Latitude Festival announces Two Door Cinema Club as first headliner for 2014
Winner of Line-Up of the Year at the recent UK Festival Awards, Latitudereturns for its ninth edition, taking place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude, the UK’s favourite multi-arts festival, is proud to reveal the first line-up announcements at the earliest occasion in the festival’s history, on a date that will never occur again in our generation – 11.12.13.
Latitude is hugely excited to announce that Two Door Cinema Club will make their first festival headline performance on the Obelisk Arena. Announcing the trio ahead of the biggest show of their career at London’s O2 Arena to 16,500 fans, Latitude has confirmed the Irish indie rockers will make the step up to headline Latitude’s main stage. With infectious guitar riffs, glistening electronica melodies and Alex Trimble’s lifting vocals, the band will be slowing down after a year of intense touring to play their one and only UK show of 2014 at Latitude. Not only will this be their first appearance at Latitude, but also the band’s very first festival headline show.
Two Door Cinema Club will be joined by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp and Swedish indie-pop pioneer Robyn, who will enchant festival goers in a special joint appearance at Latitude as part of their Do It Again 2014 tour.
Also performing will be Californian sister trio Haim who took the UK by storm in 2013, following the release of their breakthrough album ‘Days Are Gone’ which topped the prestigious BBC ‘Sound Of 2013’ list.
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Roots Award’, Billy Bragg and his band will be stopping off at Latitude, where his unique blend of political analysis, romantic idealism and engagement with contemporary society will be a perfect fit for the festival’s audience. His appearance at Latitude will bea UK festival exclusive performance.
Other names to be added to the 2014 bill include, Booker T. Jones, one of the all-time legends of Memphis Soul and frontman of legendary Stax session band Booker T. & the M.G.’s. ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ Brit Award 2012 nominee Anna Calvi, Alabama native Phosphorescent, electronic and contemporary classical pianist Nils Frahm, experimental Swedish bandGoat, American folk-pop nomad Cass McCombs, Chicago singer/songwriterWillis Earl Beal, San Fermin is the brainchild of 24-year-old Brooklyn based composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, who wrote the outfit’s self-titled debut album over six weeks after studying under the avant-garde classical composer Nico Muhly, one of 2013’s breakthrough artists, 21-year-old British singer songwriter Marika Hackman, post-rock and alternative hip-hop musician Son Lux as well as wyrd-folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster.
Tickets for the 2014 event are available now at 2013 prices allowing fans of Latitude to get their hands on early tickets before anyone else. Latitude has also launched a new £50 deposit scheme to make it even easier to save your spot at Latitude 2014. For full details head towww.latitudefestival.co.uk.
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