Festivals: Latitude 2013

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Last night, TFFT were incredibly lucky to be invited down to the launch of Latitude Festival 2013, which was broadcast live from the Maida Vale studios in London, on BBC 6 Music.

Kicking off with a live sets from Beth Orton, Stealing Sheep and Steve Mason, all introduced by Steve Lamacq, 50 or so fellow journalists stood in wonderment of who was about to be read out as the first lineup announcements for this year’s Latitude – a festival that is heading into its 8th year and was certainly one of, if not the best festival of 2012, in our opinion!

Seated in front of glowing lamps and a big red light that indicated that our gasps, whoops and hollas were about to be broadcast live to the world, Steve Lamacq and Festival Republic founder Melvin Benn readied themselves for the big announcement.

And now that we’ve had time to drink it all in, Thank Folk For That can re-reveal (after several frantic Tweets live from the scene!) that the initial lineup is as follows:

OBELISK ARENA

BLOC PARTY | KRAFTWERK 3-D | FOALS

THE MACCABEES | HOT CHIP

BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC STAGE

MODEST MOUSE | ALT-J |BEACH HOUSE

WITH EXCLUSIVE  APPEARANCES FROM: 

CALEXICO | COCOROSIE | IAMAMIWHOAMI | MARK LANEGAN BAND | RHYE | SOHN

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH | WHITE DENIM | YEAH YEAH YEAHS | YO LA TENGO AND MORE

PLUS:

AKRON/FAMILY | BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA | BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

BETH ORTON |BO NINGEN | CAT POWER | CHVRCHES | CLEAN BANDIT | DAN CROLL 

DARK DARK DARK | DAUGHTER | DISCLOSURE | DRENGE |EVERYTHING EVERYTHING | EFTERKLANG

FIMBER BRAVO | FRIENDS | HOOKWORMS | I AM KLOOT | JAGWAR MA

JAMES BLAKE | JAPANDROIDS | JESSIE WARE | JOSEPHINE | KING CREOSOTE | LAURA MVULA

LOCAL NATIVES | MALCOLM MIDDLETON |MARIKA HACKMAN

MATTHEW E. WHITE | MIKHAEL PASKALEV |MOON DUO | MÚM |PURITY RING

RACHEL ZEFFIRA | SERAFINA STEER| SINKANE | STEALING SHEEP | STEVE MASON

SWEET BABOO | SWIM DEEP | TAMIKREST |TEMPLES |THE 1975 | THE BOTS

VERONICA FALLS | VILLAGERS | WAVE MACHINES

WIDOWSPEAK | WILLY MASON | YOUNG WONDER

COMEDY AT LATITUDE

DYLAN MORAN | DANIEL KITSON | SEANN WALSH | TIM KEY| LEE NELSON

JOSH WIDDICOMBE | MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE’s POLICY UNIT | MARK WATSON

CHARLIE BAKER | THE HORNE SECTION | JAMIE KILSTEIN | KERRY GODLIMAN | KATHERINE RYAN SIMON EVANS | SARA PASCOE | JAMES ACASTER | JOEL DOMMETT | BRETT GOLDSTEIN

MARCEL LUCONT | ROMESH RANGANATHAN | ELIS JAMES | THE NOISE NEXT DOOR 

TIFFANY STEVENSON | IDIOTS OF ANTS |HENNESSY & FRIENDS | LORETTA MAINE

THE SUNDAY ASSEMBLY | HOLLY WALSH | LUISA OMIELAN | ED ACZEL | SHEEPS

BRYONY KIMMINGS |DANIEL SIMONSEN | VIKKI STONE| MCNEIL AND PAMPHILON | ALFIE BROWN

SAM FLETCHER | PAT CAHILL | MAE MARTIN | LUCY BEAUMONT | RICH & ANDY

BEN TARGET | ANDREW RYAN | NISH KUMAR | CHRIS KENDALL | DAVID TRENT

  JENNY FAWCETT | HOLLY BURN | JOHN ROBINS | SUZY BENNETT | AISLING BEA

TOM DEACON |ED GAMBLE |ROB BECKETT | JOE LYCETT | MATT REES | AUSTENTATIOUS

CHORTLE STUDENT AWARDS | MONSTER COMEDY SHED

MORE ACTS AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS – TO BE ANNOUNCED

