Bringing their critically acclaimed back catalogue to intergalactic new heights at this year’s festival are the innovative outfit that crafts one of the most visually stunning live shows on the festival circuit, Public Service Broadcasting.
Elsewhere, with a debut album brewing, Norway’s Sløtface (who have proved themselves as one of the most exciting new acts of the year) will be playing alongside the raucous Dead Pretties. This is a band who have been wowing crowds across our nation’s capital for the last year and are now fully festival-ready.
Saint Motel will bring a dreamy-pop performance to the Sunrise Arena, while Suffolk’s own Bessie Turner and 80s influenced jokers Rad Pitt are joining the Lake Stage line up as part of BBC Introducing.
The Music & Film Arena will play host to one of the brightest MC talents to emerge from the UK’s buzzing underground grime scene in recent years… AJ Tracey, and MC, producer and Best Grime Acts MOBO Award nominee, Novelist.
Hip-hop DJ and Radio 1 Xtra host, DJ Semtex will join them, taking the party late into the night.
Latitude will also play host to a special screening of Whitney: Can I Be Me. This is a documentary unveiling an unparalleled look at the life and sad passing of one of the world’s most successful female artists, Whitney Houston. The film charts her career through unseen footage and live recordings.
Alt.Russia will take you on Placebo’s tour from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to St Petersburg in the Baltic Sea, investigating the alternative culture in Russia from artists, architects, animators and musicians whilst taking in the raw emotions of BBC Music Stage headliners, Placebo, who will introduce the film to the Latitude crowd in person.
Paul Greengrass, the director behind the legendary Jason Bourne action thrillers and the director of 2016’s critically-acclaimed biographical drama ‘A United Kingdom’, Amma Asante, will each be in conversation with outspoken and respected UK film critic Mark Kermode. Mark will reveal to guilty pleasures of cinema as he brings his lively and wildly popular show in 3D, that explores, critiques and dissects movies past and present.
This year, we’ve introduced talks in the Wellcome Trust Arena and The SpeakEasy investigating revolutionary technology. A festival highlight of which includes ‘Read Your DNA Live’ with Salford’s Dr Joe Latimer, Dr Sarah Withers and Dr Ian Goodhead who will bring the latest portable sequencing technology to the festival field.
Dr Sandy Grant will investigate the theme of wellbeing in conversation with the award winning writer and photographer Will Storr, looking at individuality in the social-media in ‘The Age of the Individual: Playing at Being Ourselves’.
Sessions exploring science and space through theatrical performance and innovative pop-ups also featured across the weekend include, Dr Kimberly Wade and John Higgs with Salon London presenting, False Memories of Time & Place: exploring false memory in psychology, neuroscience and art.
Dr Jack Lewis and Lliana Bird will present Geek Chick Live with special guests.
How I Hacked My Way into Space will be presented by Unlimited Theatre at their Space Shed, which will also host talks on the body and medicine in space from Libby Jackson and Beth Healey.
Mark Thompson will perform The Show at the End of the Universe in The SpeakEasy, while Dr James Kilner’s Science in a Van takes experimental science into the field, recreating behavioural experiments.
To see the full announcement – take a look at the Latitude line up thus far.
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