Thursday, May 3, 2012
AS summer fast approaches it’s time to think about which festivals we are going to attend. So to help you with the pennies and to make you decide, we’ve teamed up with the organisers of Latitude to offer a highly prized pair of tickets to the three day bash.
2012 will be the seventh edition of Latitude, the UK’s favourite multiarts festival, which takes place at Henham Park in Suffolk from 12-15th July.
On Friday, July 13, Bon Iver will close Latitude’s Obelisk Arena in his first major headline slot and only UK festival appearance in 2012. BBC
Olympics theme composers Elbow will top the bill on Saturday, while Paul Weller will bring Latitude 2012 to a crescendo on Sunday.
Further musical highlights include Wild Beasts, The Horrors, White Lies, Rufus Wainwright and his Band, Lana Del Rey and Ben Howard.
World famous concert pianist, Lang Lang, will make his outdoor festival debut at Latitude 2012. His exclusive guest appearance will see him perform against the spectacular lakeside backdrop of Latitude’s floating The Waterfront Stage.
Hit BBC Radio 4 comedy-science show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, is a Latitude exclusive in the Comedy Arena, with Brian Cox and Robin Ince. The comedy and cabaret bill will also see special sets from Jack Dee, Reginald D Hunter, Greg Davies, Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Lee Nelson, Dave Gorman and Tim Minchin, with his rock n’ roll band.
Internationally renowned performance companies the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells will continue Latitude’s tradition for presenting the best in new dance and theatre. The Literary Arena will host a rare appearance from American writer, Siri Hustvedt as well as esteemed writers Iain Banks, John Pilger and Paul Mason.
The Poetry Arena will host the biggest names in spoken word, with Benjamin Zephaniah, Tony Harrison, John Cooper Clarke and Scroobius Pip amongst some of those already confirmed.
Latitude is a family friendly festival with several areas dedicated to entertaining children and teenagers alike. Surrounded by woodland and colourful sheep, the Children’s Arena is its own little festival, while The Inbetweeners Area is a space for teens who want their own space at Latitude. There are even activities for babies, plus fun in the family campsite for early risers who can’t wait to play.
For a full list of artists appearing and the full list of national and regional ticketing outlets please visit www.latitudefestival. co.uk
To win a pair of tickets to Latitude, simply answer the following question.
Paul Weller was the lead singer of which of these bands?
A – The Who
B – The Cure
C – The Jam
Text TC LATITUDE followed by your answer (A, B or C), and your name and postcode to 80058.
Texts cost £1, plus your standard network rate. Competition closes on Tuesday, May 15 at 12 noon.
Usual promotion rules apply – visit www.thecomet24.co.uk Customer services 0207 6335020.