Some big names are rumoured...
As Latitude make their final line-up announcement ahead of this year’s festival, they’ve also promised fans a secret set from an ‘iconic’ artist.
Previous years have seen secret sets from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke (above), Snow Patrol and Tom Jones. Rumoured acts for a surprise performance this year include David Byrne, Nick Cave, Ray Davies, Bjork, and Gorillaz/Damon Albarn.
“There are lots of rumours about who could perform at secret set at Latitude this summer,” said a Latitude spokesman. “Festival organisers have confirmed the secret act will “iconic”‘. This is possibly the biggest secret set Latitude has ever booked.”
With MNEK, Black Midi, Richard Ayoade and Mark Kermode among the latest additions to Latitude’s line-up of over 500 names from music and comedy, this year’s festival will be headlined by The Killers, Solange and Alt-J – with performances from the likes of The Vaccines, Rag N’ Bone Man, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, The Charlatans, The Breeders, Jon Hopkins and many more.
Latitude takes place at Henham Park in Suffolk from 13-15 July and tickets are available here.
Asked about what’s inspiring him ahead of The Killers’ next album, frontman Brandon Flowers told NME: “Everything from the music I grew up listening to the events that are happening in my country – you can’t help but be affected by it. I recently moved back to Utah and it’s powerful and nostalgic because I hear songs that I heard at 13 when I was falling in love with music. Whilst I’m in the same geography, the mountains are the same, the weather is the same, the combination is powerful for me. I just remember hearing these experiences of ‘Louder Than Bombs’ and it’s like a double whammy.
“It’s not just, ‘Oh I remember that song’, there are more senses that are activated. It’s been powerful for me in reminding me of the music that I first fell in love with so that’s been nice.”