Latitude comedy line-up revealed: Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe to appear at this year’s festival
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Some of the biggest names in comedy and cabaret will be heading to Henham Park this summer to perform at Latitude Festival.
Headliner Russell Howard will be joined by Josh Widdicombe, Paul Merton and Al Murray, as just a few of the household faces from the world of comedy announced to perform at this year's festival.
Curator of the Latitude Arts Arenas, Tania Harrison said: 'On the bill there are big names from television and theatre, but also exciting lesser known acts such as Ivo Graham, who I am big fan of.
'We also have Al Porter, who is a big name in his native Ireland but not many will know him here, he is definitely one to look out for; also check out Joe Lycett, who was our 2010 Act of the Year, he is funny all the time.'
Since the first festival in 2006, Latitude has become a renowned breeding ground for comedic talent.
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Returning headline act Russell Howard previously performed Latitude ten years ago, while Josh Widdicombe was crowned Latitude New Act of the Year in 2009 and other notable names such as Michael McIntyre and Sarah Millican have graced the Comedy Arena stage.
The festival held from July 14 to July 17 will also host a line up overflowing with cabaret talent from the likes of Tina C and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows.
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'It is important to go into both the comedy and cabaret arenas so not to miss any current stars or upcoming performers.
'Country and Western singer Tina C will provide fantastic entertainment with a performance full of dry wit and good music. Similarly, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, will offer something quite insane for audiences to enjoy,' added Ms Harrison.
Far more than just a music festival Latitude attracts over 35, 000 people to Henham Park each year, who come to enjoy the eclectic mix of music, film, comedy and poetry. Earlier this month, iconic English band, New Order were announced as headliners alongside American rock band The National and indie group The Maccabees at the Obelisk Arena- the festival's main stage.
Tickets are on sale now, with adult weekend passes costing £197.50 and day tickets costing £77.50.
For further information visit www.latitudefestival.com.
Full Line Up
JOSH WIDDICOMBE | REGGIE WATTS
PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS | TAPE FACE | AL MURRAY
DAVID O'DOHERTY |ROBIN INCE & JOSIE LONG | MARK WATSON
SARA PASCOE | HAL CRUTTENDEN |NICK HELM
SIMON EVANS | MARK STEEL | SAM SIMMONS | JOE LYCETT
KERRY GODLIMAN | PAPPY'S | THE HORNE SECTION | DANIEL SLOSS
JAMES ACASTER | NISH KUMAR | JOEL DOMMETT
MAX AND IVAN | JOHN ROBINS & ELIS JAMES | MARCEL LUCONT
CARDINAL BURNS, JAMIE DEMETRIOU, ELLIE WHITE & SPECIAL GUESTS
IVO GRAHAM | FELICITY WARD | DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE & SOFIE HAGEN | LUKE KEMPNER
ANGELA BARNES | AL PORTER | DAVID MORGAN | IAIN STIRLING | SHAZIA MIRZA
COMEDIAN'S CINEMA CLUB WITH ERIC LAMPAERT & SPECIAL GUESTS | DAVID ELMS | RHYS JAMES
PHIL WANG | BOBBY MAIR | KEIRAN HODGSON | RICHARD GADD
LAZY SUSAN | MASSIVE DAD | GEIN'S FAMILY GIFT SHOP | SUZI RUFFEL
SEAN MCLOUGHLIN | SPENCER JONES | GABRIEL BISSET SMITH | DAPHNE | GRAINNE MAGUIRE
STUART GOLDSMITH | ROBERT CAWSEY | PIERRE NOVELLIE | ELLIOT STEEL | TEZ ILYAS |LLOYD GRIFFITHS
LOLLY ADEFOPE |BETH VYSE | GOOSE | TOM LUCY | FIN TAYLOR | JORDAN BROOKES
KIRI PRITCHARD McLEAN | STEVE BUGEJA | KAE KURD | MO GILLIGAN | TWAYNA MAYNE
ESHAAN AKBAR | FUNMBI OMOTAYO|ELF LYONS | SOPHIE WILLAN | KATIA KVINGE | BRENNAN REECE
LAUREN PATTISON | ROSE MATAFEO | JAMALI MADDIX | DANNY O'BRIEN | KATE LUCAS | EMMA SIDI
ELEANOR TIERNAN |LAURA LEXX |MASUD MILAS | SARAH KEYWORTH
SARAH BENETTO'S STORYTELLERS CLUB | CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARDS
CABARET AT LATITUDE 2016
DUCKIE | SOHO THEATRE| THE GLORY
DES O'CONNOR & SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG | TINA C |DUSTY LIMITS
MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS | TIM BELL