Over a decade on from their breakout moment, torchbearers for British guitar music, The Vaccines are back with their sixth studio album Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations which hit no. 2 in the UK charts. They return to Barclaycard presents Latitude after performing first in 2015 then again in 2021. With a mammoth five UK Top 5 albums – including a Number 1 with 2012’s Come of Age – and a fierce live reputation forged through arena-filling headline shows, the band continue to be a vital band in the British rock canon.
The Vaccines said, “The last time we played Latitude, it felt almost transcendent. a secret gig in the tent, and our first back since covid, that brought tears of joy to our eyes! I can only imagine that watching the sun go down from the main stage as we play on Friday evening will feel just as special. We can’t wait to come back!“
Marking a triumphant return to the festival after a decade, Baltimore’s synth-pop ensemble, Future Islands, headline the second stage. The quartet unveils their seventh opus, “People Who Aren’t There,” tomorrow—a sequel to 2020’s “As Long As You Are.” This album signifies a transformative phase for Future Islands, a band that, despite nearly two decades of existence, persists in self-discovery. Departing from their previous pursuit of high-energy anthems, they have turned introspective, unleashing a newfound ferocity.
Dublin quartet Lankum also top the bill. With their unique blend of traditional folk and experimental soundscapes, Lankum have gained worldwide acclaim for their engrossing albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances. The band have consolidated their reputation as one of Ireland’s most important voices following the release of their 4th, Mercury-nominated, album False Lankum (Rough Trade, 2023), which has garnered critical acclaim across the board and brought their music to legions of devoted new fans. False Lankum was awarded the best album of 2023 by Guardian writers.
Also joining our eclectic music bill are: Alessi Rose, Antony Szmierek, Armand Hammer, Ash, Baby Queen, BC Camplight, Been Stellar, Big Special, Blusher, Caity Baiser, Corinne Bailey Rae, David Duchovny, Evian Christ, English Teacher, Julie Byrne, Jockstrap, Marika Hackman, Naive Ella, Swim Deep, The Darkness, The Zombies, Waxahatchee and WITCH.
You won’t want to miss a second at TK Maxx presents the Comedy Arena.
One of Britian’s funniest and best-loved comics, Jo Brand returns to Henham Park this summer. From incendiary stand-up to heart-warming jokes about baking, Jo Brand has been making an impression for decades. Preferring to be hailed as a ‘national disgrace’ and not ‘national treasure’, Jo is both anarchic and hilarious. Star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning series Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice, Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes, and the award-winning Through the Cakehole, Jo is the ultimate festival booking.
Jo Brand said “Looking forward to giving my ageing memory another challenge at Latitude this year and lying face down in the mud, trying to eat sweets.(That might have been another festival). Love the atmosphere, love the audiences, love the whole experience.”
Described by the Sunday Times as a ‘truly gifted stand-up’, Joanne McNally has been taking Ireland and the UK’s comedy scene by storm, enjoying sell-out Edinburgh runs with her stand-up shows Wine Tamer and The Prosecco Express. Joanne was named as Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2023 and is cohost of the hugely popular podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me, alongside her best friend Vogue Williams, which has over a million downloads a week.
Straight-talking powerhouse Judi Love is one of the UK’s most stand-out performers. A brilliantly engaging comic on stage, Judi takes everyday relatable situations that resonate with audiences and brings them to life in hilarious routines. Of headlining our comedy line up, Judi said “It’s an absolute pleasure to be headlining at the amazing Latitude Festival. It’s even more exciting to know that the other headliners are incredible female comedians… Looking forward to a weekend of good food, good vibes and lots of laughter! “
Also gracing our renowned comedy line up is: Grace Campbell, Lucy Beaumont, Rosie Jones, The Horne Section, Aurie Styla, Elliot Steel, Jake Lambert, Lara Ricote, Laura Smyth, Louise Young, Mark Simmons, Sarah Keyworth, Sophie Duker, Thanyia Moore, Vidura BR, Abi Clarke, Chantel Nash, Dane Buckley, Jin Hao Li, Marjolein Robertson, Peter Rethinasamy.
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Dr John Cooper Clarke’s dazzling, scabrous voice has reverberated through pop culture for decades, his influence on generations of performance poets and musicians plain for all to see. The good Doctor returns to the festival with an uproarious new collection WHAT.
Joelle Taylor also performs a staged reading from her debut novel The Night Alphabet. Joelle Taylor is the author of four collections of poetry. Her most recent, C+NTO & Othered Poems, won the 2021 TS Eliot Prize, the 2022 Polari Book Prize for LGBT authors, and is currently being adapted for the theatre.
Barclaycard presents Latitude’s stunning Waterfront Stage is globally renowned for showcasing the best talent in dance productions and companies London City Ballet (LCB) who announced it is set to take to the stage again nearly 30 years after it ended operations will perform on Latitude’s stunning Waterfront stage.
The National Youth Dance Company also returns to the festival, working with some of the most exciting young dancers in the country. Under the guidance of Guest Artistic Director Oona Doherty, the company will present their latest production, Wall.
National dance powerhouse and East of England locals, DanceEast, also present a programme of innovative contemporary work across the dance spectrum. Also joining the dance bill will be The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, who will share boundary-pushing dance performances, across the weekend on the beloved Waterfront.
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