More additions announced to Latitude festival line-up

This year's extravaganza is set to attract 40,000 people. Picture: James Bass

This year's extravaganza is set to attract 40,000 people. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

With less than two weeks to go until the start of the 11th edition of Latitude festival a new wave of performers have been announced to appear across the festival weekend this summer.

Announced to joining the stellar comedy line-up is comedian and writer Phil Ellis, as well John-Luke Roberts and Anna Savory who will be joining Robin Ince and Josie Long for the Festival Shambles special with Reece Shearsmith and Rufus Hound.

Further additions have also been announced to perform at the Film and Music Arena including British director Ken Loach who will be in conversation with Mark Kermode, chief film critic for The Observer during the festival , held between July 14 and 17,

The Film and Music Arena will welcome one of Britain's best loved, most respected directors Ken Loach who will be in conversation with Mark Kermode, chief film critic for The Observer. This event will run alongside the film Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach; presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest – a surprisingly candid documentary of Loach's work, and a playful study on the process and struggles of creating such a unique career and body of work.

While Literary Arena line up sees new additions such as Nick Hopkins; Head of Investigations at The Guardian, who will be in discussion with the already announced Ewen MacAskill in an event entitled From Snowden to the Panama Papers: The Revelations, chaired by Paul Bede Johnson CBE.


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As well as comedian Shappi Khorsandi will be introducing her debut novel- Nina is Not Ok, in interview with Viv Groskop.

Tickets for Latitude festival are on sale now, with adult weekend passes costing £197.50 and day tickets costing £77.50. For further information visit www.latitudefestival.com.

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For full line-up announcement see below:

FILM & MUSIC ARENA

KEN LOACH icw MARK KERMODE

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST presents VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH

MARY BURKE | POLLY STENHAM | WILL OLDROYD | LINDA RUTH WILLIAMS

SARAH MCCARTHY on WORKING IN FILM

LABEL OF LOVE: HUW STEPHENS icw TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS' TOBY L & TIM DELLOW

BIG GAY SONG BOOK hosted by THE GLORY

PAINES PLOUGH presents WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK

LSFF presents HARMONY KORINE SHORT FILMS

MARIA RUBAN

LITERARY

NICK HOPKINS & PAUL JOHNSON | SHAPPI KHORSANDI | VIV GROSKOP

BRIX SMITH-START icw ANITA SETHI

OLIVIA PIEKARSKI & STEVE HANDLEY on LIFE INSIDE THE FALL

THE GOOD IMMIGRANT hosted by SATHNAM SANGHERA with

SABRINA MAHFOUZ, CHIMENE SULEYMAN & WEI MING KAM

WELLCOME TRUST

THE SCIENCE AND EVOLUTION OF LEARNING with

PROF PAUL HOWARD-JONES & PROF SARAH JAYNE BLAKEMORE

RIGHT ON THE MONEY with DR VALERIE VOON, STEPHEN SHARMAN & SUZI GAGE

FARAWAY FOREST

SAM WYER & LAURA DRAKE-CHAMBERS | DAVID SHILLINGLAW | METRO IMAGING

THE END OF DANCE | ART ASSEMBLY

ARTS COUNCIL SURGERY SHED | MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERS

JANE LENNARD | CLOUD NINE DÉCOR

LIVE ART HOUSE

CARNESKY'S FINISHING SCHOOL | LIVE ART DEVELOPMENT AGENCY present PLAYING UP

LIVE ART BISTRO | STEAKHOUSE LIVE | RHIANNON FAITH | YOUNG VIC TAKING PART

BERNIE KATZ, PRINCE OF SOHO

COMEDY

JOHN LUKE ROBERTS | ANNA SAVORY | PHIL ELLIS

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