Over 50 new acts announced for Latitude Festival!

Latitude Festival UK 2024 news

Latitude Festival is poised to return to the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk from July 25th to 28th, 2024. Headliners DURAN DURAN, KASABIAN, KEANE, LONDON GRAMMAR and SARA PASCOE, JO BRAND, JUDI LOVE and JOANNE MCNALLY  spearhead an eclectic lineup that fuses music with the arts across an immersive cultural weekend. Today the festival adds yet more names to a music and arts bill without boundaries, transforming Henham Park into the ultimate playground of artistic expression.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE VIA OUR FRIENDS AT GIGANTIC TICKETS HERE >>>

NERINA PALLOT, the esteemed artist known for her captivating musical journey, joins the line up. It was her album, “Fires,” in 2006 that truly defined her artistry, garnering critical acclaim and drawing comparisons to music legends like Joni Mitchell and Fiona Apple. Known for her fearlessly creative spirit, Pallot has effortlessly traversed genres, from chamber pop to retro-infused soundings and enthralling electronica, showcasing her musical versatility over the years. Renowned for her impeccable musicianship and soul-stirring vocals, her live performances are immersive experiences that leave audiences spellbound.

I am so thrilled to be playing Latitude this year, it’s been on my bucket list for years, both as an artist and a music lover and I really can’t wait to bring my band to beautiful Suffolk to play at the festival!

Nerina Pallot

Contemporary composer and pianist ALEXIS FFRENCH performs in the coveted Sunday lunchtime slot with a spectacular opening concert. With an impressive resume that includes headlining the Royal Albert Hall, collaborations with fashion houses like Miyake and Hugo Boss, and performances at prestigious events like the King’s Coronation, Ffrench’s impact on the music scene is profound. His music, a fusion of classical elegance with the soulful essence of R&B and Roots, has garnered over 500 million streams, catapulting albums like “Evolution” and “Dreamland” to the top of the Classical Music Charts.

Toronto-born-and-raised singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON also joins the bill  in support highly-anticipated second album Cyan Blue out May 3rd via Stone Woman Music / XL Recordings. Cyan Blue finds Wilson crafting a smoothly woven cyan tapestry of her eternal influences; thumping gospel piano, warm soul basslines, atmospheric electronics, and penetrating R&B melodies.

Latitude Festival’s Sunrise stage is set to be a kaleidoscope of musical talent, featuring a diverse lineup that promises to captivate audiences from dawn till dusk. Former Coral frontman BILL RYDER-JONES will perform his latest masterpiece, “Iechyd Da,”. With its sweeping orchestration and reimagined disco samples, the album showcases Ryder-Jones’ evolution as an artist, blending joyous grandeur with intimate vulnerability. Also joining the bill is RYAN MCMULLAN, whose journey from pub singer to global sensation has been nothing short of remarkable. With his debut album “Redesign” earning critical acclaim and over a million streams, McMullan’s explosive live performances are sure to electrify the crowd.  Rounding out the lineup is AMBLE, a rising trio of folk musicians from Ireland whose soul-stirring melodies have already amassed hundreds of thousands of streams, alongside British singer-songwriter ALFIE DUKES, who garnered an army of fans on TikTok with his hook-laden songs and unmistakable charm, continuing his journey with even more new music since his debut 2023 EP, ‘Little Omens’.

Suffolk band IKARUS, return to the festival. Formed in 2020 after all attending the school of singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran,  they’ve played numerous festivals and venues nationwide and have been championed by Latitude with  slots in 2022 and 2023. ikarus’ live shows are marked by high energy and authenticity, drawing in the audience.

It’s a pleasure to be back at Latitude again, we love everything about the festival and we’re buzzing to get going. We’re all Suffolk boys ourselves so it’s an honour to represent on home turf.

Ikarus

Three electrifying headliners have also been added to the Alcove stage First up, DEADLETTER, the Yorkshire-born but South London-rooted band, blend the biting intensity of The Fall with the off-kilter rhythms of LCD Soundsystem, crafting a fervent strain of post-punk that delves into the shadows of existence with narrative-driven wit. Joining them, Latitude legends GAFFA TAPE SANDY return to the festival with their debut album, “Hold My Hand, God Damn It,” a riotous collection of punk anthems brimming with infectious melodies and electrifying pop hooks. And then there’s JORDS, the Croydon-based artist whose meteoric rise has seen him garner over 20 million streams and earn accolades for his groundbreaking work. With his album “Dirt in the Diamond ” making history as the first UK rap album released on Motown Records, and his accompanying short film earning critical acclaim and nominations at prestigious festivals and awards, Jords brings his unparalleled talent and magnetic stage presence to Latitude.

