Festival Republic has announced Lucy Wood as Latitude’s new music talent buyer, replacing Natasha Haddad.
Haddad, who has worked on the Suffolk festival since 2013, is stepping down from a full-time role with the company to take up a consultancy position to enable her to spend more time in the USA.
Wood was previously with Eat Your Own Ears, where she worked on various events including Field Day, as well as promoting shows including The xx, Four Tet, Grimes and Beirut.
"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," said Wood. "It's amazing to be able to programme for such an open-minded, music-loving audience."
Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn said: “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.
"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 12th 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.”