Vampire Weekend to headline Latitude 2010

Florence & the Machine, Belle & Sebastian also top bill

Vampire Weekend to headline Latitude 2010

Photographer: Sara Bowrey09 March 2010

Other names confirmed today (Tuesday) include The National, Empire Of The Sun, The XX, The Maccabees, Grizzly Bear, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Horrors and Rodrigo Y Gabriela.

Speaking at the launch tonight, organiser Melvin Benn, seemed pleased with the line-up after securing a number of long-term targets.

Talking about Belle and Sebastian, Benn said: "it's taken five years to them and it's a treat for us to have them."

The festival chief will give Florence and The Machine their first ever headline show, while he assured fans that bill toppers Vampire Weekend's latest album 'Contra' will "sit perfectly with thier performance."

Elsewhere Huw Stephens will curate the Lake Stage again, while Goldierocks, Club de Fromage and Beef Warehouse are also set to perform at the In The Woods arena.

New for 2010 will be The Faraway Forest, which will include a Masked Ball and Bacchanalian Party hosted by Johnny Blue Eyes.

For the culture vultures, Wendy Cope, Blake Morrison, Luke Wright and the Bard Of Salford John Cooper Clarke are set to appear in the Poetry Arena with Emo Philips, Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Holly Walsh and many more confirmed for the Comedy Arena.

There will also be plenty of theatre, literature and even a rendition of Hair The Musical on The Waterfront Stage.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £155 for a weekend camping pass or £65 for day tickets. Other prices are also available.

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Latitude Festival 2010
will take place a Henham Park, Suffolk from 15-18 July.

After four triumphant events Latitude returns to the idyllic surroundings of Henham Park in Suffolk for four more days of creative immersion with music, art, comedy, literature, theatre, film and poetry ready to take your breath away.

The festival boasts around fifteen arenas that will enlighten, question, amuse and bemuse the most cultured festival-goer. Latitude even has a children's arena that is as diverse as anything for adults. It's a weekend away where fans can rediscover themselves.

With a green conscience the festival has composting toilets, solar showers and teamed up with Ecover who will be providing eco-friendly shower gel. There are also plenty of bars and eateries to keep you full over the weekend as well as bespoke camping available to hire.

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