More names announced for Latitude Festival

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With just two weeks to go until this year's Latitude festival in Henham Park, Southwold, a host of special guests and new names have been announced.

Among the additions to the lineup are Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and Radio 6 presenter Tom Ravenscroft.

In the Literary Arena, culinary duo Hemsley and Hemsley will present their new book The Art of Eating Well while magazine Standard Issue will host a special session with Mickey Noonan, Hannah Dunleavy, Sadie Hasler, Sofie Hagen, Sara Pascoe, Andrea McLean, Dr Suze Kundu and Caroline Criado-Perez.

The London International Animation Festival Short Film programme will include Conor Finnegan's Fear of Flying and Kris Genjin's History of Pets and there will be short films from the British Film Institute including On Yer Bike and On Yer Bike 2.

The Film and Music Arena will be hosting the first two episodes of the second series of hit TV show Yonderland​, followed by a question and answer session with the show's creators chaired by comedian Robin Ince.


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Film fans can also look forward to director and visual artist Doug Aitken's appearance at the festival, when he will be in conversation with Financial Times columnist Peter Aspden about his film Station to Station.

The arena will also show a documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse, called The Day She Came to Dingle, based on a concert she performed in the Irish town.

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Blossoms will take to the Lake Stage on Saturday, alongside Beach Baby with their fusion of classic indie guitar and electronica.

Theo Verney will take over on Sunday, followed by half of Mista Men, Mella Dee, with his garage and bassline house at the iArena late night stage.

The festival also plays host to the Sheffield Doc/Fest - a film festival, industry sessions programme and marketplace which will feature pitching opportunities, discussion panels and film-maker masterclasses.

And Andy Bennett has been added to the Poetry Arena, bringing his wit and honest approach to life.

This year sees the festival celebrate its 10th edition from July 16 to July 19.

For the full line up visit www.latitudefestival.com

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