Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals were revealed as the headline acts for this year’s Latitude Festival, which made its first line-up announcement last night.
Other names confirmed for the festival, which takes place from 18 – 21 July at Henham Park in Suffolk, include The Maccabees, Hot Chip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mark Lanegan Band and Yo La Tengo.
Bloc Party, who released the album Four last year, will play the Obelisk Arena on the Friday night, German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, who recently played a series of special shows at the Tate Modern Gallery, will perform their 3D concert on the Saturday night, with Foals closing the festival on the Sunday.
Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis said he was excited to return to Latitude:
“Latitude is always exciting, because they offer a very tasteful selection of acts. For our band, it’s an honour to headline alongside someone of the calibre of Kraftwerk – they can do whatever they like, they’re unique and you know they’re going to put on an incredible show. Bloc Party will be fantastic headliners too.”
The headliners for the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage this year will be Modest Mouse, Alt-J and Beach House.
Latitude also prides itself on its non-musical offerings, with a range of comedy, theatre, art, film and literary performances, featuring the likes of Dylan Moran, Daniel Kitson, National Theatre Wales and Neon Neon, David Shrigley, Carol Ann Duffy and Germaine Greer.
Check out the full line-up at www.latitudefestival.com.
Tickets for Latitude are on sale now, with a weekend + camping ticket priced at £182.50.
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