Latitude reveals further late night lineup additions

For all those at Latitude who are looking for late night fun and games the i Arena is the place to be this year. On Friday evening revellers can party the night away to the best dancehall sounds, courtesy of popular party crew The Heatwave, who will be bringing a little bit of Notting Hill Carnival to Suffolk. Crowds will be rum drunk and raving with the wickedest performers, scandalous dancers and plenty of banging bashment anthems. 

On Saturday night the party continues with a live set from Mancunian Skittles, whose brand of breakstep, garage and electronica has been receiving lots of love from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Toddla T. Legendary DJ Shy FX will also be rolling out the tunes, expect a flawless set jam packed full of classic jungle and drum ‘n’ bass cuts, plus everything else in between. Don’t miss out on a party with one of the original pioneers of the scene! 

For any Latitude festival goers who don’t ever want the fun to stop, newcomer Tuesday Born is on hand to keep the party alive until the small hours of Monday morning. The 21 year old Londoner will be causing a stir with his fresh and exciting mix of African influenced rhythms and ethereal electronic jams. BBC Radio 1 DJ Mosca will be powering the dance floor with a set drawing on influences far and wide – expect the hottest tracks from the worlds of  dancehall, grime, bashment, garage and house. Joining them is George Fitzgerald, who will be hitting the decks on Sunday evening. The London beatsmith and head of the ManMakeMusic imprint is racking up the fans for his distinctive dubstep, techno and house productions and is a formidable DJ to boot. The perfect end to what promises to be an amazing weekend in the i Arena!

Other areas of the festival will also be hosting a selection of the best DJs and electronic acts to keep the crowds entertained. In The Woods have already lined up DJs Goldierocks, Norman Jay and Fat Camp for a party like no other under the cover of the woods. Over on The Lake Stage Friday evening will feature Latitude favourites Huw Stephens and Moshi Moshi DJs, on Saturday Gareth Porter takes to the decks and rounding up the weekend on the Sunday evening will be all-girl DJ group the Vinyl Vendettas spinning the tunes as the sun slips away. Finally if cutting-edge electronic music is your bag, sets from ApparatWallsDub Boy and The Field will all keep you dancing late into the night… see you there!

Lake of Stars Festival Update

Vampire Weekend DJ’s, BBC 1Xtra DJ and Presenter Gemma Cairney, BBC Radio 1 DJ Goldierocks will join FOALS and Freshlyground to headline this year’s Lake of Stars Festival.
Will Jameson, Lake of Stars festival director says: “It’s one of the only events offering 70 live acts from Africa and Europe playing everything from indie to kwaito to reggae and dubstep in a location that Wanderlust travel magazine hails as one of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the world.”
Known for it’s incredible DJ line up, the Lake of Stars Festival has featured Annie Mac, Andy Cato, Felix B, Ross Allen, Mary Ann Hobbs, Goldierocks, Eddy Temple Morris, MistaJam and DJ Yoda.
Bass player of New York band Vampire Weekend, Baio’s DJ sets have rocked clubs from across the globe from Ibiza to Paris to Sydney to Seoul. Before joining Vampire Weekend, he ran a radio station, threw sick basement shows and DJ’d parties at Columbia University in New York. This will be his DJ debut in Africa, brought to Malawi courtesy of the US Embassy in Lilongwe.
DJ and Presenter Gemma Cairney began her radio career at Channel 4 Radio and now hosts a regular slot on BBC 1Xtra as well being a roving reporter on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury Festival in 2011 and 2009.
Goldierocks. That’s Sam Hall; blonde-haired vixen and rock n roll talent-spotter de jour and British Council Selector Radio show host. Now most renowned for her energised ‘punk rock’ DJ appearances, invading parties and aftershows all over the world – at some point in time, Sam’s probably hijacked your fave indie/electro haunt. She’ll be coming to Malawi thanks to the British Council.
For more information about the festival, visit

Event: Lake of Stars Festival 2011
Location:  Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi
Dates: 30th September  2nd October 2011

