Leading music and arts festival Latitude festival returns to the picturesque grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, on 20-23 July 2023 with Pulp, Paolo Nutini, George Ezra, Young Fathers and Siouxsie plus comedians Ed Gamble, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe and Bridget Christie topping an eclectic bill where music meets the arts The already burgeoning bill is amazingly still growing and today Latitude Festival is pleased to announce a diverse range of new names added to the line up across the music and art stages. Festival fans can prepare for a joyous weekend of uninhibited discovery with a bill packed with the most exciting artists across music and the arts plus foodie feasts, relaxing retreats, family fun and counter-cultural club nights Tickets for the festival are on sale now here.
New supergroup FIZZ headline Latitude’s Sunrise stage following a much-hyped debut at this year’s Great Escape. The group wowed with brand new material from this top-secret new project and all indicators suggest that they will be massive. Sonically amazing the band will be an absolute must-see at this year’s festival. This is the first big gig they have announced and it’s going to be huge!! For now, details of the band members are being kept under wraps but all will be revealed next month.
Also performing in the Sunrise Arena is Azamiah, a genre-fluid musical Glasgow-based collective led by vocalist India Blue. The band’s output is inspired by sounds of the natural world blended with dense rhythms and grooves. Their debut album is set for release on June 16th 2023.
Pioneering DIY artist Roxanne de Bastion also makes her Latitude debut. De Bastion makes immaculately crafted, emotive and melodic alternative pop. Her critically acclaimed second album ‘You and Me, We Are The Same’, produced by legendary guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede), saw her “broaden her sound ambitiously, to great effect” (The Observer), and was championed by Iggy Pop on his BBC 6 Music show. Having toured recently with Katie Melua and Nerina Pallot, Roxanne’s last release ‘Live at St Pancras Old Church’, captured the beauty and power of Roxanne’s live performance.
Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Catherine Bohart joins the comedy bill. She has fast become one of the most sought-after comedians in the UK and Ireland after her debut solo show, Immaculate, premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. She returned to the festival in 2019 with her second hour-long show, Lemon, which sold out after a month-long run and received critical acclaim. Her new show, This Isn’t For You, is currently touring the UK & Ireland this year. She co-hosted BBC Sounds Podcast and Radio 4 show You’ll Do; and has appeared on multiple radio shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz, Museum of Curiosity and A Good Read. Her stand-up special, Immaculate is currently on Amazon Prime.
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 Best Newcomer nominee Helen Bauer will also perform this year. Fresh from her first tour across the UK and Australia she is known for being a comedy powerhouse with an electric stage presence. Helen (proudly basic and self-proclaimed Disney Adult) is firmly one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up stars. TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, Late Night Mash) As Yet Untitled, and Hypothetical. Bauer and Bohart also bring a further dose of chaos & hilarity as they join together with Andrew White for a live episode of their hit podcast Trusty Hogs.
Award-winning viral sensation Jazz Emu will be joining the Latitude bill with a brand-new show following his previous hit, Jazz Emu: You Shouldn’t Have, being tipped by The Telegraph as one of the “Top Shows To See At The Edinburgh Fringe” in 2022, and going on to sell-out run it’s at Soho Theatre.
Also added to the massive comedy bill is Shazia Mirza. Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows With Love From St. Tropez, a riot of Brexit, burqas and butt-plugs, and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia’s latest show, Coconut, nominated for Best Stand Up Tour Show on Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards, takes on the burning (and infectious) issues of our time.
Shazia is joined by co-founder of ‘The LOL Word’, comedian, writer, podcaster and Drag King Jodie Mitchell, Joe Wells who is best known for his stand-up about the struggles of having a non-autistic brother and his personal exploration of identity and neurodiversity and Aussie legend Ray Badran who has worked with Chris Rock, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer.
Dan Tiernan who recently won the British Comedian Of The Year competition and the BBC New Comedian Of The Year contest also joins the bill. The BBC New Comedy Award, which had over 1,000 contestants for 2022, has previously been won by Alan Carr, Tom Allen, Julian Barratt, Rhod Gilbert and Nina Conti.
Dan is joined by Jack Skipper, the runner-up of So You Think You’re Funny? 2022. His online comedy content has gained him over 8 million likes on TikTok. Whether telling stories of life as a family man or delivering observations on working-class life, his everyday guy persona is a win with audiences.
At the festival, USA comedian Melissa McGlensey (The Onion, Reductress) will transform into right-wing blowhard Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking the Latitude audience on a journey of absurd political theatre, partisan nonsense and dark humour. Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist 2021 and Funny Women Stage Award Finalist from the same year, Sharon Wanjohi, will also be joining the Latitude Comedy bill.
Saima Ferdows will also present her Comedy Corner, a mixture of cutting-edge stand-up, cabaret and comedy shorts!
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