Suffolk: Latitude 2013 line-up revealed

Kraftwerk. Picture: Peter Boettcher Photography

Kraftwerk. Picture: Peter Boettcher Photography - Credit: Archant

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are playing Latitude 2013, it has been revealed.

Bloc Party

Bloc Party - Credit: Archant

Tickets for the eighth multi-arts festival, taking place at Suffolk’s Henham Park from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21, are on sale now.


Foals - Credit: Archant

They will headline the Obelisk Arena on Saturday; performing their acclaimed 3D concert. Headlining Friday will be indie band Bloc Party, whose recent return to form has been welcomed by fans and critics alike. Rounding off a weekend of music will be NME best live track winners Foals.

“Latitude is always exciting, because they offer a very tasteful selection of acts. For our band, it’s an honour to headline alongside someone of the calibre of Kraftwerk – they can do whatever they like, they’re unique and you know they’re going to put on an incredible show. Bloc Party will be fantastic headliners too,” said Yannis of Foals.

Also playing are dancefloor favourites Hot Chip with their only 2013 UK live show; an exclusive festival performance by band of the moment Rhye, indie darlings and NME best album winners The Maccabees, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more.

“We’re delighted to welcome the forefathers of electronic music, Kraftwerk, to Latitude with their 3D show who, along with Bloc Party and Foals, will headline an incredibly strong music programme that already includes some of 2013’s hottest acts,” said Melvin Benn, founder and creator of Latitude.

Winner of the 2012 best family festival award, the festival includes 11 dedicated arts arenas, stages and spaces covering comedy, film, dance, theatre, literature, poetry, cabaret and family friendly activities.

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Comics including Dylan Moran and Lee Nelson will perform and sadler’s Wells will present the first full-length dance show ever to be taken to a festival from award-winning flamenco dancer Rocío Molina.

There will be a rare appearance from renowned artist David Shrigley and one of the most influential comic book writers of all time, Watchmen and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore will discuss the making of his short film Jimmy’s End.

English Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is among those performing at the poetry arena while the literary line-up includes Germaine Greer and The League of Gentlemen co-creator Jeremy Dyson.

More acts will be announced over the coming months.

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