Presented by The Mean Fiddler and billed as “more than just a music festival” – a boast it lives up to admirably – Latitude runs from July 14-16, at Henham Park, Southwold on the Suffolk coast and is headlined by Snow Patrol, Antony And The Johnsons and Mogwai, with support over the three days from a host of brilliant bands and artists, including Patti Smith, Mercury Rev, Lemonheads, The Zutons, Jose Gonzalez and Tom Verlaine. Top acts on the Uncut Stage include Mystery Jets, Gomez, Nicky Wire and Regina Spektor.
As well as great music, Latitude will also feature DJs, film comedy, theatre, dance, poetry and book readings – with appearances by Patti Smith, John Cooper Clarke, Rob Newman, Howard Marks, Joe Boyd and Lydia Lunch.
Weekend camping and single day tickets are available now from: 0870 060 3775, meanfiddler.com and seetickets.com. For more details and full festival line-up, go to: www.latitudefestival.co.uk.
Meanwhile, at-a-glance highlights of the main stages include:
Friday July 14
Arena 1 – Snow Patrol, The Zutons, Lemonheads, Stephen Fretwell
Arena 2 [Uncut stage] Saul Williams, The Pipettes, Simple Kid, Catherine Feeny
Arena 3 The Organ, The Aliens, Republic Of Loose
Arena 4 M/ Craft, fernhill, Rory McVicar
Saturday July 15
Arena 1 – Antony And The Johnsons, Patti Smith with Lenny Kaye, British Sea Power, Guillemots
Arena 2 [Uncut stage] – Gomez, Peeping Tom,. I Am Kloot, Howling Bells
Arena 3 – Larrikin Love, Battle, David Ford, Mojave 3
Arena 4 Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Richard James, Soft Hearted Scientists
Sunday July 16
Arena 1 – Mogwai, Mercury Rev, Jose Gonzalez, Tom verlaine
Arena 2 [Uncut stage] – Regina Spektor, Mystery Jets, Nicky Wire, Ronnie Spector
Arean 3 White Rose Movement, The Longcut, My Latest Novel, Archie Bronson Outfit
Arena 4 Euros Childs, Darren Hayman, the Voices, Mugstar
Latitude – A New Festival For The Performing Arts