Latitude Festival have today announced the first raft of acts to play at this years Suffolk-based festival.
The annual festival – running from 14-17 July – returns to Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk and promises a diverse and varied roster of music, theatre and comedy in keeping with the 2016 theme of ‘Love Thy Neighbour’.
In terms of the music, the three headliners have been confirmed as The Maccabees, The National and New Order.
The headline slot on the Obelisk Arena on the Friday night will be the first time The Maccabees have headlined a UK festival. Speaking about the opportunity, the band said: “Latitude is the first major headline slot in our fourteen year existence and the culmination of the year spent touring ‘Marks To Prove It’. We’re intending on it being a celebration of it all.”
The Obelisk Arena will be headlined by US band The National on Saturday night, who have been in the studio working on the follow-up to their huge 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me. Latitude will be The National’s only UK festival appearance in 2016, and in doing so they will become the first band to ever headline the festival twice.
Manchester legends New Order will be bringing their critically acclaimed album Music Complete to the Obelisk Arena to close the festival on Sunday night, with a performance which is bound to be celebratory and littered with classics.
Other acts confirmed for Latitude 2016 include: Beirut, Father John Misty, CHVRCHES, John Grant, M83, Grimes, Kurt Vile and the Violaters, Of Monsters And Men, Courtney Barnett, British Sea Power and Daughter.
Tickets are available to buy now from Ticketmaster.
See the full lineup below: