Multi-arts festival Latitude have revealed their first line-up announcements for 2013.
Now in its eighth year, the festival takes place from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2013 in the idyllic surroundings of Henham Park, Suffolk.
First to headline Latitude’s magnificent Obelisk Arena on the Friday will be Bloc Party, while Saturday evening will see German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk perform their highly celebrated 3-D show. Oxford quintet Foals will close the main stage on Sunday night.
Other acts so far confirmed for the Obelisk Arena are Brighton indie darlings and NME Award Best Album winners The Maccabees, and the only 2013 UK live show from dancefloor favourites Hot Chip.
This year sees Latitude announce a brand new partnership with BBC Radio 6 Music, naming the second stage as the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage. This year the stage will host even more exciting musical treats including headline sets from Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House in a UK festival exclusive; Portland’s greatest musical exports, indie-rock stalwarts Modest Mouse; and Mercury Prize-winning Alt-J, whose performance on The Lake Stage in 2012 was a festival highlight.
Other acts set to play on the coveted stage include Everything Everything, Laura Mvula, IAMAMIWHOAMI and garage-rock perfection from White Denim; along with adventurous folk artistry from Villagers and much, much more.
Latitude is the event of the summer to see the very best in new music. If leftfield music is your thing, then the i Arena is the spot. Tucked away in Latitude’s beautiful woodland area, this year the stage will provide a magically intimate setting for the headliners; gloriously chaotic rock ‘n' roll of Japandroids, warped-electro hipsters Purity Ring and psychedelic husband and wife outfit Moon Duo.
The Lake Stage, curated by Huw Stephens, has played host to numerous ‘next big things’ and this year is no exception with headline performances coming from the master of beautiful folk balladry Benjamin Francis Leftwich, London indie-pop quartet Veronica Falls and hotly tipped Manchester foursome The 1975. Other must see sets include art-noise masters Bo Ningen and Australian rave revivalists Jagwar Ma.
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