The Heartbreaks, The Phantom Band and more for Latitude Festival

Follow the winding path through the enchanting woodland and you will stumble upon the Sunrise Arena, a haven for the best in up-and-coming music and be the first to see tomorrow’s stars today, deep within the woods.
Hailing from Morecombe, The Heartbreaks are wrapped up in the typical English seaside town. Their jangling, keening indie has brought them no end of impressive support slots with the sounds of the moment like Hurts and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, as well as peers like Jack Peñate, The View and Carl Barât. With a slew of catchy singles behind them – including the most recent, ‘Jealous, Don’t You Know’ – there’s plenty to be intrigued about with these four Lancashire lads. (Sunday)
The Phantom Band are Glasgow’s bellowing choral minstrels. Sifting percussive rhythms and madrigal melodies, see this six-piece utilising every available instrument on stage to build a swelling striding masterwork. Intricate the vocal work and woodblock percussion may be, their tunes are never lost in the architectural wonders they’re building. Their second album, last year’s ‘The Wants’, is an engrossing listen and one they interpret on stage incredibly well. A real must-see at Latitude 2011. (Friday)
Mid-teens singer Dionne Bromfield was the first signing to Amy Winehouse’s Lioness Records label in 2009 and sang alongside Winehouse both at The Prince’s Trust Ball in the same year and on the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing. Most recently, she’s announced a collaboration with fellow pop sensation Tinchy Stryder and, using re-written lyrics originally penned by 2009 Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle, has recorded a song for the Olympic Torch Relay; ‘Spinnin’ For 2012′. To date Bromfield has released two albums of soul covers and originals, wowing many with her powerful voice despite her young age and the short time between discovery and recording. This talent will be sharing her lung power with us at Latitude. (Saturday)
Devon born singer-songwriter Ben Howard has recently been selling out shows in the UK and Europe sharing his Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell influenced songs with his grass-roots fanbase.  Singles ‘Old Pine’, and ‘The Wolves’ (released  on Ben  from  Mumford  & Sons’ label, Communion) will be enhanced  in the live setting on the Sunrise Arena by a cellist, an electric and double-bass guitar and drums. Eager fans will get to hear tracks from his debut album which is due out in the autumn. (Friday)
Yellowire is the new project of former Wire Daisies man, Ol Beach. With a real focus on the anthemic rush provided by arena bands like U2, Coldplay and Snow Patrol, the band surrounds Ol with lashings of reverb and space-eating sound to boost his chorus vocal lines up into the stratosphere. February single ‘Last Breath’ really brought the bold, airwave-snatching sound to people’s attention as they wait for the debut album later this year. This could be your last chance to catch Yellowire in an intimate setting before they start climbing the charts. (Saturday)
Danish four-piece Treefight For Sunlight will dazzle Latitude Festival fans with their sunshine pop tracks; ‘Facing the Sun’ and ‘What became of You and I’ from their self titled debut album.  Soaring triple sopranos, a rising melody line and keyboards will make you smile and no doubt you’ll be humming their songs for the rest of the day when they play the Sunrise Arena. (Sunday).
Aaron Wright and The Aprils is primed and ready to astonish crowds at Latitude with his fantastic Scottish melodies and lyrical charm. His debut self-titled album boasts a selection of special guests who have all previously performed at Latitude – including Belle and Sebastian and Camera Obscura, winning him support on national radio stations.  Aaron’s Dylan and Young influences and his passion for music make the Sunrise Arena the perfect place to watch him on Sunday afternoon. (Sunday)
Bristol’s Yes Sir Boss began causing a ruckus in 2008 and have taken their brass-laden, ska-tinged sounds all across the country. You can’t help but stomp along to their thumping, and at times sensitive, songs. With hints of the guitar madness of The Coral, their jaunty interplay criss-crosses the vocals in an impressive latticework of melody. They’ve collaborated with soulstress Joss Stone on a live cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ showing not only their open-minded approach to music and genres, but their willingness to embrace other performers too. Expect fun, positivity and surprises when these five guys and one girl perform songs from their debut album. (Saturday)
Leeds troupe East Park Reggae Collective combine their love for politics and
reggae to create their unique sound and pride themselves on making the whole crowd move. With songs calling on inspiration from social prejudice and corrupt leaders through to prevailing good times, East Park Reggae Collective is as current and real as it is musical and entertaining. With Time Out claiming they ‘”Could well be the first band since The Specials to bring Reggae back to the masses” be sure to catch them before they eclipse their current billing. (Saturday)
