Your BBC Introducing and Lavish Lounge line up is here!

The Lavish Lounge has been meticulously developed for the Latitude audience’s enjoyment since the first year of the festival in 2006. And we are super excited to welcome you back this year to unveil a fresh new look and reimagining of what has grown over the years to become the much-loved BBC Introducing & the Lavish Lounge Arena on our beautiful woodland hilltop.

A hilltop full of stunning new Art features for you to discover – such as the Big Oak Studio hosting the inaugural Latitude Women’s Contemporary Art International Solo Exhibition – “While I Was Stuck in the Market Homage Series” by Emmy Award Winning Brooklyn artist Marlene Weisman who will be attending the festival.

Reflect on the world in the new Wild Wood Studio – where you can lay back in hammocks and relax under a ceiling of individually suspended mirror pieces to become a part of ‘Now You See Me’.

Within the Sunrise Road Studio you can play the spectacular Disorgan, or find a place of quiet contemplation within the Museum of Memory while you soak up recorded contributions by artists such as Don Letts, Glen Matlock, the King of Hay and many others.

The DisOrgan

The DisOrgan

And that’s not all, new for this year is our Tiny Stage – a people’s platform for you, your friends and family to sign up for BBC Introducing’s Open Mic. The Tiny Stage also creating opportunities at Latitude for music students and bands from UK colleges to debut performances in front of a festival audience!

The Lavish Lounge Stage presents a new Jazz focused Thursday program with performances by acclaimed musicians including percussionist Bex Burch, saxophonist Soweto Kinch performing as a part of the wondrous Instant Scorechestra led by the Theoretical Conductor of Chaos Max Reinhardt, and Fela Kuti’s keyboard player Dele Sosimi with his Afrobeat Experience.

Soweto Kinch

Soweto Kinch

New to the Lavish Late Lounge this year, our very own Lavish House Band led by the talented young Josef Akin, as well as incredible DJ sets by artists such as Mamani ..not to mention a very special guest, all hosted by Lavish legend Les Trunkwell!

And as always, BBC Introducing have a brilliant billing featuring some of the very best up-and-coming British talent, curated with partners at BBC Radio 1xtra, BBC Asian Network and Radio 3’s new late night jazz show ‘Round Midnight.

BBC Introducing artists performing on the BBC Introducing Stage over the weekend will include: TC & The Groove Family, KOJ, Unxqly Dan, SK & The Kings, Fourth Daughter, Esme Emerson, Kindelan, Ama Louise, Oreglo, S.A.M, Isamya, Lucy McWilliams, Josef Akin, Daudi Matsiko, Chandni, Ameenah and more. There will also be special performances from surprise guests on stage throughout the weekend! Keep an eye on BBC Introducing socials for announcements.

Lavish Lounge & BBC Introducing line up poster

The Lavish House Band