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1 hour ago, sam1981 said:

Underwhelming, but surely there's loads more music to announce? 

I don't think there will be much more music of any quality to announce to be honest

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2 hours ago, fluff164 said:

Another Pish Poor attempt.  Very cheap.....The Latitude cash cow continues

There must surely be another, bigger announcement to come...

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Don't know why they are delaying announcement of day splits.

Not many gonna part with £80 plus for a day ticket when they don't know who is playing

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16 hours ago, Cat Man said:

There must surely be another, bigger announcement to come...

I wouldn't hold your breath unless you're expecting Duran Duran!  Knowing Melvyn Benn's idea of an exclusive, any other announcements will be some random arsed 'award winning' eastern European act youve never heard of or Duran Duran

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there's still more music to come, INC special guest, so calm your jets. 

the 2nd announce is normally comedy/ arts based, but there was still a lot of music announced yesterday so instead of moaning why don't you listen to something new?  :ph34r:

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27 minutes ago, Hawky said:

there's still more music to come, INC special guest, so calm your jets. 

the 2nd announce is normally comedy/ arts based, but there was still a lot of music announced yesterday so instead of moaning why don't you listen to something new?  :ph34r:

I always wonder when people complain that a line up is weak / poor - do they mean the quality isn't there or just that they haven't heard of the acts?

There's been lots of quality announced. I tend to look at the undercard of festivals as much as the headliners (the headliners of tomorrow....). This year I'm excited for Gang Of Youths, Black Honey, Superorganism, Hannah Peel, Naaz, Aemak, Jade Bird, Whenyoung, Confidence Man for starters....

 

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I think half the problem is that they make announcements like this on Twitter/Instagram, which looks like only 10 new music acts are announced:

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Reality is there are loads more added, but you have to dig for it. Bands like Francobollo and Husky Loops - who are excellent live - are great additions.

Not sure why they don't make it clearer. The lack of a single poster with every act on doesn't help. Well, I don't like it anyway. 

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Latitude is never going to be anyone's picnic, music taste will be subjective! 

I perosnally believe there has been better years but again my opinion.

im not sure there will be a special guest like last year purely because Saturday was a take over day by GOTR, so they could have special guests, I'm doubtful of a special guest this year but I'm hopeful that there will be one!, someone like madness would be very fitting personally (possible Sunday act).

However, I judge artists upon tour dates and where they travel, if they are within U.K. or Europe then there is a chance of them performing as well as conveniently have the dates 12-15 July with no gigs. I still believe acts such as Circa Waves, Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics and everything everything could perform as they are free within latitude dates and are close bound (circa waves play at ipswich on 7th July)

analysing previous years, 2017 obelisk arena had 23 acts across the three days and there is currently 19 acts announced on that stage already, so a possibility of 3/4 acts to be announced yet who might perhaps take over acts such as vaccines and rag 'n' bone man- might be why they haven't released split day yet??? 

BBC music stage has been lack lustre this year, I'm 18 and I've heard of James, but Mogwai and Jon Hopkins? I've researched them and Mogwai and they don't seem to get the crowd pumping, I love an electric atmosphere like fatboy had last year. Regardless, 2017 BBC stage had 26 acts announced and this year only 17 has been announced, so there could be 9 acts to be released still, potentially making that tent slightly more appearing to my ears!

i do have confirmation that the World Cup final will be broadcasted live on the Sunday in the music and film arena, so who knows we might be all watching the footy instead of music if England goes that far (very unlikely!)

i will ask about special guests, maybe Ed Sheeran ?! There are still acts to be announced which could be anyone so don't loose faith just yet!

 

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Unlikely to be Ed Sheeran, again.  He is on tour then, so will be in Sweden and Germany.  He's probably bored of Latitude anyway.

What about Snow Patrol?  New album, on tour until Friday 13th July, appeared as a special guest (or two of them did, with Ed Sheeran in 2015), perfect warm up material for The Killers.

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I believe ed sheeran was optimistic! snow patrol is a possibility , especially seeing other acts are performing there also, what a Saturday that would be! 

 

dont believe wolf alice will be performing on the Saturday as they are confirmed to be in Mad Cool festival on 14th, and they play at NOS on the 12th, most likely performing on the Sunday?

 

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After a gargantuan negotiation process (having already booked Bluedot, Bearded Theory and Long Division for this year and Shiiiiine On tbc) with my other half finally booked my first Latitude. Always fancied it but always seemed to clash with other stuff. Very happy with the line up.

Whats the general atmosphere like, particularly around kid friendliness (as taking my 2 year old)?

Basically...somebody tell me I've made the right decision!  

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39 minutes ago, Flaminglippy said:

 

Whats the general atmosphere like, particularly around kid friendliness (as taking my 2 year old)?

Basically...somebody tell me I've made the right decision!  

Atmosphere is very relaxed. Kids area is great with plenty to do. Very kid friendly. Our son will be 4 next month and it will be his 5th Latitude this year and never had any issues at all. Nearest to a problem is when he has started to run off and an adult nearly knocks him over, happened a few times and every time the adult is very apologetic, no suggestion that shouldn't have a kid their or should look after him better. Will get you talking to other people too.

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2 hours ago, jamesrfisher said:

Atmosphere is very relaxed. Kids area is great with plenty to do. Very kid friendly. Our son will be 4 next month and it will be his 5th Latitude this year and never had any issues at all. Nearest to a problem is when he has started to run off and an adult nearly knocks him over, happened a few times and every time the adult is very apologetic, no suggestion that shouldn't have a kid their or should look after him better. Will get you talking to other people too.

