Stereophonics replace Snow Patrol as Latitude Festival 2019 headliners, join George Ezra and Lana Del Rey in topping the bill

They're all heading to Suffolk

Stereophonics have been announced as new headliners of Latitude 2019, joining George Ezra and Lana Del Rey in topping the festival bill.

The Welsh rockers have been drafted in to replace the festival’s original Saturday headliners, Snow Patrol, after the Northern Irish group was forced to cancel their summer shows due to ill health amongst its bandmembers.

Kelly Jones of Stereophonics said: “We are excited to finish our summer run headlining Saturday night at Latitude. We wish the boys in Snow Patrol all the best and a speedy recovery. The show will be massive and full of tunes to get you beautiful people singing aloud!”

The Suffolk festival takes place from 18-21 July and sees all three taking top billing on the Obelisk Arena. They’ll be joined by the likes of Loyle Carner, Sigrid, Tom Grennan and Cat Power.

Elsewhere, the newly renamed BBC Sounds stage will see headline slots from the likes of Slaves and Primal Scream.

George Ezra

George Ezra performs at Isle of Wight Festival 2019.

Describing his headline slot, Ezra said: “It’s no secret that I’m a big Latitude fan. I’ve been to the festival numerous times as a performer and punter, so to be coming back in 2019 as a headliner – five years after my last performance – is a real treat.

“The reception to my second album Staying At Tamara’s has been beyond my wildest dreams and I can’t wait to rock up in Suffolk to play the songs for everyone. See you there!”

Del Rey’s performance will also mark one of her first UK shows after the release of Norman Fucking Rockwell – which is set for release later this year.