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Winner of Line-Up of the Year at the UK Festival Awards, Latitude returns for its ninth edition, taking place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Following recent announcements including headliners Two Door Cinema Club and Damon Albarn, Latitude is thrilled to announce the third and final headliner for the 2014 festival.
Having played two sold out O2 Arenas in December 2012, Latitude are thrilled to announce that the third headliner on the Obelisk Arena on the Sunday will be The Black Keys. Latitude is especially proud as this will be The Black Keys’ first ever UK festival headline performance. Winners of last year’s BRIT Award for Best International Band and seven times Grammy Award Winners, The Black Keys’ most recent album El Camino has gone platinum in five countries. With a sound that veers between traditional blues, psychedelic and garage rock, partnered with an explosive and honest live performance, don’t miss The Black Keys, closing Latitude 2014 in style.
Latitude’s Comedy line-up offers festival goers a rare opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the business outside of an arena setting, and the first chance to see the acts destined to make waves in Edinburgh later in the summer. Latitude is delighted to announce the first headliner will be the award-winning Dara O’Briain! Described by The Times as “one of the most entertaining stand-up comics in the land”, Dara presents many TV panel shows including Mock The Week, School of Hard Sums and Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox. Absurdist comedian with a gift for punning Milton Jones is a firm favourite on the live circuit and on BBC Radio 4, where his hit series Another Case of Milton Jones airs each week, he’ll be bringing his colourful shirts and celebrated one-liners to Latitude. Among the comedy stars is Al Murray, presenting his Saloon Show, where the nation's favourite bar room philosopher will be joined by a host of special comedy, variety and music guests in a pop-up pub. Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Tim Key will be at Latitude with his new show Single White Slut. Recently described by The Independent as ‘the British Seinfeld’, Josh Widdicombe is an observational stand-up who can find “the sparkle in the mundane” [The Guardian], co-host of topical chat show The Last Leg and XFM DJ. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian whose star is definitely on the ascent; fans recite his performances verbatim, share his clips globally and have joined him in their legions on social media. If you’ve missed him taking over the globe, catch him at Latitude this summer.
With no fewer than ten arts arenas, stages and spaces boasting the biggest names in comedy, theatre, dance, film, cabaret, literature and performance, Latitude is unrivalled for the breadth, depth and quality of its arts programming. 2014 is no different, offering a spectacular choice of major shows, star acts and ground breaking site-specific commissioned works.