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Joanne McNally and Alexandra Haddow lead comedians boycotting Latitude 2024 over Barclays sponsorship

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Latitude 2024 due to the festival’s sponsorship with Barclays and its ties to Israel.They are the two leading names when it comes to the comedians who are boycotting this year’s edition of the event, and follow numerous musical acts who are refusing to perform while it is still sponsored by the bank.Joanne McNally announced her withdrawal from the festival last week, when she shared an update online.

She was set to close the comedy tent at Latitude 2024, which will be held at Henham Park in Suffolk between July 25 and 28.“I’m getting messages today about me performing at Latitude when it’s being sponsored by Barclays,” she began on Instagram (via Goss.ie). “I’m no longer doing Latitude.

I was due to close the comedy tent on the Sunday night but I pulled out last week.“I’m on the old artwork but I haven’t been listed on the site since I pulled out a week ago.”Fellow comedian Alexandra Haddow has also withdrawn, and taken to social media to explain that the decision comes in solidarity with Palestine.“I was booked to host the comedy stage on the Sunday at Latitude Festival this year but have decided to pull out due to Barclays being the Official sponsor.

They are on the BDS official boycott list and I can’t in good conscience take the fee,” the statement began.“Barclays have increased their funding to several companies who are facilitating weapons & technology used in the genocide in Palestine since the war started and this is one of the only things I can actively do.”Haddow continued: “I was so looking forward to playing the festival and hope to do so in the future – it always looks like so much fun.

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