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Latitude to mark start of summer season in UK

Latitude to mark start of summer season in UK

Latitude has confirmed it will become the first major festival to take place in the UK and in a powerful statement of intent, the festival continues to add world-class names to the bill.

The four-day event is due to be held at Henham Park in Suffolk from July 22nd - three days after the government expects to lift all limits on social contact.

Musical headliners include Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club.

The show will be part of the government event research programme.

Latitude festival director, Melvin Benn, said: “It’s been a long week after the prime minister’s announcement on Monday and while I was disappointed in the immediate aftermath of the statement, on reflection, I think it actually gives much more certainty of Latitude being able to happen than if he had loosened things on Monday because the country will have strangled the variant’s ability to spread to a greater degree through increased vaccination than if we had opened fully this coming Monday.


“So, for much of the week I have been in conversation with the government on Latitude in particular and I’m very confident after those talks that Latitude will be able to go ahead.

“There will be more detail on the specifics next week but with this in mind, we are thrilled to announce these fantastic artists today.”

Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival recently added yet more names to the arts and music stages, transforming Henham Park into the ultimate playground of artistic expression.

One of the UK’s greatest pop bands, Supergrass, will open the main stage on Saturday as very special guests injecting some much-needed fun into the summer.

The iconic Britpop band reformed in 2019 to the delight of their fans and the joyous, life-affirming energy of their catalogue of hits including Richard III, Sun Hits The Sky, Pumping On Your Stereo, Moving and Grace are unbeatable.

This Latitude slot comes off the back of their 25th anniversary tour,  iconic set closer Alright is a must-see!

Across the weekend a host of cutting-edge artists have also been added to the bill. 

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Black To The Future, Mercury-nominated quartet Sons of Kemet join Latitude as the final BBC Sounds stage headliner.

Known for their dynamic, high-energy live sets and hailed by many as the best live band in the UK right now, Latitude will be the band’s biggest headline show to date. 

Villagers also join the bill ahead of their much anticipated fifth studio album Fever Dreams.

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