Latitude comedy line-up revealed: Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe to appear at this year’s festival

Latitude Comedy 2016

Latitude Comedy 2016 - Credit: Archant

Some of the biggest names in comedy and cabaret will be heading to Henham Park this summer to perform at Latitude Festival.

Russell Howard to perform at Latitude 2016

Russell Howard to perform at Latitude 2016 - Credit: Archant

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

RUSSELL HOWARD

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

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