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					Latitude Festival returns for an incredible 5th Edition on 15-18th July 2010 set in the
beautiful countryside of Henham Park Estate on Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast.

Celebrating its fifth year, Latitude continues to lead the way as a bold and pioneering
festival cherry-picking the very best from the worlds of music, theatre, comedy,
literature, film, poetry, dance, art, fashion and cabaret and bringing them together for
one glorious weekend. It is a place like no other; an intimate world away from reality
that encourages you to be all that you’ve ever wanted to be whilst indulging in the spirit
of exploration and discovery.

Building on its reputation as one of the most respected and highly anticipated events of
the season, 2010 promises to be an inspirational and entertaining, sophisticated and
scintillating weekend. Day and night, Latitude will boast an eclectic array of acts spread
throughout the site with all manner of unexpected pleasures hidden around every
corner. With over 700 performers to be announced over the coming months and a
wealth of other weird and wonderful delights to be discovered – it is shaping up to be
another spectacular slice of unadulterated cultural fun and adventure.


                Festival Republic Managing Director, Melvin Benn says:

“Five glorious years on and Latitude Festival continues to be everything I wanted it to be.
The breadth and calibre of programming across the arts and music consistently astounds
me and I am delighted that Latitude has earned its place as a festival of choice for many.
  With an incredible wealth of talent joining us at Henham Park year on year, Latitude
                      holds its unique position in the festival season.
                           It is indeed a very special weekend.”
                                ~ MUSIC ARENAS ~
Showcasing a wealth of diverse musical talent, Latitude’s four dedicated arenas provide
a unique and perfect soundtrack to the weekend’s festivities. Across the Obelisk, The
Word and Sunrise Arenas and the Lake Stage, the very best in both emerging and
established bands and performers will play throughout the weekend. In the past
Latitude has seen such spellbinding performances from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,
Tindersticks, Sigur Rόs, Arcade Fire, Blondie, Amadou & Mariam, dEUS, Glasvegas and
has helped propel up and coming acts like The xx and Marina & The Diamonds into the
spotlight. Across the four arenas, audiences can expect everything from rock to pop,
indie to folk, electro to dance and world to jazz – whatever your taste, Latitude has it all.

                          Jon Dunn, Music Arenas Booker says:

 “Year five…The first four Latitude festivals have left me with many highlights..Antony &
  Johnsons, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire, The Rapture, The Mars Volta, Blondie, Foals, White
                    Lies, Thom Yorke, Joanna Newsom and Sigur Ros…..
     I’m excited and honoured that such acts as Florence and the Machine, Belle and
   Sebastian and Vampire Weekend will be headlining our main stage, meanwhile I feel
that in The Word Arena we have the real essence of Latitude in The National, The xx and
 Grizzly Bear, acts that carve out their own niche and journey and who are taken on the
                                 brilliance of their music..”
                               ~ OBELISK ARENA ~

  ~ Florence + The Machine ~ Belle and Sebastian ~ Vampire Weekend ~
              ~ Empire of the Sun ~ The Maccabees ~ Rodrigo y Gabriela ~

The Obelisk Arena has been the focal point for many of Latitude’s most memorable
performances. Thom Yorke’s mesmerising Sunday noon set, Grace Jones’ blazingly
colourful headlining slot, Regina Spektor’s whimsical elegance and Doves’ epic street-
swept triumph are all highlights from last year’s main stage line-up. Once more you’ll be
watching this year’s exceptional cast assembled under the sun or the stars, which lends
to the natural ambience so many have come to expect from Latitude.

This year – Latitude’s music headliners are:

Florence + The Machine, led by flame haired songstress Florence Welch, had an
incredible 2009. Beginning with winning the Critics’ Choice award at the Brits, Florence
won the coveted South Bank Award, graced NME covers and was a constant visible
presence throughout the year at festivals and other award ceremonies. Her stunning
debut album ‘Lungs’ released in June last year was nominated for the Mercury Music
Prize and has since won another Brit for Best British Album. ‘Lungs’ reached Number 1
in January this year, having been in the Top 40 since its release. On a heady wave of
popularity that shows no sign of stopping, her effortless rise sees her top the bill on
Friday night at Latitude 2010 – in what will be Florence and her mighty Machine’s very
first festival headline performance. With her potent, soaring anthems and confident
stagecraft, Florence will light up the Obelisk Arena.

With barely contained excitement, it’s a pleasure to announce the end of these
legendary Scottish heroes’ hiatus. Belle and Sebastian haven’t played live together since
September 2006 and it’s been a long four years without them. The quirky and humorous
songwriting of this indie collective is widely celebrated and the band is highly revered by
their fervent fanbase. They were voted Scotland’s greatest ever band via a poll by The
List magazine back in 2005, assuring their beyond-cult status. With a brand new album,
the follow up to 2006’s ‘The Life Pursuit’, soon to arrive, 2010 is bound to be a big year
for Stuart Murdoch and co. It’s sure to be topped off, no doubt, by their Saturday night
headline slot - one of Latitude’s most highly anticipated performances so far.

Literate New York quartet Vampire Weekend have exceeded all expectations with the
release of their second album ‘Contra’, in January. It did the unthinkable and reached
the top of the US Billboard Chart, a phenomenal success, coming only four years since
their inception. Their afro-beat inspired tropical jangle, synonymous with a new breed
of intelligent collegiate pop, has now reached mainstream success. With two inspired
pop records under their belt plus a reputation for scintillating live shows, Vampire
Weekend have earned their headline slot and we are proud to announce them as
Latitude’s Sunday bill topper.

Luke Steele’s electronic synth-pop outfit Empire of the Sun has been embraced by a
wide range of fans, young and old, with its timeless and infectious feel. Taking time
away from his usual day job, The Sleepy Jackson, Luke has crafted a debut album of
futuristic carnival ditties with elegantly crafted melodies and warped keyboard
soundscapes. Empire of the Sun’s slot on the Friday night is sure to entice and enrapture
with selections from their debut, Walking on a Dream.

Brighton’s finest The Maccabees join the Obelisk Arena’s line up for Saturday night. This
indie-rock five-piece have gone from strength to strength in the three years since their
debut album ‘Colour It In’ hit the Top 40 charts. Their youthful and vibrant music has
won them a legion of fans and their recent second album ‘Wall of Sound’ released last
year earned them critical acclaim from Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe and NME.

The spellbinding musical brilliance of Rodrigo y Gabriela comes to Latitude Festival, to
play the Obelisk Arena on Sunday night. Specialising in fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars,
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are masters of fret-board wizardry straddling
both world and rock with obvious Hispanic influences. Passionate yet melodic, the fire in
their playing comes from their life-long love of metal music and they often cover
Metallica and Led Zeppelin in their live performances. Gaining a burgeoning cult
following since their inception in 2001 their recent album ’11:11’ has pushed them
further into the mainstream prompting appearances on American TV and Jools Holland’s
Hootenanny. Their performance at Latitude will be an absolute must!


                             ~ THE WORD ARENA ~

                     ~ The National ~ The xx ~ Grizzly Bear ~
                     ~ Charlotte Gainsbourg ~ The Horrors ~

Inside the deceptively large canopy that comprises The Word Arena will be an amazing
set of alternative artists crossing genre boundaries seamlessly. You’ll discover a host of
fresh and exciting acts from across the spectrum. Last year included the lavish melodies
of Bat For Lashes, a wall of light and sound created by the incredible Spiritualized, the
spiky post-punk thrash of Magazine and the tribal drum passion of husband and wife
duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums. The Word Arena is bound to satiate both the esoteric
music fan and the casual passer-by as they enjoy these introductions to their new
favourite sounds.

Latitude is proud to welcome Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit The National to The
Word Arena. The Friday night headliners’ unmistakable sound coupled with lead singer
Matt Berninger’s distinctive baritone vocal and a career now spanning over a decade
will make this a must-see performance. With a new record to be released in May you
can expect the band to have reached even greater heights when this headline
performance comes to pass.

The xx have to be one of the success stories of Latitude’s short but prominent history.
The Wandsworth three-piece performed an early afternoon set on The Lake Stage in
2009 and this year sees their return headlining The Word Arena on Saturday night. With
the band’s debut album ‘xx’ only arriving in August of last year NME has already placed
the record at #2 on their ‘50 Best Albums of 2009’ with Rolling Stone also placing it at #9
in their ‘Best of the Year’ list in 2009. Catch one of the fastest rising acts of the moment
at The Word Arena.

Brooklyn-based Grizzly Bear are set to bring their psychedelic folk/pop to Latitude
closing The Word Arena on Sunday night. The headliners will be showcasing old
favourites and material from 2009’s critically acclaimed ‘Veckatimest’ album which has
brought the band mainstream success with its accessible pop overtones reaching
a Top Ten position on the US Billboard 200 chart. Their ambitious, symphonic pop will
be the perfect way to bring Latitude 2010’s Word Arena to a triumphant close.

The velvety vocals of French actress and singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg will be
soothing Latitude’s crowds with songs straight from her recent critically-acclaimed
release IRM. As part of her very first tour, this performance will be exceptionally special
as she brings her European chic and unshakable melodies drawn from renowned US
songwriter Beck. Gainsbourg has also recently starred in the controversial and vivid Lars
Von Trier masterpiece Antichrist.

Originating from Southend-on-Sea, black-clad quintet The Horrors formed in the
summer of 2005 and quickly gained notoriety around London for their look, sound, and
brief but frantic live shows. They released their debut album Strange House in 2007,
reaching number 37 on the UK Albums Chart, and not long after that a world tour
followed. Their second album Primary Colours was released in 2009 and saw the band
opt for a very different sound, mixing shoegaze, post-punk, and goth. The album
reached number 25 in the UK album chart and was nominated for the 2009 Mercury
Prize. NME later gave the album first place in the 50 Best Albums of 2009.

