Latitude: Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and Ralph Fiennes among top names set for Saturday’s bill

TOP billing on the music stages goes to Paolo Nutini tonight, but the performance of Suffolk’s own pop star is just as eagerly anticipated.

Ed Sheeran, from Framlingham, will open up the Obelisk Arena today, fresh from the stunning chart success of his first major label single The A Team, which got to number three.

Another star with strong local connections will be appearing at about the same time. Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes, who was born in Wangford, will be answering questions from broadcaster Emma Freud in the Film and Music Arena. It is scheduled for 12.40pm to 1.50pm.

The Comedy Arena will rock with laughter to a live version of the hit TV show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The arena will be headlined by Omid Djalili.

Eighties pop legend Adam Ant appears in the Word Arena with his new band while Ipswich-based rock band The B Goodes get their chance to impress on the Lake Stage. They were put forward for the spot by BBC Suffolk’s Introducing team.

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There will be further local interest when Ipswich-based rapper Dels, who has received glowing reviews for his debut album GOB, appears on the Lake Stage

Songstress Rumer will perform on the main stage, ahead of bluesman Seasick Steve. Indie band The Cribs and American rockers My Morning Jacket follow them on the Obelisk Arena, with Paolo Nutini ending the day. Foals headline the Word Arena, above pop veterans Echo & The Bunnymen on the bill.

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Rising star James Blake, an electronic composer, will play a special late-night set on The Lake Stage, starting at 10.30pm.

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