Peter Hook to appear at Latitude Festival

Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook will be making an appearance in the Literary Arena at this year's Latitude Festival.

Hook will be discussing his book ‘How Not to Run a Club’, which charts the success and eventual downfall of the infamous Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, owned by his band’s record label boss Tony Wilson.

The club helped kick-start the acid house and Madchester scenes of the 80s and early 90s and Hook was a forefront witness to this remarkable era, ensuring that his set at Latitude should be one not to miss.

Festival organisers have announced a wide array of other arts, film and comedy events to take place over the weekend across several stages.

Highlights include stand up comedy from Mark Watson, a Q&A and discussion with British film director and screenwriter Paul Greengrass and a set from Radio 2 DJ Mark Lamarr, during which he will also be introducing live music from The Skatroniks, Noel McKoy and The Mummers.

Latitude Festival 2010
takes place at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk from 15-18 July.

This year’s headliners are Florence and the Machine, Belle and Sebastian and Vampire Weekend.

Tickets are on sale now. Weekend tickets with camping are available for £155, with day tickets available for £65.

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