                                ~ SUNRISE ARENA ~
A deliciously unexpected treat waits within the fragrant woods on the other side of the
lake. The Sunrise Arena, situated along the nature trail spattered with flourishes of art
and decadent spirit, is host to a splendid foray of new acts. Some of them will have been
on the hushed lips of dedicated gem hunters for a while and others will be on the rise
already, about to break for all to enjoy. With the likes of Band of Skulls, First Aid Kit and
Local Natives rising steadily after last year’s appearances, The Sunrise Arena is the place
to discover tomorrow’s stars today. This year will see plenty of tasty morsels for those
who like to be at the start of something very special.


                                   ~ LAKE STAGE ~
                                curated by Huw Stephens

A few metres away from the crystal waters of Latitude’s central landscape feature, The
Lake Stage provides tantalisingly early glimpses of Huw Stephens’ freshest tips. Latitude
audiences are treated to a full parade of diverse and exhilarating bands about to be
splashed across magazines up and down the country. Last year, critics’ favourites such
as Golden Silvers, Bombay Bicycle Club and Pulled Apart By Horses have since enjoyed
mainstream successes, proving Latitude is the perfect place to catch such rising stars.
Take the opportunity to absorb the sounds of next year in the surrounds of Latitude’s
exquisite Lake Stage.
                                 ~ ARTS ARENAS ~
With the arts very much at its core, Latitude Festival brings every fraction of the arts
together in one place, providing the ideal environment to discover new passions and
explore things that you may have never encountered before. Ground-breaking, exciting
and inspiring actors, writers, poets, authors, DJs, comics, dancers, choreographers, film-
makers and visual artists will all be performing across the dedicated arts arenas and
throughout the festival site. With an unrivalled programme running from Thursday
evening to Sunday night, Latitude’s arts arenas will keep you enthused and entertained
all weekend long and beyond.


                 Tania Harrison ~ Programmer of the Arts Arenas says:

“Booking the arts stages for Latitude is an incredible experience and my head is spinning
with the huge talent, possibilities and ideas that will shape each arena. Latitude has far
    exceeded any of my dreams and it's such an honour to book the highest calibre of
 comics, film directors, writers, poets and artists and to work with some of the country's
leading arts organisations including The Opera Group & London Sinfonietta, BAFTA, The
Bush and Royal Shakespeare Company. This year we have extended our imagination into
The Faraway Forest and the Royal Opera House will be staging a very special show deep
in the heart of it. I am very excited too about the Masked Ball and a Bacchanalian party
 that we have planned there, plus I have quite a few more surprises that I'm working on
  for the arts arenas. I think this year Latitude will be a bit more devilishly decadent so
                             prepare to unleash your wild side!”
                           ~ COMEDY at LATITUDE ~

      ~ Emo Philips ~ Ardal O’Hanlon ~ Rich Hall ~ Tommy Tiernan ~
    ~ Marcus Brigstocke: Early Edition with Andre Vincent and Guests ~
            ~ Arthur Smith ~ Richard Herring ~ Russell Kane ~ Holly Walsh ~
             ~ Sara Pascoe ~ Seann Walsh ~ Kevin Bridges ~ Charlie Baker ~
                         ~ Doc Brown ~ Mark Olver ~ Joe Bor ~
    ~ Robin Ince’s Book Club ~ Adam Buxton: BUG ~ Popcorn Comedy ~
                     ~ Rich Fulcher ~ Laura Solon~ Jonny Sweet ~
              ~ Pappy’s ~ Idiots of Ants ~ Cardinal Burns ~ Golden Lizard ~

Latitude has earned a fierce reputation for presenting the searingly sharp edge of
comedy and this year Latitude will not disappoint with an incredible wealth of talent
throughout the bill. One of the festival’s most enduring and prestigious fixtures, the
Comedy Arena, sees a huge and varied bill of comic splendour. Vastly lauded by all who
spend time within its bosom, you’re likely to have to hold back some energy in
preparation as you’ll be expelling it in laughter and mirth for the duration of your visit.
But don’t be mistaken, comedy magic will be sprinkled all throughout the programme in
the Cabaret, Literary and Film & Music Arenas to name a few, and we can’t wait to tell
you all about it. Taking in the finest names on the stand-up comedy roster as well as
emerging acts on the cusp of widespread success, there are sure to be many unmissable
moments this year.

With his unique take on the personality of the comic, the falsetto fantasist Emo Philips
is a massive coup for the comedy bill at Latitude this year. Latitude regulars will be
ecstatic when they discover this hugely popular and sought-after comic is bringing his
show to Latitude’s Comedy Arena this summer for his first UK appearance for several
years. Emo has over 6,000 live performances across the English speaking world under
his belt. His inventive delivery and punchline trickery he is a maverick who puts ease
into unease. Described by Jay Leno as ‘the best joke writer in America’ this is a rare
chance to see the phenomenon that is Emo Philips this side of the pond. (Comedy
Arena)

Ardal O'Hanlon is an award winning comedian, actor, writer - and star of Father Ted and
My Hero. A highly acclaimed stand up, Ardal has toured to sell out audiences
internationally (including extensive live work across the US, Canada, Australia, Far East
and Europe) and has released two Top Ten stand up DVDs (Ardal O'Hanlon Live and
Ardal O'Hanlon Live in Dublin). He continues to be one of the most sought after
comedians working. Ardal’s extensive TV credits include the hugely successful Father
Ted; My Hero; Doctor Who; several series hosting The Stand Up Show - and most
recently guest starred in Skins. Ardal has also presented So You Want to Be a
Taoiseach and Leagues Apart, both for RTE. Ardal stars in the title role of RTE’s series
Val Falvey, and he is currently developing work for television and theatre. Ardal's debut
novel The Talk of the Town proved an enormous hit, remaining on the Best Seller charts
for more than 6 months. It was recently voted one of the 1001 books to read before you
die. Previous film credits include Another Bobby O’Hara Story; Greyfriars Bobby
(feature); and the lead role in 2009’s release Wide Open Spaces. His stand-up routine
showcases his trademark bewildered look at the world around him and exasperation as
a husband and father, all delivered with a grumpy charm that will have you rolling in the
aisles. (Comedy Arena)

Sketch and panel show regular, playwright, actor and stand-up comedian Rich Hall has
long been coaxing laughter from his spouting of undeniable truths. Whether it’s the
generic work of Tom Cruise or the civility of Londoners compared to American citizens,
Rich Hall’s acerbic and direct humour sails over boundaries and all without a hint of a
smile from the man himself. The former Saturday Night Live writer/performer has
previously won the 2000 Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe as his uncle
alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw and is the most regular victor of all the visiting panellists on
BBC 2’s QI show. He’s also been described as an inspiration for The Simpsons character
Moe Szyslak. (Comedy Arena)

Multi Award Winning Irish Superstar Comic Tommy Tiernan is a huge addition to
Latitude’s comedy bill. A fearless force of energy, Tiernan is inspiring and one of the few
comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through
rich, honest laughs, Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his
anecdotes to vivid life and make the jokes truly resonate. Performances are high
intensity, high octane, a no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his
constant interrogation of the big ideas - Sex, Religion, Family through the lens of his
quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. (Comedy Arena)

A festival favourite Marcus Brigstocke brings his Early Edition to Latitude with Andre
Vincent and other special guests. Dissecting the daily newspapers with sharp political
wit the show interviews politicians, campaigners, pundits and experts with a satirical
and honest look at the world’s current affairs. A Latitude regular, Brigstocke has
emerged over the last five years as a major comedy, writing and broadcasting talent
appearing on countless TV and radio shows including debate show ‘Argumental’ and his
hit Radio 4 programme ‘I’ve Never Seen Star Wars’ which has now transferred to TV.
(Comedy Arena)

“My name is Arthur Smith, unless there's anybody here from the Streatham tax office. In
which case, I'm Daphne Fairfax” has been Arthur Smith's opening line at hundreds of his
legendary stand-up comedy performances and provides the title of his hilarious new
autobiography ‘An Evening with Daphne Fairfax’. He reflects on the nature of comedy
and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired
undergraduate, a roadsweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up
sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again.
As he guides us through his eventful memoirs, expect tales of turning down a Perrier
Lifetime Achievement Award and losing a bet to writer Tony Hawks which resulted in
him having to sing the Moldovan National Anthem naked on Balham High Road. A life
less ordinary will make for an excellent storytime listen.
(Literary Arena)

Lauded comic and writer Richard Herring has been described by the British Theatre
Guide as "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy.” He has written
and performed in a host of live one-man comedy shows including the acclaimed Talking
Cock and the resulting book of the same name. He has also enjoyed a recent
collaboration with Andrew Collins, initially on the radio comedy series Banter, on Collins'
BBC 6 Music show and the well-received Collins and Herring Podcast. His most recent
stand-up show, Hitler Moustache, received universal critical approval selling out for the
entire Edinburgh Festival in 2009. (Comedy Arena)

Described as “one of the finest young performers around” by Time Out and an “inspiring
and brilliant stand-up…perfect” by Chortle, Russell Kane is a rising comic star. In the past
four years he has been nominated for the If.Comedy Awards (formerly the Perrier) three
times, performed his hour-long Fakespeare play ‘The Lamentable Tragedies of Yates’s
Wine Lodge’ at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and performed
at the Apollo Theatre for the BBC’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ show. He is currently in a new
Fakespeare play as well as touring a new stand-up show called ‘Human Dressage’.
(Comedy Arena)

The winner of the Chortle Awards’ 2008 Best Newcomer, Holly Walsh has managed to
keep herself busy since joining the comedy circuit full time. With her irreverent but
topical humour combined with her sardonic delivery, she’s been a perfect fit on shows
like Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. With popular short comic ‘opinion’ videos on
issues like the smoking ban, the credit crunch and her excellent short-lived attempt at
becoming a hand model, her no nonsense, dry style is sure to keep the crowd
entertained. (Comedy Arena)

