Friday, June 16, 2017
Latitude Festival announces final music names for 2017 including Pumarosa, Beans on Toast and more
Words: Ellie Ward
The 12th edition of Latitude Festival has announced further names across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place between July 13 - 16 in the grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.
40,000 people will witness Brit Award winners The 1975, as well as Fleet Foxes returning in a UK Exclusive after a five-year hiatus, and Saturday night headliners Mumford & Sons. They’re joined by a line-up from the legendary Placebo in a UK Festival Exclusive to returning indie rockers The Horrors; from Scandi indie-pop darlings The Radio Dept. (another UK festival exclusive) to the inimitable former Velvet Underground stalwart John Cale; from the iconic Mavis Staples to the all-out party that will be Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage.
Hot off the back of their acclaimed debut album 'The Witch', London’s own Pumarosa will be bringing their live show to the Obelisk Arena on the Friday and Swedish singer-songwriter Albin Lee Meldau will take to the Lake Stage.
Fresh talent joining Saturday’s already brimming bill include Scandinavian troubadour Skott who opens the BBC Music Stage, and another addition to the Sunrise Arena as part of the Gentlemen of the Road takeover: renowned folkster Beans on Toast. Sunday sees exciting from hook-heavy Humberside heroes Life on the Alcove Stage and former Let’s Wrestle frontman Wesley Gonzalez on the Lake Stage.
Returning to Latitude for its second year, the BBC Music Introducing Stage once again welcomes an eclectic array of talent specifically chosen for Latitude, submitted via a plethora of local BBC Introducing shows. This year’s stage comes presented by BBC Radio 3 mainstays Max Reinhardt (the Late Junction) and Suzy Klein (In Tune), and BBC 6 Music’s “modern day musical anti-hero”, Tom Ravenscroft.
Dutch indie-pop dreamers Klangstof, hotly-tipped 4AD signing Aldous Harding, the bright and brilliant Rosie Carney, Scandi-pop five-piece Broen, Sweden’s shimmering Geowulf, dancefloor stomper Andrew Kearney, restlessly inventive Danish quintet Lowly, the fingerstyle acoustica of John Smith, Australian singer songwriter Hein Cooper and the sprawling 9-piece funk-soul of TooFools round off the line-up of up and coming acts on the Solas Stage.
Find out more here.