Southwold: First Latitude 2014 acts revealed

Two Door Cinema Club will play next year's Latitude.

Two Door Cinema Club will play next year's Latitude. - Credit: PA

Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club will make their first festival headline performance on the Obelisk Arena at next year’s Latitude, their one and only UK show of 2014.

Billy Bragg and his band will also play.

Billy Bragg and his band will also play. - Credit: Archant

“It’s really exciting. Over the past five years we’ve made the progression from playing in the small tents to being close to the top of the bill on the main stage,” says the band’s Kevin Baird.

“Headlining a great festival like Latitude is obviously quite a big deal for us but we also feel like it is the next natural step. We’re ready to headline. We’re ready to smash it.”

Also making a joint appearance at the Henham Park festival from July 17-20 will be electronic duo Röyksopp and indie-pop pioneer Robyn as part of their Do It Again 2014 tour.

NME Award nominated sister trio Haim, who took the UK by storm this year, are also set to perform as are BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Billy Bragg and his band.


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The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner has also recorded with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Sam and Dave, Neil Young, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and more recently Valerie June.

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Best Breakthrough Act Brit Award 2012 nominee Anna Calvi joins the line-up, along with Alabama native Phosphorescent whose latest album Muchacho wowed critics on its release in March and electronic and contemporary classical pianist Nils Frahm.

Experimental Swedish band Goat have a great live performance reputation. With guitar riffs compared to Hendrix, expect an audio-visual live performance that owns the stage.

Other acts announced include folk-pop nomad Cass McCombs, likened to a cross between Morrissey and Bob Dylan; NME favourite Willis Earl Beal, San Fermin, singer songwriter Marika Hackman, whose single Bath Is Black was nominated for Zane Lowe’s hottest record of 2013; modern folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster and post-rock and alternative hip-hop musician Son Lux.

Tickets for next year are available now at 2013 prices along with a new £50 deposit scheme. Full details www.latitudefestival.com

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