Slaves lead the latest additions to Latitude 2016
Isaac Holman of Slaves / photo: Katy Blackwood

Latitude Festival has announced the second wave of bands for 2016, with punk duo Slaves and supergroup Minor Victories leading the names to join the bill.

The raucous twosome of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman will appear on the BBC Radio 6 Music stage, adding the Suffolk festival to an already packed schedule that includes slots at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and T in the Park.

Minor Victories – made up of members of Mogwai, Editors and Slowdive – are a UK exclusive for Latitude, performing material from the project’s eponymous debut album.

The majority of over thirty new additions to the weekend are to the Lake Stage curated by BBC broadcaster Huw Stephens, and mostly consisting of hotly-tipped bands for the future.

Hip-hop star Loyle Carner, Liverpool femme rockers The Big Moon and politically-charged indie upstarts ESTRONS are some of the stand-out names for the stage.

Juliette Jackson of The Big Moon / photo: Katy Blackwood

Katy Blackwood

Bill Ryder-Jones, Teleman and eclectic excellencies Pumarosa will also appear in the Sunrise Arena, while Bear’s Den are a new addition to the main stage.

The festival at Henham Park takes place from July 14-17, with previously announced headline sets from The Maccabees, New Order and The National.

Other major names for the weekend include Chvrches, Beirut, M83, Daughter, Chet Faker, Father John Misty, Of Monsters and Men, Frightened Rabbit, Rat Boy, Grimes and The Lumineers, plus arts attractions including theatre, comedy and poetry.

Latitude Festival is set for July 14-17 with more information at

Main image: Katy Blackwood


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