The Maccabees announce two warm-up shows ahead of Latitude 2016

Other acts performing at the three day event include The National and New Order

The Maccabees have announced plans to perform two warm up shows ahead of their headline slot at this year’s Latitude festival.

The band will play Cardiff University Y Plas and Liverpool’s O2 Academy on July 13 and 14 respectively.

They announced the dates via a photo on their Instagram page. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 30) before they go on general sale on Thursday (March 31).

The Maccabees will headline Latitude on July 15 alongside Beirut, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett and British Sea.

The National and New Order will also top the bill on the remaining dates of the three day bash.

Other acts on the bill include Chvrches, John Grant, Daughter, Squeeze, M83, The Lumineers, Grimes, Lapsley, Rat Boy, Chet Faker, Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka.

For more information head to Latitudefestival.com.

Meanwhile, The Maccabees recently talked of their love of their local venue The Coronet which has been scheduled for closure in January 2017.

The venue will be 138 years old at the scheduled closure date, and is close to the band’s heart, after they closed their tour there last year.

“The [last] time that we played there, is my favourite gig we’ve ever done,” singer Orlando Weeks said. “So I would be very sad if it wasn’t there anymore. I imagine that there will be a fight back. People will miss it – because then there’ll be no venues between central London and Brixton.”

Explaining why he loves The Coronet show and the venue itself, Weeks added: “Everything felt relevant. First and foremost the gig was good – we played well – everyone seemed to have a nice time. And it was in Elephant & Castle, a venue just next to our studio that we’d never played before. It was walking distance. Everyone was queuing around the block and underneath the subway path and underneath the album cover – and it was the first time we put up our backdrop, which was the album cover of the Faraday Memorial. Everything about it felt relevant. It was just neat. An OCD occasion where everything just fitted! I was thrilled with that.”
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