Intense Canadian indie superstars Arcade Fire are to headline this year’s Latitude festival, taking place at Henham Park, Suffolk from July 12-15.
The event, now in it’s second year, wll also see headline performances from Dubliner Damien Rice and The Good, The Bad and The Queen – the super-group consisting of Damon Albarn, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Verve guitarist Simon Tong and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen.
Uncut favourites Wilco, Midlake, The Magic Numbers and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are also due to appear in the main music arena.
Other acts so far confirmed for the ‘not just a music festival’ event are CSS, The Rapture, The National, The Gotan Project and Explosions In The Sky.
The four-day event was the brainchild of promotor Melvin Benn, who wanted to create a different kind of festival, including arts, music and poetry as well as music.
He said: “with Latitude I wanted to re-format festivals and break the mould and provided a fresh angle which the public responded to.”
There are arenas that cover comedy, cabaret, theatre and poetry throughout the four days.
Uncut are sponsoring the event this year hosting our own stage of music, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Weekend tickets are priced at £112, including camping and parking. Day tickets are priced £45.