Steel City Soul Club are a collection of diverse and skilled musicians who are fast becoming established within Sheffield’s musical terrain. While this collective has the potential to move within the elevates spheres of the music world, the energy and class that permeates their sound speaks far more about their enthusiasm for the music they play, than their ambitions in the music business. Their sound pays homage to an eclectic back-catalogue of musical genres: from the rough and sampled hip-hop aesthetic, to the smooth and expressive aura of soul and jazz, all juxtaposed against a helping of funk, reggae, dancehall and ska. Admitting that they originally formed as an Afro-beat collective, they credit their current sound to months spent in practice rooms and studios editing, scrapping, and rearticulating lines to create their current repertoire. And it seems this hard work is paying off. The future is looking bright for Soul Club.  (Sunday)
Gabriel Deep already has some of the biggest UK and European Festivals under his belt and 2011 is set to be an even more exciting year for the Londoner. Playing notoriously varied sets, he has built up a reputation through word of mouth which has seen him gain a residency at Manchester’s biggest night ‘Take The Whole Cake’ and is lined up for many festivals this summer. Expect house, reggae, soul, dub, hip-hop and much much more from his sets!  (Saturday)
Situated on the banks of Latitude’s stunning waterfront is The Lake Stage the place to catch the very first glimpse of the next musical talents. With his finger firmly on the pulse, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens gives us his freshest tips curating a programme of diverse and exciting bands who are on the cusp of success. In the past Everything Everything, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Pulled Apart by Horses have all graced the stage and since enjoyed mainstream success making Latitude the perfect place to catch rising stars.
Clock Opera, a London electronic-based four-piece, have been expertly remixing notable indie and rock acts for some time. Having chopped the fine work of bands like Everything Everything into something just as exhilarating, their own work sees a similarly ‘kitchen sink’ attitude. Instruments, non-instruments and anything else that makes a sound is sampled, sliced and glued into a scintillating web of sound. With regular BBC 6Music and Radio 1 airplay and single ‘Belongings’ appearing on Moshi Moshi, Clock Opera’s dicing could well bring fans of the ethereal beat to their knees. (Sunday)
Sacremento’s Julie Ann Bee, known by her nom de plume Sea Of Bees, is a multi-instrumentalist in the Sparklehorse vein. Fixed to the roots of folk and country while gleefully expressing and absorbing other sounds and ideas, the core is in her soulful voice. Taking intensely personal subject matter and reeling into the songs like a lovelorn busker, her modest but expansive sounds leave aches in hearts and lumps in throats, whilst somehow never getting over sentimental. With an echoed and spacious sound, her articulate emoting is as mesmerising as it is direct. Her debut album ‘Songs For The Ravens’ will show you the way. (Sunday)
– DJs –
As the sun goes down and the moon lights the night sky, The Lake Stage transforms into the best club around. Featuring amazing DJs playing top tunes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night – the party never stops at Latitude Festival.
Goldierocks spends her time invading festivals and after-parties all over the world with her unique blend of festival chic, bassy remix and wonky electro. Recently making her debut presenting on Radio 1, somehow she also finds time to host her weekly international radio show The Selector, the best in new British music to over 30 countries from Indie to Grime, Dubstep to Disco, Rock to Soul and everything in-between. Anything goes and it’s the same for her theatrical DJ sets, expect Jack Daniels, expect stage diving, expect the unexpected. (Friday) 
Ever the trendsetters and tastemakers, Moshi Moshi have long been a fixture on the independent music scene with the label catering for singles and releases for future stars. From Bloc Party and Hot Chip to, more recently, Florence + The Machine and Clock Opera, their finger isn’t just on the pulse, they practically are. Therefore a DJ set from the Moshi Moshi crew is always full of dancefloor-fillers, future anthems and classic, half-forgotten indie stalwarts. Guaranteed to not only make your evening continue seamlessly into the night but to feather your musical nest with a whole host of new tunes. (Saturday)
With four bespoke arenas dedicated to music, Latitude offers an enormous selection of the finest hand-picked bands and artists to create the perfect soundtrack to a resoundingly superb weekend. With reformed must-sees to the newest essential hot tips from a variety of genres, Latitude’s music arenas have it all. With The NationalPaolo Nutini and Suede headlining the Obelisk Arena; Bombay Bicycle ClubFoals and Eels headlining The Word Arena and a whole wealth of musical talent playing across the weekend, Latitude once again boasts an exhilarating and unique line-up.
Meanwhile, Latitude’s unrivalled arts programme features the very best from the worlds of theatre, poetry, literary, comedy, cabaret, dance, art, fashion and film. All of these performances come together to create one spectacular summer break. Eye-opening and awe-inspiring – Latitude Festival just gets better and better.
Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi JohnsonLouise WenerTim KeySimon ArmitageAndrew Smith andAlexei Sayle; top comics Alan CarrOmid DjaliliDylan Moran and a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The GateFlawless, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & FriendsWill AdamsdaleIdiots of AntsBAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’ and the Misfits cast in conversation, plus Tate Britain with Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari lead a visual feast inspired by Tate Britain’s Watercolour exhibition.
With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

