The Chemical Brothers, Bastille, Wolf Alice and Bombay Bicycle Club have all been announced as the headliners of the 2021 Latitude Festival.
After its 2020 edition was axed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Latitude will return in 2021 from July 22-25 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Wolf Alice, who will headline the Obelisk Arena on July 23, said of their headline booking: “Eight years, several horrendous haircuts, three albums and we are back but this time we are headlining. What an honor.”
The Chemical Brothers will headline on July 24, while Bastille – who will perform their ‘ReOrchestrated’ show along with a 20-piece orchestra and choir – and Bombay Bicycle Club will co-headline on the final night (July 25).
The likes of Rudimental, Hot Chip, Fontaines D.C., Beabadoobee, Declan McKenna, Arlo Parks, Holly Humberstone, Shame and Dry Cleaning are also set to play across the Latitude weekend.
Comedy at Latitude 2021 will be provided by the likes of Bill Bailey (who will be the first comedian to perform on the main stage), Jo Brand, Simon Amstell, Katherine Ryan and Reginald D Hunter, while there will also be ample literature, arts and speaking events across the weekend. For tickets and further information about Latitude Festival 2021, visit the festival’s official website.
Speaking back in March, Latitude founder and creator Melvin Benn confirmed that this year’s festival will run at full capacity.
“We are confident that our hard work in conforming to the protocols, plus the fact that all UK adults are due to have been offered the vaccine before the festival takes place, PLUS the news of large scale test events rolling out in April and May, will mean that we really can go ahead,” he said at the time.
“You may also have just seen our exciting news that we will be running a second pilot show event, this time a 10,000 person camping event for Download at Donington Park, as part of the second phase of the ERP”, he added today. “I see this as confirmation that they believe in the June 21st date just as much as the Prime Minister does and just as much as I do.”