United Kingdom | 19 June 2009
Latitude Festival has announced another tasty set of entertainment for this summer's event.
Over in the Film & Music Arena eco-consciousness is set to be raised through a Q&A session with Ed Miliband MP and 'Age of Stupid' director Franny Armstrong whose docu-drama will be played at the event.
Joining them will be indie-folk favourites Noah and the Whale who will present and premier 'The First Days of Spring', a narrative film created by frontman Charlie Fink to accompany their latest opus. Haunting female duo Smoke Fairies will also grace the arena stage.
In the literary arena conceptual artists Jake & Dinos Chapman are down to be interviewed by Newsnight Review editor Miranda Sawyer. Sketchatron, the UK's biggest sketch showcase, is to perform exclusively for the Latitude faithfull and in the comfort of the salon Camden playwrite Che Walker is set to have a chat about his life's work.
Famous for providing a few hearty chuckles the Latitiude Comedy Arena has also added a couple of jesters in the shape of Australian witt-master Brendon Burns and left-wing political comic Jamie Kilstein. They join the likes of Jo Brand, Ed Byrne and Sean Lock.
Things don't stop there with the floating Waterfront Stage also taking the news-worthy limelight. Sadler's Wells are down to perform excerpts from infamous ballet Swan Lake whilst freestyle hip-hop is also on the menu as Psycho Stylez set out to please the rhyme lovers. Also announced is Hofesh Shechter's 'The Art of not Looking Back'.
Everything except music has been catered for today, 19 June, with Adriano Adewale and Teenager of the Year added the Theatre Arena bill as The PeteBox joins the line-up for the Poetry Stage.
The Penny Dreadfuls, who will also feature as part of Sketchatron, have been confirmed alongside Lucifire and Fat45 for Latitude's quirky den mischief the Cabaret Arena.
And finally, pausing for one last breath, we can reveal that Pandora's Playground is set to host a number of playful distractions including Scrabble Sunday, which will give punters the chance to bit their spelling brains against one another, under the watchful eye of a referee.
Also newly confirmed for the play pen are Seraph Id, Hide N’ Seek, Bootworks Theatre Collective and Disco Shed and Sadler's Wells Dance Club will be at hand to teach punters a few dance moves.
Latitude is set to be headlined by Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The likes of Editors, special guest Thom Yorke, Regina Spektor and many more are also set to grace the many stages.
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Latitude 2009 will take place at Southwold, Suffolk from 16-19 July.
Tickets are on sale priced at £150 plus booking fee including camping and car park fees. Day passes are available for £60 before booking fee.
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