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New music booker for Latitude Festival

By | Published on Tuesday 25 October 2016


Festival Republic has announced the appointment of a new lead music booker for its Latitude festival in the form of Lucy Wood. She joins the Live Nation-owned festival business from Eat Your Own Ears, where she worked on Field Day as well as standalone shows for the likes of The xx, Four Tet, Grimes and Beirut.

She takes over the job from Natasha Haddad, who joined Festival Republic in 2013. She will continue to have a consultancy role with the festivals firm, but is stepping down from her full time involvement with Latitude.

Confirming all this, just in case you don’t believe me, you distrustful lot, is Festival Republic chief Melvin Benn, who says: “Natasha has become an integral part of the Festival Republic team, and will be greatly missed in that role but we obviously welcome her continued participation and advice in the consultancy role. Her work on Latitude has helped position the festival to be recognised for its innovative and exciting music programming. I wish Natasha every success in her future ventures.”

He goes on: “I am very pleased to be welcoming Lucy, and have no doubt that her fresh and vibrant attitude will be an invaluable asset to the twelfth edition of Latitude Festival and for future years to come. Lucy brings a wealth of experience from her previous role and her addition to the team will absolutely help maintain Latitude’s ethos”.

For her part, Wood adds: “I’m really excited to be joining the Festival Republic team. Latitude has always been one of my favourite festivals because it has consistently strong programming, and attracts people who are devoted to music but not hung up on genre. It’s amazing to be able to programme for such an open-minded, music-loving audience”.