The first announcement of names will be revealed on Monday evening. Who do you predict/hope will be playing?
bon iver + elbow as headliners. rumours of cure being third
joanna newsom also playing, but not headlining
and elbow are long overdue to headline really
i'd be happy with that. of the three i went to i've only ever watched like two of the nine headliners, and i'd happily watch all of these
Hope: GIRLS. Please say Girls have been booked.
but have an awful feeling that mumford and sons would be booked
However, I don't know if it's really moving in the right direction - getting bigger each year, and finding it increasingly hard to balance 'Radio 2' acts with slightly more alternative fare. I probably won't be going this year due to cost, unless the line up is standout. The rumours are Elbow, The Cure, Bon Iver and Joanna Newsom somewhere, which doesn't massively thrill me.
and it being fairly local, it's just the humdrum music holding it back
I haven't been for maybe 3 years now
last year was really great. It's always really great.
eFestivals reckons Bon Iver, The Cure and Elbow are the headliners. Kurt Vile self confirmed. AnCo in Europe. Reckon they're gonna pull a stonker out the bag
Maybe/hopefully. They're doing some festivals in europe on the same weekend.
but i really really don't see that
specifically says "ignore the poster, but this is who we've been told will be announced".
puts me off somewhat.
There seemed to be a big kind of post-GCSE teens getting pissed thing last year though, which was kind of annoying for fuddy duddies like me. It was like Newquay-on-the-Wold or the something.
do you think they were there to see The National?
headlined there were a lot of unsavoury incidents and a general feeling of being on edge the whole weekend.
Last year the only thing that killed the atmosphere for me was the awful weather, culminating in the site being 2/3 empty by the time Suede closed the festival on Sunday.
I've never been to Glasto so can't compare it to the famous mudbath, but it's how I imagined that in my head.
Ironically, on the Friday, there was some cock up where the whole site lost water I seem to remember? So none of the campsite or arena sinks worked, they started handing out cups of water instead, we all complained we'd die of dehydration... then the heavens opened.
A lot of the sinks stayed fucked though.
Then by Saturday teatime the whole site was a quagmire, only for it to get worse on Sunday. Pulling out of the carpark Monday was a nightmare as well. My car got stuck and had to be pushed out!
The weather was weird all weekend, it was really miserable when we turned up on Thursday, because I remember lugging shit from the car park and my mate - in his wittiest moment ever - saying 'don't worry, it's just a short walk across a muddy field. Mind you, that's what they said about the Somme'. Then Friday was gorgeous, then came the rains.
nah, it was alright last year. the only trouble I ran into was getting pushed into a CIRCLE PIT during Caribou for some reason.
Although one of the problems with predictions is the actual line-up sometimes doesn't live upto it. Oh and DiS is an official media partner for the festival this year so we should have the line-up live pretty much as its announced on Monday evening...
I have a hunch (not based on any facts at all) that Wilco will play.
My girlfriend and I are still deciding what festival to go to this year with Glasto out. I went to Latitude 2010 and it was ace but if it's not The Cure and no Grandaddy then it will prob have to be End of the Road.
and this is the first year where I'll have to pay to get in and not be in the guest area camping. The line up is going to have to be good for me not to have my head turned by Bestival or some other one.
It is a great festival for the atmosphere, people and setting but there's been fewer bands that have piqued my interest in the last couple of years. Sure, you can fill your days but it really needs to have some of my fave bands this year and actual access to the film / comedy / literature tents without an hour queue before the thing you want to see. Oh, and better late night options.
But bring on the announcement, excited!
Classic FM just confirmed LANG MOTHERFUCKING LANG as playing
because you touch yourself at night?
I went three years in a row and saw Johnny Foreigner, APATT, Nedry, Zun Zun Egui, Bearsuit, Slow Club and a whole load more
"Classical superstar Lang Lang is to play his first outdoor festival on the bill of Latitude this summer, alongside headliners Elbow and Paul Weller.
The Chinese-born concert pianist has played sell-out performances around the world and recently played for President Obama at the White House.
Other stars on the bill for the Suffolk festival - known for its eclectic line-up - include Grammy-winning Bon Iver, Wild Beasts and The Horrors.
Latitude 2012 - which takes place from July 12 to 15 at Southwold - will feature Jack Dee, Tim Minchin and Reginald D Hunter among its comedy performers.
Other music stars set to appear include Bat For Lashes, Metronomy, Laura Marling, Richard Hawley and Janelle Monae, along with veterans such as Simple Minds, Daryl Hall and Thomas Dolby.
Heartthrob physicist turned broadcaster Brian Cox is on the bill as he brings his Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage to a festival for the first time, along with co-host Robin Ince.
And the line-up of literary figures who are putting in appearances includes Iain Banks, Alan Moore and punk-poet John Cooper Clarke.
Melvin Benn, the founder of the festival, said: "This year's line-up will once again see Latitude present a bill of sensational artists at the peak of their careers.
"Superstar pianist Lang Lang is one of the world's biggest live and recording artists, and we're delighted to welcome him to his first ever outdoor festival. Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller are all headliners with outstanding pedigrees, which we're thrilled to welcome."
bar the weller
really hope Janelle Monae is on in the tent during Weller.
they always have at least 1 laughably shit headliner though so it's ok
There's only two headliners explicitly named there. That's... interesting.
Telegraph have put their story up too early and say it's Bon Iver.
Indie band just keep getting stupider and stupider names.
sister of har mar. sorry
It's like the Glastonbury Other Stage circa 2009. Not worth the money this time for me.
END OF THE ROAD IT IS! Seeing Wild Beasts up the road from me on the 15th and not that hyped for Bonny Bear.
