As if the first wave of acts hadn’t got us excited enough (and believe us, there was enough girl-power on that line-up to have us too hyped to handle) the second Latitude announcement is here.
The new names on the line-up are so varied that regardless of what it is you’re streaming through your Spotify these days, there will be something for you this year. From the dreamy rock and deep, striking vocals of A Place to Bury Strangers, to the pop-punk beats of Queen Zee, scroll down for some of the most exciting artists announced today.
Back and better than ever, with brand-new branding and a sparkling new sound, MARINA is going to put on a show that you’d be mad to miss.
With older anthems such as Primadonna under her belt, which are sure to rile up a festival crowd, and new tunes like Baby (with Clean Bandit) and Enjoy Your Life that sound as though they were written to get you in a carefree frame of mind, she is more than prepared for a stunning set.
The Japanese House
Like there wasn’t enough Dirty Hit signed talent on the line-up already (see Pale Waves and Beabadoobee) we now have The Japanese House to add to our ‘must not miss’ list.
Etheral tracks like Saw You In A Dream played out to a crowd in the festival fields are bound to take you away from everything you know and put you directly into the beautiful brain of Amber Bain. Others like We Talk All the Time are the perfect soundtrack for a slow dance with your friends, lovers or whoever you can grab from around you.
Any band that can record the same track in five different languages are a band worth seeing, and as a bonus, Nearer My God is a cracking track (and album!)
With haunting vocals, pounding drums and guitars that often build up into an exploding climax, if you wanted an excuse to shout and throw yourself around to an incredible soundtrack, here it is. Tracks like Inuit will have you feeling things you didn’t know you could feel, and there is nowhere better to enjoy this than with the scenic views of Henham Park.
Cavetown has mastered the art of making surprisingly deep, eye-opening lyrics so feel-good and catchy that once they hit you as you’re bopping along, you can’t help but be in awe.
Deservingly gaining an impressing following this year, with gender-challenging-coming-of-age anthems like Boys Will Be Bugs and Lemon Boy which is essentially a short story in song form, this set is bound to be entertaining on a whole array of levels.
Occasionally an artist comes along with so much talent packed into them, it is hard to believe they are part of this species, and Zuzu is one of these.
With the tongue-in-cheek lyrics of All Good, the somehow upbeat AND downbeat melody of Beauty Queen and the powerful vocals of Seabed, this might be your only chance to see this Liverpool-honed talent before she takes over the main stage (and the world!)
If, like us, you’re completely sold make sure you are there at Henham Park on Thursday 18th July until Sunday 21st July by securing your tickets at https://www.latitudefestival.com/tickets
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