Latitude has announced their dates for the 10th Birthday Edition of the festival.
The festival will take place from Thursday 16th July to Sunday 19th July 2015 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, and tickets are now on sale.
Founder and Creator of Latitude, Melvin Benn, also hinted at who will perform at the 10th Birthday edition of the festival: “I’m really excited that Latitude is returning for the 10th Edition next July and I’m pleased to say all three headliners are already secured. We’ve got one act in particular who is someone extra special who we’ve been trying to book for years. Another of our headliners is someone who has risen through the ranks of the festival and will be topping the bill for the very first time. The third is someone who has headlined Latitude before, and loved the experience so much that they wanted to come back for the Birthday Edition! The birthday theme is something you’ll see all across the festival, with ten acts from Latitude 2006 coming back for special homecoming shows.”
So who could Benn be referring to? One act that has been rumoured and has not played the festival before is Ride. The indie-rockers from Oxford are touring again this summer and have already confirmed a festival slot in June.
Alt-J have certainly “risen through the ranks” of Latitude, having appeared at the festival in 2012 on the Lake Stage and again in 2013 on the 6 Music stage. Could they be in with a shot at a headline slot?
As for potential returning headliners, The National, who Benn has previously described as the festival’s ‘House band’ and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds who closed the festival in 2009 are both hotly tipped. Fans have been calling for the return of Arcade Fire who played the second Latitude back in 2007, but are they too big for the festival now?
All will be revealed soon. Whoever headlines, it’s going to be a pretty special edition with organisers pulling out all the stops for their 10th Birthday celebrations.
Tickets are on sale now with a £50 payment plan option for those wishing to spread the cost. For more information and tickets see festivalmag.com/festivals/latitude.
Photo: Sidney Bernstein