Excellent stuff...thanks very much!  

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Bastille would be an option, might good option too! 

 

If there was any act it would be George Ezra, with a new album and a space from 12-15 July with nearby festivals in the U.K. around the date, possibility perhaps?

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2 hours ago, Ellioott said:

Bastille would be an option, might good option too! 

 

If there was any act it would be George Ezra, with a new album and a space from 12-15 July with nearby festivals in the U.K. around the date, possibility perhaps?

When he played a couple of years ago he mentioned he used to attend Latitude with his family, so it definitely holds a place in his heart.

Would be a bit indifferent if he's announced tbh. He's quite good live but very static. 

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3 hours ago, swelsbyuk said:

When he played a couple of years ago he mentioned he used to attend Latitude with his family, so it definitely holds a place in his heart.

Would be a bit indifferent if he's announced tbh. He's quite good live but very static. 

Very true, but Latitude have a thing for bringing back artists year in year out (alt-j), weird to think Mogwai headlined the first ever latitude and 11 years on and he still manages to hit the top lines of stages

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Jeez, Mogwai headlined a few years ago and so did Jon Hopkins, they must of done an worldie performance that year to be playing again at headline stage of the radio tent, thoroughly believe that tent could have some stronger acts, don't get me wrong I like Jon Hopkins and his new hits but I don't understand Mogwai 

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10 hours ago, Ellioott said:

Jeez, Mogwai headlined a few years ago and so did Jon Hopkins, they must of done an worldie performance that year to be playing again at headline stage of the radio tent, thoroughly believe that tent could have some stronger acts, don't get me wrong I like Jon Hopkins and his new hits but I don't understand Mogwai 

What’s not to understand? They’re a popular, established band big enough and best suited for that slot. They play opposite The Killers and offer an alternative for people not bothered about seeing The Killers.

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George Ezra or Bastille would certainly please the Missus. Personally I'm already pretty happy with the lineup, but 2 or 3 more nice additions, particularly on the Obelisk, would be the icing on the cake. There's a few really long shots I'm still holding out for - The Kills; Deap Vally; Mazzy Star; MBV - but I'm not holding my breath.

Notice there's been an unofficial' legends' slot on the Obelisk over the last few years- JJ Cale last year and Geldof a few years back. Can't see anyone announced yet who fits that bill so anyone hazard a guess as to who we might see?

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On 22/03/2018 at 12:44 PM, rseamer said:

I always wonder when people complain that a line up is weak / poor - do they mean the quality isn't there or just that they haven't heard of the acts?

There's been lots of quality announced. I tend to look at the undercard of festivals as much as the headliners (the headliners of tomorrow....). This year I'm excited for Gang Of Youths, Black Honey, Superorganism, Hannah Peel, Naaz, Aemak, Jade Bird, Whenyoung, Confidence Man for starters....

 

Half the fun of Latitude is discovering new acts, not just music either but right across the board. You're right in that people have a tendency to dismiss stuff out of hand just because they haven't heard the name before. That's a really negative way to be. i'd urge anyone going for the first time to plant yourselves dowm with a bevvy on the Sunrise Arena or the Introducing Stage and just see what happens.

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16 hours ago, Ellioott said:

Jeez, Mogwai headlined a few years ago and so did Jon Hopkins, they must of done an worldie performance that year to be playing again at headline stage of the radio tent, thoroughly believe that tent could have some stronger acts, don't get me wrong I like Jon Hopkins and his new hits but I don't understand Mogwai 

I can't bare this Mogwai negativity. They're amazing. To be honest, this time last year I'd never even heard of them, but after being blown away by their headline performance at Fest No 6 I became a fan, this lead to me travelling to Glasgow to see them again in December because I was that impressed. They're mint man!

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4 hours ago, betharm said:

I can't bare this Mogwai negativity. They're amazing. To be honest, this time last year I'd never even heard of them, but after being blown away by their headline performance at Fest No 6 I became a fan, this lead to me travelling to Glasgow to see them again in December because I was that impressed. They're mint man!

Sorry for my negativity, I have never heard of them before I have given them a listen and my opinion still stands, there is a big difference between digital and live songs so I'm looking forward to be surprised! Guess you can't really judge a band or artist until you've really seen them live, thanks for the info ^_^

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This is probably ALL hyperbole (known what Mr Benn is like), but this blog by Melvin has a few interesting titbits :

https://www.latitudefestival.com/news/latitude-life

Specifically, the redesign of the comedy & speakeasy stages. Tents are gone! Something bespoke is in its place. Also, an acknowledgement that the food at the 'tude has bee dogshit (im paraphrasing). So.....thats nice.

Hammocks are bullshit though....

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On 3/29/2018 at 2:25 PM, retromoz said:

This is probably ALL hyperbole (known what Mr Benn is like), but this blog by Melvin has a few interesting titbits :

https://www.latitudefestival.com/news/latitude-life

Specifically, the redesign of the comedy & speakeasy stages. Tents are gone! Something bespoke is in its place. Also, an acknowledgement that the food at the 'tude has bee dogshit (im paraphrasing). So.....thats nice.

Hammocks are bullshit though....

Yeah i'm interested to see the these new structures, maybe they are real foundation structures maybe, looking forward to see it perhaps. Hammocks will be nice but I can see people spending hours on them as I doubt they'll be masses of them available.

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