To Southwold, Suffolk, where Henham Park is set to play host once more to some of the biggest names in rock and pop from the 13th July, plus cultural treats that extend from contemporary dance to live comedy. Heading-up the music arm of Latitude this year are The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes. We’ve drilled further down into the line-up to pick out some more potential highlights.
Just as they looked like they might be permanently overshadowed by their former drummer Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes finally called time on their six-year hiatus back in March. Happily, their comeback album Crack-Up is a triumph, conjuring widescreen – and often string-drenched – indie-folk, laden with heart-string tugging harmonies. Hear the highlights on Sunday evening, during what promises to be an emotional headline set.
Having firmly grasped our attention with her otherworldly debut, Marika Hackman resisted the temptation to serve up more of the same for this year’s follow-up, teaming up instead with the hotly-tipped indie darlings The Big Moon to channel their favourite 90s rock bands. Don't miss your chance to hear the hook-heavy, attitude-packed creations on I'm Not Your Man live at Latitude - she’ll be tearing up the Sunrise Arena on Friday.
Where 2013’s Cold Spring Fault Less Youth saw Mount Kimbie swap the bass-heavy stylings of Crooks and Lovers for electro-acoustic experimentation, the first two singles from their as-yet-untitled third album imply a looser and more soulful direction altogether. Ideal, then, to soothe hungover heads on the final day of the festival. Catch the Bristol-formed, London-based production duo on the BBC Music Stage, just before Loyle Carner.
More from the line-up
- I find that the one thing I miss most from modern pop music is humour.
- We were so f***ing sick of the songs from the first record that it started to hurt to play shows.
- It’s good to feel like you’re ahead of the game a little bit.
- It’s so much easier when you come out and you’re new, because everyone wants to write about new bands.
- People are still holding on to that idea that age and wisdom correlate, but I know a lot of young people who are a lot wiser than older people.
- This industry is such a machine, just churning out stuff... I think we need artists to be allowed time.
- I was scared; I didn’t want people to be able to see into my soul.
- The general idea is that if we can’t all agree then it’s two against one.
- Being in a band is tough: you’re away from your home, friends and family. There is so little stability.