Renowned composer Michael Nyman, most famed for his award-winning score for the film The Piano, is to present a specially made programme in the Music and Film Arena at this year's Latitude Festival.



Renowned composer Michael Nyman, most famed for his award-winning score for the film The Piano, is to present a specially made programme in the Music and Film Arena at this year’s Latitude Festival.



The pianist and soundtrack composer will perform solo renditions of some of his most emotive work, as well as music from a selection of Peter Greenaway films, with whom he collaborated for several years.

Nyman will also be presenting a selection of his own short films prior to giving a talk about his inspirations and his lifelong love of sound and vision.

Also added in today’s bill announcement are the award-winning comedians Phil Kay and Michael Fabbri who join Omid Djalili, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Rich Hall, Simon Amstell, Russell Howard and Phill Jupitus in the Comedy Arena.

Joining previously announced authors and storytellers Dave Gorman, Mark Thomas, Simon Armitage, Hanif Kureishi, Irvine Welsh and Iain Banks in the Literary Arena are ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’ author Paul Torday and celebrity PR Mark Borkowski, whose new book ‘The Fame Formula’ is due out this Summer.

Check out the dedicated Uncut Latitude blog for details of artists, performers, poets, authors and plays that have so far been confirmed for the three day festival.

Music stage headliners include Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros and Interpol.

While the Uncut stage will host such incredible acts as Amadou and Mariam, the Mars Volta and the Tindersticks.

Click here for our dedicated Latitude blog for all your festival updates!

Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, Sufflolk between July 17 and 20.

Tickets are selling fast, priced £130 for the weekend, or £55 for day tickets, all of which are available from the credit card hotline – 0871 231 0821. Or online at www.seetickets.com, www.festivalrepublic.com and at www.latitudefestival.co.uk.

Keep your browsers pointed at uncut.co.uk – we’ll announce new additions there the minute we hear of them.