Latitude is very proud to showcase the best of the established comedy talent whilst
championing the hottest aspiring comic stars on the circuit. The first of these to be
confirmed for the festival are: Award-winning stand-up, major break-through comedy
actress and Time Out ‘rising star’, Sara Pascoe's growing television credit include a
series regular role 'Emma' in Free Agents (Channel 4), two TV sketch shows (BBC &
Channel 4), as well as guest starring in The Thick of it and Being Human (BBC). Sara can
be seen as a lead role in Channel 4's forthcoming series 'Campus'; Seann Walsh who
delivers observational comedy with an affable charisma and charm; Glaswegian stand-
up Kevin Bridges who, at 22, has already been nominated for the Breakthrough Act at
the 2010 Chortle Awards; Charlie Baker and his Cornish comic timing spliced with his
very accomplished jazz croon and Doc Brown, the younger brother of author Zadie
Smith, whose eloquent, personal rapping style earned him third place in the English
Comedian of the Year Award 2009. (Comedy Arena)

Bristolian Mark Olver has been a constant fixture on the TV warm up and comedy circuit
in the last decade. His most recent Edinburgh show ‘Ramble On’ was based around a
500 mile walk from Bristol to the Scottish capital illustrated hilariously with road signs,
maps and inspirational quotes from friends and families. Audience participation at his
shows, whether willing or otherwise, is compulsory - positively encouraging heckling
and friendly banter. His warm up for the massively successful ITV show Deal or No Deal
have honed a rapier wit and shaped an interesting comic worthy of checking out.
(Comedy Arena)

Joe Bor is an energetic observational character comedian, whose act consists of
anecdotes from working in a school to his impressions of rugby players. He has acted in
many short films for the BBC and written for TV and theatre including Newsrevue (Canal
Cafe), The Comedy Business (Paramount Comedy) and Animus (Paramount Comedy). He
has been the winner of Comedy Store Gong Show, Comedy Cafe New Act Night and
Jewish Comedy Factor Award in 2007. "Hugely talented character comic, very funny and
memorably charismatic." The Scotsman (Comedy Arena)

Latitude’s literary regular and house master of the written word, Robin Ince reprises the
Book Club for Latitude’s Literary Arena, with specially created shows featuring
incredible guests from the worlds of comedy, literature and science. A comic genius
Robin succeeds in bringing both good and bad books to life, dissecting the themes,
narratives and storytelling with hilarious observations and analysis. (Literary Arena)

Feast your eyes – and, of course, your ears – as comedian, writer, video director and
general music video enthusiast, Adam Buxton brings a special edition of BUG to
Latitude’s Film & Music Arena. BUG promises to bring you a programme of the weird,
the wonderful and the truly great music videos from around the world this year. This
special edition of BUG promises more outstanding clips rarely seen on a big screen (or
even a TV screen) and some incredible online discoveries – with insightful and hilarious
contributions from Adam. (Film & Music Arena)

Popcorn Comedy is a comedy show created by Jon Petrie and Holly Walsh in January
2009. It presents some of the strongest, sharpest and funniest videos online. The show
also features the country’s best comedians as they showcase their own short comedy
films. Previous live performers have included Peter Serafinowicz, Tim Key, Adam Buxton,
Josie Long, Robert Popper, David Cross and Graham Linehan. The Film & Music Arena is
the perfect rostrum for you to enjoy this creative revolution and laugh until you fall
over. Popcorn Comedy is a Time Out ‘Critics’ Choice’ and has been featured on the BBC’s
Culture Show. (Film & Music Arena)

Comedian Rich Fulcher – famed for his Boosh characters Bob Fossil, Kodiak Jack and
cheesehead Tommy Nooka and co-star of the cult sketch show Snuff Box - will be
bringing one ‘woman’ show, ‘An Evening with Eleanor: The Tour Whore [USA]’ to
Latitude’s Cabaret Arena. Self-professed rock and roll ‘tour whore’ who recently
appeared as Howard’s lover in The Mighty Boosh, Eleanor has lived a life most people
scream about. Now the woman who claimed to make Neil ‘young’ and put the ‘wood’ in
Woodstock – tells all through poetry, song, dance and confessional monologues that
have been known to leave the audience feeling freshly molested. Prepare to get a
pounding like you’re yesterday’s beef! (Cabaret Arena)

Having found her feet in character comedy, after being only the second solo female to
win the Perrier Comedy Award (2005), Laura Solon will bring her acute observations and
killer one-liners to the green fields of Suffolk. In the past she’s worked with comic TV
stars Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield and most recently worked with Al Murray on
Multiple Personality Disorder. (Cabaret Arena)

Jonny Sweet is a talented actor who won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best
Newcomer for his show ‘Mostly About Arthur’ (directed by Stefan Golaszewski), which
Nica Burns of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards described as: "a delicious hour of character
comedy...unexpected, highly original, very funny. Watch out for him." He also appeared
in Tom Basden's new play ‘Party’ at the Edinburgh Festival which won a Fringe First
award. He recently appeared as a young David Cameron in ‘When Boris Met Dave’
which recently aired on More 4. (Comedy Arena)
"The funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe" (The Scotsman) Pappy’s will be providing the
madcap fun in the Literary Arena. Pappy's is a comedy team made up of trio Ben,
Matthew and Tom - a tour de force of fun and laughter. Formerly a four piece, Pappy’s
have steadily risen to fame since 2007 receiving nominations for Chortle's Best
Newcomer and for the If.Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Festival. Their third
Edinburgh show, Funergy, garnered further critical praise, and during early 2009 they
toured Britain and Ireland with the hit show. This year sees them embark on their
largest ever tour to date including Latitude, so expect wall to wall sketches and non-stop
entertainment with this trio of comedic talent. (Literary Arena)

Formed in 2007 and after a sell-out Edinburgh Festival debut, Idiots of Ants have gone
on to perform all over the UK. Idiots of Ants; Andrew Spiers, Elliott Tiney, James
Wrighton and Benjamin Wilson, will be bringing their unique blend of fast-paced sketch
comedy to the festival’s Cabaret Arena – a performance that will no doubt be jam-
packed with intelligent wit and wonderfully timed observational comedy. Following
three sell-out Edinburgh Festivals, an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination (formerly
Perrier) and hot off the heels of the Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival the Ants (BBC1,
E4, Radio 4) bring their unique blend of fast-paced sketch comedy to the Latitude
Festival. (Cabaret Arena)

Favourites on the UK live comedy circuit and two-thirds of If.Comedy nominees Fat
Tongue, Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns will be bringing their imaginatively daft
sketches to the Cabaret Arena this year. The Times has called them “the most original
sketch act around”. If you are a fan of comedic preposterous stereotypes this double act
will be right up your street! (Cabaret Arena)

Comedy’s future is in good hands with a fantastic new breed of comic stars emerging
from the underground. Hotly-tipped turns Mike Wozniak and Henry Paker - alongside
the sketch collective Superclump of which they are members – are leading the pack.
Wozniak won an If.Comedy Best Newcomer nomination in 2008, with Paker’s aloof
stand-up persona winning him the 2008 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
Together, they recently wowed audiences at the Leicester Comedy Festival with their
hilarious play ‘Golden Lizard’, a fantastically funny play that they are bringing to
Latitude’s Cabaret Arena.

                           ~ THEATRE AT LATITUDE~

            ~ Royal Opera House ~ Royal Shakespeare Company ~
                ~ The Opera Group and London Sinfonietta ~
                   ~ Bush Theatre ~ Lyric Hammersmith ~
               ~ Paines Plough and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse ~
                      ~ Northern Stage and Company of Angels ~
     ~ English Touring Theatre ~ Les Enfants Terribles ~ Soho Theatre ~ nabokov ~
  ~ Red Shift Theatre Company ~ Shatterbox Theatre Company ~ Mouth to Mouth ~

Showcasing performances from the nation’s leading theatre companies as well as work
from emerging talent, Latitude has brought contemporary, physical, classical and
performance theatre to a brand new audience, gaining an unrivalled reputation for its
breadth and quality of programming. The calibre of theatre on offer has meant that
Latitude now rivals such established theatre events as Edinburgh Festival and
Manchester International Festival, and with more bespoke productions created
especially for Latitude, there will be unique and exciting work to be unearthed and
discovered with, undoubtedly, something for everyone.

We are very excited to announce that the Royal Opera House will be presenting
performances of its latest commission ‘Pleasure's Progress’ by director and
choreographer Will Tuckett. A fusion of dance, opera and music, Pleasure's Progress
explores the vistas and vision of the English painter, printmaker and satirist William
Hogarth (1696 - 1764). Tuckett brings Hogarth’s dark pictorial narratives right up to the
current day, drawing on material from some of his most celebrated work including - A
Rake’s Progress, Marriage à la mode, A Harlot’s Progress, Four Stages of Cruelty and
Beer Street and Gin Lane, combining a vivid slice of historical Covent Garden with
contemporary urban life. With a cast of dancers, singers and musicians, a witty libretto
by Alasdair Middleton, beautiful music by Paul Englishby and contemporary designs by
Jon Bausor this new production promises wit and wonder, fun and frolics and an
irreverent take on the darker side of society. ‘Pleasure’s Progress ’will be performed in
The Faraway Forest, the perfect place for such a magnificent addition to the bill. (The
Faraway Forest)

The Royal Shakespeare Company will bring an anarchic theatrical event to the Suffolk
countryside at Latitude this year. No tights, no skulls (and no burning witches or zombies
this year) this is a new show created just for the festival. Details are currently under lock
and key, fiercely guarded by this year’s playwright Carl Grose. Apparently there are
weird and wonderful rumours racing through the RSC. Something extraordinary is
brewing in Stratford-upon-Avon. Carl is keeping quiet. Whatever it is it will emerge, fully
formed, in Suffolk at some point 15-18th July…and we cannot wait! (Theatre Arena)

