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 topping an eclectic bill where music meets the arts in a culture explosion. 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.
Latitude announces its massive comedy bill including headliners Ed Gamble, Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe and Romesh Ranganathan. A truly unmissable festival experience set against a backdrop like no other, Latitude also continues to expand its stellar music lineup for 2023 with James, Mimi Webb, Confidence Man, Yard Act, Georgia, Men I Trust, Dry Cleaning and Kiefer Sutherland amongst over 50 new music additions announced today.
Romesh said, “I thought I would never do a festival gig again, but the opportunity to play Latitude as a comedian and hip hop party host, plus a substantial fee have changed my mind !”
Indie icons James will play a special show at this year’s Latitude in celebration of their momentous 40th Anniversary. The band will perform in Latitude’s iconic Sunday lunchtime slot complete with a full 20 piece orchestra and a gospel choir , conducted by Joe Duddell in what promises to be a stand-out festival moment. James are no strangers to Latitude headlining the BBC Music Stage back in 2018 to rapturous acclaim. The performance coincides with the release of the band’s new double album. The Manchester legends will release the as-yet-untitled new album next year, which will feature new versions of their greatest hits, fan favourites and deep cuts and a brand new track.
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James said, “James are very happy to announce an exclusive UK festival date – playing with an orchestra and choir. We’re playing Latitude Festival at midday on Sunday July 23rd when we won’t be competing with noisy neighbours! We will be the morning balm to your late night hangovers”
Fresh from her Best New Artist nomination at the Brits 2023, viral pop-powerhouse Mimi Webb also joins the Latitude bill. Weaving octave-destroying vocals, gut-wrenching ballads and confessional storytelling, Webb has enjoyed a stratospheric rise to success. TikTok star Charli D’Amelio brought widespread recognition to her debut track Before I Go and Mimi has since racked up over 850 million streams worldwide, appeared on The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had two singles in the UK Top 15. She’s recently been making waves with her latest earworm Red Flag, a follow up to smash hits House On Fire, and Ghost of You which feature on her highly-anticipated debut album Amelia out in just a few days. An iconic performance is guaranteed!
Mercury Prize nominees Yard Act join Siouxsie and Young Fathers on the bill as the 3rd second stage headliner. The spiky, post-punk, satirical masterminds recently announced a series of shows which will bring the curtain down on their stunning debut album The Overload. The Overload is a record which rages with Yard Act’s inimitable wit, musical dexterity and tasteful curation. Live, the band is next level. Prepare for a vibrant, energetic wall of noise!
Yard Act said, “It’s an honour to be headlining the second stage at Latitude, and the best news is we don’t clash with Pulp! Come watch us, then watch them immediately after and directly compare us. Take notes, make observations loudly in your friends ear. Decide for yourself if we are worthy of headlining the second stage, or nothing more than mere Pulp pretenders who pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes and should never have been allowed on site in the first place. Dun dun duuun.”
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, producer and director Kiefer Sutherland also makes a surprise Latitude appearance. The star of timeless movies including The Lost Boys, Stand By Me and Flatliners – plus hit US TV shows 24 and Designated Survivor – has successfully pulled off the gearshift from Hollywood royalty to acclaimed singer-songwriter. Emerging to a new wealth of critical acclaim, Kiefer Sutherland’s latest album Bloor Street made a huge chart impact in the UK. made a huge chart impact in the UK debuting at #16 on the Official Albums Chart, it also fired straight to #1 on both the Americana and Country charts.