Situated in a truly intimate and picturesque woodland setting, The Alcove is where you’ll find truly unique artists unburdened by genre and daring to tread their own path. Britpop punk enthusiasts can look forward to the infectious energy of WELLY, while post-punk meets electronic sounds will be brought to life by the London trio MADMADMAD. Also joining the bill is South London’s rising star JASMINE JETHWA and EBBB, who mix hypnotic vocals with tribal drumming and club beats. The Itch, a quintet hailing from London and formed from the remnants of Luton trio Regressive Left, will offer a unique sound born from their collective musical journey. Acclaimed Irish indie artists PILLOW QUEENS will grace the stage alongside London’s dark-pop artist CIRCE and the post-punk meets new wave vibes of Aussie group DAYDREAMERS. Sheffield-born singer-songwriter GIA FORD will share her soulful melodies, while LEXIE CARROLL’S delicate fusion of folk, indie, and pop will enchant the audience with its poignant magic.

WENDY BEVAN, a prolific photographer & musician, whose art in both arenas is informed by her theatrical, surrealistic, and cinematic approach, also joins the bill. Over the course of 2020, Bevan collaborated with Duran Duran cofounder and keyboardist Nick Rhodes on  the Astronomia project a monumental series of 52 cinematic instrumentals inspired by the Universe. THE NEW EVES from Brighton bring an immersive folkloric experience, while British songwriter FRED ROBERTS delves into personal revelations with his introspective lyrics. RACHEL LAVELLE, with her unique blend of classical and contemporary influences, delivers mesmerising soundscapes combining spoken word and acrobatic vocals. The lineup further includes California singer-songwriter Anna St Louis, alternative country sensation HOLLY MCVAE and London-based experimental pop artist Eva Liu under the moniker MUI ZYU. The festival will also feature the heartfelt sounds of BEATTIE, the evocative melodies of MILD MEN and the soulful tunes of London singer-songwriter TALIA RAE.

UK Latitude Festival 2024 March poster

Latitude boasts the summer’s most extensive and impressive comedy lineup outside of the Edinburgh Fringe. And today the bill gets even bigger with the addition of quick-witted virtuoso of ventriloquism, NINA CONTI. With her trusty sidekick, Monkey, in tow, Conti promises a night of improvised hilarity as she transforms willing audience members into comedic characters, weaving their dating escapades into a tapestry of laughter. Conti has won a British Comedy Award for storming ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without even moving her lips .Get ready to laugh until your sides ache as Conti reigns supreme as the “voice-throwing queen” of comedy.

Also joining the bill is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer TIFF STEVENSON. As an actress she has appeared in ground breaking shows such as The Office, White Gold,  and as a series regular on hit shows such as BAFTA winning People Just Do Nothing (BBC & Netflix) & Game Face (E4/Hulu). As a stand up and TV personality Tiff is a regular on TV shows such as Drunk History, Mock The Week , 8 out of 10 Cats, The Apprentice-You’re Fired, The Blame Game & This Week.

Foxdog Studios bring their Laugh-out-loud show ROBO BINGO to the festival. The show blends audience participation with Bingo, robots, holiday snaps and a sense of silly fun to create something unique. Join IT consultants, Lloyd and Pete in this interactive show for introverts. Expect robots, comedy and chaos.

Star of BBC sitcom Jerk, SPRING DAY also joins the bill. Day is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Spring’s uniquely acerbic and sassy style of comedy is always a crowd pleaser, orshocker… A fluent Japanese speaker and a mild cerebral palsy haver, Spring began her career headlining at the Tokyo Comedy Store whilst based in Japan. She has written, produced, directed and performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Celebrating breathtaking circus and performance art from around the globe, Latitude Festival-goers will have the unmissable chance to witness CIRCUS BAOBAB who return to the UK for the first time in over 20 years with YÉ. Circus Baobab masterfully combines tradition and modernity in an explosive circus experience. In Yé, a group of 13 talented young dancers and acrobats from Guinea and the diaspora explore major contemporary themes such as global warming, pollution and power over a rare resource: water. They package all this in a unique performance that is almost bursting at the seams with conviction, energy and humour. Expect giant human pyramids, hand-on-hand acrobatics and people being thrown 7 metres into the air.