The Opera Group and London Sinfonietta present composer George Benjamin’s, 21st
century masterpiece, ‘Into the Little Hill’, which garnered rave reviews in its London
premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2009. Into the Little Hill tells the tale of a morally
bankrupt politician, who, desperate to shore up a flagging public vote, promises to
exterminate a town’s plague of rats. A faceless stranger arrives and offers his services;
but when the Mayor refuses to pay, his actions have terrible repercussions for the
town’s population. Into the Little Hill features acclaimed international singers Susan
Bickley (mezzo-soprano) and Claire Booth (soprano) who play all the roles in the story.
Franck Ollu conducts the London Sinfonietta. Into the Little Hill appears at Latitude in
an Aldeburgh Music/London Sinfonietta/ROH2/The Opera Group co-production.
Latitude is delighted to be presenting this outstanding opera in the Theatre Arena.
‘Every piece of music leaves its own particular silence in its wake: the silence left after
this work's last notes sounded was exquisite.’ – Independent. (Theatre Arena)

Bush Theatre presents ‘The Great British Country Fete’, a play dedicated to the British
institution of the village fete. Home to Olympic jam makers, mammoth marrow growers,
anarchist Brownies and enough bunting to cause a national fabric shortage; the fete is a
pillar of country life, a melting pot of personalities, and the British summer wouldn’t be
the same without it. Join the Bush for a day at the fete – as the tombola rolls and the
skittles fall, battles are fought, victories (and prizes) won, loves lost and found, and we
meet the characters behind this irreplaceable and irresistible British tradition. Stories
and songs combine in this summer treat, featuring three actors playing a multitude of
roles as the tea flows and the drama unfolds. London-based, The Bush is a world-famous
home for new plays and an internationally renowned champion of playwrights.
Discovering, nurturing and producing the best new playwrights from the widest range of
backgrounds, The Bush presents exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories with
wit, style and passion. (Theatre Arena)

Resonant with the diverse output of Latitude Festival, the Lyric Hammersmith is sure to
astound with a special and unique work adhering to their values of evocative and
esoteric performances. Bringing an eclectic selection of artistic disciplines – writers,
visual artists, dancers, actors – to collaborate on crossing the boundaries between high
art and populism, their unpredictable brand of storytelling is bound to be a highlight of
the exceptional theatre programme at Latitude. (Theatre Arena)

Paines Plough and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present ’Tiny Volcanoes’ by
Laurence Wilson. The Great British Bulldog has been usurped by snarling hybrids. The
bowler hat has morphed into the hoodie. The culture of polite society is now a culture
of blame and hatred as our land of hope and glory is torn into extremes. Two actors play
countless characters in this fast-paced, hilarious and excoriating inquisition into where it
all went wrong. Strap yourselves in for a full throttle rollercoaster ride through the
dilapidated attractions of broken Britain, exposing the millions of tiny volcanoes
bubbling up through our green and pleasant land. With hymns. (Theatre Arena)

Northern Stage and Company of Angels co-production, ‘Apples’, adapted by John
Retallack from the novel by Richard Milward, is an electrifying collision of Irvine Welsh
and Virginia Woolf set on a Middlesbrough council estate. Returning to Latitude
following 23 year old author Richard Milward’s reading from this, his debut novel last
year in the Literary Arena, Apples depicts the brutal insecurities of adolescence; a world
where the adults are absent, drugs are everywhere, sex is desperate and life is both
terrifying and thrilling. The characters feed every stereotype currently applied to young
disaffected people; they are violent, shameless, ruthless, and their horizons reach only
to their next night out. And yet they challenge our prejudices because Milward reveals
their brave, complex and profound inner lives, battling for self-esteem. “...Streaming
with gorgeous language, a frighteningly recognisable glimpse into a particular
experience of adolescence.” (The Guardian). (Theatre Arena)

The English Touring Theatre Company presents ‘Lovesong’, written and directed by Ché
Walker with music by Omar Lyefook. Oscar lives in the fast lane. He pays for sex and
pays for drugs but there’s something missing. Brooding over what might have been, he
is forced to reflect on his reckless lifestyle and is taken by surprise by finding love where
he could never have expected… Featuring his own music and lyrics, this unmissable one-
man show is performed by soul legend Omar - founder of nu-classic British Soul, who
again joins forces with award-winning writer/director, Ché Walker following their
triumphant collaboration last year on the soul/funk musical ‘Been So Long’ (Young Vic
London, Latitude & Edinburgh Festivals). Ché Walker is an actor, director and award-
winning playwright – scooping both the George Devine Award for Most Promising
Playwright and Arts Council England Writer’s Award for Drama in 2003 for his play ‘Flesh
Wound’. Omar is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician – his
most well-known song was the Top 20 debut single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ in 1991.
A powerhouse of touring theatre, ETT works with a rich mix of the country’s leading and
emerging artists to stage thrilling and ambitious theatre that is vigorous, popular and
entertaining. (Theatre Arena)

Les Enfants Terribles invite you to The Empire Music Hall for ‘Vaudevillains’ a night
you’ll never forget. Charlie the owner is dead – but whodunnit? Could it be nervy knife
thrower Ray the Blade; sexy Siamese striplets; The Cerberus Sisters; deranged
ventriloquist Albert Frog; macabre mime artist Gaston Gasteau; or perhaps the
mystifying magician – The Great Mephisto… Murder, mystery and mayhem combine
with Les Enfants Terribles dark, twisted wit and inventive theatricality as they present
their brand new musical extravaganza. After the show join the party as the Empire’s
doors stay open and the band plays on into the night... (Theatre Arena)

London’s Soho Theatre presents ‘The Experiment’ a stunning play written and
performed by Evening Standard award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill. Included in
last year’s Terror season at the Southwark Playhouse, this short horror transfers to
Latitude’s Theatre Arena to shock, terrorise and torment. Not for the faint-hearted this
is: “Shocking good horror.” (Michael Coveney – Whatsonstage.com) (Theatre Arena)

New writing theatre company nabokov presents ‘Amplified’ – a stag night set at a
festival. Expect the traditional male mayhem of a group of friends celebrating a groom’s
last night of freedom. nabokov is a company dedicated to commissioning, developing
and producing backlash theatre; new work for the stage that offers an antagonistic
response to contemporary agendas, trends and events. (Theatre Arena)

Discover the incredible ‘Invisible Show’ presented by Red Shift Theatre Company – a
live theatre event embedded in the crowd audible via wireless headphones. Conceived,
written and directed by Jonathan Holloway, The Invisible Show is a live theatre event
embedded in the crowd, almost invisible, but audible via wireless headphones. It’s a
celebration of frailty, a reassurance that we’re all rubbish at this thing called life. The
dialogue is uncompromising as an estranged father and son duo meet, a couple discuss
separation, lovers squirm sexed-up and desperate for privacy, a sick mother worries into
her phone and ex-partners eye one-another with curiosity. Except for the smallest tell-
tales the crowd is ignorant of these eddies of emotion.… unless they have the
headphones, and then the live soundscape reveals itself. Search it out or just listen.
The Invisible Show will be performed once a day over all four days of the Festival. Will
you see it? (Pandora’s Playground)

Shatterbox Theatre Company bring their ‘Fair Trade’ project to the Theatre Arena at
Latitude. Fair Trade tells the remarkable stories of two very different female survivors
of the British sex slave trade. Their journeys – from their separate home countries to
London – are told in a powerfully honest and unsentimental way. Inspired by the
Journey Against Sex Trafficking (the 2007 art installation in Trafalgar Square made up of
seven shipping containers each representing an aspect of the suffering experienced by
trafficked women) of which Emma Thompson was a major collaborator, writers Anna
Holbek and Shelley Davenport based their script on the survivors’ verbatim accounts. In
full support of their work, Emma Thompson enthusiastically came on board as Executive
Producer. The play's content is based on the real-life experiences of Elena and Samai,
both trafficked women. While showing the harsh reality of the women’s experiences the
play is careful to avoid sentimentality. It takes a farcical approach to a prostitute’s arrest
in the style of a Punch and Judy show, a comical M.C. delivering facts about the sex
trade and a human auction. Shatterbox is a young and exciting theatre company
dedicated to new writing, with particular emphasis on awareness-raising, issue based
work. (Theatre Arena)

Unique and very special Outdoor Theatre can be found throughout the Latitude site, on
the banks of the lake and deep within the forest. Taking inspiration from the beautiful
countryside in which it is set, performances vary from beat-boxing to classical orchestra
and from musicals to Shakespeare.

One of East Anglia’s most inspiring local theatre companies, Mouth To Mouth take up
their residency in Latitude’s outdoor spaces to bring their unique take on one of
Shakespeare’s funniest plays. Under the guidance of Artistic Director, James Holloway,
Mouth To Mouth will brave the British summer weather to perform ‘The Comedy of
Errors’ – a farcical story of mistaken identities and slapstick. After their festival stealing
performances of The Taming of The Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merry
Wives of Windsor at previous editions of the festival, the company bring their
idiosyncratic and crazy take on playing the Bard back this year. (Outdoor Theatre)


                            ~ FILM & MUSIC ARENA ~

                                ~ BAFTA ~
       ~ Mark Lamarr presents God’s Jukebox with Geno Washington,
             The Jim Jones Revue and more to be announced ~
                       ~ Riz MC MICroscope ~ James Rhodes ~
               ~ Adam Buxton: BUG ~ Popcorn Comedy ~ Modern Toss ~

A heady mix of visual and aural pleasure, the Film & Music Arena is home to some of the
festival’s most mesmerising performances. Bringing together the worlds of alternative
cinema and music, the arena will showcase a jam-packed programme of award-winning
films, documentaries and shorts with Q&A sessions and discussions alongside musical
treats and thrilling visuals.

