Latitude 2009

Latitude 2008: The countdown starts here!

John Mulvey

Now that we've just about recovered from last year's wonderful, Uncut-sponsored Latitude Festival, it's time we started anticipating the 2008 event. As usual, the acclaimed three day event will be held at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk. The dates for your diary this year are July 17-20.

Last year’s festival was headlined by Arcade Fire (pictured above), Damon Albarn’s The Good, The Bad and the Queen and Damien Rice and also featured stunning performances from Wilco, Hold Steady, Tinariwen, Jarvis Cocker and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Bands for the next bash will be announced in due course. Keep your browsers pointed at the Uncut website, where we'll be the first to break the news on who'll be playing.

Latitude was launched in 2006 as an alternative to mainstream rock festivals like Glastonbury and Reading and its remit embraced not just music but also the best in comedy, films, books, theatre, poetry and cabaret.

Promoters Festival Republic promise an even-more stellar line-up in 2008, building on the success of the festival’s first two years, with a huge range of activities and brilliant music across the event’s multiple arenas.

Bring it on!


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