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More bands announced for Latitude

PUBLISHED: 15:03 29 April 2009 | UPDATED: 15:40 29 October 2010

The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Simon Parkin

More bands have been confirmed for this summer's Latitude Festival. Electro rockers White Lies and rock stalwarts the Pretenders are among the acts that will appear on the Obelisk stage.

White Lies

More bands have been confirmed for this summer's Latitude Festival. Electro rockers White Lies and rock stalwarts the Pretenders are among the acts that will appear on the Obelisk stage.

White Lies are having an incredible year with the release of their debut album To Lose My Life. It topped the UK Album Chart in the first week of its release making them the first British band to top the charts this year.

Following the album's successes the band has gone on to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman, South by Southwest industry showcase and numerous tours across the world.

The band opened the Obelisk Arena at last year's Latitude Festival and the band will make a triumphant return with a higher billing at this year's event, which takes place on July 16-19.

Renowned rock stalwarts Pretenders need little introduction as their blend of punky new wave and pop melodies have meant chart success since their inception in the late seventies. The prolific song-writing talents of Chrissie Hynde has produced such classic hits as Don't Get Me Wrong, I'll Stand By You, Brass In My Pocket and Back On The Chain Gang plus countless others in a career that now spans over several decades and nine studio albums.

Expect their performance on the Obelisk Arena to bring together new material from their recent album 'Break Up The Concrete' and past hits for what will be in a very special Friday night set.

London and Brighton band Flashguns have also been added to the bill. The young indie rock band are inspired by the likes of Talking Heads and The Cure.

Their talents have been quick to catch the eyes and ears of the record industry and after releasing a single on Rough Trade with former Suede guitarist, Bernard Butler on production duties, the band are now working on their eagerly awaited debut EP which is out in June.

Irish upstarts The Chakras will be opening up the Obelisk stage the Saturday afternoon. Inspired by the early 1990s psychedelic noises offered up by My Bloody Valentine and The Verve, The Chakras have an ethereal sound with soaring melodies and a pounding rhythm section.

It's a winning formula which has garnered critical acclaim. They are currently writing new material for their debut album due out later this year.

t Weekend tickets cost £150 plus booking fees. Day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are £60 plus booking fee. Weekend tickets include car parking and camping. Day tickets include car parking only. To book tickets call the credit card line on 0871 231 0821 or visit www.festivalrepublic.com www.seetickets.com or www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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