More acts and arenas for Creamfields!

jaguar skillsHaving just announced an extra day for campers Creamfields are pulling out all the stops to deliver a jam packed weekend of entertainment.  This year includes Strongbow who return with an impressive DJ and Live Music line up all performing under the legendary yellow roof and featuring the best cutting edge talent on the circuit which includes DJ performances from Jaguar Skills, Brodinski, Kissy Sell Out, Zinc, Goldierocks, Louis La Roche, Maxxi Soundsystem, Marc Roberts, Rory Phillips, StopMakingMe, General Jimmy and Mr Paul  plus live performances from disco-house legends Retro/Grade, Balearic don Chad Valley, pioneering beatsmith Star Slinger and live dub-step from Dansette Junior.   They will also be bringing their Festival Pub Build to the fields of Daresbury in the form of The Graft & The Glory Pub, a unique festival boozer which offers everything a festival reveller could ask for.  So whether you want to mingle in the pub, dance stage side or kick back in the pub garden be sure to pop in for a pint!
hardwellOther acts just announced include DJ/ Producer and Tiёsto collaborator Hardwell, Dutch DJ/Producer du jour Oliver Twizt who joins Laidback Luke in his Super You&Me Arena and Italo/disco kings Serge Santiago and Tom Neville akaRetro/Grade who return on Sunday for a DJ set joining David Guetta and Afrojack on the Main Stage.
This year we welcome back the Mixmag Future Heroes Arena which will be taking pride of place in an all new ‘Igloo’ structure which offers the ultimate immersive party experience.  Mixmag doesn’t just report on the biggest names in dance, they also nurture new talent and break new acts.  As part of their commitment to kick-starting the careers of tomorrows headliners they have pulled together some of the most exciting new DJ’s in clubland including D.O.D, Igor Project, Ricochet Musica, Nelly, Anthony Probyn, Jemmy, Ed Mackie, James Dutton plus more.  
The IglooVision Arena which first debuted at Glastonbury features a panoramic graphic environment which will be specially adapted in real time to suit the mood and music of the performance.  Festival goers will be treated to a 360 degree video wall that comes alive, changing from underwater to flaming hot club scenes – this is as close to becoming ‘Tron’ as you’ll ever get and an audio visual feast not to be missed.  
On Sunday IglooVision becomes the Residents Arena which will see performances from some of the UK’s best loved Resident DJ’s including H2, Tim Owen, Adam Helliwell, Anton Powers, Thomas Tuft, Steve Parry, Sean Hughes, Lee Rands, Andy Woods and more.
Back by demand is Jägermeister who return with two of their specially concerted ex-military beats, the first of their beasts is the Jäger Rock Truck, which converts into an outdoor stage and will be showcasing performances from the likes of LMP DJ’s, Ellesse, Mark Mac, Paul Nunn & James Glover, Dash, Sam Rice, Zutekh, Denny Dowd and more, whilst the second truck The Jägertruck will be the base for festival goers to enjoy an Ice Cold Jäger shot whilst watching and foot tapping to the beat.
For some laidback cool and to rest your weary feet, waltz over to the Pimm’s Bus which returns in all its ‘garden party’ glory complete with bunting, white picket fence and deckchair action. 
Following last month’s announcement of an extra day added for campers, existing 2 day camping ticket holders who wish to upgrade to a 3 day camping ticket are reminded that this is a limited offer, and available on a first come first serve basis and are being urged to contact their ticket agent to upgrade as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire on August Bank Holiday Weekend.  For full line up and info go to:
That Mixmag Thing Silent Disco
Scratch Perverts
Jaymo & Andy George
Brookes Brothers
Clique DJ’s
Size Matters Silent Disco
Screening Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Take One’ Movie
Tim Mason
Third Party
Silent Cinema
Screening iconic clubbing movies
North Stage
The Chemical Brothers (Dance Festival Exclusive)
Magnetic Man
Katy B
Feed Me
Clublife Stage
Tiёsto (UK Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
Mark Knight
Paul van Dyk Presents Evolution
Paul van Dyk (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ferry Corsten
Eddie Halliwell
Judge Jules
John O’Callaghan
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Marcus Schössow
Gareth Wyn
Pryda Friends
Eric Prydz
Pete Tong
James Zabiela
Joris Voorn
Sébastian Léger
Funk D’Void
Jeremy Olander
Size Matters
Steve Angello
Dirty South
Alex Metric
Dave Spoon
Third Party
Special Guest: Benny Benassi
Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac
Boys Noize
Erol Alkan
Boys Noize
Fake Blood Live
Jack Beats
The 2 Bears
Flight Facilities
Special Guest: Mark Ronson
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Andy C                                 
Danny Byrd                                                                        
DJ Fresh
Crissy Criss
Digital Soundboy System Featuring:-
Shy FX / Breakage
B.Traits with Donaeo
Youngman + Stamina MC
MC’s:  Dynamite / GQ / IC3
Nomad / Rod Azlan / Tonn Piper
Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Kissy Sell Out
Chad Valley (Live)
Louis la Roche
Rory Phillips
Maxxi Soundsystem
Mr Paul
Retro/Grade (Live)
Mixmag Future Heroes
Igor Project
Ricochet Musica
Anthony Probyn
Ed Mackie
James Dutton
Jäger Rock Truck
Mark Mac 
Sam Rice
Rob Casson + Andy Currie
Hed Kandi Hospitality
Phil Faversham
Sam Cannon
Sarah Louise
Alan Hartley
Percussion:  Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin
North Stage
David Guetta
Chris Lake
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
South Stage
Armin van Buuren (UK Festival Exclusive)
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia (English Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
Max Vangeli
Norman Doray
Thomas Gold
Above & Beyond
Gareth Emery
Markus Schulz
Hernan Cattaneo
Adam Sheridan
Rob Harnetty
Exclusive Special Guest:  Paul Oakenfold
Mixmag Presents Cocoon
Sven Väth
Marco Carola
Josh Wink
Onur Özer
Tobi Neumann
Super You&Me
Laidback Luke
Wolfgang Gartner
Carte Blanche featuring: DJ Mehdi & Riton
Sandro Silva
Oliver Twizt
Goodgreef Xtra-Hard
Lisa Lashes
Alex Kidd
Andy Whitby
Rob Tissera
Fausto B2B Phil York
Brian M Vs McBunn
Exclusive Live Debut: Organ Donors Live
Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Jaguar Skills
Marc Roberts
Dansette Junior (Live)
General Jimmy
Star Slinger (Live)
Residents Arena
Tim Owen
Adam Helliwell
Thomas Tuft
Steve Parry
Lee Rands
Anton Powers 
Sean Hughes
Lee Ellis
Andy Woods
Chris mimo 
Jäger Rock Truck
Paul Nunn & James Glover
Denny Dowd
Andy Clayton & Mark Bryan
Simon Unwin 
Kev McGowan
Hed Kandi Hospitality
Andy Norman
Carl Hanaghan
Andy Daniels
Stephanie Jay
Alan Hartley
Percussion:  Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin
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Latitude Festival lineup additions


