Latitude: The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft joins Gaz Coombes from Supergrass on festival bill

Richard Ashcroft of The Verve. Photo: PA/Yui Mok

Richard Ashcroft of The Verve. Photo: PA/Yui Mok - Credit: PA

Solo turns from two of Britpop’s best known frontmen have been included on this year’s Latitude line-up.

With just over a week to go before the festival kicks off at Henham Park, near Southwold, organisers have announced The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass for the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage.

The station will also be hosting welcome party in the woods on Thursday night with presenters Mary-Anne Hobbs and Craig Charles.

Other musical additions include The Leisure Society, opening the Obelisk Arena on Friday.

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Hero Fisher joins the bill on Saturday. Joining her will be Kins, an Australian four-piece now residing in Brighton. East Anglian four-piece Maglia Rose Group, fronted by singer Daisy, will be also appearing, along with Marques Toliver and LA based folk-pop outfit Milo Greene.

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A new stage, The Alcove, will be tucked away near the banks of the lake, on the edge of the woods, hosting a selection of acts including upcoming singer songwriter Abi Uttley, Manchester-based Bipolar Sunshine, and 17-year-old soloist Chlöe Howl.

Other additions include a Q&A with actor and director Paddy Considine, and Rhys Ifans presenting a documentary on fellow countryman Dylan Thomas.

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Comedian, actor and author Katy Brand will also be in conversation with actor and film-maker Jonny Owen. The two will be introducing new film Svengali, scripted by Owen and starring Brand, telling the story of a music-mad postman turned band manager.

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