14th – 17th July 2011, Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk.
aaamusic | On 30, Jun 2011
~ Steve Mason ~
~ Submotion Orchestra ~
Follow the winding path through the enchanting woodland and you will stumble upon the Sunrise Arena, a haven for the best in up-and-coming music and be the first to see tomorrow’s stars today, deep within the woods.
Headlining the Saturday night in the intimate Sunrise Arena is Scotland’s fast- rising star, Steve Mason. Formerly of The Beta Band and sometimes also known under the names King Biscuit Time and Black Affair, Steve Mason released his first album under his own name – with producer Richard X – in 2010. Entitled ‘Boys Outside’ it was one of the best debuts of the year matching Steve’s distinctive way with words and downbeat vocals with Richard X’s ultra-modern, sheen production. Raw and shot through with dark pop melodies, Steve is one of Scotland’s most promising talents.
Sunday night will see a late set from Leeds’ Submotion Orchestra after headliners Crystal Fighters have performed. Having rapidly built up a reputation as one of the most interesting and original projects emerging from the UK today, Submotion Orchestra draw upon dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub. This fusion creates unique music that is at once delicate and heavy, spacious and dense, highly atmospheric but firmly rooted. Earth-shaking bass and drums combine with lush keyboard and trumpet textures to create the perfect bed for the fragile beauty of Ruby Wood’s vocals, and the celestial effects of sound designer Ruckspin. Playing tracks from their recently released debut ‘Finest Hour’ their blissed-out grooves is the perfect way to end the Sunrise Arena line-up at another fantastic 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. With 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.
Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louise Wener, Tim Key, Simon Armitage, Andrew Smith and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan Carr, Omid Djalili, Dylan Moran and a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The Gate, Flawless, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & Friends, Will Adamsdale, Idiots of Ants; 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’ and the Misfits cast in conversation, plus Tate Britain with Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari lead a visual feast inspired by Tate Britain’s Watercolour exhibition.
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.
Latitude’s music arena line-up to date:
– OBELISK ARENA –
~ The National ~
~ Paloma Faith ~ Bright Eyes ~ KT Tunstall ~
~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ~ Wanda Jackson ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~
~ Paolo Nutini ~
~ My Morning Jacket ~ The Cribs ~ Seasick Steve ~ Rumer ~
~ They Might Be Giants ~ Ed Sheeran ~
~ Suede ~
~ Hurts ~ Glasvegas ~ Iron and Wine ~ The Waterboys ~
~ Kele ~ Anna Calvi ~
~ Scala & Kolacny Brothers ~
– THE WORD ARENA –
~ Bombay Bicycle Club ~
~ The Vaccines ~ Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group ~
~ Caribou ~ Deerhunter ~ Yann Tiersen ~ Chapel Club ~
~ Avi Buffalo ~
~ Foals ~
~ Echo and The Bunnymen ~ I Am Kloot ~
~ Bellowhead ~ British Sea Power ~
~ The Walkmen ~ Villagers ~
~ Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse ~
~ Eels ~
~ Lykke Li ~ OMD ~ Everything Everything ~ Os Mutantes ~
~ The Naked and Famous ~ Carl Barât ~
~ The Leisure Society ~
– THE SUNRISE ARENA –
~ Cat’s Eyes ~
~ Jenny and Johnny ~ Glasser ~ Cloud Control ~
~ Esben and the Witch ~ Crocodiles ~ Grouplove ~
~ Fool’s Gold ~
~ Annie Nightingale: Decade Show ~
~ Steve Mason ~
~ Thea Gilmore ~ C.W. Stoneking ~ Fight Like Apes ~
~ Head and the Heart ~ Trophy Wife ~ Dog is Dead ~
~ Tripwires ~
~ Crystal Fighters ~
~ Gold Panda ~ Foster the People ~ The Bees
~ Catlin Rose ~ Oh Land ~
~ Marques Toliver ~ When Saints Go Machine ~
Plus at midnight:
~ Submotion Orchestra ~
– THE LAKE STAGE –
~ Dutch Uncles ~
~ Admiral Fallow ~ Jonny ~ Still Corners ~ Various Cruelties ~
~ The Gentle Good ~ Brown Brogues ~ James Spankie ~ Gary Nock ~
~ CocknBullKid ~
~ Tribes ~ Dels ~ Y Niwl ~ Fiction ~
~ Cerebral Ballzy ~ The B. Goodes ~ Gabriella Noble ~
~ Dry The River ~
~ Fixers ~ Mazes ~ Ghostpoet ~ Gwilym Gold ~ These Are End Times ~
~ Friends Electric ~
Plus late night performance from:
~ James Blake ~