Until Sun Jul 20
© Robert Whitworth
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 7 2014
Two Door Cinema Club, Damon Albarn, The Black Keys, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Röyksopp/Robyn, Haim, James, Editors, Tame Impala, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mogwai, Kelis, Lykke Li, CLean Bandit, The War On Drugs, Temples, Parquet Courts, Slowdive, Billy Bragg, Booker T Jones, Anna Calvi, Phosphorescent, First Aid Kit, Agnes Obel, Jungle, Nils Frahm, Goat, Cass McCombs, Willis Earl Beal, San Fermin, Damien Jurado, Julia Holter, Valerie June, Marika Hackman, East India Youth, Son Lux, Josephine Foster, Fat White Family + more.
There are many reasons why Latitude is among the most successful of the recently launched festivals. It's in its ninth year now, and regulars keep returning for its fairytale setting of forest, lake and meadow and its generally adventurous pop and alt rock line-up, this year including Bangor indie pop band TDCC playing their first ever festival headline slot and Blur frontman Albarn playing from his debut solo album. Latitude is also special for its laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and its choice of arts that takes in comedy, poetry and theatre as well as a literary salon. As the name would suggest, this is one of the most broad-minded music festivals around.