Latitude Festival announces more names across music and comedy!

Latitude Festival UK 2023 news

Indie icons JAMES will play a special show at this year’s Latitude in celebration of their momentous 40th Anniversary. The band will perform in Latitude’s iconic Sunday lunchtime slot complete with a full piece orchestra and a gospel choir in what promises to be a stand-out festival moment.

Fresh from her Best New Artist nomination at the Brits 2023, viral pop-powerhouse MIMI WEBB also  joins the Latitude bill. Weaving octave-destroying vocals, gut-wrenching ballads and confessional storytelling, an iconic performance is guaranteed!

Mercury Prize  nominees YARD ACT join SIOUXSIE and YOUNG FATHERS on the bill as the 3rd  second stage headliner. The band’s debut album, The Overload, is a record which rages with Yard Act’s inimitable wit, musical dexterity and tasteful curation. Live, the band is next level. Prepare for a vibrant, energetic wall of noise!

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, producer and director KIEFER SUTHERLAND makes a surprise Latitude appearance. Sutherland has successfully pulled off the gearshift from Hollywood royalty to acclaimed singer-songwriter, with his latest album Bloor Street making a huge chart impact in the UK and firing straight to #1 on both the Americana and Country charts.

Other music names appearing across the weekend include: CONFIDENCE MAN, TINARIWEN, MEN I TRUST, DRY CLEANING, WARMDUSCHER, TEDDY SWIMS and many more!

Stepping into the headliner slot is stand-up comedian, writer and co-host of award-winning hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, ED GAMBLE. The beloved jokester hits Latitude fresh from his critically acclaimed Electric tour and is sure to get the laughs rolling and the party started.

One of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians, BRIDGET CHRISTIE makes a momentous Latitude return, having headlined the festival back in 2018. Star of her own Netflix special and BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap headlines the festival fresh from the success of her highly-acclaimed, brand-new show Who Am I?

Third headliner SARA PASCOE is one of the finest stand-ups in the country. Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads; BBC2’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and the BBC2 sitcom Out of Her Mind, in which she plays the lead role.

Straight off the back sell-out tour in 2022, ROMESH RANGANATHAN makes a rare festival appearance as the Sunday night headliner. A Latitude favourite, Romesh has performed at the festival several times but never in the headliner slot. Ranganathan will also close Latitude festival with one of his rare and riotous HHSML parties alongside his tour DJ Martin 2 Smoove.

Stop by the Comedy Arena to catch the likes of ED BYRNE, KERRY GODLIMAN, FERN BRADY, SUZI RUFFELL, SHAPARAK KHORSANDI, FINLAY CHRISTIE and many more still to be announced!

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