The long wait is nearly over for Latitude 2013. Promising to be bigger and better than ever, Latitude today releases its final line up additions to really whet your appetite for the Suffolk Festival on the 18th July.
Last updated: 10th Jul 2013
Photograph: Richard Ashcroft
Latitude today have unveiled the forthcoming arrival of none other than Ivor Novello winning songwriter Richard Ashcroft. Shooting to fame with The Verve in the late 90’s, tracks like ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ and ‘Drugs Don’t Work’ have become anthems in their own right, cementing the legendary status of Richard’s songwriting skills. With three successful solo albums under his belt and a place in the public’s hearts, his appearance at Latitude is eagerly anticipated.
Watch: Richard Ashcroft - Check the Meaning
Former frontman of Supergrass Gaz Coombes will appear alongside Richard Ashcroft on the BBC Radio 6 music, showcasing his experimental and yet melodic stylings.
Both Mary Anne Hobbs and Craig Charles are set to appear at the ‘In The Woods’ stage to get the festival off to a flying start on Thursday night, followed by Friday's arrival of the ‘Obelisk Arena’, featuring a guest slot from folk pioneers The Leisure Society. Brand new stage The Alcove will take in the additions of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dems, and Duologue in its lakeside situation.
Other music additions include award winning Abi Uttley, Bipolar Sunshine, Chloe Howl, The Establishment and Family Rain. Other highlights include Hero Fisher, and the much talked about Mt. Wolf, whose arrival on the scene has resulted in them becoming definite ones to watch. 2013 is set to be their year.
Watch: Mt. Wolf - Hypolight
This being Latitude, there is so much more than the music to grab your attention. The world of film will be represented by Latitude’s special guest for 2013 - Paddy Considine. Without a doubt of the finest British actors working today, the ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ star and Shane Meadows favourite will be appearing at the Film and Music arena for an intimate Q&A. If you’re even vaguely into film, this will be an unmissable experience.
Comedienne and actress Katy Brand will also appear, as will actor and filmmaker Johnny Owen.
Mark Lamarr’s curated Gods Jukebox extravaganza has added yet more to its impressive line up, including Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook, The Dustaphonics, Dave Barker & Sidewalk Doctors, and Little George Sueref.
Also look out for an intriguing installation by Nick Franglen, set and costume design by JaneJaney in the Faraway Forest, and China Jordan and Lauren Griffin’s Red Light Alter Ego interpretations of the arts theme for the weekend ‘What Defines Me?’
With so much more happening at Latitude we could go on and on. Really though, the best thing to do is go there and experience the wonder of this Suffolk Festival in the flesh. Nothing else can do this magical festival justice.