Blondie and RSC join Latitude festival bill

Television comedy favourites and the Royal Shakespeare Company have joined the impressive line-up for this summer's Latitude Festival.Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle, star of BBC Two's Mock the Week, and fast-paced comedian Lee Mack are joining the line-up in the comedy tent for the festival at Henham Park, near Southwold, from July 17 to 20.

American rock band Blondie, television comedy favourites and the Royal Shakespeare Company have joined the impressive line-up for this summer's Latitude Festival.

Blondie, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic Parallel Lines album this year, will play at the festival alongside already-confirmed acts including Franz Ferdinand and Interpol.

Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle, star of BBC Two's Mock the Week, and fast-paced comedian Lee Mack are joining the line-up in the comedy tent for the festival at Henham Park, near Southwold, from July 17 to 20.

Time Out award winner Robin Ince will also appear alongside already-confirmed acts including Bill Bailey, Ross Noble and Simon Amstell.


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The Royal Shakespeare Company will be performing a series of five minute mini epic plays in the theatre tent alongside a play from the National Theatre's New Connections series, an ambitious programme for young theatre writers.

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