Latitude Festival announces its three headliners

The Maccabees to headline their first festival

Latitude headliners The Maccabees
Bees are buzzing The Maccabees off to headline Latitude. Image Picture Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

The Maccabees are to headline their first festival when they top the bill at Latitude in July.

New Order and The National also headline Latitude on July 14-17 at its regular home of Henham Park in Suffolk.

Grimes and Of Monsters And Men headline the BBC Radio 6 Music stage, while Black Mountain and Pantha Du Prince headline the Sunrise Arena.

Meanwhile, Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc previews her London theatre appearance in The Importance Of Being Earnest with a production of the play at Latitude’s theatre stage.

Speaking about their elevation to festival headliners, Maccabees guitarist Felix White said: “Latitude is our first major headline slot in our 14 year existence and the culmination of the year spent touring our album Marks To Prove It. We’re intending on it being a celebration of it all.”

Also appearing on Latitude’s main Obelisk stage are Beirut, Chvrches, M83, Father John Misty, John Grant, Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Squeeze, Daughter, The Lumineers, British Sea Power, Laura Mvula, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson and Alif.

Acts on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage include Frightened Rabbit, Miike Snow, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Half Moon Run, MO, Polica, Roots Manuva, Christine And The Queens, Lapsley, Perfume Genius, Oh Wonder, Rat Boy, Jamie Woon, Aurora, Lucius and Mura Masa.

The Sunrise Arena also stars a Jungle DJ set, Blanck Mass, David Rodigan’s Journey Through Reggae, Anna Meredith, Bob Moses, Cloves, Little Green Cars, Money, Suuns, Weaves, Marlon Williams, Highasakite, Hayden James, Holly Macve, Lambert and Drones Club.

The Sunrise Arena also sees the return of The Streets rapper Mike Skinner with his new DJ project Tonga with Murkage Dave.

Tickets to Latitude are £200.50 including booking fee and camping here.

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Loaded’s deputy editor John Earls has covered entertainment and sport across a range of national newspapers, plus several football and music magazines, since 1990. Follow him on Twitter at @EarlsJohn

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