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  1. Latitude 2016

    yep i'd be happy with that too. never seen massive attack, the one chance i did have (v2004) i saw primal scream instead. the national are just one of the best bands in the world right now and at the top of their game. the maccabees i'm not so fussed by but they're one of the bands i like the best out of the current crop of bands for the teenagers. they're loads better than two door cinema club etc. i saw them do a tiny instore gig at soundclash in norwich a few years ago and they endeared themselves to me a hell of a lot more since then.
  2. Latitude 2016

    no the national in bennicasim announcement then so i think they're pretty nailed on for latitude now. i see massive attack were announced for bennicasim however which surely puts them in the frame as being about over latitude weekend as a potential headliner.
  3. OnBlackheath Festival 2016

    tempted by this, especially the primal scream/hot chip double header on saturday.
  4. Latitude 2016

    belly would be a good addition. i saw throwing muses and tanya donnelly in norwich last year and it was very enjoyable.
  5. Latitude 2016

    yeah at the time i thought noel was a bit of a coup for latitude and seemed like a big step up in headliner size, especially as he was headlining titp in the same year. i find it a bit surprising he's headlining the likes of victorious, y not, kendal etc but fair play to him. it has made titp look a bit weak last year now though.
  6. Latitude 2016

    they're available as far as i'm aware however the fact they are headlining bestival makes it unlikely i reckon because as far as i'm aware bestival and latitude have never shared a headliner.
  7. Latitude 2016

    now pixies are seemingly out i'd predict the maccabees, last shadow puppets and the national are looking the most likely trio of headliners. the lana del rey news certainly puts her in the running though. i'm still hoping new order could be in with a shout too and whilst radiohead would obviously be a massive step up in headliner for latitude i wouldn't rule it out due to the thom yorke connection. my preference would be new order, radiohead, the national but i reckon we'll end up with the maccabees, last shadow puppets and the national.
  8. Latitude 2016

    band of horses are doing a few european festivals in june which i why i mentioned them, likewise i've not listened to them much for years but loved the first two albums and could see them really fitting in well at latitude.   i love sleaford mods so much, caught them live three times last year and they blew me away every time (norwich waterfront, hyde park bst and cambridge junction). i can see why they wouldnt have worked well in an arena environment with the libertines but i could see them doing a superb early evening 6music tent set at latitude.   ryley walker just blew me away at norwich arts centre last year. a beautiful nick drake/tim buckley influenced sound but live he has an amazing jazz band backing him and goes off into all sorts of crazy jams. would be great in the i arena.
  9. Latitude 2016

    anyway we've spent a lot of time thinking about headliners and who might be playing, what about people's wishlists for the undercard? i'd love to see some of the following who are about and i think could be realistic... bill ryder jones super furry animals sleaford mods band of horses the coral ride ryley walker steve mason
  10. Latitude 2016

    not normally until very close to the festival, if at all. unless the announcement is something ridiculously amazing you should be ok right up until july.
  11. Latitude 2016

    i could easily see the strokes headlining latitude at some point. i don't see them as being much different to the likes of interpol who have headlined and the strokes were definitely bigger than interpol in their prime too.  
  12. Latitude 2016

    last shadow puppets have just become potentially more likely with a run of mid july uk tour dates announced ending with a show in london on friday 15th july. could be a sat or sun headliner?
  13. Latitude 2016

    now we've had this confirmed i'm going to go with a final prediction of the maccabees, pixies and the national as the three headliners. on the undercard i expect to see daughter, courtney barnett, father john misty and jamie xx.
  14. Latitude 2016

    two door cinema club announced as an english festival exclusive for reading and leeds, meaning no latitude. good!
  15. Latitude 2016

    it was pretty incredible. grace jones got the brunt of the abuse but i think it was the fact she was headlining alongside the pet shop boys and nick cave that led to the overall outrage, especially from younger fans of the festival. obviously nick cave is one of the greatest people to have ever graced the planet and i'd have him at the festival every year if possible but it did feel as if the festival was trying somewhat to change the demographic that year and target an older crowd. it clearly didnt last though as the following year they went with arguably their most under 30 targeted lineup ever with florence and the machine and vampire weekend headlining.