A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, attendees can also expect next level circus by CIRCA. Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward? This next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting. Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.

LAURA MURPHY is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol, who makes text-driven and dynamic physical performance about things that she thinks needs to be talked about. Challenging, intimate and spectacular, her work is a cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, circus and verbal explosion. At this year’s Latitude, Murphy presents A Spectacle of Herself. Join Laura on a mission to serve herself up [in]appropriately for your consumption, in a bold, cinematic, acrobatic odyssey through the frontiers of mental health, queerness, rage & the 21st Century space race. Directed by Ursula Martinez, with Laura’s critical and cheeky signature mix of autobiography, lip-sync, video and aerial rope, A Spectacle of Herself navigates the personal and political to seek out new worlds and ways to be seen.

Latitude’s Waterfront Stage is internationally acclaimed for its presentation of top-tier dance productions and companies. This year, the stage continues its impactful collaboration with DanceEast, offering a diverse program showcasing world-class dance in all its forms. Returning to the spotlight is the electrifying Thursday night event, Boy Blue Entertainment performs The Getdown, which not only features some of the finest performers in hip-hop theatre but also promises to be one of the largest lakeside dance parties in Latitude’s history, reminiscent of its 2017 success. Throughout the weekend, audiences can experience the dynamic Bates Beats by McNicol Ballet Collective, a vibrant performance set to the pulsating music of Mason Bates and Ceyda Tanc Dance performing KIZLAR, a powerful celebration of womanhood that delves into themes of femininity, masculinity, strength, and vulnerability, resulting in a visually captivating dance experience.

We’re excited to be returning to the iconic Waterfront stage for Latitude 2024. Watching brilliant dance by the water is the quintessential essence of summer in Suffolk, and Latitude is the perfect place for people across the country to experience that magic. This year we’ll be bringing a mix of high energy Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Folk Dance, for festival goers to discover something new or unexpected, and to move and be moved by dance.

Lucy Bayliss, Head of Creative Programmes at DanceEast 

We’re excited to be returning to the iconic Waterfront stage for Latitude 2024. Watching brilliant dance by the water is the quintessential essence of summer in Suffolk, and Latitude is the perfect place for people across the country to experience that magic. This year we’ll be bringing a mix of high energy Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Folk Dance, for festival goers to discover something new or unexpected, and to move and be moved by dance.”

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development continues to also push creative boundaries, with an inspirational showcase of outstanding new work. This year they present Olive Branch…playground edition by Vanhulle Dance Theatre is a dynamic, feel-good, funny and family friendly dance duet that intertwines contemporary dance with martial arts. A poetic tale of rediscovering the wonder and beauty that nature provides. Mughal Miniatures: The Elephant and the Drummer by Sonia Sabri Company is an interactive dance performance for all ages, which celebrates and takes inspiration from the exquisite traditional art of Indian and Persian miniature painting. With live drumming and fabulous puppetry.

Almost thirty years after it folded, London City Ballet is reborn. Under the direction of Christopher Marney, it will return to the stage this summer at Latitude. The first season repertoire at this year’s Latitude will include an excerpt of New Creation  by Arielle Smith, whose Jolly Folly for English National Ballet was such a success, and the revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s  Concerto, Second Movement Pas De Deux.

SPLICE by FAYE STOESER and HANNAH EKHOLM (ekleido) interlock and lock each other’s limbs as if they’re trying to solve a human rubix cube. In some ways SPLICE in an exploration of what happens when two bodies come together and apart, and the possibilities from this. Latitude favourites Disco Yoga return to the Waterfront where audience’s can expect blissful, energising vinyasa flow sequences to a glorious mix of disco classics that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Another returner this year will be DJ Monski Mouse and her dancers as they perform their  multi-award-nominated, epic kids’ dance session – Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall.

If you are looking for a place to stay during Latitude Festival, then check out our interactive accommodation map below and see what you can find nearby!

We can also help you find suitable flights, should you need them – simply add in a few details below and search away!

Get the Latest Music Festival News
Front Gate Festival tickets