12 Mar 2015

LATITUDE 2015 : Line Up Revealed

Latitude Festival is Suffolk's boutique answer to Glastonbury, only a quarter of the size. This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival, so since the beginning we have been promised huge headliners and new surprises. Finally, after months of waiting, the line-up was released. And my God it's good.

The Friday main stage headline act are Latitude veterans, Alt J. Alt J have played Latitude many a time, working their way up the stages until finally reaching headline status. Other notable acts in the Obelisk Arena is indie-dance pioneer Caribou and dreamy electronic indie-rock band Wild Beasts, but with a handful of acts to still be announced for Friday main stage, this day alone promises to play host to some of the strongest bands around today.  The BBC 6 Music Stage will be graced by the likes Django Django, Public Service Broadcasting, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Soak, before headliner Jon Hopkins plays the final Friday slot.

Saturday on the BBC 6 Music Stage is possibly the strongest set of acts playing on after another. With the exception of one act. But thats a personal thing, we won't get into that now. Explosive duo Drenge kick off proceedings before living legend, Thurston Moore takes to the stage. Sun Kil Moon, Wolf Alice, Savages and Catfish and the Bottlemen all play their part in leading up to what I already know will be a phenomenal headline slot from The Vaccines. Topping the bill over on the main stage are 90's trip-hoppers, Portishead. Saturday main stage is the best day for singer-songwriters, with the likes of James Blake, Laura Marling and Lianna La Havas all making what promise to be triumphant returns to the Suffolk festival.

Sunday holds one of the biggest headliners this festival has ever seen. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will close the 10th edition of Latitude, with electro-rockers SBTRKT closing the BBC 6 Music Stage. But the big names don't stop there, prior to the headline slot, living legends Manic Street Preachers will take to the Obelisk Arena as well as others. On the BBC 6 Music Stage, 'Sound of 2015' winners Years and Years will bring their summery dance-pop before the incredibly talented eccentric, La Roux plays the final sub-headline slot.

Other artists playing the i-Arena include; Jack Garratt, Marika Hackman, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Gengahr and Curtis Harding. 

Latitude is always known for being 'more than a music festival' and this rings true as their comedy line-up is just as full of all-stars as their music acts. Jason Manford, Jack Dee, Alan Davis, Nina Conti and Josh Widdicome are among the high-billers.

The special guests for this year are equally as fantastic. John Cooper Clarke, Simon Armitage and George the Poet are the stand outs, and as more and more acts and guests are announced, this festival is looking like one of the very best line-ups for 2015.

Overall, Latitude is the most magical festival I have ever had the pleasure of attending, and I am lucky enough to have seen it grow and grow and grow since 2006 to the point that it has reached now. This year promises to be the very best one yet and I could not recommend it more.
See the full line-up here: http://www.latitudefestival.com/line-up
And buy your tickets here: http://www.latitudefestival.com/tickets