We couldn’t be happier to announce that your first cinch presents Latitude 2022 announcement is here at last!
Your Obelisk Arena headliners are Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Snow Patrol. Plus, Russell Howard will headline in the Comedy Arena. We can also reveal many more arts and music names coming to Henham Park this summer!
Maggie Rogers, Little Simz, Manic Street Preachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada, Fontaines DC and many more music names coming to Latitude 2022. Plus Tim Key, Rosie Jones, Tez Ilyas, and The Two Shot Podcast are just some of the arts names to be announced.
Check out the full announcement below.
We’re ecstatic to have UK singer-songwriter sensation Lewis Capaldi make his Latitude debut. Lewis exploded onto the scene back in 2019 with his debut album. His single ‘Someone You Loved’ was the longest running top 10 single of all time by a British artist. He’s had many more hits since: ‘Before You Go’, ‘Grace’ and ‘Bruises’ to name a few.
Plus he’s working on a new album due to be released this year, meaning new tracks could well feature in Lewis’s headline show!
Indie rock champions Foals will be returning to headline Latitude for the first time since 2013. They’ve had quite a journey since then: their last album ‘Everything Not Will Be Lost – Part 2’ went straight to number one, and they bagged a Brit Award for Best Group in 2020.
They’ve also just released two stellar new tracks from upcoming seventh album, ‘Life Is Yours’. We can’t wait to welcome them back to Henham Park!
Foals said: “We’re honoured & thrilled to be headlining Latitude this year. It’s especially significant to us as our first ever festival headline set was at Latitude almost ten years ago and we remember the rush of that show like it’s today; it felt like being handed the controls to a jumbo jet at 35k feet…Latitude helped us and many other great UK bands realise their potential. We couldn’t be happier to come back on the Saturday night to remind everyone & ourselves how powerful & euphoric live music can be.”
The mighty Snow Patrol headlined the first ever Latitude in 2006 – and are now making their triumphant return after 16 years! It’s been a long wait, but we know their headline set will be more than worth it.
‘Run’, ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Open Your Eyes’ are just some of the classics from the band’s impressive catalogue, so prepare for a set full of sing-a-longs!
Snow Patrol said: “We are so delighted to be back playing Latitude once again. We headlined the very first one in 2006 and we’re so honoured to be asked to headline once again. It’s one of the best festivals in the UK and we can’t wait.”
And that’s just the start. We have a whole host of music names coming to the Obelisk Arena to wow us all.
Grammy nominated US singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will also make her Latitude debut. Having toured with the likes of Haim and Mumford & Sons, her folky indie-pop will sound dreamy in Henham Park.
Little Simz just scored her first Brit award for Best New Artist, and we’re honoured to have her at Latitude. Her latest album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ received widespread critical acclaim and charted at number 4.
Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers‘ career stretches back to the early 90’s. They’ll be bringing alt-punk gems like 2000’s smash hit ‘The Masses Against The Classes’ to the Obelisk Arena, so get ready to rock out!
Also performing in the Obelisk Arena across the weekend will be Modest Mouse, James Arthur, Freya Ridings, Example, Beth Orton, Rina Sawayama, Mark Owen, Mdou Moctar, Billie Marten, Rumer, Los Bitchos, Larkin Poe, Shed Seven and Tribes.
BBC Sounds Stage
Over on the BBC Sounds stage, indie’s brightest star Phoebe Bridgers will headline in a UK festival exclusive. Expect hook-filled tracks from Grammy-nominated album ‘Punisher’, plus much more.
The thunderous Fontaines D.C. release their highly anticipated third album ‘Skinty Fia’ in April. Get ready to bop to brand new songs alongside modern classics like ‘Boys In The Better Land’.
Hit-making dance duo Groove Armada will also bring their mesmerising live show to the tent, marking a stellar 25 year career that spawned top 10 hits like ‘Superstylin’’ and ‘I See You Baby’.
