Looking forward to the 2019 Latitude Arts Festival:
I have to admit that we’ve rather fallen in love with Latitude.
It’s an easy thing to do; the festival takes place beautiful Suffolk, it’s arty, quirky, fun, and packed with activities for young and not-so-young alike.
For music lovers, like us, the line-up this year is just brilliant. From fresh new acts such as the gravelly-voiced Tom Grennan through to the big names such as Snow Patrol, George Ezra, and Lana del Rey.
If you watched the Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters’ TV drama ‘Bulletproof’ you’ll have heard the Chase & Status song “When it all goes wrong” featuring Tom Grennan. He’ll be on the Obelisk Stage on Friday, and comes highly recommended by us; his live act is energetic and engaging, even if he has a self-confessed, ‘potty-mouth’.
I’m really excited that Snow Patrol are headlining on Saturday night. I saw them when they were relatively new and played at Somerset House. So the opportunity to see them with their now extensive back catalogue is going to be brilliant.
The BBC Sounds Stage has a few old favourites of ours too; Gomez, Primal Scream, and Everything Everything are all on our list to watch.
Baxter Dury always had a lot to live up to, but based on our previous experience of his singer-songwriting we’re sure that we won’t be disappointed.
Latitude isn’t just about the music though. There is Dance, featuring Sadlers Wells, Rambert, Matthew Bourne, and the Northern Ballet amongst others. I’m also looking forward to seeing flamenco dancing sensation Jesús Carmona on the Waterfront Stage.
Very excitingly War Horse is one of the theatre productions, consisting of a live screening and a visit from Joey – the amazing War Horse puppet.
A whole host of comedians including Frank Skinner, Michelle Wolf, Russell Kane and Jason Manford will be performing in the Comedy Arena. There will be up-and-coming new acts to enjoy as well.
One of the unusual aspects of Latitude is the Science events. I’m fascinated by the sound of ‘Cosmic Shambles: Signals and Signals from Outer Space’.
You don’t have to dash around Latitude though. There’s also time to relax, swim, be punted, have your face glittered, or even get a haircut in the woods!
Latitude takes place 18th to 21st July 2019
If you’re thinking of joining us in Henham Park tickets are available from the Latitude Festival Website.
See you near the pink sheep!