If sheep painted pink wondering around and toilets that get cleaned every hour aren’t good enough reasons as to why Latitude is one of the UK’s best festivals, we don’t know what could be. Now back for another year of shenanigans, Latitude has promised to be bigger and better than ever with a pretty impressive lineup for the sunny weekend in Henham Park, Suffolk.
Following on from The Maccabees, The National and New Order headlining last year and Portishead, alt-J and Noel Gallagher honouring the year before, 2017 will see the 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes headline what promises to be one hell of a weekend.
Also joining the glorious lineup is a myriad of HISKIND favourites, including Declan McKenna, The Japanese House, Lucy Rose, Goldfrapp, Glass Animals, SOHN, Maggie Rogers, The Lemon Twigs, Jack Garratt, Fatboy Slim, Loyle Carter and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
The idyllic Waterfront Stage will again see the return of a Sadler’s Wells residency and BBC Young Dancer 2017 finalists. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures will also join the likes of Balletboyz, Sisters Grimm and National Youth Dance Company.
Stages plot themselves between art-saturated wooded areas, lakes teeming with gondolas and avant-garde performances lurking in the shadows in a festival that appeals to the young crowd just as much as the family audience. The festival manages to marry music with comedy, fringe arts, culture newcomers, literature, poetry, politics, artisan foods and enough good vibes to make the weekend between 13-16th July one of the best on this year’s calendar.
On headlining, Mumford & Sons commented: “This collaboration with Latitude is one of the most exciting things we’re doing this year. Ever since we started working on Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers we’ve really enjoyed curating line ups and sharing not only our own music but also sharing music of artists who we love and are listening to regularly.”
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