Dara Ó Briain, Simon Amstell and more head to Latitude

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It's spring now, which means the summer festivals are on their way, which means girls and boys are already excitedly shopping for expensive wellies and flower crowns and beaded jewellery...

And now Latitude Festival has announced its comedy line-up, revealing its headliners as Mock the Week's Dara Ó Briain, Hair comedian Katherine Ryan, and Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks funnyman Simon Amstell.

Also confirmed for Latitude's comedy stuff are Chris Ramsey, Joel Dommett, Seann Walsh, Andy Parsons and Tim Key.

They'll be joined by Dom Joly, Angelos and Barry, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Barry Crimmins and many, many more.

Latitude's Curator of the Arts, Tania Harrison, said: "Latitude prides itself in showcasing the very best artists, both emerging and established, and in the Comedy bill you'll find newcomers, rising stars and international acts.

"I'm delighted to announce Dara Ó Briain, Katherine Ryan and Simon Amstell as our first comedy headliners, and they're joined on the bill by an incredible line up of comics.

"We're also hosting playful, provocative performances from Soho Theatre and Cabaret stars including Duckie, Jonny Woo & The Glory, and Desmond O'Connor's Vive La Resistance, waving the revolutionary flag for the 50th anniversary of a landmark year for LGBT rights."

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On the music front, Latitude has signed up an impressive set of performers, including The 1975 as headliners on the Friday and Mumford & Sons on the Saturday.

The line-up doesn't stop there – Fleet Foxes will be headlining on Sunday night while Goldfrapp, Lucy Rose, Placebo, Fatboy Slim, Ride, Jack Garratt, Glass Animals and the legendary John Cale all perform throughout the weekend.

Latitude Festival is happening on Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are available here.

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