~ They Might Be Giants ~

~ Os Mutantes ~


~ Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox ~
~ Ska Cubano ~ Barrence Whitfield ~
~ Kalakuta Millionaires ~ The Zizaniques ~

– DJs –

~ Goldierocks ~


they might be giantsThe open space of Latitude’s Obelisk Arena is a beautiful natural amphitheatre that has housed truly momentous performances over the past five years. Renowned for pushing the envelope and offering something not found anywhere else, lay down your picnic blanket or put on your dancing shoes for the 2011 Obelisk Arena line-up.
Joining the Obelisk Arena on Saturday is They Might Be Giants who have been a mainstay on the American indie scene for almost three decades. Uniquely quirky, with buoyant melodies, cheeky keyboard lines and baiting guitars and mandolins, their music is often bolstered by horns, fiddles and whatever else can be squeezed into their humorous hits. This quintet have edged their way into mainstream gradually, first by contributing ‘Boss Of Me’ for the theme song of hit comedy show ‘Malcolm In The Middle’ and have since contributed music to shows and films including Disney’s 2005 ‘Sky High’. Of late they’ve produced four educational children’s albums, including 2009’s Grammy nominated ‘Here Comes Science’. With a huge wealth of material to draw on, They Might Be Giants is guaranteed to be one of the most entertaining spectacles on the Obelisk Arena this year. You may even learn something! (Saturday)


The Word Arena’s large canopy stands proud at the top of the main arena, looking out over the beautiful Latitude site. Playing host to a veritable smorgasbord of musical pleasures and leaving crowds transfixed by an eclectic line-up that crosses genre boundaries effortlessly.

