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Latitude Festival – Music Addition – Ed Sheeran & Dermot O’Leary’s Indie Disc

| On 18, Apr 2011


14th – 17th July 2011, Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk.

Monday 18th April 2011


~ Ed Sheeran ~


~ Dermot O’Leary’s Indie Disco ~

On 14th – 17th July in the sumptuous surrounds of the Suffolk countryside, the welcoming daisy-adorned gates will open for the 6th edition of the magical and fantastical Latitude Festival.

With four bespoke arenas dedicated to music, Latitude offers an enormous selection of the finest hand-picked bands and artists to create the perfect soundtrack to a resoundingly superb weekend. From reformed must-sees, to the newest essential hot tips from a variety of genres, Latitude’s music arenas have it all. With The National, Paolo Nutini and Suede headlining the Obelisk Arena; Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Eels headlining The Word Arena and a whole wealth of musical talent playing across the weekend, Latitude once again boasts an exhilarating and unique line-up.

Meanwhile, Latitude’s unrivalled arts programme features the very best from the worlds of theatre, poetry, literary, comedy, cabaret, dance, art, fashion and film. All of these performances come together to create one spectacular summer break. Eye-opening and awe-inspiring – Latitude Festival just gets better and better.


The open space of Latitude’s Obelisk Arena is a beautiful natural amphitheatre that has housed truly momentous performances over the past five years. Renowned for pushing the envelope and offering something not found anywhere else, lay down your picnic blanket or put on your dancing shoes for the 2011 Obelisk Arena line-up.
Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has been carving out a unique career since he started gigging in 2005. With a prolific work ethic having played over 600 gigs in 3 years and self-released five EPs, he has an unwavering desire to make things happen. Ed has lived on the road, playing anywhere and everywhere performing his fantastically catchy and bold brand of acoustic pop with samples, loops and a small nod to the UK grime and dubstep scenes. A social networking sensation his videos on YouTube have over a million views and he has a fervent fan base. With his brand new EP ‘One Take EP’ out soon – this underground hero will no doubt become a mainstream success this year, so catch this rising star at Latitude Festival before he becomes truly massive. (Saturday)


Exploring the many pathways snaking through the enchanting woodland little pockets of treats and surprises are just waiting to be discovered. By day or by night, The Woods are an intriguing and beguiling place to spend your time. Art adorns the trees, and exhibitions, ad hoc performance and installations can be found at every turn. The small but perfectly formed stage in a clearing will host a diverse range of performances as well as DJs pumping out the tunes into the early hours of the morning making it the perfect place to party the night away.
Dermot O’Leary brings the Indie Disco from his BBC Radio 2 show to ‘In The Woods’ at Latitude. He’ll be in his Carter USM t-shirt playing songs that take you back to your indie adolescence. Festival goers can email their requests for the night to Please don’t throw your cider & black at him. It will make the CDs skip.

Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louise Wener, Tim Key, Simon Armitage, Rory McGrath, Dave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan Carr, Omid Djalili, Greg Davies and a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The Gate, Bush Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & Friends, Will Adamsdale, Idiots of Ants; and BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’.

With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

The full length press release, with details on all acts appearing at Latitude, is available in PDF format to download from:

Latitude’s music arena line-up to date:

~ The National ~
~ Paloma Faith ~ Bright Eyes ~ KT Tunstall ~

~ Paolo Nutini ~
~ My Morning Jacket ~ The Cribs ~ Seasick Steve ~ Rumer ~
~ They Might Be Giants ~ Ed Sheeran ~

~ Suede ~
~ Hurts ~ Glasvegas ~ Iron & Wine ~ The Waterboys ~


~ Bombay Bicycle Club ~
~ The Vaccines ~ Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group ~
~ Caribou ~

~ Foals ~
~ Echo and The Bunnymen ~ I Am Kloot ~

~ Eels ~
~ Lykke Li ~ OMD ~ Os Mutantes ~

Playing across all the music arenas over the course of the weekend are:

~ Avi Buffalo ~ Crocodiles ~
~ Glasser ~ Jenny and Johnny ~

~ Bellowhead ~ Villagers ~

~ Anna Calvi ~ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros ~
~ Foster The People ~ Gold Panda ~ Kele ~ The Leisure Society ~
~ Marques Toliver ~ The Naked and Famous ~

Also appearing

~ The Bees ~ British Sea Power ~ Caitlin Rose ~ Chapel Club ~
~ Crystal Fighters ~ C.W. Stoneking ~ Deerhunter ~
~ Dog Is Dead ~ The Duke And The King ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~ Esben and the Witch ~
~ Everything Everything ~ Fight Like Apes ~ Graffiti 6 ~
~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ~
~ The Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble ~ Phildel ~
~ The Raghu Dixit Project ~ Thea Gilmore ~ Tripwires ~
~ Trophy Wife ~ Violens ~ Wanda Jackson ~ Yann Tiersen ~


Weekend tickets £170.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £70.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Child ticket (5-12 years) £5.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Campervan Permit £30.00
Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping
Day tickets include car parking only
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