New supergroup FIZZ will headline our Sunrise Arena following a much-hyped debut at this year’s Great Escape Festival. The group wowed with brand new material from this top-secret new project and all indicators suggest that they will be massive. Sonically amazing, the band will be an absolute must-see at this year’s festival.
Genre-fluid musical Glasgow-based collective Azamiah also join the Sunrise Arena bill, while Pioneering DIY artist Roxanne de Bastion also makes her Latitude debut on the Alcove.
Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Catherine Bohart joins the comedy bill. She has fast become one of the most sought-after comedians in the UK and Ireland after her debut solo show, Immaculate, premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 Best Newcomer nominee Helen Bauer will also perform this year. Fresh from her first tour across the UK and Australia she is known for being a comedy powerhouse with an electric stage presence.
Also announced across the Comedy programme is Jazz Emu, Shazia Mirza, Jodie Mitchell, Joe Wells, Ray Badran, Melissa McGlensey, Sharon Wanjohi and Saima Ferdows.
Conversations, Podcasts, Poetry
Back in 2019 we introduced The Listening Post; a whole new stage dedicated to the diverse and creative art form that is podcasts. The stage became a standout success and grows every year! This year, we’re not only presenting some of the hottest podcasters around, but also interesting and thought-provoking conversations, films and ideas, along with literature and poetry – a rabble-rousing range of established wordsmiths and emerging talents who all recognise the power of language to change the world.
Author and artist Charlie Mackesy joins Nina Nannar to talk about the journey of his beloved characters from page to Oscar and BAFTA-winning film. Explore the heart of the much-loved The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse animated short film and some live drawing from Charlie.
Latitude favourite and The Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, will be celebrating the music of language with the Latitude audience, with readings from his latest book Never Good With Horses, the first-ever collection of the Poet Laureate’s lyric output.
Garth Marenghi also joins the festival in support of his now Sunday Times Bestselling book TerrorTome. Garth Marenghi is the pseudonym of writer and director Matthew Holness, best known for his role as the fictional horror author in the cult comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Holness will perform in character as Marenghi, the book’s ostensible author.
Also announced: Ryan Broderick: Garbage Day Live, Sophie Mccartney, Jenny Lewis And Nell Frizzell: Images Of Motherhood, Annina Van Neel: A Story Of Bones, Schools Climate Assembly, Ajai Ahluwalia, Sasha Mather and Nicholas Robin: Clean and Green, Isaac Nartey: Tongues On Fire, John Osborne: Norwich, A Love Story, and so much more!
Late Night Latitude
Across the arts stages, Latitude continues to electrify after dark. The UK’s best club, cabaret and drag nights take centre stage as Latitude’s comedy arena is transformed each night till the early hours…
In a festival first Romesh Ranganathan will close Latitude with the biggest party the festival has ever seen! Romesh and Martin 2 Smoove present their first-ever Hip Hop Saved My Festival event. It’s a party for anyone who loves Hip Hop, and fancy dress is strongly encouraged.
Massaoke returns with the world’s biggest mass sing-along party, featuring a live band who’ll be playing hairbrush anthems from across the decades for you to sing your heart out to. Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care and let POP music course through your veins into the night with Guilty Pleasures, or dance to ABBA, only ABBA, and all things ABBA at Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ABBA After Midnight. Club de Fromage will bring a cast of zany characters, huge sing-alongs, audience interaction, massive pop, rock, indie, disco, and dance anthems from across the decades, and non-stop dancing!
Also championing the late-night festivities is drag’s finest scene stealers and Jennifer Coolidge lookalikes These Gays They’re Trying To Murder Me! from the party-starting mastermind Xnthony, Dabbers Social Bingo, Shack, The Disco Shed, The Cocoa Butter Club and much more yet to be announced!
With just under 2 months to go, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you all back to Henham Park for an unforgettable weekend at Barclaycard presents Latitude! Your summer adventure awaits.