The Brazilian psychedelic band Os Mutantes returned from a two and a half decade hiatus in 2006 to the delight of Tropicália fans, the band now appear on The Word Arena for Latitude fans on the Sunday. A synthesis of rock ‘n’ roll and African and Brazillian rhythms – which was also tied into the movement that was inspired by avant garde poetry and incorporated theatre as well as music – the band helped popularise the genre in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their swirling mass of sound which shimmers with acoustic guitars, brass instruments and spectral feminine vocals was heavily influenced by the UK and US psychedelia of the time. Now they are one of the most recognised and influential Brazilian bands ever and have most recently played shows with modern counterparts The Flaming Lips and collaborated with fellow eccentric Devendra Banhart. Open your mind to Os Mutantes. (Sunday)


One of the most diverse and cutting edge elements to Latitude’s repertoire, the Film & Music Arena offers audiences mesmerising displays, performances and viewings of fantastic cinema and music. Sonically and visually rich, the worlds of alternative film and music collide with a full programme of award- winning screenings, documentaries, shorts, Q&A discussions and musical treats.

Once again the Film & Music Arena will be home to a fantastically eclectic range of music courtesy of radio DJ, presenter and all-round music aficionado Mark Lamarr. Presenting his renowned Saturday night Radio 2 show – God’s Jukebox – Lamarr will be DJ-ing his usual mix of tunes from soul, ska, reggae, country, gospel and rap as well as well as introducing these four hand-picked bands and performers to play live in the Film & Music Arena:
Marrying Jamaican ska with Cuban mambo Ska Cubano was created as an infectious and exciting London-based Caribbean retro band, a cross-generational and cross-cultural 11-strong ska super band. Currently enjoying the success of third album ‘Mambo Ska’ which came out last year, this band deliver relentless good-time music that brings elements of other genres in an effortless fusion. Their combined blend of influences has produced high-octane party and festival music of the first order. Be sure to get involved in the summer vibe in the Film & Music Arena.

Boston-based, internationally followed, Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Crazed, frenetic and completely unhinged Barrence is a must-see. Rockabilly, roots, jump blues, funk and of course soul are all here in true bombastic form. Latitude festival goers are treated to this special performance as Barrence makes his way over the Atlantic especially for this show.

Brighton based Afro-Latino-Funk band Kalakuta Millionaires blend “Fela Kuti-inspired brass lines, Latin percussion, afro-psych organ and James Brrown-style funk riffs” giving every Latitude music performer a run for their money in the energy stakes. This 8 -10 piece band have been played on Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul show on 6Music as well as performing a Maida Vale session for our Jukebox host. A full-on rhythmic experience where dancing is pretty much mandatory.

The Zizaniques were founded by Cyrus Gabrysch – a classical pianist working in Utah and New York – when he moved to the UK to record his debut album. His gruff, sandpaper vocals claw gloriously over the flourishing, bright folk-influenced music, recalling artists as diverse as John Martyn and The Pogues. With an intriguing musical background and even more enthralling tales to tell, The Zizaniques will be yet another stop-off at Latitude’s music line-up.

– DJs –

As night dawns over the Suffolk countryside, the festival is transformed into a revellers paradise. All across the site, pockets of unmissable parties can be discovered catering for every music taste under the night sky. Ravers, rockers, indie-scenesters and electro-heads – all hedonists alike will be catered for when the very best DJs descend on Latitude this year – making this the place to let loose.

goldierocksJoining the line-up of those DJs already confirmed – Feeling Gloomy, Beef Warehouse and Eddy Temple-Morris – is DJ du jour and party extraordinaire Goldierocks who will be bringing her trademark indie/electro mash-up to Latitude. Stunning, sassy and salacious ,Goldierocks is famed for providing the sounds at countless, fashionable aftershows, ‘it’ parties and festivals all over the world. If you want to get your night rocking in style then Goldierocks is no doubt the DJ for you.

Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louise Wener, Tim Key, Simon Armitage, Rory McGrath, Dave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan Carr, Omid Djalili, Greg Davies and a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The Gate, Bush Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & Friends, Will Adamsdale, Idiots of Ants; and BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’.

With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.