We chat to the TV and radio presenter about the iconic ceremony.
The first wave of artists and performers have been confirmed for Latitude Festival 2018, with The Killers, Solange and alt-J taking the top billing. They’ll be joined by the likes of The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’N’Bone Man, James, Mogwai and many more.
Renowned for far more than just its music line-up, comedy and theatre will be provided by Bridget Christie, Harry Hill, David O’Doherty and many more.
The festival, running from the 12 – 15 July 2018 also welcomes Street Feast, hosting the likes of Gyoza Guys, Vegan Club Mexicana, Fundhi Wood Fired Pizzas and much more.
Latitude Festival will also see a new Theatre of Food Stage, with live demonstrations.
All confirmed acts so far will join live theatre performances, late night DJs in the woods, lake swimming, dance on the Waterfront, poetry and literature, talks and debates, premieres and previews, wellness and holistic treatment, and the return of their award winning family programme.
Latitude Festival takes place from the 12 – 15 July 2018 at Henham Park in Suffolk, having recently been voted the Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards. 2018 promises an all new look, and a refreshed programme and vision.
The festival will be headlined by Grammy Award winner Solange, who wowed critics and fans alike with her stunning A Seat At The Table. Latitude marks her first ever festival headline slot, and a UK exclusive appearance.
Alt-j return to the festival’s main arena, having performed on the Lake Stage in 2012 and the BBC Music Stage the following year. They last headlined the 10th anniversary of the festival in 2015.
“We are over the moon to be returning to Latitude for a fourth time,” the band announce. “It’s a festival that’s nurtured us beyond any other, taking us from the Lake Stage to the 6music Stage and then to headlining in 2015. To do so again is a huge privilege. See you in Suffolk!”
The Killers headline the festival following the release of their latest album Wonderful Wonderful, bringing tracks such as The Man, When You Were Young and Mr Brightside to Henham Park for the very first time.
With comedy and theatre playing an equally huge role in the festival, award winning stand-up Bridget Christie (star of BBC Radio 4’s Utopia) leads the charge, joined by national treasure Harry Hill.
“I like latitude, I like longitude, but which is better?” Hill jokes. “There’s only one way to find out – play the comedy arena at Latitude! I can’t wait!”
Here’s who just got announced in full:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Æ MAK
Clark performing Death Peak Live Confidence Man
Gang of Youths
Hannah Peel with Tubular Brass Hinds
Jacob Banks Jade Bird
James Japandroids Jessie Ware
Jon Hopkins Live Juanita Stein Kalyde
La Femme Marlon Williams Meggie Brown Mogwai
Nabihah Iqbal Object Blue Octavian
Parquet Courts Preoccupations Rag’n’Bone Man
Spinning Coin Superorganism
Trudy And The Romance tUnE-yArDs
Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalists Chris Stokes
Lost Voice Guy
Shappi Khorsandi Sisters
Tim Key: Megadate Where’s The F In News
Bryony Kimmings: I’m A Phoenix, Bitch (preview)
David Rosenberg & Glenn Neath: Flight
Dom Coyote: We Can Time Travel
Lyric Hammersmith presents How To Fail At Being Perfect
Lyric Hammersmith presents The Lost Disc
Mark And Marichka Marczyk: Balaklava Blues
Middle Child: One Life Stand
Nabokov presents Benin City: Last Night
Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical
Push Things Forward Collective: Nabokov, Middle Child and Not Too Tame
Recirquel Contemporary Circus: Paris De Nuit
Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine
Scottish Dance Theatre presents Fleur Darkin: Velvet Petal
Theatre Ad Infinitum: No Kids (work in progress)
Literary and Poetry
Modern Love: Panel discussion with Justin Myers & Dolly Alderton
Stacey Dooley: On The Front Line With The Women Who Fight Back
The Cabaret Theatre
Music & Film
House Gospel Choir
Up In My Grim
Theatre of Food
Breddos, Nud Dhusia
Yum Bun and Yumplings, Lisa Meyer
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.