This is exactly the kind of festival I'd like to try it at. I went last year and it was great, but I wouldn't mind working a bit in the day if it meant I got a free ticket.
they do most of the stewarding at the big festivals i believe - she certain did Reading and Glastonbury a number of times, and Latitude once. you have to work a certain number of shifts both before, during and after the festival, and that includes night shifts. but you generally get better camping away from the punters, so you can at least try and sleep during the day if you work the night etc.
she seemed to really enjoy it.
working as Campsite Assistants (which usually means walking around helping people and keeping an eye out for trouble). We had to do 3 8-hour shifts (which do feel pretty long) but it's worth it for a free ticket, and it's fun meeting loads of random people. Kinda tempted to do it again this year, the lineup looks remarkably good.
at Latitude/Leeds than just going regularly. Though that might have something to do with going for free...and being a tightwad.
I want to go to there.
Travel from York might be a problem though, as I don't drive, and the coach fares are obscene.
but looking at the lineup, there's a few that I would actually be quite happy to see - The Antlers, Apparat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Perfume Genius, Soko, Team Me, TuneYards...
I bet you that nobody else in this thread says "Yay Elbow". So let me. Elbow were good. Elbow are still good. They've had one song (with an unnecessary Hey Jude moment) that has been played to death. Which means they can afford to keep making Elbow albums. People who talk about them in the same sentence as Coldplay (as happens constantly nowadays) are spoons.
seen them twice, at latitude three yearsa go and last summer in switzerland. just so much better than on record. 'tower crane driver' is one on the best songs i've seen live.
tempted, though very much can't afford it.
Then saw it costs as much as Glastonbury does.
I've seen a few people complaining about this, but isn't that pretty much standard for mid-sized festival now? Bestival is £170. Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds are about £200.
That's only a £13 difference. Glastonbury has about 1,000 acts playing in one of the greatest settings on earth. I've not been to Latitude but that's a tall order to live up to
in 2009, there were tickets changing hands for next to nothing by the time of the weekend (my friend got a weekend ticket for £20) - not sure if that's been the case since though.
Dunno if Bonny bear, elbow and Weller are a massive draw though.
My Glasto crew are interested though, so I might get an instalment ticket
The site certainly felt busy (though not rammed), though the camping is always very comfortable (if you're willing to do a 15 minute wall from the arena, which is definitely worth it).
I got pretty lucky though, they were mainly being sold on for about £100-£125. Worth waiting 'til around then if you wanna make a saving, but it's well worth the full wack.
Glastonbury has the same amount of hours in a day, and you'll probably see as much at Latitude, and just miss a whole lot less of a percentage of the bill.
The latitude site itself is far nicer than Glasto in my opinion. You can easily get around it all. Never too over-crowded anywhere. And even when it rains it isn't insanely muddy.
but I'd definitely use those words to describe the site last year.
When it's not muddy it's very pleasant to get around, it was a chore last time though.
Pretty reasonable with all the other stuff; I thnk definitely if you're NOT interested in the other stuff it might be hard to really justify...
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine
The Antlers – Bear
Sharon Van Etten – Warsaw
Bat For Lashes – Horse And I (Live Session)
Perfume Genius – Mr Peterson
Wild Beasts – Lion's Share
The War On Drugs – The Animator
Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song
Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones
Bon Iver – Woods
M83 – Another Wave From You
I Break Horses – Hearts
Yeasayer – Madder Red
Battles – Tonto (The Field Remix)
Apparat – Ash/Black Veil
SBTRKT – Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor)
Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari
Metronomy – The Look
Django Django – Default
Tune-Yards – Killa
Kindness – High Anxiety Lounge
Destroyer – Chinatown
Simple Minds – Pleasantly Disturbed
Thomas Dolby – The Flat Earth
Zola Jesus – Sea Talk
Josh T. Pearson – Sorry With A Song (Alternative Version)
Laura Marling – New Romantic
Daughter – The Woods
Soko – Treat Your Woman Right
Elbow – One Day Like This - Live from London
John Cooper Clarke – Daily Express (You Never See A Nipple In The) - Live
Is he/are they doing the rounds this summer of is this the coup I think it is?
but the undercard is actually impressive. I'm almost considering this.
2000 Trees is the same weekend, has a better line-up and is cheaper.
Low and a few others have been added. are Low good?
are you going?
I'm doing Truck the following weekend so I need to come down south at some point in mid-July, but this is the same weekend as Springsteen's London show and that'll work out a lot cheaper. I'd certainly like to...
not really interested in springsteen but it's the same weekend as the paul simon graceland extravaganza which i would definitely be up for if it wasn't that date
at the bottom there!
I'm forgot that I'm going to this and quietly pumped
Destroyer - The War on Drugs - The Antlers
St Vincent - Battles - M83 - Explosions in the Sky
Totally wish I was going!
As in what I did to your mam before I blinded her with my bedwetting jizz
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I actually wrote the blurb for someone who's playing that's on their website. Not credited for it though. :(
You're not even trying any more
don't you need to be getting your pumpkin costume ready for Bestival this year mate?
pretty excited for this
have cancelled their appearance at Latitude... family illness.
Gonna try and get a cheap ticket a couple of days before
Haven't been for 3 or 4 years, after having gone for the first few. Love the location, it's local and there's loads of good acts on the smaller stages. Not touching the main stage with a barge pole.
you are so boring.
Apart from that though, hmm...
maybe a bit of Bon Iver....but Paul Weller FFS!
Actually had my worst audience experience watching Sigur Ros at Latitude a few years ago.
But Twin Shadow, Low, Walls, Sharon Van Etten, Battles, The Horrors, Zola Jesus, etc, etc. ...yes please.