March 8 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club have been announced as the first headline act for the 2014 Latitude Festival.
The band are playing at London’s 02 Arena this week and will be bringing their infectious guitar riffs and anthems to the main stage at Latitude.
It will be their first appearance at the festival at Henham Park, near Southwold and will also be the first time they have headlined a major festival.
Kevin Baird, from Two Door Cinema Club, said: “It’s really exciting for us to be headlining Latitude in 2014. Over the past five years we’ve made the progression from playing in the small tents to being close to the top of the bill on the main stage.
“Headlining a great festival like Latitude is obviously quite a big deal for us but we also feel like it is the next natural step. We’re ready to headline. We’re ready to smash it.”
Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp and Swedish indie-pop pioneer Robyn, will enchant festival goers in a special joint appearance at Latitude on their Do It Again 2014 tour.
Californian sister trio Haim will also be among the top acts for the 2014 festival. They took the UK by storm in 2013, following an outstanding appearance on ‘The Jools Holland Show’ and subsequent release of their breakthrough album ‘Days Are Gone’, with ‘The Wire’ becoming the anthem of the summer for many. Nominated for an NME Award for ‘Best Track’ with ‘Don’t Save Me’ and topping the prestigious BBC ‘Sound Of 2013’ list, these talented siblings deliver an energetic live performance fusing retro, silky pop vocals and catchy rhythms.
Festival favourite Billy Bragg will also be performing at the festival.
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Roots Award’, Billy and his band will be stopping off at Latitude, where his unique blend of political analysis, romantic idealism and engagement with contemporary society will be a perfect fit with the festival’s audience.
One of the all-time legends of Memphis Soul and frontman of legendary Stax session band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Booker T Jones will be on stage at Latitude 2014.
This musical heavyweight has played on every record that Otis Redding ever made and wrote the classic Stax hit ‘Green Onions.’
Having recorded with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Sam and Dave, Neil Young, Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan and more recently Valerie June, Booker T. received the Grammy ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2007 and Latitude can’t wait to see him spread his soul magic at the festival.
Other acts already confirmed for 2014 include Haim,Anna Calvi, Phosphorescent, Nils Frahm, Goat, Cass McCombs, Willis Earl Beal, San Fermin, Marika Hackman, Son Lux and Josephine Foster.
“Latitude, the UK’s favourite multi-arts festival, is proud to reveal the first line-up announcements at the earliest occasion in the festival’s history,” said a festival spokesman.
The 2014 Latitude Festival is being held at Henham Park, near Southwold, from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Tickets for the 2014 event are available now at 2013 prices. Latitude has also launched a new £50 deposit scheme for those who book early. More details are available at www.latitudefestival.co.uk