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There is more than enough to see and do at Latitude, so check out our essential guide to the not-to-be missed shows, complete with times.

There is more than enough to see and do at Latitude, so check out our essential guide to the not-to-be missed shows, complete with times. We have also listed the full music line-up on all four stages.

MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS

- Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand will be one of the festival's main attractions for many people - they come on stage at 9.30pm tonight, Friday. Earlier on, watch out for Beth Orton at 4.25pm, followed by British Sea Power at 5.30pm.

- Saturday night headliners, the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, will either blow you away or leave you completely cold - depending on whether you like heavily orchestral music sung in an Icelandic dialect. Look out for them at 9.30pm. Immediately beforehand, Elbow always give a good show - they are on at 8pm and if you haven't heard them, think Coldplay with more soul. On the Uncut stage, the Coral are doing an acoustic set at 5.25pm and Guillemots will be showcasing material from their new album, complete with saxophones and woodwind instruments, at 7.30pm.


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- Sunday is a day to look forward with REM soundalikes Interpol headlining at 9.30pm, and Nick Cave's new band Grinderman at 8pm. Older music fans will enjoy the Breeders, former Pixie Kim Deal's band, who are on at 6.35pm, and Blondie on the Uncut stage at 8.30pm.

COMEDY HIGHLIGHTS

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- Ross Noble, 4.45pm, Friday. The stand-up comedian from the North-East gives improvised performances with tinges of the surreal.

- Bill Bailey, 3pm, Saturday. The long-haired comedian is a Latitude favourite and well-known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks

- Phill Jupitus and Friends, 12.30pm, Sunday. The former Radio 6 DJ and sometime Glastonbury television presenter is no stranger to festivals. Catch him doing an improvised show with some help from colleagues.

- Omid Djalili, 6.30pm, Sunday. The British-Iranian comedian has won many awards - if you are lucky you might catch his imitation accents, his singing or even his belly-dancing.

POETRY HIGHLIGHTS

- Carol Ann Duffy, 5pm, Friday. A serious contender for Poet Laureate whose work is studied by thousands of schoolchildren at both GCSE and A-level.

- Dalgit Nagra, 12.20pm Saturday and 1.30pm, Sunday. Winner of the Forward Poetry prize who has made waves since the publication of his Look We Have Coming to Dover! His work describes the experience of the British-born Indian community.

- Adrian Mitchell, 5pm, Saturday. The left-wing poet and dramatist is sure to provoke thought with his political and love poems. he famously said: “Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people” - but his own work is deliberately populist.

- Simon Armitage, 2.20pm, Sunday. Award-winning poet from Huddersfield whose performances were a highlight of Latitude last year.

LITERATURE HIGHLIGHTS

- Buddha of Suburbia author Hanif Kureishi is reading at 6pm Friday, and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is doing vox'n'roll at 11.45pm.

- Look out for Iain Banks, author of the Wasp Factory and Crow Road, at 5pm on Saturday.

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

It's all good - or at least interesting - on the theatre front, with an emphasis on lively short plays.

- Look out for modern British playwright Mark Ravenhill's short plays with the Royal Court Theatre and Paine's Plough at 3.10pm and 5.45pm Friday, 4.20pm on Saturday, 1.55pm and 3.50pm on Sunday.

- There is sketch comedy from Idiots of Ants at 7.40pm on Sunday, and the Royal Shakespeare company at 11.10pm on Saturday and 2.45pm on Sunday.

FULL MUSIC LINE-UP

Obelisk Arena -

- Friday: 2pm Grammatics; 2.40 Murder By Death; 3.30 The Aliens; 4.25 Beth Orton; 5.30 British Sea Power; 6.35 The Go! Team; 8 Death Cab For Cutie; 9.30 Franz Ferdinand.

- Saturday: 2pm White Lies; 2.40 Team Waterpolo; 3.30 Ida Maria; 4.25 I Am Kloot; 5.30 Deus; 6.35 Seasick Steve; 8 Elbow; 9.30 Sigur Rós.

- Sunday: 12pm Joanna Newsom; 2 Fields; 2.40 The Twilight Sad; 3.30 These New Puritans; 4.25 Nada Surf; 5.30 Foals; 6.35 Breeders; 8 Grinderman; 9.30 Interpol.

Uncut Arena -

- Friday: 12.30 Heloise & The Savoir Faire; 1.20 Gravenhurst; 2.10 The Bookhouse Boys; 3pm Micah P. Hinson; 3.50 Tom Baxter; 4.40 Nizlopi; 5.30 Black Kids' ; 6.25 Howling Bells; 7.25 Julian Cope; 8.30 Martha Wainwright; 9.45 Amadou And Mariam.

- Saturday: 12.20pm Magistrates; 1.10 Golden Silvers; 2 Wild Beasts; 2.50 Beth Rowley; 3.40 Captain; 4.30 Sebastien Tellier; 5.25 The Coral (acoustic set); 6.25 House Of Love; 7.30 Guillemots; 8.45 Mars Volta.

- Sunday: 1.20 Sam Isaac; 2.10 Satin Peaches; 3 Those Dancing Days; 3.50 Noah & The Whale; 4.40 Paul Heaton; 5.30 Patrick Watson; 6.25 Glas Vegas; 7.25 Okkervil River; 8.30 Blondie; 9.45 Tindersticks.

Sunrise Arena -

- Friday: 11am Godwits; 11.45 The Joy Formidable; 12.30pm Rosie & The Goldbug; 1.15 Broken Records; 2pm Slow Club; 2.45 Animal Kingdom; 3.35 Virgins; 4.20 The Do; 5.05 Gary Go; 5.50 Emmy The Great; 6.35 Natty; 7.35 Clinic; 8.30 Crystal Castles.

- Saturday: 11am Nic Dawson Kelly; 11.45 Wallis Bird; 12.30pm Billy The Kid; 1.15 Anya Maria; 2pm The Locarnos; 2.45 The Maybes?; 3.35 Yacht; 4.20 The Little Ones; 5.05 Soko; 5.50 Punch Brothers; 6.35 Malcolm Middleton ; 7.35 Johnny Flynn; 8.30 Metronomy.- Sunday: 11am Tallulah Rendall; 11.45 Hold Fire; 12.30pm Thomas Tantrum; 1.15 Beggars; 2pm Polly Scattergood; 2.45 Jeremy Warmsley; 3.35 Exlovers; 4.20 Fryars; 5.05 Esser; 5.50 The Shortwave Set; 6.35 Midnight Juggernauts ; 7.35 Lyke Li; 8.30 Black Lips.

The Lake Stage (BBC Introducing with Huw Stephens)

- Friday: 12.30 The New York Fund; 1.15 Kyte; 2 Matthew Sawyer & The Ghost; 2.45 Derwyddon Dr Gonzo; 3.45 Bearsuit; 4.30 aPAtT; 5.15 Jonquil; 6 Gideon Conn; 6.45 Johnny Foreigner; 7.30 James Yuil; 8.30 Errors.

- Saturday: 1.15 The Beep Seals; 2 Wave Machines; 2.45 Truckers of Husk; 3.45 Kategoes; 4.30 Swanton Bombs; 5.15 Kabeedies; 6 The Voluntary Butler Scheme; 6.45 This City; 7.30 Sky Larkin; 8.30 Cheeky Cheeky & The Nosebleeds.

- Sunday; 2pm The School; 2.45 A-Line; 3.45 Island Line; 4.30 Luke Leighford; 5.15 Rod Thomas; 6 Elle S'appelle; 6.45 Lovers; 7.30 thecocknbullkid; 8.30 The Wave Pictures.

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