BAFTA is delighted to be returning to the Latitude Festival for the fourth year. Latitude
continues to provide a fantastic platform from which BAFTA can fulfil its mission of
helping audiences access industry expertise and celebrate excellence in film and
television, and we very much look forward to joining the party again this year. Coverage
of BAFTA’s activity at Latitude will be hosted on www.bafta.org shortly after the festival.

The Film & Music Arena will be home to some of the best retro music around 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 an
eclectic mix of his top tunes from soul, ska, reggae, country, gospel and rap as well as
introducing five specially selected bands and performers to the Film & Music Arena. The
first to be announced are: legendary American R&B singer Geno Washington and punk
rock ‘n’ rollers The Jim Jones Revue.

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band rose to fame in the sixties with two of the
biggest selling UK albums of the decade. ‘Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky Butt Live’
was in the album charts for 48 weeks of the year in 1966 and was only out-sold by The
Sound of Music and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Immortalised by Dexy's Midnight
Runners in their 80's hit Geno - his high energy live performances were, and still are to
this day the stuff of legends.

The Jim Jones Revue are an epiphany of velvet waistcoats, sideburns, quiffs and great
shoes – and wouldn't be out of place in a Tombstone gin joint. Melding the best of old
school traditional forms with the fire of punk, they create an exciting hybrid referencing
Jerry Lee's 50's blueprint and the crash-clatter chaos of The Cramps, MC5 and The
Birthday Party.

Hailed as a conceptual event which includes music, a bit of theatre and a whole lot of
hype, fans of Riz MC will unite as the legendary MC/Actor does what he does best,
entertain a crowd. MICroscope promises to be a mad ‘immersive and interactive gig
experience’ – think audience participation, improvisation, and some experimental lyrical
gymnastics. Riz Ahmed shot to fame with his hip hop debut single ‘The Post 9/11 Blues’
causing controversy across TV, radio and newsprint. Since then he has been championed
by BBC Radio 1, toured the USA, and played shows from Fabric to the Royal Festival Hall
with the likes of Massive Attack, Nitin Sawhney, Dizzee Rascal, and Mos Def. As an actor
his screen credits include, the multi award winning ‘Road to Guantanamo’, BAFTA
nominated ‘Dead Set’, and the BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated ‘Britz’. He was
nominated for Best Actor at the 2008 BIFA Awards for his performance in the title role in
‘Shifty’ opposite Jason Flemyng and Daniel Mays. Forthcoming screen appearances
include Sally Potter’s ‘RAGE’ alongside Jude Law and Judy Dench, ‘Centurion’ with
Michael Fassbender and Dominic West.

James Rhodes is known as the classical pianist with a rock-star attitude. His second
eagerly-awaited album ‘Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside – Bach Busoni
Beethoven’ has recently been released on the award-winning independent classical
label Signum Classics. “The centrepiece of this recital, a performance of Beethoven’s
Piano Sonata in E major Op 109..stands comparison with the finest on record and knocks
those of more self-consciously highbrow pianists into a cocked hat.” The Telegraph.
Rhodes will be in the Film & Music Arena to invite you to join him in an evening of Bach,
Beethoven and banter. For classical junkies, virgins and everyone in between. “Bursting
through the era of political correctness in a haze of Byronic romanticism, James Rhodes,
is swiftly making himself a name as the wild man of the keyboard.” Classical Music
magazine.

Feast your eyes – and, of course, your ears – as comedian, writer, video director and
general music video enthusiast, Adam Buxton brings a special edition of BUG to
Latitude’s Film & Music Arena. BUG promises to bring you a programme of the weird,
the wonderful and the truly great music videos from around the world this year. This
special edition of BUG promises more outstanding clips rarely seen on a big screen (or
even a TV screen) and some incredible online discoveries – with insightful and hilarious
contributions from Adam.

Popcorn Comedy is a comedy show created by Jon Petrie and Holly Walsh in January
2009. It presents some of the strongest, sharpest and funniest videos online. The show
also features the country’s best comedians as they showcase their own short comedy
films. Previous live performers have included Peter Serafinowicz, Tim Key, Adam Buxton,
Josie Long, Robert Popper, David Cross and Graham Linehan. The Film & Music Arena is
the perfect rostrum for you to enjoy this creative revolution and laugh until you fall
over. Popcorn Comedy is a Time Out ‘Critics’ Choice’ and has been featured on the
BBC’s Culture Show.

The hilariously foul-mouthed Modern Toss present groundbreaking work featuring a
newly recorded narration and a freshly tailored soundtrack to enhance specially-edited
highlights of their two Channel 4 animation series, featuring sweary signwriter Mr
Tourette, Drive-by Abuser, Space Argument and Alan. Jon Link and Mick Bunnage are
the writers, cartoonists and animators behind the stylish and hilarious cult comic
Modern Toss and the TV series of the same name. A mixture of blunt-talking, animated
characters with bizarre and surreal live action, their two series of the Modern Toss
cartoon sketch show were broadcast on Channel 4 and nominated for a Rose D'Or
award in 2009. The second series was broadcast in the U.S in 2009.


                              ~ LITERARY ARENA ~

            ~ Robin Ince’s Book Club ~ Word Theatre ~ 5 X 15 ~
           ~ Bret Easton Ellis ~ Adam Foulds ~ Natasha Walter ~
    ~ Jon Ronson ~ Arthur Smith ~ Jon McGregor ~ Samantha Harvey ~
       ~ Philippa Perry ~ Jane Bussmann ~ Anthony Cartwright ~ Louise Stern~
                            ~ Pappy’s ~ The School of Life ~

The best literary event of the summer, Latitude’s Literary Arena celebrates the written
word in all its fabulous glory. For both book worms and casual readers, the best authors
and special guests will all congregate under the canopy of the arena and take you on a
journey to the far reaches of your imagination. Stories are told, books are dissected,
discussions are had and debates fought over; these are book readings with a difference
so sit back and enjoy Latitude’s fun-filled library by the sea.

Latitude’s literary regular and house master of the written word, Robin Ince reprises the
Book Club for Latitude’s Literary Arena, with specially created shows featuring
incredible guests from the worlds of comedy, literature and science. A comic genius
Robin succeeds in bringing both good and bad books to life, dissecting the themes,
narratives and storytelling with hilarious observations and analysis.

The Literary Arena is set to sizzle with WordTheatre's line-up of renowned
actors from Hollywood and the UK, performing short stories by world-class
authors. Among the notable actors scheduled to perform are the original
Hutch - David Soul, Amber Tamblyn from 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling
Pants', CSI's Gary Dourdan, Harry Potter's Professor Quirinus Quirrell - Ian
Hart, Brian Cox ('The Bourne Supremacy'), Sally Hawkins (‘Happy Go Lucky), John
Schwab ('The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'), Chris McDonald ('Thelma and
Louise' & 'Requiem for a Dream') and Ben Miller ('Armstrong and Miller'). Over in the
Poetry Arena WordTheatre presents David Soul reading Pablo Neruda accompanied by
classical guitarist Hugh Burns and Amber Tamblyn will read from her highly acclaimed
book of poetry 'Bang Ditto'. Produced by Cedering Fox and Kirsty Peart and directed by
Cedering Fox.

5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to enlighten, entertain and inspire, as
they tell the story behind their personal histories, most innovative ideas, grandest
achievements, and deepest obsessions - all in just 15 minutes. This is non-fiction story
telling at its best - completely unscripted and PowerPoint free. 5x15 launched earlier
this year in London to rave reviews and packed out auditoriums and is the brain-child of
Eleanor O’Keeffe, Rosie Boycott and Daisy Leitch. This is mind-expanding entertainment
that gets you thinking about far-ranging topics from unusual perspectives. Without
doubt those fifteen minutes will be informative, lively and packed full of thought-
provoking sound.

Latitude is delighted to welcome notorious modern day American novelist Bret Easton
Ellis for a reading and discussion of his brand new novel, ‘Imperial Bedrooms’. In his
own inimitable style the characters from the successful and highly acclaimed debut ‘Less
Than Zero’ are brought into the present day – 25 years later. Bringing the vivid and
brittle disaffection of middle age into the picture, art imitating life won’t be far from the
passionately inscribed words. Bret Easton Ellis gained notoriety after the murderous
pulp fiction of 80’s satire novel ‘American Psycho’, a novel that has since become a cult
classic as well as a cherished movie starring Christian Bale. ‘Imperial Bedrooms’ follows
2005’s ‘Lunar Park’, an excellent pastiche-esque riff on autobiographical fiction, which
only fuelled intrigue about this spectacular talent.

With his debut novel ‘The Truth About These Strange Times’, Adam Foulds won a Betty
Trask award and was made Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2007. For the
follow up Adam crafted a narrative poem entitled ‘The Broken Word’ (2008), which
detailed fictional events during the Mau Mau Uprising and again gained several
accolades. Last year’s ‘The Quickening Maze’ saw a return to standard prose, this time
focusing on the Victorian mental asylum where the poet John Clare was held. This work
was nominated for the Booker Prize. With an undeniable pedigree arising from such a
small body of work so far, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see this amazing talent.

Writer and campaigner Natasha Walter will be presenting readings from her new book
‘Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism’ which is out this Spring. The follow-up to the
inspirational and critically applauded book ‘The New Feminism’ which came out in 1998,
Walter examines today’s society and shines a light on the way the dreams of young
women are being restricted by our hypersexual culture and by the resurgence of
biological determinism. Reviewer, columnist and feature writer at the Independent, the
Observer and the Guardian, Walter is also a regular broadcaster particularly on BBC2's
Newsnight Review and BBC Radio 4's Front Row. She has been a judge on many literary
prizes, including the Booker Prize in 1999, is a passionate advocate for the rights of
women and children who seek asylum in the UK, and in 2006 she founded the charity
Women for Refugee Women.