Also performing on the BBC Sounds stage across the weekend will be Caroline Polachek, Mahalia, The Afghan Whigs, Self Esteem, Cavetown, Kae Tempest, Maximo Park, Nilüfer Yanya, Akala, Katy J Pearson, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Porridge Radio, Joe Armon-Jones, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Bessie Turner, JOHN, JP Saxe and Tamzene.
The Sunrise Arena is always the best place to discover your new favourite band, and 2022 is no different.
Manchester post-punk trio A Certain Ratio, Dutch singer-songwriter s and experimental pop group Let’s Eat Grandma will headline. There’ll also be a very special performance from Orlando Weeks, frontman of Latitude headline alumni The Maccabees.
Also performing in the Sunrise Arena across the weekend will be Melt Yourself Down, Berwyn, Oklou, KEG, cktrl, Cassia, Bartees Strange, Penelope Scott, Hudson Taylor, Azure Ryder, Tina Boonstra and BAD WITH PHONES.
This year’s Comedy bill will be bigger than ever! Your first Comedy headliner is none other than Russell Howard.
Fresh from his record breaking world tour, this is your chance to catch one of the UK’s most loved comedians. His shows ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ are some of the most successful entertainment programmes of the last 10 years, and have racked up millions of views and hits on social media.
Russell says: “Can’t wait to headline Latitude. Such a brilliant festival and always has an excellent range of music and comedy.”
And that’s just the start for comedy.
Multi-award-winning comedian and poet Tim Key will perform his acclaimed lyrical sell-out show ‘Mulberry’. The unapologetically funny comedian, writer, actor and broadcaster is known for appearing on programmes like 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Last Leg.
Rosie Jones will also return to Henham Park, as will irreverent Dublin comedian David O’Doherty and Live At The Apollo star Maisie Adam. Taskmaster’s Alex Horne is getting the band together and bringing musical comedy act The Horne Section to the Comedy stage. Man Like Mobeen’s Tez Ilyas will take to the stage once more, as will co-host of Brew With The Bennetts podcast Scott Bennett. Plus, Latitude will once more play host to the Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalists.
Also performing in the Comedy Arena across the weekend will be Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Lara Ricote, Lily Philips, Michael Odewale, The Comedy Store, Rachel Fairburn, Andy Field, Charlie George, and Omar Badawy.
Even More Arts Names
It wouldn’t be Latitude without an eclectic range of names from the worlds of dance, poetry, podcasts and more.
Dance East will return to the Waterfront Stage to present a diverse programme of world-class dance in all its forms.
Literature fans will be pleased to hear that Women’s Prize for Fiction returns to Latitude for a sixth year. Inspiring broadcaster Vick Hope and author of the best-seller The Authority Gap, Mary Ann Sieghart, will appear as part of their programme. Plus, one of Britain’s best loved actors, Dame Sheila Hancock will discuss her funny, feisty and outrageous new book ‘Old Rage’.
Beauty influencer Anchal Seda will talk about her groundbreaking new book ‘What Would the Aunties Say?’ addressing taboo topics within South Asian culture from careers, colourism, relationships and mental health. Meanwhile Craig Parkinson interviews a very special guest for his award winning Two Shot Podcast about creative people and their lives.
Poet and mental health activist Hussain Manawer, who recently appeared alongside Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey in the mental health series “The Me You Can’t See”, also makes a welcome return to the festival. He’ll be performing pieces from his debut poetry collection, ‘Life is Sad and Beautiful’.
Other arts and music names appearing across the weekend are Public Sector Poetry, In House Records, Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, Cybertease, Independent Publisher’s Symposium, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Families looking for quality time together need look no further than Latitude. This year, Aardman, creators of family favourites like Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep, will be on site presenting hands-on model making sessions. Little (and not so little!) ones will be able to create their own characters with the help of expert model makers. Our full family programme will be announced soon.
And there’s still much more to be announced! More music, late night, dance, theatre, and arts names are coming – watch this space. Book your tickets now and start making plans for a spectacular weekend in Henham Park!