New Acts Announced for Latitude

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A handful of new artists have just been announced for this year’s Latitude festival. The event has secured an impressive festival exclusive from Australian psych rockers Tame Impala who have built a solid reputation as one of the most innovative festival performers. Another huge name is British folk outfit Bombay Bicycle Club who released their fourth album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ in the UK this week and it is currently set to top charts this Sunday.

Prestigious dream pop band Slowdive announced their reformation and are also a festival exclusive for Latitude, after their London show sold out this could be your chance to see the iconic band perform in the UK. And for those of you longing for 70’s nostalgia, rock & soul legends Hall & Oates will be also appear in Suffolk. Also performing across the weekend will be Agnes Obel, Jungle, Damien Jurado, Julia Holter, Valerie June, Koreless, East India Youth, Kwabs, Eagulls and the Fat White Family with many more announcements still to come, including one more headliner. They join previous announcements including Robyn, Haim and Anna Calvi.

The festival have also announced the first set of poets and performers appearing, which is incredibly exciting and cements the ideals that Latitude is far more than a music festival as it is also as celebration of culture, film, theatre, arts, comedy, literature, dance and much more. There is a full list of artists below:

Spoken Word

Scroobius Pip (Spoken word)

Kate Tempest & Band (Spoken word)

Shlomo & Friends (Beatboxing)

Reeps One(Beatboxing)

PolarBear (Spoken word)

George The Poet (Spoken word)


Roger McGough (Poetry)

Michael Rosen (Poetry)

Ben Okri (Poetry)

Gillian Clarke (Poetry)

Hollie McNish (Poetry)

Tickets are available through the official Latitude website here and there is also an option to secure yours with just a £50 deposit:

Keep checking back with Vada Music for the latest announcements.


About Sean Ward

Design type pokemon, often found in tall grass at festivals covered in mud and neon paint. A strong obsession with tea, cocktails and Kate Bush. Sharing musical nuggets of goodness each week. @Sean_Ward93