Acts announced for Latitude Festival’s film and music arena
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This year’s Latitude film and music arena line-up has been announced, featuring documentaries, discussions and first-see film screenings.
“Boasting a mix of brilliant ideas, visuals, speakers and music, it will be the destination location with Adam Green in conversation before a screening of his adaptation of Aladdin and a live performance of the soundtrack with a full band,” said arts curator Tania Harrison.
“As ever, it’s as much about the music as it is film with Submotion Orchestra, Koreless and Andy Stott all set to fill the bespoke arena with their unique sounds, plus The London Contemporary Orchestra who will be presenting exciting works by Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Michael Gordon and Steve Reich. The Latitude audience will find something brilliant and inspiring in this arena any time of day.”
Comedian and presenter Adam Buxton will present a special edition of his BUG show, dedicated to the work of David Bowie, celebrating his music video output as well as other on-screen appearances in a journey through some of the key moments of Bowie’s life and career.
The National Portrait Gallery’s Gregory Batsleer, producer Louis Hartshorn of the Arts Theatre London and Latitude’s own Harrison present a fusion of electronica and classical music with New York-based composer Tarik O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Within, performed by The Festival Voices and featuring DJ Nico Bentley, 16 singers, a string quartet and a company of dancers led by choreographer Lily Howkins.
Animated duo Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish, infamous for their surreal and satirical mash ups of TV stars and politicians present their comedy disco.
Critically acclaimed folk band Lau will appear alongside DIY folk singer-songwriter and activist Grace Petrie. Up and coming pianist Parker performs compositions from her first EP due out in August. Brian Lobel will showcase his 24 Italian Songs and Arias, a conceptual classical music recital. Violinist Laura Cannell, who has spent nearly a decade as part of award winning duo Horses Brawl, performs on the bandstand in the Faraway Forest.
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DJ Femi, AKA Femi Fem, joins line up of producers and DJs from the across the UK heading to Henham. He’ll be joined by no-genre beat masher Ross Allen. White Mink, blending orchestral sounds and DJ beats to create a mixture of brand new compositions with strings against bass, presents Vintage Remix featuring DJs like Jenova Collective, DJ Nick Hollywood, Scarecrow, Lee Bruck and Dancers, DJ Chris Tofu, Temple Funk Collective and DJ Daytoner.
The Odyssey: Florence and the Machine - conceived by Florence Welch and Vincent Haycock for new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful - unites each visual segment created for the album into a 48-minute short film complete with new, connecting scenes. Gary Numan: Android In La La Land is a profile of the reclusive musician directed by Steve Read and Rob Alexander. It looks at life for Gary and his Numanoid family as they set up home in California as he records his eagerly anticipated new album Splinter.
There’s also a screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise; the first documentary about the American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist.
Also appearing in the film and music arena is Holly Gilliam, the producer of The Meaning of Live, who will be conducting a question and answer session alongside the screening. The film follows the stars of Monty Python as they reform and stage a 10 show marathon at The O2 in London.
Guilty Pleasures features DJs, dancers, live bands and cabaret performers; Buttoned Down Disco returns, mixing indie anthems with classic dancefloor-fillers and club founder and resident DJ Christian Laing will be mashing up eclectic pop, indie, punk, electro, funk and disco late into the night.
Rave Karaoke makes its Latitude debut with host and DJ Anna Greenwood. Expect classic dance tracks from the 1990s to now. Latitude’s late night programme at Pandora’s Playground will host Disco Shed every night. It takes the best elements of modern clubbing but disguises it among all the stuff you’d find in your dad’s shed to make a truly unique entertainment space and novel curiosity.
Keith Allen’s Establishment Club returns, with special guests across the weekend in The Alcove. Thursday night’s Wakey Wakey includes resident DJ El Rewind and the Establishment’s house band Big Intent. Friday sees performances by Brix and the Extricated, Dingus Khan, Purple Lights and The Woodentops. Saturday’s antics come from Kitty Finer, Cowtown and The Haggis Horns, with the weekend rounded off on the Sunday by The Establishment Club, Emily Capell, Jack Jones and Allen’s own band Grow Up.
Latitude Festival takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, from July 14-17.