Legendary performer Julian Cope has today (May 6) been confirmed to play the Uncut Arena at this year's Latitude Festival in July.

Legendary performer Julian Cope has today (May 6) been confirmed to play the Uncut Arena at this year’s Latitude Festival in July.

Playing on the opening night (July 17), the former Teardrop Explodes frontman will play songs from his career, spanning 30 years.

Martha Wainwright has also just been confirmed to play our Arena on the same night. Sister of Rufus, she is renowned for amazing live vocal performances and comes to the Suffolk festival armed with her latest acclaimed album I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too.

Also added to the Uncut stage festival bill are Howling Bells, joining previously announced artists Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, prog-punks The Mars Volta and, closing the festival, Tindersticks.

Over on the Obelisk Stage, NME New Noise tour act White Lies and psychedelic rock/folk group Fields who join headliners Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros and Interpol, along with Elbow, The Breeders and Death Cab For Cutie on Latitude’s main stage.

Check out the dedicated Uncut Latitude blog for details of artists, performers, poets, authors and plays that have so far been confirmed for the three day festival. Highlights include Sadlers Wells, Bill Bailey and Iain Banks who will all appear.

Click here for our Latitude blog for all your festival updates!

Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, Sufflolk between July 17 and 20.

Tickets are selling fast, priced £130 for the weekend, or £55 for day tickets, all of which are available from the credit card hotline – 0871 231 0821. Or online at www.seetickets.com, www.festivalrepublic.com and at www.latitudefestival.co.uk.

Keep your browsers pointed at uncut.co.uk – we’ll announce new additions there the minute we hear of them.