Simon Amstell joins Latitude | Festivals announces more comedy acts

Simon Amstell joins Latitude

Festivals announces more comedy acts

Simon Amstell has been announced as one of the stand-up headlines for this year’s Latitude festival.

The comic joins the previously announced Bill Bailey on the bill of the 2,000-capacity comedy arena at the event in Henham Park, Suffolk, over the weekend of July 16 to 19

Also announced for the comedy line-up today are Rich Hall,  Kerry Godliman, Flo & Joan,  Jayde Adams, Abigoliah Schamaun, Angela Barnes,  Olga Koch, and Shazia Mirza

The finalists of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards, whose heats kick off next week, will also play the festival.

It was also announced today that Snow Patrol will be taking to the main Obelisk Stage  in the popular Sunday lunchtime slot, having had to pull out of last year’s festival because of injury. They join previously announced musical headliners Haim, The Chemical Brothers and Liam Gallagher.

 Jenny Eclair and co-writer Judith Holder are also heading to the festival, as part of the Listening Post’s programme of live podcasts. 

Eclair said: ‘Expect "twinge of the day" and conversations about being "too old for early retirement" and "too wide to get into most public loos without doing a three-point turn"; while   Holder added: ‘ Think two game old birds nattering over the virtual garden fence about being so old you think J Lo is a drink or having issues with "the undercarriage" which make PMT seem like a Disney ride.’

Also coming to the same stage are Brian And Roger, the podcast featuring Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner.

Tickets for the festival are available here.

Published: 13 Feb 2020

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