Latitude 2013: Festival adds dozens of acts to line-up

Sean Lock

Sean Lock - Credit: PA

A HOST of new names have been added to the Latitude Festival line-up including Grizzly Bear, Tim Burgess and Sean Lock.

Tim Burgess from The Charlatans

Tim Burgess from The Charlatans - Credit: PA

The festival takes place at Henham Park near Southwold this July and the latest additions were announced this morning on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 Music show.

The digital station is sponsoring the second stage at this year’s arts extravaganza.

Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear will play on the main stage - known as the Obelisk Arena - along with former Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess.

A spokesman said: “On the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, we welcome the Richard Thompson Electric Trio; Richard Thompson OBE is a founding member of Fairport Convention and was dubbed one of The Top 20 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine, whilst one of the most exciting live acts in the UK right now, Hackney collective Rudimental, will also be bringing their energetic mix of beats, bass, horns and multi vocalists to the stage.

“Also added to the bill is the devastatingly honest American musician John Grant who will be airing songs from Pale Green Ghosts the follow-up to his award-winning debut album, Oxford folk four-piece Stornoway whose highly praised second album Tales From Terra Firma and epic live performances have been making an impact.

“We also welcome Grammy-nominated ‘twanging guitar man’ Duane Eddy, who will treat the crowds to classic sounds of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s rock ‘n’ roll era.”

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As well as top comedian and panel show regular Sean Lock, the comedy bill has also been boosted with the additions of Edinburgh Award winner Russell Kane and Dublin comedian Andrew Maxwell.

Comic, activist and writer Mark Thomas returns to the festival with a new show in the Literary Arena and Adam Buxton will bring his BUG show back to the Film and Music arena.

Other music names of note are José González fronted indie-folk trio Junip, Domino signed Austra, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be opening the Obelisk Arena on Saturday, former frontman of The Coral James Skelly & The Intenders and Londoners Theme Park, as well as founding member of the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Portico Quartet Nick Mulvey, Montreal’s Half Moon Run, ARIA Award-winning Matt Corby from Australia, Scottish folk musician James Yorkston and LA cinematic-pop band Milo Greene.