Latitude have revealed the latest additions joining the festival bill from the worlds of music, comedy and the arts.
Joining the line-up is eccentric songstress Catherine AD, Sheffield duo Slow Club, the guitar licks and upbeat indie-pop of “glam-folk” musician King Charles, UK duo and childhood friends Smoke Fairies and Icelandic sextet Of Monsters And Men.
A champion of the country’s best new music BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens is to curate The Lake Stage at Latitude and the line up is revealed. Headline slots go to Clock Opera, seven-piece Welsh indie-rockers Los Campesinos! and Swedish anti-folk legends Herman Düne.
Other bands hand-picked by Huw to play The Lake Stage across the weekend include Leeds ‘folk-step’ trio Alt-J; Toy; nu-folk Warwickshire lass Lucy Rose; Seye; The Crookes; psychedelic freak-folk group Vadoinmmessico; Kwes; Spector–influenced hooky guitars from East London trio Weird Dreams; POLIÇA, Tall Ships; Hooray for Earth; Battersea boy Tim Ten Yen; Theme Park; Dublin boys The Cast of Cheers; Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon; folk singer Sam Airey and Birmingham quartet Peace. As announced last week, Latitude is also pleased to confirm that the three local bands chosen by BBC Introducing in Suffolk to open each day on The Lake Stage will be The Soft (Friday), Dingus Khan (Saturday) and Benjamin Bloom (Sunday).
DJ’s across the festival weekend include The Lake Stage DJ’s – DJ Felson, BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, Moshi Moshi DJs. In The Woods legendary veteran DJ Norman Jay will bring his Good Times to create a perfect alfresco party atmosphere in the Latitude woods this July.
Sadler’s Wells will present an excerpt from the hugely popular Sadler’s Wells Production, The Most Incredible Thing on The Waterfront Stage. Matthew Bourne returns to his roots in a programme of early hit pieces that launched his career. Spitfire – An advertisement divertissement (1988) was Bourne’s first hit and will be performed at Latitude on Sunday. On Saturday night The Waterfront Stage will also play host to the premiere of spectacular new dance production Flash Mob. The show features your favourite dancers from a variety of shows including Got To Dance, So You Think You Can Dance and Move It Like Michael Jackson.
Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and co-director Nick Abraham present their new film The Bruce Lacey Experience. Three years in the making, the film examines Lacey’s remarkable legacy as a painter and sculptor, an avant-garde filmmaker and an all-round cultural chameleon. The screening will be followed by an intimate Q&A with Jeremy Deller.
The Royal Albert Hall arrives presenting the innovative and avant-pop classical violinist Hahn-Bin in the Film & Music Arena.
Joining Jack Dee, Brian Cox, Tim Minchin and others in the Comedy Arena will be Phill Jupitus. Chris Cox will bring his new show Fatal Distraction and Canadian stand-up Tony Law will be regaling audiences with his time travelling exploits in the company of his infamous sausage dog.
Latitude - 12-15th Jul 2012 - Henham Park Estate, Suffolk.