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Preview: Latitude 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 - by Chris

This summer, the ever wonderful Latitude returns to Suffolk’s Henham Park for its 12th edition. Praised by critics as “like a mini-Glastonbury”, the festival’s diverse and culturally rich line-up is always highly anticipated.

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Taking on Friday night headline duties are The 1975, fresh from their Best British Group win at the Brit Awards. Matty Healy and co performed on Huw Stephens’ Lake Stage back in 2013 and are now back to perform fan favourites from their chart topping album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.

Headlining the Saturday night are Mumford and Sons, who have also announced their Gentlemen of the Road collaboration with this year’s festival, taking place on the same day. Their hand-picked bill of artists will be featured across several stages, and so far includes Glass Animals and Lucy Rose. Making their Latitude debut and closing the festival on Sunday night, are Fleet Foxes, with a UK festival exclusive.

Photo: Jen O’Neill

Latitude also caters for those in search of the hits. Alt-rock pioneers Placebo make their Henham Park debut, another UK festival exclusive. Ride join them on the BBC Music Stage, alongside Sunday night headliners Fatboy Slim and his arsenal of dance classics. Artists also featured on the first announcement include Amazing Radio favourites; Temples, Maggie Rogers, Declan McKenna, Max Cooper, Loyle Carner and Honeyblood. With Tips For 2017‘s Jorja Smith the only artist announced on the Lake Stage, those who have already copped tickets for Latitude can expect even more emerging names to appear in the second line up announcement. For magic by the water, Sadler’s Wells return for the tenth year, alongside Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Balletboyz.

Latitude 2017 takes place at Henham Park, Suffolk, from 14-16th July. Tickets are available here, and check out our ultimate festival playlist below.

Words: Josh Hannen

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