New Order, The National and The Maccabees to headline Latitude
Published 03/03/2016 | 09:06
New Order will headline this year's Latitude festival alongside American rock act The National and indie group The Maccabees.
The line-up for the arts and music event which attracts more than 30,000 people to Henham Park in Suffolk each year was announced on Thursday morning.
Marks To Prove It performers The Maccabees will headline the opening night as part of a main-stage line-up which also includes British Sea Power and Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.
Latitude favourites The National - who previously headlined the event in 2011 - will perform on the main stage on the Saturday night. They are the first act ever to headline the festival twice.
Event organisers said Hacienda stars New Order would close the event in "spectacular style".
Their performance comes after last year's release of Music Complete which surprised the music world, coming 10 years after the release of their last studio album.
Organiser Melvin Benn said: "I'm hugely excited to be bringing back one of our very first Latitude headliners, The National, to top the music bill at this year's festival.
"The festival has grown a huge amount in its offering since The National last played with us.
"I'm also particularly proud that yet again, we're offering the biggest and most diverse arts line up of any festival.
"Latitude Festival still leads the way in championing the arts in all its forms, from spoken word to performance theatre."
The festival, which begins on July 15 and takes place in a picturesque country park, is now in it's 11th year.
Felix White, from The Maccabees, said: "Latitude is the first major headline slot in our 14-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."