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Latitude 2011 - 20 must-see acts

  • Who: The Cribs Where: Saturday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: The Wakefield three-piece featuring the Jarman twins are sure to bring their cult following and hits ‘Hey Scenesters!’, ‘Men’s Needs’ et al to Latitude this summer.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: The Vaccines Where: Friday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Inspired by everything from 50’s rock ‘n’ roll to vintage girl groups and pop, The Vaccines have been proving themselves up and down the country, now they bring their show to Latitude.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: The National Where: Friday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Ten years since the release of their first album, The National are renowned worldwide and their fourth record ‘Boxer’ has made numerous ‘album of the decade’ lists.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2011

  • Who: Suede Where: Sunday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: In 1992 they were called ‘The Best New Band In Britain’. Almost 20 years of experience later and they’ve only got better.

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    Added: 21 Jan 2011

  • Who: Glasvegas Where: Sunday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Here’s your chance to see the Scottish rockers play the new album ‘Euphoric///Heartbreak\\\’ live. With months of touring to warm them up, they should be on top form at Latitude.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: Caribou Where: Friday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: The mathematician, composer and electro musician Daniel Victor Snaith, AKA Caribou, is bringing his multiple talents to Suffolk.

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    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Who: The Walkmen Where: Saturday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: The New Yorkers are still flying high after last year’s release of ‘Lisbon’. For an energetic, angst filled set, you can’t get better than The Walkmen.

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    Added: 05 May 2011

  • Who: Bright Eyes Where: Friday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Bright Eyes’ soppy lyrics and delicate folk means you can expect plenty of couply-gooeyness in the crowd. If the sight of a public display of affection makes you want to poke your eyes out, just go blindfolded, because you need to hear Conor Oberst perform live.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: Iron And Wine Where: Sunday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Whilst the name was partly derived from the name of a dietary supplement, Samuel Beam is a truly stunning singer-songwriter.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: Cats Eyes Where: Friday, Sunrise Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Formed by The Horrors vocalist Faris Badwan and classical multi instrumentalist Rachel Zeffria, this alternative duo promises great things.

    Photo: Magnus Alke Bilkeng/NME

    Added: 24 Mar 2011

  • Who: Dry The River Where: Sunday, The Lake Stage Why you’ve got to see them: The new single ‘No Rest’ will be released that very same week – here’s your chance to see it live as they celebrate.

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    Added: 03 May 2011

  • Who: Grouplove Where: Friday, Sunrise Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Florence And The Machine tour mates and NME Radar favourites Grouplove will be swooping into Suffolk with their summer-pop tunes and a cheery indie show that’s not to be missed.

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    Added: 10 May 2011

  • Who: Ed Sheeran Where: Saturday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Releasing his debut album in September, fans will be hoping to hear the tracks live this summer at Latitude.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: EELS Where: Sunday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Mark Oliver Everett and co have soundtracked the likes of ‘American Beauty’, ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ – now they’re set to soundtrack your Latitude with their hazy indie sing-a-longs.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 26 Jun 2011

  • Who: Hurts Where: Sunday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: NME Awards favourites, Hurts will be sweating in the July sun while sporting their famous black suits - and all to bring you their incredible live show. Head here for all our Latitude coverage.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 27 Jun 2011

  • Who: Lykke Li Where: Sunday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Don't miss her dark and twisted love songs and fragile pop tunes. Swedish indie perfection. Listen to our Latitude playlist.

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    Added: 18 Nov 2010

  • Who: Edwyn Collins Where: Friday, Obleisk Arena Why you’ve got to see them: Over the past three decades Collins has proved his award-winning-musician credentials. Check out 5 lesser known bands you have to see at Latitude.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2011

  • Who: Echo And The Bunnymen Where: Saturday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: 33 years after their conception, Echo And The Bunnymen are still going strong with hit singles ‘The Killing Moon’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Seven Seas’. If you're going, add us as a BBM contact using the pin 22E955A0 for all the action straight to your phone.

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    Added: 08 Jul 2011

  • Who: Foals Where: Saturday, The Word Arena Why you’ve got to see them: The math rockers from Oxford have released two of the most important indie albums of our generation. See the band play them live this summer. Heading to Latitude? Download our NME Festival App - Powered By BlackBerry.

    Photo: Mark Metcalf/NME

    Added: 08 Jul 2011