Latitude Festival update

July 12th – 15th 2007
Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Obelisk Arena Updates

Cake Confirmed To Play The Obelisk Arena. They Join An Already Stellar Line Up Including Headliners Damien Rice, The Good, The Bad And The Queen And Arcade Fire As Well As Wilco, CSS, And Jarvis Cocker

Other additions to the Obelisk Arena across the three days are

The Hold Steady, Two Gallants, Cold War Kids
Bat For Lashes, Herman Duneannuals
The Rushes, Au Revoir Simone
The Kissaway, Trail The Hoosiers

The Obelisk is accompanied by an exciting bill already confirmed for the UNCUT Arena, including headliners Explosions In The Sky, Rodrigo Y Gabriela And Gotan Project As Well As The Soon To Be Retired Patrick Wolf.

Sunrise Arena Update

I’m From Barcelona confirmed to headline the Sunrise Arena on Saturday

Other additions to Sunrise Arena are Pete And The Pirates, Wild Beasts, Sonicflyer, Stephanie Dosen, Bobby Cook Peter & The Wolf

The Music Arenas at Latitude Festival boast a perfect eclectic mix of genre-spanning music from established bands to the very best in new, up and coming acts. Running across three stages and throughout the weekend, all bands and performers have been hand-picked with the very essence of Latitude in mind, ensuring that theres the ideal soundtrack for the weekends festivities.
Just added to the already incredible line-up on the MAIN OBELISK ARENA are:

Sardonic indie funk pop legends CAKE come to Latitude on the Friday, dipping into their incredible 5 album catalogue which includes such classics as: The Distance, Sheep Go to Heaven and Short Skirt/Long Jacket as well as their newly released B-Sides and Rarities compilation featuring their cover of Black Sabbaths War Pigs.

Springsteen-inspired, guitar wielding, Americana courtesy of Brooklyn based THE HOLD STEADY; currently riding high with their third album Boys and Girls of America which ranked 8th on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Albums of 2006; are now confirmed for Saturday.

Powerhouse duo TWO GALLANTS bring their unique brand of intellegent, poetic and soaring rock n roll to the Friday. Gaining a fevered following with their albums The Throes and the stunning What The Toll Tells, theyll be unmissable at Latitude.

Californian four-piece COLD WAR KIDS, with their mesmirising, often off-kilter, indie rock light up Sunday afternoon; BAT FOR LASHES (Natasha Khan) often compared to Bjork, Tori Amos and Kate Bush, plays tracks from her debut album Fur and Gold on Saturday afternoon. Joining her is French anti-folksters HERMAN DUNE with influences that include Daniel Johnston, Lou Barlow and Cat Power; North Californian electronic folk/rock musical whiz kids the ANNUALS; and alternative indie quartet THE RUSHES.
Friday afternoon brings the epic indie delights of Danish THE KISSAWAY TRAIL; and quirky electro 3-piece AU REVOIR SIMONE and Londons odd-pop heroes THE HOOSIERS play on the Saturday.

The SUNRISE ARENA will play host to a vast array of emerging talent over the festival weekend and just added to the line up is:
29 member strong IM FROM BARCELONA who are actually from Jonkoping, Sweden, wielding their eclectic mix of clarinets, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, banjos, accordions, kazoos, guitars, drums, and keyboards among others under the tutorage of lead vocalist, Emanuel Lundgren; Reading five-piece PETE AND THE PIRATES with their skewed, off kilter guitar pop; Leeds based indiepop upstarts WILD BEASTS; Siberian born 90s britpop inspired SONICFLYER; the enchanting STEPHANIE DOSEN from Tennessee with tracks from new album A Lily For The Spectre; west London’s favourite troubadour, BOBBY COOK and finally PETER AND THE WOLF will be stopping by with their bluesy guitars and rhythm and oak- smoked harmonies from their debut release ‘Storyteller’.

Headlining this years event on the main Obelisk Stage, Latitude are pleased to announce Dublin born global phenomenon, Damien Rice for the Friday, the Damon Albarn-fronted and super-cool The Good, The Bad And The Queen for Saturday, and the epic, and euphoric Arcade Fire closing the festival on Sunday night.
Also confirmed for the festival so far are: Jarvis Cocker, Wilco, CSS, The Rapture, Albert Hammond Jr, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tinariwen, The National, The Magic Numbers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Midlake, Gotan Project, Patrick Wolf and Explosions In The Sky, Wallis Bird, and Karima Francis

But of course, Latitude is so much more than a music festival. Latitude can boast the exclusive involvement of BAFTA with Screenings, Directors Q and A’s and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger accompanied by a live orchestra; comic and satirical stars from the world of Radio and TV including Alan Carr, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Stewart Lee, Mark Steel , Russell Howard and The Early Edition with Marcus Brigstocke and Andre Vincent, a vast array of authors including Ali Smith, Don Letts, Niall Griffiths involved in the legendary Vox n Roll book readings, come to the Literary Arena as well as Louis de Bernieres, Book Slam and Robin Inces Book Club with guests Simon Munnery , Josie Long and Jo Neary amongst many others. Royal Court Theatre and Nabokov Theatre Company both bring exciting new shows to the Theatre Arena plus stellar poets Roger McGough and John Hegley as well as Polar Bear, Luke Wright, Scroobius Pip and Lemn Sissay are all confirmed for the Poetry Arena. And thats not to mention Moulin Rouge Cabaret at the Cabaret Tent and a headlining DJ set from Radio 1s very own Rob Da Bank at the In the Woods stage! Plus much more¦

Expect the unexpected¦

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