Latitude Festival reveals full line-up for 2016

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Latitude Festival has revealed its full line-up for 2016, including headliners The Maccabees, The National and New Order. 

Topping the bill on Friday night in the Obelisk Arena, The Maccabees will perform hits from their four albums to date, including their most recent No. 1 record; ‘Marks To Prove It’. 

The Maccabees commented: “Latitude is the first major headline slot in our fourteen-year existence and the culmination of the year spent touring ‘Marks To Prove It’. We’re intending on it being a celebration of it all. See you there.” 

Saturday evening welcomes returning headliners The National back to Latitude, for a U.K. festival exclusive. The Ohio indie-rockers are the first act to headline the event twice and promise a stellar set drawn from their unparalleled six albums.

The National added: “Latitude has been one of our favorite festivals ever since we barely made it to play in 2006 (Cold War Kids lent us their instruments as we arrived mid-set having been stuck at the border). We feel incredibly honored to be the first previous headliner to be asked back a second time.”

New Order will complete the main stage musical offering on Sunday evening. Performing a set that brings together the best of their 35 years in the business, including latest album ‘Music Complete’. 

New Order concluded: “We are thrilled to be headlining Latitude. It’s our first time at the festival, so we’re looking forward to exploring, especially the diverse range of acts, bring on July!” 

The Obelisk Arena will also welcome Glaswegian synth-poppers Chvrches, French electro act M83 and musical nomad Zach Condon’s Beirut. Alongside ‘Pedestrian At Best’ hitmaker Courtney Barnett, BRIT Award nominee Father John Misty, folk-rock trio The Lumineers, singer-songwriter John Grant, and national treasures British Sea Power.

Daughter, Alif, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Squeeze, Laura Mvula, Chet Faker, Sturgill Simpson, and Michael Kiwanuka also join the Obelisk Arena line-up.

Eighteen acts have also been announced for the BBC 6Music Stage, including headliners Grimes, Of Monsters And Men, and Kurt Vile And The Violators.

Låpsley, Poliça, Half Moon Run, Frightened Rabbit, MØ, Aurora, Rat Boy, Roots Manuva, and more are also scheduled to perform.

The intimate Sunrise Arena also boasts eighteen names including bill-toppers Black Mountain, and the lauded Pantha Du Prince with his new AV show The Triad. Support comes from the likes of Blanck Mass, Bob Moses, Hayden James, Highasakite, Money, Marlon Williams and more.

Finally, the Late Night Arena adds Jungle, David Rodigan MBE, and The Streets’ Mike Skinner and Murkage.

Latitude Festival, which takes place from the 14th – 17th July 2016 in Henham Park, Suffolk, also boasts a comprehensive theatre, poetry, and film schedule. For the full line-up, see below.

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