The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes will headline Latitude Festival 2017
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The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes will headline Latitude, one of the region’s biggest music festivals, this summer, but there are many diverse musical treasures and more to be found down the bill.
More than 30,000 people are expected to descend on Henham Park, near Southwold, for the 12th edition of the festival which will take place between Thursday, July 13 and Sunday, July 16.
Fresh from their Best British Group win at the BRIT Awards and two sold-out nights at the O2 Arena, The 1975 will headline Friday night. Following last year’s chart-topping album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, the Manchester outfit have gone from strength to strength over the last four years, going on to sell out arenas across the world since first performing on The Lake Stage back in 2013.
Mumford & Sons will take to the Obelisk Arena as Saturday night headliners in their only UK festival appearance this year. The Grammy Award winners will be bringing their ‘Gentlemen of the Road’ to Henham Park, presenting their personally curated Saturday line-up, including an appearance from Senegalese superstar singer with whom they worked on their Johannesburg EP and recent concert film, documentary and album, Live From South Africa: Dust And Thunder.
Fleet Foxes will be making their Latitude debut as they headline The Obelisk Arena on the Sunday. Returning from a hiatus and armed with a platinum debut album, their first British performance in five years will no doubt make for a memorable end to the weekend.
Also taking to the main stage will be Goldfrapp, making their Latitude debut after almost 20 years together, plus returning festival favourites The Horrors, and captivating singer-songwriter Lucy Rose.
Fresh after a huge 2016 and the release of their second album How To Be A Human Being, Glass Animals will also bring their energetic live show, alongside returning indie rockers Grandaddy off the back of their first album in 10 years, and Tinariwen and The Very Best.
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The BBC Music Stage will feature alt-rock pioneers Placebo. Iconic 1990s band Ride will deliver their seminal shoegaze, while the legendary Fatboy Slim will bring his barrage of hits.
There will also be performances from London electronic duo Mount Kimbie, hotly-tipped pop powerhouse Maggie Rogers, prodigious multi-instrumental duo The Lemon Twigs, and the return of young indie rebel Declan McKenna. The Radio Dept. make their Latitude debut alongside indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso, and Antipodean songwriter Julia Jacklin. American troubadour Kevin Morby, psych revivalists Temples, the highly-praised power trio Sunflower Bean, hyped London quartet Palace and the exuberant duo Honeyblood will all take to the Sunrise Arena.
Festival favourites Ibibio Sound Machine, model turned folk singer Karen Elson, dance pop prospects Formation, BBC Sound Of 2017 nominee Tom Grennan, and Icelandic garage-rockers Kaleo also make appearances, as will ascendant French duo HER, the first signing on Ben Howard’s label A Blaze of Feather, and US folk favourites The Head and the Heart.
• Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Suffolk, July 14-16. Adult weekend tickets £197.50 face value, teen weekend tickets £132.50, child weekend tickets £8. Day tickets £77.50, children £10.
• More ticket information/tickets at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/latitude