. Latitude can now reveal that the mysterious new band are a collective of beloved musicians and friends: dodie, Orla Gartland, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown. Coming together in a whirlwind of pure joy and escapism, the band inverted everything each artist knew about making music to produce an album with fun and a love of the craft at its core.
After dark, Latitude comes alive with back-to-back late-night DJs, cutting edge dance-talent and some of the UK’s leading club nights, with an eclectic range of talent. Returning for 2023 is 3D, a collective of iconic producers/DJs Danny Howells, Darren Emerson and Dave Seaman delivering the best in deep house, tech house, techno and everything in between in one massive B2B set.
Also joining the late-night bill is sim0ne whose high-quality mixes have already seen her turning heads in the capital’s scene. She is a rising star to watch as she brings her high-energy blends of deep cuts, pulsing house, techno, and euphoric toplines. Field Good DJs join her.
After dark the Alcove Arena will be transformed into a late-night jazz club complete with table service. With a classy vibe of a jazz club like Ronnie Scott’s, attendees can expect live music from the world’s top musicians with cocktails served into the early hours. Ground-breaking jazz will be presented by Christos Stylianides (trumpeter), Cornish composer, conductor, and euphoniumist, Harry Weir, and musician, producer, and composer Josef Akin. Expect future-facing jazz, afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and more.
Joining the already phenomenal comedy line up is in-demand transgender stand-up and all-around powerhouse Jordan Gray. In August 2022, after 10 years in the music biz (and a memorable run on The Voice), Jordan took her brand-new show Is It A Bird? to the Edinburgh Fringe. In October, she changed the landscape of British TV, appearing on Channel 4’s Friday Night Live with a very memorable performance; a showstopping song that brought down the house when she did away with her pink power suit and stripped naked – bringing trans bodies a level of visibility hitherto never reached within the mainstream national press. Not to lose the pace, she followed that a week later by being the first trans person to play the London Palladium – solo. Which garnered another slew of praise and five-star reviews from the press.
Written by award-winning comedian Rob Carter, the charming character comedy show An Evening With Christopher Bliss comes to Latitude. Join Shropshire’s worst novelist for an evening of dipping, chipping and sipping as he dips into his oeuvre of two-page novels, chips away at life’s big questions and sips hot Ribena live on stage. This is the perfect show for anyone who likes sitting in a tent for an hour while a rural oddball chucks home-grown drivel down your ears. Think fun light-hearted entertainment, think Garth Marenghi meets Philomena Cunk.
Conversations and Podcasts
Latitude favourite Mark Kermode returns, this time with Ellen E Jones, to present Screenshot, Radio 4’s guide through the ever-expanding universe of the moving image. Kermode will journey through the main streets and back roads connecting film, television and streaming over the last hundred years. He’ll be joined by special guests for an entertaining and surprising cinematic conversation.
Nobody Panic (the podcast formerly known as The Debrief Podcast), a guidebook to being a fully functioning adult without screaming all the time also comes to Latitude for a live edition. Tessa Coates will tackle life’s big, small, fun and sometimes scary questions with the help of experts and special guests.
Annina van Neel will talk about her documentary, ‘Story of Bones’, in conversation with African American preservationist Peggy King Jorde. Neel’s powerful and haunting journey to reclaim the neglected history of St. Helena after the remains of thousands of formerly enslaved Africans were uncovered on the remote island. Haunted by this historic injustice, Annina Van Neel fights alongside King Jorde for the proper memorialisation of these forgotten.
Journalist Harriet Gibsone will discuss her debut book ‘Is This Ok? One Woman’s Search For Connection Online’. Harriet spent much of her young life feeding neuroses and insecurities with obsessive internet searching and indulging in whirlwind ‘parasocial relationships’. With a diagnosis of early menopause in her late twenties, her relationship with the internet takes a darker turn, as her online addictions are thrown into sharp relief by the corporeal realities of illness and motherhood. An outrageously funny, raw and painfully honest account of trying to find a connection in the age of the internet, Is This Ok? is the launch of an exciting new comic voice.
Created by queer-led theatre collective Stroud & Notes, Public – The Musical: Pick of the Pleasance comes to Latitude exploring stories of identity, connection and compassion, alongside an electrifying pop/rock score. This will be a trip to the bathroom you’ll never forget! This award-winning new musical follows four unlikely strangers who find themselves trapped together in a gender-neutral public toilet. With an hour to kill until maintenance arrives, the group navigates unexpected challenges, pungent opinions and some seriously sticky conversations.
Multi-award-winning physical comedy Will Tredinnick: Table for Two? will also whisk you off your feet. Full of good laughs, terrible table service, and a melting pot of characters, this show turns the dining experience on its head. Table for Two? takes your order and then forgets it, asks for it again, and then loses the docket.
Elsewhere in India presents a transmedia performance that combines a genre-bending palate of Carnatic-electronic music alongside game engine technology. The project features digital human avatars of pioneering Indian audio-visual artists Murthovic (MSR Murthy) and Thiruda (Avinash Kumar). viewers follow the narrative through the eyes of Meenakshi, a fictional, out-of-work cultural cyborg, struggling to make a living in 2079. Her chance meeting with Murthovic and Thiruda thrusts the trio into an adventure of self-discovery and space exploration.
Latitude is an exhilarating spectacle and across the weekend attendees can expect art installations, workshops and more. Masterclass TRH, the home-from-home for aspiring creatives will be bringing workshops to nurture young talent all weekend long from puppet making to physical theatre – there will be something for all ages! This year the ‘Zoie Sings’ pop-up forest choir, returns for more fun in the woods.
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