Southwold: Chrissie Hynde among latest acts added to Latitude Festival line-up

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is playing this year's Latitude Festival. Photo: Ashley Pickering

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is playing this year's Latitude Festival. Photo: Ashley Pickering

Chrissie Hynde, ex-Beautiful South members Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and American indie rockers Augustines have been added to this year’s Latitude line-up.

“Latitude is turning into one of the great British festivals. The site and the atmosphere really make it a very special weekend so of course I’m particularly looking forward to playing there this year. When The Pretenders played there in 2009 it was amazing and this year should be even better. I’m very happy to be back,” said Hynde.

Augustines are proud to be playing the BBC 6 Music tent, adding having spent months improving their live show crowds can expect some nice surprises.

“Festivals are very unique and each one has their own little charm. Latitude 2012 was really fun for us. Not only was it slightly humorous to see the pink sheep wandering around but we all enjoyed the quaint little boat ride which we were privileged to take to get us to the stage,” said the band.

“The great thing about Latitude is its vibe. It’s a big festival but there is a great sense of community and intimacy. Hopefully the weather will be as glorious as it was the last time. If you see us walking around, come and say hello. If not, we’ll see you down the front.”


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Also added to the bill are The Jayhawks, Rhodes, Tycho, DD Dumbo, Vaults, Solomon Grey, Years and Years, Elliphant, Childhood, Future Islands, MNEK, Syd Arthur and Danni Nicholls.

Latitude takes place at Suffolk’s Henham Park from July 18-20.

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