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Winner of Line-Up of the Year at the 2013 UK Festival Awards, Latitude returns in 2015 for its tenth edition, taking place from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July, in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.
Latitude sits at the heart of the summer, with its innovative programming and stunning site design creating a spectacular weekend for 35,000 people in the beautiful surroundings of Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude is unequalled in the diversity and quality of the artists it hosts. It also leads the way among summer festivals in using the natural landscape of the site to elevate and inform artists’ performances.
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Leeds band alt-j were formerly known as Films, but changed their name to the symbol that you get from the Mac shortcut alt+j. The band comprise Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums). Their original and unique experimental indie/electronic sound saw their debut album, 'An Awesome Wave', achieve great critical acclaim which went on to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2012. They also won the Ivor Novello Album Award in 2013 and have received a string of nominations over the years from the Brits and Grammys. While critical success is always welcome, commercial success came with their 2nd album; 2014's 'This Is All Yours', which reached no.1 on the UK album chart, while 2017's 'Relaxer' reached no.3. They then enlisted an array of artists from the world of Hip Hop and Rap to remix and reinterpret the material from 'Relaxer' for 2018's 'Reduxer'.
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No-one outside of Bristol knew that such a place existed until the mid nineties. That all changed with the release of the stunning debut 'Dummy'. The over all sound is intensely dark and haunting - no-one else can evoke desolation, pain and anguish the way they do. Live Performance is completely focused - they are masters of the mood they have chosen for themselves.
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Needing no introduction, Noel is best known as the guitarist, occasional singer and songwriting backbone of Oasis. Since Oasis split, Noel has carved out a successful solo career under the guise of the High Flying Birds, taking the name from the song 'High Flying Bird' by Jefferson Airplane and as a homage to Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Noel released a highly successful debut eponymous album in 2011 which became the second biggest-selling rock album of that year in the UK, just behind Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto'. Several critics felt it was his best work since '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' His second release, 'Chasing Yesterday' in 2015, reached no.1 on the UK album chart and the success story contined with 2017's 3rd album 'Who Built The Moon?', also reaching no.1.
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From Kingston Upon Thamas, Jon Hopkins is a critically acclaimed electronic musician who is a favourite of TV music supervisors on both sides of the Atlantic. His name is often uttered in the same breath as Brian Eno, William Orbit, Massive Attack and Moby. After a Mercury Prize nomination for his 2013 album Immunity, Jon soon became one of the most talked about new British artists in the diasporadic world of modern electronic music. His fifth studio album 'Singularity' was released in 2018, while as a producer he was also worked with Coldplay, David Holmes and Natalie Imbruglia.
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London-based four-piece The Vaccines firmly believe that less is more, with songs like 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' clocking in at under two minutes! Their fast and furious brand of giddy rock 'n' roll could almost be the sound of the Libertines and Ramones falling down the stairs at 100MPH. The band released their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines in 2011, which became the biggest selling debut album by a band that year, while the 2012 follow up, Come Of Age, reached number one in the UK album charts. They have continued to have top 5 chart albums with 2015's English Graffiti and 2018's Combat Sports. "On record the Vaccines wallow in the echo-drenched wooziness made famous by the Jesus And Mary Chain, but live they reach back further through pop's past glories, stirring the shimmering girl group drama conjured by Phil Spector and scuzzed up by the Ramones." -The Guardian.
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SBTRKT is an elusive London-based producer making some of the freshest beats around.
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Chris Clark is an English electronic musician currently signed to Warp Records. With the 2006 release of Throttle Furniture, he shortened his artist name to Clark. His meticulous production style makes much use of manipulated live drum samples, which are used to construct complex beats. Clark is one of the most innovative and singular artists to ever release a record on Warp, much like those that lay the foundations before; Aphex Twin, Plaid, Autechre & Nightmares On Wax
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The 2 Bears
Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard are The 2 Bears. Sound familiar? They should do, Raf is DJ Raf Daddy: Ministry of Sound radio show host, label head and club promoter whilst Joe is a producer, solo artist and one fifth of Hot Chip. The two are also both members of the Greco-Roman Soundsystem collective and have now joined in an exclusive collaboration formed on a love of House.
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One of the co-owners of Hessle Audio and DJ.
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Heralded as possibly the UK's best garage DJ, EZ drove to the top with his 'Pure Garage' albums and regular slots with Kiss 100.
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An indie rock trio from Glasgow, Prides produce a well-rounded guitar/drum led sound, complimented by elegant electronic touches. They are not afraid to take chances and experiment. Prides have consistently proved themselves to be band with big songs, and equally big crowds. The band played the 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony to 7.5 million people on BBC1, shortly followed by an invite to support Blink-182 at Brixton Academy
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Rae Morris is a young singer/songwriter from Blackpool. Learning piano at an early age and forever underestimating her ability, Rae found a voice she didn’t know she had. Make your own comparisons, but be sure to notice a girl of maturity beyond her years. Cleverly matching her inimitable voice to songs of new experiences, those defining challenges like love and not always being able to have the answers, Rae is the epitome of raw and claims nothing else. Her coming-of-age tales make her a modern-day PJ Harvey, Kate Bush or Feist. 'Rae Morris is becoming the country's most beloved singer-songwriter' (Zane Lowe, Radio 1).
