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BBC Radio 2 At Latitude 2009


What is Latitude?


The Latitude Festival takes place between 16 - 19 July, and BBC Radio 2 are there to bring you the best the festival has to offer.

With music but also theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics and literature across its many stages, Latitude is a feast of entertainment for a wide variety of artistic tastes.

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Click above to watch video of Claudia Winkleman painting sheep at the Latitude Festival.

Enjoy Latitude With Radio 2

The Radcliffe & Maconie Show: 16 July  2000 - 2200

  • Stuart Maconie

    Stuart Maconie hosts the show solo kicking off Radio 2's coverage of Latitude 2009, live from behind the festival's Obelisk Arena. Speaking to various performers as they arrive at the Sunrise Coast festival, he'll have an interview and session from hotly-tipped electro pop artist Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, and an interview with Edwyn Collins plus his manager and biographer Grace Maxwell. 

    Poet and friend of the show Simon Armitage will be dropping by in the second hour, and Claudia Winkleman will be chatting about her Friday night show, which is live from Latitude.

    Find out more here

Claudia Winkleman's Arts Show: 17 July  2200 - 0000

Dermot O'Leary: 18 July  1500 - 1800

  • Dermot O'Leary

    Dermot O'Leary hosts a special Radio 2 Introduces performance from burgeoning star Elviin, recorded in the BBC Radio Arena at Latitude.

    Dermot also chats to some of the artists appearing at the festival, and there are live acoustic performances from Mika, Turin Brakes, Golden Silvers and Camera Obscura.

    Find out about the show hereSee pictures of Dermot's guests at Latitude

Janice Long: 20 July  0000 - 0300

The Radcliffe & Maconie Show: 20 July  2000 - 2200

  • Stuart Maconie

    With Mark still away, Stuart rounds up the weekend's Latitude Festival coverage with a selection of live music recorded for Radio 2 at the event.

    Find out more here

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