More Comedy, Spoken Word & Music added to Latitude Festival’s Biggest Ever Line Up!

Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival adds yet more names to the arts and music stages, transforming Henham Park into the ultimate playground of artistic expression. Taking place 16th-19th July 2020 in Suffolk, the festival is headlined by HAIM, LIAM GALLAGHER, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, BILL BAILEY and SIMON AMSTELL.

Despite recent speculation on Coronavirus, we are continuing to plan to make this the best Latitude Festival that it can possibly be. Until the time that the government tell us we can’t, we will continue at full steam ahead and look forward to welcoming all festival goers in July!

Prepare for a riotous summer weekend of laughter as JO BRAND joins Latitude as the third Comedy Arena headliner. From incendiary stand-up to heart-warming jokes about baking, JO BRAND has been making an impression for decades. Preferring to be hailed as a ‘national disgrace’ and not ‘national treasure’, Jo is a both anarchic and hilarious.  Star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning series Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice, Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes, and the award-winning Through the Cakehole, Jo is the ultimate Latitude booking. Also joining the comedy bill is writer, comedian, and star of Channel 4’S Riot Girls SOPHIE DUKER, who brings her own brand silly, sexy, & savage stand-up to the festival.

Jo Brand to play Latitude Festival 2020

Celebrated author BERNARDINE EVARISTO tops The Speakeasy literary line-up. With her historic Man Booker Prize win, Evaristo is the author everyone is talking about. Her critically acclaimed novel, Girl, Woman, Other was named as one of Barack Obama’s 19 Favourite Books of 2019 and focuses on the exploration of the lives of 12 different people – “mostly women, mostly black” – in modern day Britain. She joins Latitude as part of the Women’s Prize for Fiction line up in conversation with KATE MOSSE.

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Across the weekend, The Speakeasy will host a rabble-rousing range of established wordsmiths and emergent talents. Here SCARLETT CURTIS invites Latitude attendees to participate in a live edition of Women’s Prize for Fiction’s digital book club #ReadingWomen, whilst Empire Magazine editor TERRI WHITE will discuss her much anticipated memoir Coming Undone, and Sunday Times bestselling author, blogger, and host of the hugely successful Ctrl Alt Delete podcast EMMA GANNON talks about her debut novel Olive with award-winning novelist and screenwriter EMMA JANE UNSWORTH, author of the acclaimed Animals and forthcoming Adults.

The Listening Post, a whole stage dedicated to the diverse and creative art form that is podcasts, adds more to its already ground-breaking bill; announcing Girls On Film, a review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster ANNA SMITH, with a very special guest to be announced.

Latitude is celebrated for booking eclectic music talent and 2020 takes it to a whole new level with a diverse range of huge names and trailblazers just added. CELESTE who topped the BBC Sound Of 2020 as well as the BRITs Rising Star Award, will perform in Latitude’s Obelisk Arena. The Brighton raised singer is hotly tipped for big things this year and has been included in lists of artists to watch by The Guardian, Vogue, NME, MTV, VEVO, Amazon Music, as well as current single ‘Stop This Flame’ A-Listed across major radio stations.

Across the weekend a host of cutting edge artists have also been added to the bill including the much hyped RINA SAWAYAMA who shared new track ‘XS’  from her debut album SAWAYAMA last week, and has collaborated with the likes of BBC Sounds headliner Charli XCX, feminist and punk band BIG JOANIE, powerful heart-on-sleeve songwriter ANGIE MCMAHON, and Australian alt-pop outfit CUB SPORT who support fourth studio album, ‘Like Nirvana’.