Andrew Dipper

Eddie Izzard to play Latitude 2013

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Eddie Izzard will play this year’s Latitude Festival, organisers have announced.

In a break from his current arena tour, Izzard will join up with Nina Conti, Richard Herring, Rubberbandits, Birthday Girls [formerly Lady Garden] and So On And So Forth, who have today been announced to play the festival.

Earlier this year, Latitude announced yet another star-studded comedy line-up, including Sean Lock, Dylan Moran, Tim Key and Daniel Kitson.

Kitson is full of busy at Latitude this summer, bringing six performances over four different stages.

In the Theatre Arena he will present two performances of his current tour show After the Beginning, Before the End.

The same venue will also play host to the first previews of a brand new theatrical work.

Meanwhile, the Poetry Arena will see Kitson joining forces with musician Gavin Osborn for a one off performance of Lucinda Ding and the Monstrous Thing, a forty five minute adventure poem ballad thing from the long-time collaborators.

Finally, the Film & Music Arena will host the first ever public screening of It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later, a concert film of the show by the same name recorded last summer in Manchester and followed here by a Q&A session with Kitson and the film maker, Ewan Jones Morris.

Here’s a full list of the acts playing this year’s festival: Mark Watson, The Horne Section, Jamie Kilstein, Robin Ince, Pappy’s, Kevin Eldon, Marcus Brigstocke, Sean Lock, Daniel Simonsen, Seann Walsh, Lee Nelson, Charlie Baker, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Tom Deacon, Eddie Izzard, Reggie Watts, Ed Gamble, Andrew Ryan, Naz Osmanoglu, James Acaster, Simon Evans, Sara Pascoe, Jamie Kilstein, Adam Buxton’s  Bug, Nina Conti, Richard Herring, Rubberbandits, Birthday Girls, Marcel Lucont, Joel Dommett, Brett Goldstein, So On And So Forth, Romesh Ranganathan, Elis James, The Noise Next Door, Idiots of Ants, Hennessy & Friends, Loretta Maine, Holly Walsh, Luisa Omielan, Ed Aczel, Vikki Stone, Alfie Brown, Sam Fletcher, Pat Cahill, Mae Martin, Lucy Beaumont, Ben Target, Suzy Bennett, Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar, David Trent, Chris Kendall, Rob  Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Rees, Tiffany Stevenson, Kerry Godliman, plus the Monster Comedy Shed.

Giggle Beats will once again provide coverage of the event in Suffolk, making the mammoth trip from our base in the North East to bring you unique coverage of Latitude.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, priced at £182.50.

Read our review of Latitude 2012.