Not afraid to breach journalistic boundaries, or indeed those of common sense, Jon
Ronson will be sharing snippets of his latest work before its publication next year. Jon
Ronson unveils his new book, a work in progress called ‘The Psychopath Test’, or maybe
called ‘The Right Sort of Madness’. For the past few years, ever since he published his
last book ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’ (which was recently adapted into a George
Clooney movie) and quit his Guardian column, Jon has been quietly undertaking strange,
funny, mysterious adventures in the world of psychopaths. And those who treat them.
And those who make good money out of them. The book isn't quite finished yet (it will
be published in 2011) but he will be sharing parts of it at this year's Latitude.

“My name is Arthur Smith, unless there's anybody here from the Streatham tax office. In
which case, I'm Daphne Fairfax” has been Arthur Smith's opening line at hundreds of his
legendary stand-up comedy performances and provides the title of his hilarious new
autobiography ‘An Evening with Daphne Fairfax’. He reflects on the nature of comedy
and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired
undergraduate, a roadsweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up
sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again.
As he guides us through his eventful memoirs, expect tales of turning down a Perrier
Lifetime Achievement Award and losing a bet to writer Tony Hawks which resulted in
him having to sing the Moldovan National Anthem naked on Balham High Road. A life
less ordinary will make for an excellent storytime listen.

Famed author Jon McGregor joins the line-up in the Literary Arena this year performing
readings from his fantastic new novel 'Even The Dogs'. Centred on a man found dead,
alone, one cold day between Christmas and New Year, McGregor takes us on a journey
into the underclass of British society with profound empathy; an intimate exploration of
life at the edges of society, littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption.
Jon McGregor is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable
Things’ and ‘So Many Ways to Begin’. He is the winner of the Betty Trask Prize and the
Somerset Maugham Award, and has been twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

A well travelled writer – having lived in New Zealand and taught in Japan – and co-
founder of an environmental charity, Samantha Harvey garnered prizes and praise for
her debut novel ‘The Wilderness’ last year. It was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book
award and the Orange Prize for Fiction as well as winning the AMI Literature and Betty
Trask awards. This sensitive portrayal of a man with Alzheimer’s and his struggles to
keep his life together makes for a compelling, poignant read.

Trained psychotherapist Philippa Perry will bring her thoroughly original debut to
Henham Park for reading and discussion. ‘Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of
Psychotherapy’ is a witty, fly-on-the-wall novel based around a psychotherapy case
study with fantastic cartoons that fully illustrate the workings inside a consulting room.
The novel brings together the thoughts and dialogues of both the therapist and the
patient James; handsome and successful yet he struggles to cope when his girlfriend
refuses to move in with him. It is only by confronting the reality of his past and
admitting his insecurities through therapy that he can move on with his life. A thought-
provoking story which both entertains and educates, Couch Fiction explores several
difficult themes and reveals how therapeutic change takes place by looking at the inner
thoughts of both the therapist and the client.

Hollywood showbiz reporter turned author Jane Bussmann brings readings from her hit
novel ‘Worst Date Ever’ – the true story of the past six years of Bussmann’s life where
she developed a crush on conflict negotiator John Prendergast and followed him to
Uganda. A darkly comic memoir, ‘Worst Date Ever’, is gonzo journalism at its best –
straddling the divide of wry humour and inappropriateness perfectly, creating a piece of
satire condemning account of the failure to apprehend Joseph Kony, The Ugandan
terrorist who has led his army of child soldiers on a 20 year campaign of hostage-taking,
exploitation and murder. Bussmann is a comedian and writer who has written for
television and radio including The Fast Show, Smack The Pony, Brass Eye, Jam and South
Park.

In ‘Heartland’ Anthony Cartwright brings together the ingrained English threads of
politics and football to a backdrop of the England vs Argentina World Cup match in
2002. Set in the West Midlands Cartwright explores the complex plot of a game of
football alongside the grass-roots politics and the rise of the BNP in the footholds of
this working class, multicultural and racially charged area. Laced with resonance and
experience, it is a mature and vital second novel. Anthony’s debut ‘The Afterglow’ was
released in 2004 and won a Betty Trask Award. He’s currently working on his third for
Tindal Street Press, while teaching English in Nottinghamshire.

London-based American writer Louise Stern will be coming to Latitude with readings
from her book ‘Chattering: Stories’. Stern is fourth generation deaf in her family and her
characters in the stories of this book all share the condition. Centred on a group of
brave young girls, out to party, travel the world, and go a little bit wild, they
communicate with the outside world via a complicated mixture of sign language, lip-
reading, note-scribbling, guesswork and instinct. Yet they are full of daring, ready for
adventures that take them into unfamiliar places and strange, cockeyed relationships
with people whose actions they observe, but never wholly understand.

"The funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe" (The Scotsman) Pappy’s will be providing the
madcap fun in the Literary Arena. Pappy's is a comedy team made up of trio Ben,
Matthew and Tom - a tour de force of fun and laughter. Formerly a four piece, Pappy’s
have steadily risen to fame since 2007 receiving nominations for Chortle's Best
Newcomer and for the If.Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Festival. Their third
Edinburgh show, Funergy, garnered further critical praise, and during early 2009 they
toured Britain and Ireland with the hit show. This year sees them embark on their
largest ever tour to date including Latitude so expect wall to wall sketches and non-stop
entertainment with this trio of comedic talent.

                              ~ LITERARY SALON ~
                                 ~ The School Of Life ~
New to last year’s festival, the Literary Salon is the noisy little sister of the Literary Arena
that encourages you to get involved. A hub of interactive workshops, open discussions
and wide-ranging debates all ready to get stuck into – it is a place to air your opinions,
learn a brand new skill, discover new and exciting things and explore your inner most
interests.

This year The School of Life will be sharing three of their specialist workshops at the
Literary Salon at Latitude designed to help us all live life to the full. This central London
social enterprise offers ideas to help make everyday living - work, rest & play - a joy for
you and everyone around you; tickling, exercising and expanding your mind with its
emporium of emotions, a bazaar of bibliotherapy, a convenience store of concepts, a
trading post of triumphant philosophies. A place to step back and think intelligently
about everyday questions and concerns, you will be exposed to a variety of ideas - from
philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts. This School Of Life will literally
make you too cool for school! Look out for the School of Life-hosted dinner party based
on Plato’s Symposium over in The Faraway Forest.


                          ~ THE WATERFRONT STAGE ~
                                     ~ Hair the Musical ~

New York and Broadway come to Latitude’s beautiful floating stage this year with a 30
minute excerpt of the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical HAIR, featuring the 2009 Tony-
Award winning cast direct from Broadway. A celebration of life, love and freedom, and
a passionate cry for hope and change, HAIR features some of the greatest songs ever
written for the stage, including ‘Let The Sun Shine In’, ‘I Got Life’, ‘Hair’ and ‘Aquarius’.
HAIR is about a group of young New Yorkers in the 60’s struggling to balance their lives
and loves, rebelling and rejecting the lifestyles of their conservative parents. Infectious,
outlandish and exuberant, HAIR has gained iconic status since erupting onto the stage in
1967 and the messages of HAIR are as relevant today as they have ever been. This
fantastic production returns to London at the Gielgud Theatre this April, and Latitude is
thrilled to have this amazing piece of musical theatre at the Waterfront Stage.


                                  ~ POETRY ARENA ~

                       ~ Wendy Cope ~ John Cooper Clarke ~
                     ~ Blake Morrison ~ Luke Wright ~ Jacob Polley ~
  ~ Spoken Word All Stars ~ WordTheatre presents David Soul and Amber Tamblyn ~

Over the past four years, the Poetry Arena at Latitude has grown into one of Europe’s
leading poetry events in its own right, boasting the hottest slam poets, spoken word,
storytelling, comedy sketches, rappers and much, much more. The Poetry Arena lures in
passers by with comfy bean-bags and cushions which entice you to stay all day
transfixed by the magnificence of the raconteurs on stage. Laugh, cry and become
enlightened in Latitude’s now famous Poetry Arena.
Kent-born Wendy Cope is one of England’s most accomplished poets, which earned her
Radio 4’s Listeners’ Choice for the post of Poet Laureate in 1998. Often compared to
Larkin, her light-hearted style focuses on the mundane aspects of everyday English life,
with a wry, comical bent. She has won several awards, notably the Cholmondeley Award
(1987) and the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse from the American Academy of
Arts and Letters (1995), as well as a nomination for the Whitbread Poetry Award for ‘If I
Don’t Know’ (2001).

The bard of Salford and the fore father of punk poetry, John Cooper Clarke will be
bringing his renowned satirical, political and extremely entertaining verse to Latitude,
delivered in his trademark rapid-fire performance style. Rising to fame in the late ‘70’s
supporting punk bands Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Fall and Joy Division he has continued
to be as reverent and relevant today as ever, writing new and vital poetry and being
regularly seen and heard on TV, radio, in films and music. See a true legend in action at
Latitude’s Poetry Arena.

Poet and author Blake Morrison has been a subtle guiding force in British poetry since
his first book ‘The Movement: English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s’ (1980). This was
followed by co-editing ‘The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry’ (1982) with
last year’s distinguished Poetry Arena guest Andrew Motion. He has written several
collections of poetry including ‘Ballad of the Yorskhire Ripper’ – written throughout with
a Yorkshire dialect – and his debut ‘Dark Glasses’. He began his career as a journalist and
poetry critic and was made Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmith’s College
in 2003. His most recent novel ‘South of the Border’ is being made into a TV series while
his J.R. Ackerly Prize-winning autobiography ‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?’
(1993) was made into a feature film in 2007.

