Latitude 2017 brings another star-studded list of acts including Katherine Jenkins OBE and an unannounced special guest who will join headliners The 1975, Mumford and Sons, and Fleet Foxes – alongside Placebo and Fatboy Slim for hi-voltage performances across the weekend.
40,000 festival fans will be blown away by Brit Award winners The 1975 and Fleet Foxes – who are returning to British soil in a UK Exclusive after a five year hiatus.
Saturday night headliners Mumford & Sons will bring with them their Gentlemen Of The Road takeover to curate the day’s line-up.
The legendary Placebo hit Latitude in a UK Festival Exclusive and elsewhere on the bill are The Horrors, The Radio Dept. (another UK festival exclusive) and the inimitable former Velvet Underground stalwart John Cale. From the iconic Mavis Staples to the all-out party of Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage there is something special around every corner.
The classical crossover star and mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE will be joining a star-studded line-up alongside this years’ headliners, to perform a special Latitude Festival debut on the Waterfront Stage which promises to be a sensational highlight for the weekend.
Torchbearer for his genre, Leon Bridges will grace the Obelisk Arena on Saturday as part of Mumford & Son’s Gentlemen of the Road Latitude takeover, bringing his gospel and soul hits to what will no doubt be a mammoth crowd.
Also joining the stellar Obelisk Arena bill are Scouse indie hit makers The Coral who’ll be bringing their psychedelic sounds to Henham Park for another trailblazing set. And Festival-favourites Mystery Jets will take to the stage for an effortlessly energetic performance full of old hits and songs from Ivor Novello-nominated album Curve of the Earth.
The BBC Music Stage will once again play host to some huge acts this summer, including Jack Garratt and the stunning Loyle Carner. Ben Howard’s latest mysterious signing, A Blaze of Feather sees a multi-talented band debut in a special performance for the Latitude audience, rumoured to be Ben’s long term guitarist Mickey Smith backed by Ben and his band.
Another stunning set will also come from pioneering folk artist Beth Orton, who’ll be bringing an acoustic performance built especially for the Latitude stage that can’t be seen anywhere else. The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to make their Latitude Festival debut armed with the hugely influential album Psychocandy and the recently released Damage and Joy.
Latitude Festival’s ultimate destination for the hottest new music talent, DIY Presents The Alcove Stage, will be playing host to Scandinavian wonder Alex Vargas, indie pop optimists Childhood, Hackney’s Flyte and the sultry duo Tender who have recently been wowing crowds across London with a string of acclaimed shows.
The beautifully soulful Jade Bird, country pop rising star Catherine McGrath and soul-infused pop starlet Minke join the bill, alongside local acts Mullally and Jesse Quinn of Keane and Mt Desolation fame’s solo project While The World Sleeps
Bringing the evenings to a close on the Sunrise Arena and rounding off the day’s proceedings will be radio legend Trevor Nelson and a storming DJ set delivered by electronic icons Simian Mobile Disco.
Anonymous masked DJ heavyweight Jaguar Skills will delight the Music & Film Arena with his encyclopaedic knowledge of drum and bass, hip-hop and everything in between.
Multi award winning hip-hop DJ and producer DJ Yoda will be reinvigorating his craft in the Music & Film Arena, delivering a unique performance full of humorous intent to the Latitude audience with his History of Gaming / Stranger Things show.
Joining him will be beatboxing artist Reeps One & The Voices who is set to bring his fast routines and dubstep sounds along with some very special guests. The solo project of Hot Chip’s Rob Smoughton, Black Peaches will fill the Music & Film Arena with psychotropic country, spiritual jazz and funk sounds.
Created from BFI National Archive footage dating back to 1919 and soundtracked by John Grant, Hercules & Love Affair and Goldfrapp, Queerama is a documentary that marks and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.
In the Music & Film Arena, the film screening will followed by a Q&A with Director Daisy Asquith.
Adult Weekend tickets £197.50 face value + £8 booking fee per ticket
Accompanied Teen Weekend tickets (13-15 years) £132.50 + £8 booking fee per ticket
Child Weekend tickets – £10
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