Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit, and Tame Impala (making an exclusive UK festival appearance), lead the latest acts announced for Latitude Festival 2014 set to take place over the weekend of Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014 at Henham Park Estate, in Suffolk.
Other acts include Slowdive making one of their first live appearances for 20 years, 70's soul legends Daryl Hall and John Oates, Agnes Obel, East India Youth, Damien Jurado, Valerie June, Kwabs, Jungle, Julia Holter, Koreless, Eagulls, and Fat White Family.
The first speakers and poets for Latitude have also been announced with Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Shlomo, Reeps One, PolarBear, George The Poet, Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Ben Okri, Gillian Clarke, Hollie McNish, Elvis McGonagall, Mark Grist, Page Match, Luke Kennard, and Attila the Stockbroker all confirmed.
Three decades on from the biggest post-war dispute in British labour history, a range of poets, performers and artists will ask how and why poetry written by miners can help us understand unspoken slices of our contentious history at Latitude this summer in Mining the Meaning (Re)reading the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike 30 Years On.
Introduced by Dr Katy Shaw, the event will offer re-readings of the past to consider the social, cultural and political legacy of the strike and ask what connections can be drawn to the here-and-now in a post-Thatcher, post-Labour, pro-protest world.
Acts previously confirmed are headliners Two Door Cinema Club, and Damon Albarn (solo), plus Royksopp and Robyn (Latitude exclusive), Billy Bragg, HAIM, Booker T. Jones, Phosphorescent, Anna Calvi, Goat, Cass McCombs, Marika Hackman, Nils Frahm, Willis Earl Beal, San Fermin, Son Lux, and Josephine Foster.
A presale adult weekend ticket is priced at £182.50 (+ booking fee) with a Family Camping option also available, a teen weekend ticket is priced at £132.50 (+ booking fee), with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5 -12 years priced at £5 (no booking fee). Campervan permits are priced at £40/£60/£80 (depending on size).
Day tickets are not yet on sale.
Latitude isn't just about music and colourful sheep, but has a full spectrum of art including film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art.
This year Latitude's theme will be Secrets, exploring the difficult relationship between the private and public worlds of individuals, communities and wider society.
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