Star lineup revealed for Latitude

ARCADE Fire, Damien Rice and The Good the Bad and the Queen will be heading to Suffolk this summer for what has been promised to be the most spectacular festival of 2007.

ARCADE Fire, Damien Rice and The Good the Bad and the Queen will be heading to Suffolk this summer for what has been promised to be the most spectacular festival of 2007.

They were named as the headlining acts at this year's Latitude Festival, at Henham Park, near Southwold, at a launch party in London last night.

The award winning festival will be returning for its second outing between July 12 and 15.

Melvin Benn, managing director of Meanfiddler, organisers of the event, said: “Latitude is the most exciting and eclectic festival in Britain, or should I say in Europe, or even in the world.


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“We're going into year two, which is probably the hardest year. Last year we promised everything and people came and saw and they now know what they like.

“The reviews were fantastic. People said fantastic things. What was fantastic was the bands and the fans who loved the festival.

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“The second year comes with expectations from the critics, the artists, the bands, ourselves and the fans who demanded Latitude be brought back - but this year we've got an amazing festival in store.”

Magic Numbers are also expected to be at the event and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have also announced their involvement with the festival.

Mr Benn added: “I could talk about festivals forever. Come and enjoy Latitude this year - I'm going to enjoy it.”

There will also be comedy tents, cabaret, a men's burlesque workshop and Bollywood dancing.

Last year's inaugural event saw performances by Snow Patrol, The Zutons and Antony & the Johnsons.

It won awards for best festival, best alternative festival and best festival facilities on digital radio station BBC 6 Music.

Hektor Rauf, who manages the estate on behalf of the maverick “Aussie Earl of Stradbroke”, Keith Rous, said he could not wait for Latitude 2007.

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