Latitude favourite Luke Wright is a poet and spoken word performer whose quirky
blend of anecdotal humour and verse assures a livewire performance. This Essex via
Hackney lad formed performance collective Aisle16 in 2000, which has since taken
several shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and toured around the country to critical acclaim.
From the dark comic lecturing of ‘Poetry Boyband’ (which won a Time Out Critics’
Choice Award in 2005) to ‘Services to Poetry’, a tour to find poetic inspiration at service
stations across the UK, Aisle16’s output has been lauded and celebrated. Since 2006
Luke has launched his own curve-ball bid to become Poet Laureate and has become the
newest poet-in-residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. In 2009 he took contemporary
poetry onto primetime TV, writing all the poetry for Channel 4’s The Seven Ages of Love,
a 30 minute documentary that gained ‘pick of the day’ in eight national publications and
was broadcast to over a million people.

Jacob Polley, novelist and poet, has released two sets of poetry – ‘The Brink’ (2003) and
‘Little Gods’ (2006) - and a novel – ‘Talk of the Town’ (2009), awarded 5/5 by the
Independent on Sunday. His work has been praised by the Guardian as “the kind of
poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of
the transcendent” and has often been shortlisted for prestigious awards including a
nomination for the Forward Prize for Best Poem (‘The Cheapjack’, 2006). In 2002 Jacob
won an Eric Gregory Award and the Radio 4/Arts Council ‘First Verse’ Award. Jacob was
selected as one of the Next Generation of British poets by the Poetry Book Society in
2004.

Poet in the City, working with Apples & Snakes, has created a Spoken Word All Stars
event, featuring some of the best spoken word artists in the UK in a fabulous live show.
The poets, El Crisis, Charlie Dark, Kat Francois, Chris 'Ventriloquist' Redmond and
musician, Jason Yarde will create a show of wall-to-wall words with an unflagging
backbeat. Expect a seamless flow of poetry, improvised and otherwise, jousting with
jazzy rhythms and forging a hip-hop-skip-and-jump of its very own. Poet in the City is a
registered charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry, making new
connections for poetry. Apples & Snakes is England's leading organisation for
performance poetry, working with emerging artists, producing new work and putting
poets in education. It works extensively with schools, prisons and libraries to develop
literacy, communication skills, motivation and self-esteem through high quality
performance poetry workshops.

Latitude’s Literary Arena is set to sizzle with WordTheatre's line-up of renowned
actors from Hollywood and the UK, performing short stories by world-class
authors. Among the notable actors scheduled to perform are the original
Hutch - David Soul, Amber Tamblyn from 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling
Pants', CSI's Gary Dourdan, Harry Potter's Professor Quirinus Quirrell - Ian
Hart, Brian Cox ('The Bourne Supremacy'), Sally Hawkins (‘Happy Go Lucky), John
Schwab ('The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'), Chris McDonald ('Thelma and
Louise' & 'Requiem for a Dream') and Ben Miller ('Armstrong and Miller'). Here in the
Poetry Arena, WordTheatre presents David Soul reading Pablo Neruda accompanied by
classical guitarist Hugh Burns and Amber Tamblyn will read from her highly acclaimed
book of poetry 'Bang Ditto'. Produced by Cedering Fox and Kirsty Peart and directed by
Cedering Fox. All cast subject to change without notice.


                               ~ CABARET ARENA ~

                               ~ Duckie ~ The Crack ~
                              ~ Rich Fulcher ~ Laura Solon ~
           ~ Idiots of Ants ~ Jonny Sweet ~ Cardinal Burns ~ Golden Lizard ~

Latitude’s veritable den of mischief and mayhem, the Cabaret Arena is sumptuously
tantalising, seductively tempting and always exceedingly teasing. Enticing you in with
the powers of seduction, curiosity and intrigue, once inside you will find an elaborate
mix of comedy sketch shows, freak, burlesque and drag shows together with illusionists,
puppetry and good ol’fashioned sing-a-longs. Leave your inhibitions at the door!

London pop and performance peddlers Duckie stage a rock’n’roll masked ball for the big
Saturday late night party. Join DJs Readers Wives, hostess Amy Lamé and their crew of
modern show starlets including Ida Barr, Ursula Martinez and others. If you haven’t
packed a mask in your rucksack, visit the Duckie pop-up mask workshop and craft one in
the style of quirky retro pop cultural icons. A big late night show, a big indie dance den,
a few mollies and a lot of wearing of paper bags over your head.
Famed promoter Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live and Miss Behave present: ‘The
Crack’ – an explosive combination of stand-up, variety and side-splitting comic
performance. Celebrating all that is funny, diverse and truly original in live comic
entertainment and brought to you by part of the team behind Olivier Award-winning
sensation La Clique (Best Entertainment 2009) this anarchic, chaotic, and fun-filled show
will have you amazed and entertained with an absolutely stellar cast of comic geniuses
and variety virtuosos.

Comedian Rich Fulcher – famed for his Boosh characters Bob Fossil, Kodiak Jack and
cheesehead Tommy Nooka and co-star of the cult sketch show Snuff Box - presents ‘An
Evening with Eleanor: The Tour Whore’, a one ‘woman’ show to Latitude’s Cabaret
Arena. Self-professed rock and roll ‘tour whore’ who recently appeared as Howard’s
lover in The Mighty Boosh, Eleanor has lived a life most people scream about. Now the
woman who claimed to make Neil ‘young’ and put the ‘wood’ in Woodstock – tells all
through poetry, song, dance and confessional monologues that have been known to
leave the audience feeling freshly molested. Prepare to get a pounding like you’re
yesterday’s beef!

Having found her feet in character comedy, after being only the second solo female to
win the Perrier Comedy Award (2005), Laura Solon will bring her acute observations and
killer one-liners to the green fields of Suffolk. In the past she’s worked with comic TV
stars Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield and most recently worked with Al Murray on
Multiple Personality Disorder.

Formed in 2007 and after a sell-out Edinburgh Festival debut, Idiots of Ants have gone
on to perform all over the UK. Idiots of Ants; Andrew Spiers, Elliott Tiney, James
Wrighton and Ben-in Wilson, will be bringing their unique blend of fast-paced sketch
comedy to the festival’s Cabaret Arena – a performance that will no doubt be jam
packed with intelligent wit and wonderfully timed observational comedy. Following
three sell-out Edinburgh Festivals, an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination (formerly
Perrier) and hot off the heels of the Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival the Ants (BBC1,
E4, Radio 4) bring their unique blend of fast-paced sketch comedy to the Latitude
Festival.

Jonny Sweet is a talented actor who won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best
Newcomer for his show ‘Mostly About Arthur’ (directed by Stefan Golaszewski), which
Nica Burns of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards described as: "a delicious hour of character
comedy...unexpected, highly original, very funny. Watch out for him." He also appeared
in Tom Basden's new play ‘Party’ at the Edinburgh Festival which won a Fringe First
award. He recently appeared as a young David Cameron in ‘When Boris Met Dave’
which recently aired on More 4.

Favourites on the UK live comedy circuit and two-thirds of If.Comedy nominees Fat
Tongue, Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns will be bringing their imaginatively daft
sketches to the Cabaret Arena this year. The Times has called them “the most original
sketch act around”. If you are a fan of comedic preposterous stereotypes this double act
will be right up your street!
Comedy’s future is in good hands with a fantastic new breed of comic stars emerging
from the underground. Hotly-tipped turns Mike Wozniak and Henry Paker - alongside
the sketch collective Superclump of which they are members – are leading the pack.
Wozniak won an If.Comedy Best Newcomer nomination in 2008, with Paker’s aloof
stand-up persona winning him the 2008 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
Together, they recently wowed audiences at the Leicester Comedy Festival with their
hilarious play ‘Golden Lizard’, a fantastically funny play that they are bringing to
Latitude’s Cabaret Arena.


                           ~ THE FARAWAY FOREST ~

                               ~ Royal Opera House ~
                                 ~ The School of Life ~
         ~ The Masked Ball ~ Bacchanalian party hosted by Johnny Blue Eyes ~
                               ~ The Dialogue Project ~

In its fifth year Latitude unveils The Faraway Forest; a sumptuous home for the festival’s
rich and decadent side. At sundown this secret place will transform into a den of magical
intrigue. Indulge your darkest desires and set free any inhibitions as you lose yourself in
the depths of The Faraway Forest.

We are delighted to announce the Royal Opera House presents performances of its
latest commission ‘Pleasure's Progress’ by director and choreographer Will Tuckett. A
fusion of dance, opera and music, Pleasure's Progress explores the vistas and vision of
the English painter, printmaker and satirist William Hogarth (1696 - 1764). Tuckett
brings Hogarth’s dark pictorial narratives right up the current day, drawing on material
from some of his most celebrated work including - A Rake’s Progress, Marriage à la
mode, A Harlot’s Progress, Four Stages of Cruelty and Beer Street and Gin Lane,
combining a vivid slice of historical Covent Garden with contemporary urban life. With a
cast of dancers, singers and musicians, a witty libretto by Alasdair Middleton, beautiful
music by Paul Englishby and contemporary designs by Jon Bausor this new production
promises wit and wonder, fun and frolics and an irreverent take on the darker side of
society and will be performed in The Faraway Forest, the perfect place for such a
magnificent addition to the bill.

Asking one of the greatest questions in life, “How do we know what we know?” The
School of Life will be developing the budding philosopher in you by hosting a dinner
party based on Plato’s Symposium. Relating to the philosophical text of the genesis,
purpose and nature of love, you can deliver an encomium of love or literally become a
lover of wisdom. Tickets to be an honoured guest at the dining table will be available to
lucky festival goers over the weekend.

