Preview: Latitude Festival 2016


Latitude Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Henham Park, Suffolk. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the festival, which boasts critical claim as winner of ‘Best Line-Up’ and ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. The festival will take place from Thursday 14th July to Sunday 17th July. As well as some of the biggest names in the indie rock scene, including The Maccabees and The National, Latitude will also host some popular names in comedy including Mock The Week’s very own Russell Howard and The Last Leg’s Josh Widdicombe, as well as a number of cabaret, theatre and poetry acts including performances from the Lyric Theatre and Australia’s most acclaimed circus company Circa, as well as Duckie and the Soho Theatre.

The main stage, Obelisk Arena, will be home to cult electro band CHVRCHES, singer-songwriter Father John Misty and folk rockers The Lumineers, whilst the BBC Radio 6 Music stage will host acts such as Canadian songstress Grimes, indie-folk band Of Monsters and Men and Brit singer Jamie Woon. The Sunrise and the Late Night arenas will supply festival goers with sets from Canadian rock band Black Mountain, reggae DJ David Rodigan and English rapper Mike Skinner. Whether you are itching to join in the dance scene with a DJ set from modern soul collective Jungle or patiently awaiting a peaceful duet from alt-pop duo Oh Wonder, or even just to hear Chet Faker‘s rendition of ‘No Diggity‘, there truly is something for everyone.

The comedy line-up looks to be one of the most impressive yet, as it will bring together a total of over on hundred comedians to provide viewers with a weekend they will never forget. The list, propelled by the likes of Howard, Widdicombe and Paul Merton also includes names such as Al Murray, Mark Watson and the award-winning Alex Edelman.

For more information on line-up, tickets and travel, visit the official Latitude Festival 2016 website here.


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