Nick Cave’s baddass side project, Grinderman have been confirmed to play this year’s Latitude Festival, sponsored by Uncut.
Mars Volta and Tindersticks are the first confirmed acts for the Uncut stage and The Go! Team and Seasick Steve have been added to the line-up for the Obelisk stage.
They will join headliners Sigur Ros, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand.
Other artists already confirmed for Latitude so far are The Breeders, Elbow, Death Cab For Cutie, M.I.A and Amadou and Mariam.
This year’s Latitude Festival will also see UNCUT hosting our own stage, for the third year running.
Last year saw some of the festival’s biggest crowdpleasers take place in the UNCUT arena, including Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Seasick Steve, Tinariwen and Rickie Lee Jones.
Of course, Latitude Festival is not just about music, but will also be putting on the best in comedy, films, books, theatre, poetry and cabaret over the three days.
The Pimm’s Comedy Arena has so far already confirmed great acts such as Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Simon Amstell, Tim Minchin, Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke and his Early Edition.
The Music and Film Club Arena will see performances from the Buzzcocks and Barry Adamson as well as involving BAFTA again organising film Q&A’s with directors and special film screenings.
Iain Banks, Hanif Kureishi, Irvine Welsh, Mike Gayle, John Burnside, Simon Armitage and even New Order’s Peter Hook will all be performing in the Literary Arena. Hook will be reading from his How Not To Run A Club, while Iain Banks will be dipping into The Steep Approach To Garbadale.
There’s theatre, too, from the Royal Court Theatre, Paines Plough Theatre and the Nabokov new writers theatre company, plus 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, a series of plays from the Bush Theatre based on the personal experiences of Latitude festivalgoers and UNCUT readers.
Tickets for this year’s event are £130 for the four day event, with day tickets costing £55.
Information and tickets are available from the official Latitude Festival website here: www.latitudefestival.co.uk.
Latitude Festival takes place July 17-20 at Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk.
We’ll see you there!