The pioneering, award-winning Latitude Festival returns to England's Sunrise Coast for another spectacular year. Taking place this July near Suffolk's stunning seaside town of Southwold, organisers Festival Republic are promising Latitude will be the perfect British summer destination.
Now in its fourth edition Latitude continues to inspire and innovate offering the very best from the worlds of music, film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art. With stunning individual performance spaces dedicated to each of the arts, the arenas are treasure troves of talent, with open doors and inviting atmospheres. Sit back and be entertained by over 700 performers or participate and learn a new skill in the many workshops on offer, there are new experiences round every corner. Latitude encourages you to open your mind, embrace the unknown and try everything; a fun-filled, cultural adventure by the sea and what promises to be the ideal weekend away.
Being able to bring together all the different aspects of the music and arts worlds is a fabulous achievement
It is this ethos that has set Latitude apart from its contemporaries and helped win many awards over the past three years. In October last year, Latitude Festival was delighted to win The Stage Award for Special Achievement in Regional Theatre at the coveted TMA Awards (Theatrical Management Association). The Stage Newspaper, main sponsor of the ceremony, praised the festival’s efforts to take theatre to new audiences. This is a massive achievement that places the theatre programme at Latitude, up there with the great and the good of the performing arts world.
This year's line-up is already boasting a wealth of exciting acts across all arenas, and with so much more to be announced over the next five months this year's event will no doubt shape up to be yet another glorious slice of cultural heaven. Festival Republic Managing Director, Melvin Benn says: “Latitude Festival really is a focal point of the summer calendar now, and it's only in its fourth edition! The level of success is fantastic and it never fails to please me that people have embraced it as much as they have. Being able to bring together all the different aspects of the music and arts worlds is a fabulous achievement and it's that commitment that sets Latitude apart from the other festivals around. This year we are excited to announce the involvement of some truly incredible performers and companies that inspire, innovate and entertain. I, for one, cannot wait.”
Those prestigious companies presenting this year include The National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Bush Theatre, Plaines Plough, Lyric Hammersmith, The Young Vic and English Touring Theatre, the Pleasance, Tristan Bates Theatre and The National Student Drama Festival. Further announcements will be made in due course.
For full ticket and event information visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk