Latitude adds Lana Del Rey, Ben Howard & more to the line up

Posted on 22 March 2012
By Lara Cullen
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Latitude, the UK’s favourite multi-arts festival, has announced that Lana Del Rey will join the already outstanding lineup. The multi-award winning Lana Del Rey, whose bewitching voice, songs and bad girl persona have catapulted her from a social media sensation to a critically acclaimed artist topping the album charts in seven countries in less than a year.

Also joining the music line-up on the Obelisk Arena will be word of mouth sensation and rising star Ben Howard, whose acoustic folk/rock vibes have already led to a series of sell out gigs since the release of his debut album Every Kingdom last year.

The Film & Music Arena welcomes genre-spanning dance party starters the Phenomenal Handclap Band who fuse international psych, soul and cosmic disco for a truly unique experience. Experimental audiovisual collective Noise Of Art, will be transforming the Film & Music Arena into a space for electronic happenings and as Time Out states “When it comes to mega multimedia events, DJ Ben Osborne and his Noise of Art Collective are all over it.”

Latitude’s stellar comedy bill for 2012 will be augmented by appearances from rapper, actor and comedian Doc Brown, TV regular Holly Walsh and sets from Mark Olver, Josh Widdicombe and newcomer James Acaster. Marcus Brigstocke and Andre Vincent will appear with a special edition of the BBC Four Show The Late Edition, renamed The Early Edition, while young comedians will be represented by E4’s School of Comedy.

TV and radio favourite Dave Gorman will be providing laughs in the Literary Arena and Latitude’s Cabaret Arena has added a host of hilarious new acts to its bill that include nightclub favourite Boogaloo Stu, Checkley Bush, Richard Dedomenici, Oyster Eyes, Christmas For Two, Idiots of Ants, Guilt & Shame, Joel Dommett, Matt Rees, Late Night Gimp Fight, Danny McLoughlin, Nish Kumar and Joe Wells.

Exciting new additions to the Theatre bill include Twin Primes Theatre Company with their new production X&Y, presented by Complicite. Inspired by Complicite’s 2009 hit A Disappearing Number, X&Y reunites that show’s key collaborators Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould in a quest to navigate the outer reaches of our world through mathematics and theatre. The Pick Of The Pleasance this year is Theatre Ad Infinitum bringing the hit show Translunar Paradise to Latitude and Theatre 503 premieres new work, Billy Chickens Is A Psychopath Superstar. The UK’s leading dance house, Sadler’s Wells returns to Latitude with a diverse programme of dance on The Waterfront Stage. The programme includes Candoco Dance Company, a company of disabled and non disabled dancers and Sadler’s Wells

As part of the DJ line-up keeping the party spirit alive and kicking into the night will be Goldierocks. The international DJ, presenter and party planner du-jour will be unleashing her own brand of energised performance Djing In The Woods so be sure to go seek her out!

Latitude 2012 takes place at Henham Park in Suffollk from 12 – 15th July. For full details head to www.latitudefestival.co.uk.