Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Latitude lines up new names for its 2017 bill
Latitude Festival enters its 12th year with a host of new names added to the line-up across the Music stages, Music & Film Arena and talks in the Wellcome Trust Arena, the Speakeasy and the Faraway Forest.
Taking place over July 13 - 16 in the grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, Public Service Broadcasting, Sløtface, Dead Pretties and Novelist will be joining a star-studded line up in the Obelisk Arena alongside this years’ headliners The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes.
The Music and Film Arena will play host to one of the brightest MC talents to emerge from the UK’s buzzing grime underground scene in recent years, AJ Tracey, and MC, producer and Best Grime Act MOBO Award nominee, Novelist. Hip-hop DJ and Radio 1 Xtra host DJ Semtex will join them, taking the Latitude party late into the night. Dutch electronic producer, songwriter and vocalist Chagall will perform Collaboration, and leading variety performer La Voix will dazzle the Latitude audience with a one of a kind performance with actress Harriet Thorpe.
The Music & Film Arena will host a screening of Whitney: Can I Be Me, a documentary unveiling an unparalleled look at the life and ultimately passing of one of the world’s most successful female artists Whitney Houston, through unseen footage and live recordings. Alt.Russia takes you on Placebo’s tour from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to St Petersburg in the Baltic Sea, investigating the alternative culture in Russia from artists, architects, animators and musicians whilst taking in the raw emotions of Latitude’s Friday BBC Music Stage headliners, Placebo who will introduce the film to the Latitude crowd in person.
The director behind the legendary Jason Bourne action thrillers, Paul Greengrass, and director of 2016’s critically-acclaimed biographical drama A United Kingdom, Amma Asante, will each be in conversation with outspoken and respected UK film critic Mark Kermode in the Music and Film Arena. Mark Kermode will reveal the guilty pleasures of cinema as he brings his lively and wildly popular show In 3D, that explores, critiques and dissects movies past and present with the Latitude audience.
Tickets are on sale here.