Just Announced: The Listening Party with Tim Burgess and James Acaster!

We are thrilled to announce the return of Tim Burgess to Latitude, as he welcomes James Acaster to his famed Listening Party to share stories and music from the debut Temps album, PARTY GATOR PURGATORY, live with the Latitude audience.

This is our artwork for the announcement of Tims Listening Party with James Acaster.

In 2020, when the world was forced to hit pause on live in-person gigs, Tim Burgess found an ingenious way to bring people together by inviting artists and bands, from Paul McCartney and New Order to Michael Kiwanuka and Kylie, to host real-time album playbacks via Twitter. In this live edition of Listening Party, James Acaster will be sharing music and stories from Temps’ – a 40-strong international music collective that he has devised, curated and produced – debut ten-track album with Tim and the Latitude audience. James Acaster said, “‘After years of me listening to Tim’s music I’m jazzed about swapping roles and seeing what he makes of Temps”.

Consisting of artists across multiple genres and fronted by a cartoon alligator, there is much intrigue surrounding the Temps project. Vast in scope and scale, and fizzing with an experimental energy, the trippy PARTY GATOR PURGATORY manages to blend a host of ideas, guests and moods into an album that draws you into its own unique world.

“I became completely obsessed with this project,” states Acaster, “It was all I focused on for two years and we ended up making my favourite thing ever. I hope people enjoy it.”

Leaving the confines of Twitter at the end of lockdown, the Listening Parties have since gone into the real world with the first ever live edition coming from Latitude in 2021. Tim said, “We did the first ever Listening Party Live at Latitude so it’s brilliant to be heading back there – Party Gator Purgatory is a mind blowing project and I can’t wait to share the stage with James Acaster to find out all about it”

We can’t wait to welcome you back for a weekend filled with music, comedy, arts, conversations  and more this July! Day and Weekend tickets for Latitude 2023 are on sale now.