Saturday night will witness The Masked Ball - a fabulous night of fantastic attire and
extravagant adornments to provide the perfect veil to indulge in some mischievous fun.
 Under a canopy of fairy lights and behind a mask, anything can happen in the magical
Faraway Forest!
You are cordially invited to Latitude’s very first Bacchanalian party hosted by fashion
designer and stylist to the stars Johnny Blue Eyes. Last year, Johnny shocked and
inspired crowds with Latitude’s first fashion show on The Waterfront Stage. Fusing the
worlds of fashion and rock ‘n’ roll, the catwalk show was fierce, fabulous and fun with a
heart-pumping soundtrack and stunning outfits. For this party with a difference, expect
more elaborate garments ranging from full attire to the skimpiest of outfits depending
on how you feel! The theme is whatever you fancy, whatever you desire and whatever
you dare!

Taking place deep within The Faraway Forest, acclaimed Dialogue Project artist Karl
James presents Intimate Conversations. Take an early morning stroll and you will
encounter a series of beautifully crafted extraordinary and private conversations made
public for the first time. They are real, they are moving and they are disarmingly honest,
these tender one-way conversations provide a wonderful insight into the minds and
thoughts of people from all walks of life.


                        ~ PANDORA'S PLAYGROUND ~
                             ~ Red Shift Theatre Company ~

Whilst Latitude’s extensive line-up is an incredible assortment of riches that can keep
you entertained all weekend, there is also a treasure trove of unexpected pleasures that
lie through the festival’s magical woods and beyond. Pandora’s Playground is where
anything and everything can happen. A mini festival of its own, this quirky corner of the
Latitude site features side shows, games, interactive art, dance troupes, theatre and an
all night disco shed. This is the place for pure, unadulterated playtime in all its childish
and fun-filled glory.

Discover the incredible ‘Invisible Show’ presented by Red Shift Theatre Company – a
live theatre event embedded in the crowd audible via wireless headphones. Conceived,
written and directed by Jonathan Holloway, The Invisible Show is a live theatre event
embedded in the crowd, almost invisible, but audible via wireless headphones. It’s a
celebration of frailty, a reassurance that we’re all rubbish at this thing called life. The
dialogue is uncompromising as an estranged father and son duo meet, a couple discuss
separation, lovers squirm sexed-up and desperate for privacy, a sick mother worries into
her phone and ex-partners eye one-another with curiosity. Except for the smallest tell-
tales the crowd is ignorant of these eddies of emotion.… unless they have the
headphones, and then the live soundscape reveals itself. Search it out or just listen.
The Invisible Show will be performed once a day over all four days of the Festival. Will
you see it?

                                         ~ DJs ~

                    ~ Guilty Pleasures ~ Smash & Grab ~
                                    ~ Goldierocks ~
             ~ Club de Fromage ~ Beef Warehouse ~ Cosmic Underground ~
An unashamed festival hit, Guilty Pleasures is the consistently celebratory night of
unforgettable pop, rock and cheesy anthems. Whether it’s air guitar 80s style or disco
pomp, you’re sure to know every single chorus and here is the perfect time to admit it.
You’ll be amongst friends – glitter, fairy wings, afro hair, spandex adorned – singing
every word to the songs you love to love. Unashamedly admit your guiltiest musical
pleasures and have a night to remember.

Smash & Grab is all about kissing and dancing. Smash & Grab is the perfect place for all
of Latitudes hot young singletons to find a partner, and, it is where Queens of Noize and
(very special) guests will take you to the next level of Ultimate Party Fever!!!! The
Queens will be playing love inspired party classics, which we can guarantee will leave
you screaming for MORE, MORE, MORE! Expect to hear 80's anthems, 90's hip hop,
house and pop classics we can all reminisce to, fun and cool sounds from the last decade
with a bit of 60's and 70's rock, soul, disco and pop! The Queens will be laying down
plenty of SLOW DANCES giving you the perfect opportunity to approach the girl or guy
of your dreams....

                                     ~ In The Woods ~

Exploring the winding pathways that lead through Latitude’s stunning woodland you can
encounter a myriad of magical wonder and delight. With art adorning the old oak trees,
hidden shacks of art installations, ad hoc performances and fairy lights decorating the
branches there are treats and surprises at every turn. By day, the little stage will host a
diverse range of intimate performances whilst by night DJs will help you party the night
away. Hosting the kind of parties everybody claims to have been at, In The Woods is the
place to be for late-night party people in the know. With its big bad sound system filling
a stunning woodland setting, these four nights of great music and non-stop dancing are
where you'll find the DJ's like the crowd - hands in the air & loving it! There are no stuffy
DJ egos here - it's all about good times.

DJ, presenter & producer Goldierocks is gaining a worldwide reputation for her
energised DJ appearances as well as her debauched glamourpuss all-guns-blazing rock n
roll style, and we just love her. Anyone who caught her 'Woods' debut last year will
know what all the fuss is about…. catch her before she goes stellar!

Club de Fromage is London’s top weekly fancy dress & pop hotspot. Darlings of the
social pages, always playing to a packed house, they'll be bringing their crowd pleasing
night of non-stop classic belters, air guitar, big tunes and even bigger DJ's…don't miss
the meat pie raffle!

Beef Warehouse caused Latitude’s one and only faux-barrier crush last year, playing
"Killing in the Name Of" ...a year later that track was the Christmas Number 1. Co-
incidence?..we think not. One's hairy, one's lairy, who better to host our PG-rated 5th
birthday party than this gloriously inappropriate and erratic duo.

Cosmic Underground DJ's have been hosting great parties since before Latitude was
born! With deep dirty electro & penetrating bass lines overlaying the unexpected, the
whole dance party will be at the mercy of this Mexican wrestling tag team!
                             ~ CHILDREN'S ARENA ~
                    Sharon Reuben ~ Children’s Arena Booker, says:

“Surrounded by woodland, colourful sheep and lake-skimming dragonflies, the Children’s
Arena is its own little festival, offering a world of art & crafts, drama workshops, theatre
  & puppet shows, literary tales and creative fun. We have activities for young wildlife
  explorers, budding chefs and circus performers plus the chance to join Latitude's own
    Glee Club! Local children's organisations are at the heart of the area, catering for
everyone from babies to teens. The family campsite will feature activities for early risers
      while the children's arena guarantees to wear out the toughest of infants! ”
                           ~ TICKET INFORMATION ~
             Weekend tickets £155 including VAT, subject to booking fee
           Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £65 including VAT, subject to booking fee
               Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping
                            Day tickets include car parking only

                           Credit Card line: 0871 2310846
              Online: www.festivalrepublic.com • www.seetickets.com •
                             www.latitudefestival.co.uk

  For a full list of national and regional outlets please visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk




Julie’s Bicycle combines research with practical support to help creative companies build
climate responsible businesses.

Festival Republic is working towards Industry Green status for Latitude. The Industry
Green programme is a reflection of our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions
and improve our environmental sustainability.

We are also working with Julie's Bicycle to support 10:10 - the national carbon reduction
campaign - at the festival this year.
                   ~ MEDIA PARTNERS AND SPONSORS ~




EDITOR OF THE WORD MARK ELLEN says: "The Word are beyond thrilled to be an
official media partner of this year's Latitude Festival. It's got precisely the mix of music,
comedy and arts that we cover - plus psychedelic sheep and exceptional pies. We're
proud to be associated with a 6,000-capacity music arena and are even planning a few
events of our own in the Literary Arena."
www.wordmagazine.co.uk




Hometime DJ Geoff Lloyd is popping his Latitude cherry and setting up camp at Henham
Park to bring listeners all the action from this year’s festival. Whether you’re in a tent
looking through the set list or in your garden battling with the BBQ, it’s our moral duty
to provide some quality tunes and make sure you’re always at the heart of the action.

Front of stage, backstage, on-air and online… share your summer festival experience
with Absolute Radio. Be part of it by tuning in on 105.8FM in London and the South
East, nationally on DAB or 1215AM and online at www.absoluteradio.co.uk.




Tuborg, the Official Beer of Latitude
After three successful years, we are very excited to be back as Official Beer of Latitude
this July. The festival is such a fantastic music event and is a perfect fit for Tuborg, the
Official Beer of live music. We are looking forward to working closely with Festival
Republic again this year at Latitude, Reading and Leeds and are very excited about the
summer ahead.
To find out more about Tuborg and live music visit www.tuborg.co.uk
Get     ‘Lost    in    the     Orchard’     with    Gaymers       cider   at    Latitude
Gaymers is delighted to once again be the official cider of Latitude. Along with pouring
more than 150,000 pints of refreshment over the course of this great weekend,
Gaymers is bringing its new ‘Lost in the Orchard’ experience to festival fans in Suffolk
this summer. Visit Gaymers ‘Lost in the Orchard’ and enter a musical wonderland filled
with the quirky and unusual, where the familiar and the intriguing meet. It’s a magical
area for festival goers to chill out to the sounds of some truly unexpected music and
enjoy a crisp and refreshing pint of cider!
For more information visit www.gaymersmusic.com




Pepsi are proud to be the Official Cola partner of Latitude and look forward to
refreshing festival goers and helping them to Max their experience across the festival.
www.pepsi.co.uk
                ~ PRESS REVIEWS FROM LATITUDE 2009 ~
"Top-class performers, multi-coloured sheep, an exquisite lake setting and soil so porous
  no showers could muddy it. Latitude is becoming a fine alternative to Glastonbury."
                                       Observer

"In four years Latitude has established itself as a big stop on the summer festival circuit."
                                         The Times

"Latitude is about the atmosphere, it is about the families, it is about that inviting patch
            of matting in the poetry tent for the man who has had no sleep."
                                    The Independent

 "Latitude in Suffolk last weekend was something of a triumph...this could be a serious,
                      even unmissable date in the literary calendar."
                                   The Daily Telegraph

                    "Once again they've given us the perfect festival."
                                         Uncut

  "The Latitude Festival is fast becoming the place to showcase innovative theatre to a
  previously untapped audience (including) a rostrum of new-writing talent that would
                        make Edinburgh a little green with envy."
                                        The Stage

             “An elegant and eclectic affair for the discerning festival goer.”
                                    Clash Magazine

				
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