Latitude 2018 – Music - Preview

July 12, 2018 - July 15, 2018 | Henham Park, Suffolk

Recently awarded Best Major Festival by UK Festival Awards, Latitude Festival returns for its 13th edition, with an all-new look for 2018. Taking place as always at Henham Park in Suffolk, the festival will feature a refreshed programme and emboldened vision, retaining everything you loved about the festival, but also moving in an exciting new direction that looks to the future. The music line-up has been announced, and it’s an amazing and eclectic mix of popular contemporary artists, musical legends and rising stars.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter of A Seat at the Table fame Solange performs her first –ever festival headline slot at Latitude in a UK exclusive. It’s been over a year since she released the critically acclaimed album that she has called “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing”.  Since its release she has introduced the work to new audiences as dynamic and daring performance art. Bold, exciting and innovative with a creative energy like no other, Solange crosses and combines artistic genres in a way that most artists wouldn’t dare and is the perfect Latitude headliner.

Latitude loves a success story, and is famed for breaking new talent and nurturing artists so it’s truly thrilling to host Alt-J as headliners once more. From performing on the Lake Stage in 2012 as an up and coming act, returning to headline the BBC Music Stage in 2013, and then closing the Friday night of Latitude’s 10th anniversary in 2015, we are delighted to welcome them “home” for what promises to be an exciting show – with the possible premiere of brand new material, this one is going to be unmissable. Alt-J said: “We are over the moon to be returning to Latitude for a fourth time. It’s a festival that’s nurtured us beyond any other, taking us from the Lake Stage to the 6music Stage and then to headlining in 2015. To do so again is a huge privilege.” 

The Killers, fresh from the success of chart-topping comeback album Wonderful Wonderful, headline Latitude for the first time. Part-rock show, part-art extravaganza, The Killers, led by charismatic frontman Brandon Flowers, are sure to bring something very special to this year’s line up with much loved hits ‘The Man’, ‘When You Were Young, and of course ‘Mr Brightside’.

An eclectic host of acts await Latitude revellers. With further acts still to be announced, the Latitude stages will be alive with the sounds of The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’n’Bone Man, James, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins, The Charlatans, Benjamin Clementine, Jessie Ware, Alvvays, tUnE-yArDs, The BreedersFickle Friends, Bomba EstéreoClark performing latest album Death Peak live, Parquet Courts, IbeyiIDLES, Hinds, Fickle Friends and many more.

Also playing will be: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Æ MAK, Alfa Mist, Black Honey, Boy Azooga, Bruce, Confidence Man, DJ Boring, Eclair Fifi, Fazerdaze, Gang of Youths, Hannah Peel with Tubular Brass, Jacob Banks, Jade Bird, Japandroids, Juanita Stein, Kalyde, La Femme, Marlon Williams, Meggie Brown,  Naaz, Nabihah Iqbal, Object Blue, Octavian, OR:LA, Pangaea, Pip Blom, Preoccupations, Sam Fender, Sleeper, Sorry, Spinning Coin, Superorganism, Trudy And The Romance, whenyoung, and Yellow Days.

The comedy and theatre line-ups for 2018 have also been announced too.  Something for everyone would be an understatement – Latitude 2018 has a mind-blowing line up that you won’t want to miss!


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