THEATRE AND DANCE

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES AND NEON NEON SADLER’S WELLS PRESENT ‘ROCÍO MOLINA’

DANIEL KITSON |  ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE|  OCKHAM’S RAZOR
NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE | BAC | MADE IN CHINA | FOREST FRINGE | CLEAN BREAK
THE WRONG CROWD | PEEP | DRYWRITE | CURIOUS DIRECTIVE
THE PLEASANCE |FUEL |ARWC |DANCE EAST |DIRTY PROTEST | DANIEL BYE |
 BOO DWYER

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH, GREENWICH+DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, WATFORD PALACE THEATRE AND LATITUDE PRESENT RASH DASH,  TANGLED FEET,  PIN THE TALE,  PINS & NEEDLES

PLUS MANY MORE COMPANIES TO BE ANNOUNCED

ARTISTS

DAVID SHRIGLEY | ALAN MOORE & MITCH JENKINS| TIM WALKER

THE NATIONAL GALLERY PRESENT ‘TITIAN ON TOUR’ | DAVID SHILLINGLAW

FILM AND MUSIC

DANIEL KITSON FILM PLUS Q&A | JEFFREY LEWIS & THE RAIN | ICA PRESENT BOWIEFEST

REVEREND BILLY & THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING | SNARKY PUPPY | CROOK AND FLAIL

ULTIMATE BOWIE |GAVIN OSBORN | TOTAL FILM Q&A

POETRY ARENA

CAROL ANN DUFFY | MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG | LIZ LOCHHEAD

THURSTON MOORE |DANIEL KITSON & GAVIN OSBORN |DON PATERSON |MICHAEL ROSEN

LUKE WRIGHT | ROSS SUTHERLAND | TIM CLARE THE ISLANDERS | JOHN OSBORNE | STEVE ROGGENBUCK

APPLES AND SNAKES | DEAD POETS |KATIE BONNA | POEJAZZI | BYRON VINCENT | INTENSI-T

TIM TURNBULL | CAROLINE BIRD | HOLLIE MCNISH | WILLIAM LETFORD | JO BELL MIKE GARRY

LITERATURE

GERMAINE GREER| JONATHAN CAINER | JEREMY DYSON| WORDTHEATRE

ROBIN INCE’s ‘DIRTY BOOK CLUB’ | SALON LONDON | THE LAST TUESDAY SOCIETY

TRACEY THORN | WILL STORR | JOHN TAYLOR | MATT HAIG | DAWN O’PORTER| IAN ROBERTSON

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS |FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD WITH HELEN ARNEY AND STEVE MOULD

SELFMADE HERO: GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION WITH GLYN DILLON, JOFF WINTERHART, CORBAN WILKIN

CHAIRED BY TOBY LITT

CABARET/LIVE ART

CARNESKY’S TAROT DROME

BOOM TISH CABARET | BOOGALOO STU | FANCY CHANCE | BORIS & SERGEY | SWING PATROL 

ARTWANK | EGGS COLLECTIVE | RICHARD DEDOMENICI | BRIAN LOBEL

LATE NIGHT DJ’S

GUILTY PLEASURES | BUTTONED DOWN DISCO |SINK THE PINK | DISCO SHED

 PLUS:

THE LAVISH BIG SCREEN | LATE JUNCTION

THE CHILDREN’S ARENA | THE INBETWEENERS TEEN AREA | TOUR DE LATITUDE

Following the announcement, Melvin Benn then read out a brief speech to us journos, before stating that the rest of the lineup will be revealed just a week prior to the event, which runs from July 18th – 21st, at Henham Park, Suffolk.

Tickets are on sale now: www.latitudefestival.com/tickets

And for further information, please head to: www.latitudefestival.com

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