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Young singer-songwriter hailing from Suffolk. With a classically trained background, Daldry picked up his first guitar at the age of seven, and the astounding skill he has developed is evident immediately, with audiences are captivated from the first note.
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An Australian indie singer / songwriter, currently based in London, who is already a major player on the internet airwaves, hitting number six in the Hype Machine chart. His music moves from whispery crooning to honest, almost bleak lyrics combined with haunting vocals and piano.
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Five-piece electronica outfit Vessels shook 2017 with “one of the year’s best dance music albums” (The Art Desk). Following career-defining sets at Berlin’s Berghain, Beat Herder and Simple Things, Vessels perform live in The Lantern with all the “beat-driven sensibility and deftness of arrangement” (Loud and Quiet) we have come to expect. Taking the lead from Caribou, Jon Hopkins and Four Tet, Vessels make music that is clever, intricate and “stupidly enjoyable” (Drowned in Sound).A new start for the Leeds band formerly known as A Day Left, expect some brilliantly catchy and ferociously intelligent noises in the same vein as Aerogramme and Oceansize.
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Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005. ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic. Jason Manford was #1 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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English comedian, writer and actor, best known for starring in the mystery series Jonathan Creek and the panel show QI. Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer. Since then, Alan has gone on to appear on TV and on the stage, winning Best Actor in a Drama at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for his 2001 role of Bob in Russel T Davies’ Bob And Rose. After returning from Australia following a successful tour of QI Live, Alan went back to his stand-up roots in 2012 with 'Life Is Pain', and is back on the road in 2013 with his highly anticipated follow up show, 'Little Victories'. 'Had the audience in stitches... hilarious' (The Age) 'Alan Davies has lost none of his appeal... heart-tugging and deeply funny' (Big Issue) 'One of the best stand-up comics out there... packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation' (The Guardian).
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The critically acclaimed comedian is currently a team captain on Channel 4's panel show '8 Out Of 10 Cats'. He has been an Edinburgh If comedy nominee, and was the 2008 winner for best breakthrough act in the Chortle Awards. 'He's a gentle and ever-smiling anecdotalist who sees the world in a rather skewed way... consistently funny about life and its foibles... We leave the theatre feeling full of the joys of life' (The Arts Desk) 'So good he actually bends time' (Chortle) 'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' (Daily Mirror) 'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' (The Times) 'Sublimely brilliant, stunning' (Time Out). Jon Richardson was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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A seminal experimental rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, fronted by David Thomas who changed the face of music and influenced two generations of bands from Joy Division to Henry Rollins. '...Generally regarded as the missing link between the Velvets and punk. From the beginning they obviously understood the nuts and bolts of popular music, and then loosened them'- Mojo.
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DJ Mark Lamarr
Comedian, TV and radio presenter Mark Lamarr plays a DJ set from his vast record collection of fifties rock n roll, blues, ska, reggae and more.
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The Millennium poet, who has published numerous collections of poetry, produced several novels, and written extensively for television and radio. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.
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DJ Ben Osborne
Described as a "polymath" by Time Out, Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, award winning creative producer and founder of the Noise of Art, a collective which marries electronic music with art, film and other disciplines. He's a musician, DJs clubs internationally, presents radio shows and has written books on the history of electronic music and the Arctic Monkeys. He's the founder of the long running Slipped Disco Club and holds several London residencies. Amongst the venues he’s played are Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, Brighton Dome, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Glasgow Art School, Brighton Dome, Volks Buhne Berlin, White Trash Berlin, Tacheles Berlin, KitKat Munich, The Cross Club Prague, Roxy, Lucerne, Vlokva and Acropolis in Prague, Moulin Rouge, Le Communion, Point Ephemere, Social Club Paris, Hotel Tres Particlier, Chateau Du Pompiers Canal St Martin, Paris, Glaz' Art, British Film Institute, Cargo, Ministry of Sound, Koko, Scala, Village Underground, Red Gallery, Big Chill Bar and House, as well as festivals such as Latitude Festival, Big Chill Festival, Great Escape Festival, Spot Festival Denmark, Berlin Insane Festival, Berlin Music Week, Convergence Festival, Brighton Festival, Sonar opening party Barcelona, Chateau Perché, France, Techno Parade Paris, Bastille Day Paris, Europavox - Clermont Ferrand, MaMA, Paris, Future Sounds of Jazz Ghenk, Frozen, Lubjana, Ether Festival, Elephest, WAME, Louder Than Words and many club venues and warehouse parties. He's presented dance music radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio. The VIP parties he's played include the launch party for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour - attended by Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller and members of the Monty Python cast - the official pre-Olympics party at the top of BTTower, The Digital Music Awards with Ed Sheeran and Virgin MediaAwards with La Roux at BFI Southbank. The artists he's collaborated with include singer Aluna from Aluna George, actor Nathaniel Parker, author David Pinner, Designer Ralph Koltai CBE, dance troupe The People Pile, textile artists Cavalcanti, visual artists Overlap, sculptor Mark Scott Woood and projectionists Prick Image - to mention a few of the disciplines he's worked across.
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