Latitude Festival reveal their 2013 line-up

Kraftwerk, Foals and Bloc Party to headline Latitude 2013

Photographer:Tim Cheesman

Chris Swindells - 19 March 2013

The three day festival in Southwold, Suffolk will welcome Foals, Bloc Party and a special performance from Kraftwerk as they bring their highly celebrated 3-D concert (complete with 3D glasses), all headlining the Obelisk Arena. Playing sets across the weekend, Latitude will also welcome The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, The Tallest Man on Earth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake and Cat Power. Calexico, Hot Chip, Sohn, CocoRosie and Mark Lanegan Band play exclusive shows at Latitude Festival this summer.

The festival began in 2006 and has grown to a 35,000 capacity music and arts festival with more than 15 stages and arenas, playing host to over 500 live acts. Click here for the full Latitude Festival line-up.

Latitude Festival takes place from Thursday 18 July - Sunday 21 July 2013 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk and enters a new partnership with BBC Radio 6 Music in 2013 as the station brand their sound and symbol to the second stage.

Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House, indie-rock stalwarts Modest Mouse and Mercury Prize-winning Alt-J will all headline the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage at Latitude 2013. Other acts set to play on the newly-branded Beeb stage include Manchester's math-rock maestros Everything Everything, Laura Mvula, IAMAMIWHOAMI, Villagers and garage-rockers White Denim, who play their only UK show of 2013.

As traditional, live music plays just a small part of the Latitude Festival line-up. Under the Comedy Tent you will be able to catch Irish stand-up Dylan Moran, Seann Walsh, Tim Key, Lee Nelson, Mark Watson and Josh Widdicombe.


Cult comedy figurehead Daniel Kitson will play a special part of the 2013 edition of the festival, with six performances of four different shows. In the Theatre Arena he will present two performances of his current tour show After the Beginning. Before the End and the first preview of a brand new piece of theatre work. Meanwhile, the Poetry Arena will see Kitson joining forces with big balled mega legend musician Gavin Osborn for a one off performance of Lucinda Ding and the Monstrous Thing, a forty five minute adventure poem ballad thing from the long-time collaborators. Finally, the Film & Music Arena will host the first ever public screening of It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later, a concert film of the show by the same name recorded last summer in Manchester and followed here by a Q&A session with Kitson and the film maker, Ewan Jones Morris.

The Literary line-up will include a plethora of names, including Germaine Greer, presenting a discussion on The Disappearing Woman, and Jonathan Cainer, one of the world’s most popular astrologers. League Of Gentleman creator Jeremy Dyson and Robin Ince will also appear, the latter with his much loved Book Club.

Neon Neon, National Theatre Wales, Sadler’s Wells, Ockham’s Razor and Rocío Molina will all bring theatre productions to the festival. On the Poetry Arena you can catch British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Murray Lachlan Young, Scottish Poet Laureate Liz Lochhead and Sonic Youth songwriter and poet Thurston Moore, amongst many others.

Further names are set to be announced in the coming months, click here for the full Latitude Festival line-up.

Alongside the culture and arts will be some filthy late night fun with Guilty Pleasures taking to the decks for Friday night, Buttoned Down Disco rocking the Saturday night, and trans-party collective Sink The Pink will be channelling some trendy East London realness at Latitude this year.

Recently voted Best Family Festival by the UK Festival Awards, Latitude will welcome back its popular Children's Arena, where children are entertained through day and into the night with everything from pond dipping and face painting to helterskelter rides and theatre workshops.

Melvin Benn, Founder and Creator of Latitude, said: “As it enters the eighth edition, Latitude is now firmly established as the most artistically ambitious event in the UK summer calendar, with a line-up that goes from strength to strength each year. We’re delighted to welcome the forefathers of electronic music, Kraftwerk, to Latitude with their 3-D show who, along with Bloc Party and Foals, will headline an incredibly strong music programme that already includes some of 2013’s hottest acts. As always, however, music is just part of the experience, and our eleven arts arenas will play host to a selection of comedians, theatre companies, poets, writers and other performers that really do make Latitude much more than a music festival.”

Latitude Festival tickets are available now, subject to booking fees and are priced as follows:

Weekend adult tickets - £182.50 and £8 booking fee
Weekend accompanied teen ticket (13-15 years) - £132.50 and £8 booking fee
Weekend child (5-12 years) tickets - £5 and £1.50 booking fee
Adult day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun - £77.50 and £7 booking fee
Child (5-12 years) day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun - £5 and £1.50 booking fee
Campervan Permit - £40.80
Locker - £16

Children aged 0-4 are free with a full paying adult and do not need to be registered. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. There are a limited number of teen tickets available for those aged 13-15 years. Teen tickets can only be purchased when buying an adult ticket.Teen ticket holders MUST be accompanied by and adult over 18 years.

Click here to buy Latitude Festival tickets.

Latitude Festival got a 8.5 VF review in 2012, click here to read our Latitude Festival 2012 review.




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