Latitude Festival 2008: Franz, Death Cab and Julian Cope All Set For Opening Night

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Latitude Festival 2008‘s festivities are under way at Henham Park, Suffolk. A record number of pre-festival attendees arriving for the now 25,000 capacity event arrived yesterday (July 17) to pitch up their living space for the weekend.

For an Early Bird report of last’s night’s festival warm-ups, click here.

Scottish art rockers Franz Ferdinand, are the headliners for the opening night (July 18) in the Obelisk Arena. The group headed up by Alex Kapranos are likely to preview new material from their in-progress anticipated third studio album.

Also making appearances on the mainstage are Death Cab For Cutie, The Go! Team, British Sea Power and Beth Orton.

Meanwhile, several great acts are due to pack out the Uncut Arena tonight including Julian Cope, Martha Wainwright and Amadou & Mariam. Also playing are Howling Bells, Black Kids and recent Club Uncut player Micah P. Hinson.

All across the site the music, film, poetry, literary, comedy and theatre shows are warming up ready for a full-on SUNNY day in Suffolk.

Artists, authors and performers including Phil Kay, Hanif Kureshi, and Sadlers Wells are all set to appear today.

Stay up to date with all that’s occurring at this year’s Latitude Festival – with uncut.co.uk‘s round-the-clock coverage throughout the next three days.

Stay tuned to UNCUT’s dedicated LATITUDE Blog by clicking here or through our homepage uncut.co.uk.

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