Art additions announced for Latitude Festival

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Art additions announced for Latitude Festival

Photographer: Sara BowreyBen Parkinson on 11 May 2010

Comedian Rufus Hound, seen recently winning BBC’s Let’s Dance For Sport Relief to Cheryl Cole’s ‘Fight For This Love’ joins an impressive bill of comedians, which includes US comic Rich Hall, half of comedy duo Lee and Herring and regular Edinburgh Festival performer Richard Herring and Ardal O’Hanlon, better known as the bumbling Dougal from Father Ted.

The Theatre Arena is set to welcome one of Ireland’s finest musical exports, Duke Special, who will be performing material from his critically acclaimed soundtrack to Brecht’s 'Mother Courage & Her Children' which played to 100,000 people at the National Theatre in 2009.  

The budding stars from The National Student Drama Festival will also be going to Latitude with their version of the classic Wind in the Willows.

Latitude’s spectacular floating Waterfront Stage will see dance productions from Derevo’s Wolves’ Tango, an excerpt from Hair The Musical, hip-hop dancers ZooYouth as well as Michael Nunn and William Trevitt’s reworking of the ballet Torison.

Gracing the Literary Arena will be such authors as Peter Owen-Jones, Steven Machat, Mike Gayle music critic Robert Forster as well as Miles Irving, author of 'The Foragers Handbook' who will be providing foraging workshops in the woods.

At the Film and Music Arena Noise of Art are set to give audiences an out of this world experience with their recreation of an alien landscape featuring live extraterrestrial disco music, surround visuals, costumed aliens, interactive performances and even an alien artefact hunt.     

Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra will be playing in The Faraway Forest alongside drama from the Royal Shakespeare Company, whilst the Cabaret Arena promises a heady mix of burlesque, illusionists, puppetry, sing-alongs, drag acts, comedy sketches and freak shows.

With all this creativity going on don’t forget to get back to the main stages which are set to see performances from Florence and The Machine, Vampire Weekend, Belle and Sebastian, The xx, Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Horrors among others.

Click here to see the full Latitude Festival line up.


Latitude 2010 takes place at Henham Park Estate in Suffolk on 15-18 July and has now officially sold out of primary tickets.

Virtual Festivals' official ticketing partner viagogo have a number of passes available to the festival though.

Click here to buy Latitude tickets.


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provides a safe and secure online platform enabling fans to sell spare tickets if they are unable to attend. They guarantee every transaction meaning that buyers can be sure they will get the tickets they paid for, and that sellers will get paid for their tickets.

They also have tickets available for Reading and Leeds Festivals, T In The Park and many more.

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