Sadlers Wells and the Royal Shakespeare Company will be bringing their world-renowned dance and perfomance troupes to this year’s Latitude Festival in Suffolk this July 17.
In a ground-breaking festival first, Sadlers Wells will perform their awe-inspiring shows on an especially made floating stage in the middle of Latitude’s famous lake.
The RSC will be bringing a series of specially commissioned ‘mini epic’ plays to the three day festival too, each written and directed by their highly regarded classical team.
Latitude, now in its third year, sees a huge expansion in offering the best of drama, art, poetry, dance and film, rubbing alongside the great musical choices on the main stages. The comedy, literary and film arenas all boast extended space and screens so that this year, everyone will be able to join in.
As previously announced, Mark Lamarr is hosting a special set of events in the new Music & Film Arena, with his ‘God’s Jukebox’ seeing the likes of The Buzzcocks play. They will now be joined by Grammy Award nominated blues singer James Hunter and his recent touring partner James Molinari.
Writers who will add their voices to the Literary Arena alongside Simon Armitage, Hanif Kureishi, Irvine Welsh and Iain Banks include ‘The Football Factory’ author John King and Time Out journalist-turned-novelist Tania Gylde.
New additions over at the all-star Comedy Arena are Stewart Lee, Lee Mack, Robin Ince and Frankie Boyle – joining the previously confirmed award-winning performers Omid Djalili, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Rich Hall, Simon Amstell, Russell Howard and Phill Jupitus.
All of this cultural hi-jinks takes place alongside Latitude’s musical programme, with headline performances from Sigur Ros, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand and shows by Grinderman, The Breeders, Elbow, Death Cab For Cutie and M.I.A.
This year’s Uncut stage is set to host Mars Volta and the Tindersticks and Amadou & Mariam – with more music artist announcements set for tomorrow (April 24).
Tickets cost £130 for the four-day event or £55 for day passes.
See www.latitudefestival.co.uk for more information.