The full line-up for Latitude 2017 is forming, with The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes headlining.
Excelling in the role it has carved out for itself as Britain’s ‘biggest small festival’ for over a decade now, the line-up for the 2017 edition of Latitude Festival is shaping up nicely.
Following a meteoric rise that saw them top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 2016, slick indie-pop-sters The 1975 headline the main Obelisk Arena on Friday night, topping a bill consisting mainly of guitar-orientated acts. The reformed shoegaze act Ride, promising newcomer The Japanese House and the glittery pop of Goldfrapp look to be the early standouts.
Mumford & Sons are curating the Saturday at Latitude 2017
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Yet another beautiful year for Latitude Festival. Revelers were seen basking in the sun and enjoying the good vibes 2016 at the event held at Henham Park, Southwold, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th July 2016
About to enter its second decade of its existence, the rise and rise of Latitude Festival in Suffolk has epitomised the explosion in small festivals in Britain over the last ten years.
Despite all the truisms about it being an impeccably middle-class experience (I once heard someone strolling around the campsite asking a succession of people if they had a garlic crusher.), anybody who's been even once to Latitude will testify that it really is more than just a music festival. With smaller tents and stages spread out across its spacious arena specifically dedicated to literature, poetry, performing arts, theatre, film and cabaret, its vibe is extremely relaxed, explicitly family-friendly, and very different to almost all of the major festivals.
In the spirit of not tinkering with a winning formula, the organisers have looked to build the 11th edition of Latitude along the same lines as they always have. While they've broken with their tradition of never having the same headliner twice (this year's Saturday night top billing act The National also headlined back in 2011), the list of music acts is as diverse and impressive as ever, with The Maccabees finally getting a crack at a full headlining spot on Friday and the resurgent Mancunian legends New Order closing the festival on Sunday night.
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Trevor Noah - South African comedian Trevor Noah is confirmed as Jon Stewart's replacement on US TV's 'The Daily Show. He is shown here playing Day 2 of the Latitude Festival 2014 in Southwold, Suffolk at Latitude Festival - London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th March 2015
The day ended on a somber note, after a 17-year-old fell victim to an undisclosed medical condition.
Latitude Festival 2014 was marred by tragedy this Sunday, when a teenager died after becoming ill on the festival site. The boy, whose identity remains undisclosed, was airlifted from the festival at around 4.30PM on Saturday, according to The Mirror. He died in the early hours of Sunday morning. His death has been attributed to an “isolated medical condition,” according to organizers.
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Lily Allen has replaced Two Door Cinema Club as Friday night headliner at Latitude 2014.
Lily Allen has been drafted in to headline the Friday night at Latitude Festival after indie-rockers Two Door Cinema Club were forced to cancel. The band's lead singer Alex Timble was hospitalised with a chronic stomach complaint after collapsing at Chicago airport.
Lily Allen performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 [Getty/Ian Gavan]
"It is with deep sadness that our longstanding supporters and Friday night headliner Two Door Cinema Club have had to cancel their performance under advice of doctors. We wish Alex all the best and a speedy recovery," said Melvin Benn of Latitude organisers Festival Republic.
The three day spectacular mixed music, arts, comedy and more in what continues to be one of the UK's premiere festivals - and we've got plenty of pictures from all three days
Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the likes of Foals, Kraftwerk, Texas and Bobby Womack rub shoulders with the likes of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran and Daniel Kitson. And that's just scratching the surface of what was on show.
Kraftwerk have been touring their 3-D show across the globe
On the first day (Friday 19 July) Bloc Party lit up the main-stage, having seen the likes of the Maccabees, Yo La Tengo and The Leisure Society come before them. Elsewhere, on the smaller BBC Radio 6 stage, Texas were the headliners of the night, with Willy Mason, Villagers, Beth Orton and more coming before them, whilst Japandroids and DIIV were among the bigger names on the smaller stages. Meanwhile, bringing the laughs to the comedy stage was Lee Nelson and Sean Lock, to name but two.
Since its birth in 2006 Latitude has felt like a bubble continuing to expand. Each year it has grown in size and stature, with stronger line-ups and more and more treats crammed into every nook and cranny of the site's beautiful and intimate location of Henham Park in Suffolk. Each year it feels like it must be close to reaching bursting point; to losing the identity and atmosphere that made it so enticing. Fortunately, 2012 saw another year pass without such incident.
Continue reading: Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk 13th-15th July 2012 Live Review
'It's more than just a music festival' claims the blurb on the cover of Latitude's 335-page programme, and in terms of location, alternative entertainment and the diversity of performers and artists they're right. After all, where else in the UK's saturated festival market would you find a boating lake in the middle of the site? Or breakdance and yoga classes? Not to mention exclusive restaurants or the aptly named Toss Activity Centre. Often lambasted as the middle class festival of Great Britain when in actual fact what that really means is that gangs of boozed up lads pissing in cups and throwing them at the nearest stage are gladly excluded in favour of a mainly family orientated audience.
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17th, 18th and 19th July 2009
Continue reading: Latitude Festival, 17th, 18th and 19th July 2009 Live Review