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The stars at Latitude 2012

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Elbow:

The group formed in 1990 and played gigs in pubs around Greater Manchester, it took them 10 years to record their first album, Asleep in the Back.

Already receiving critical acclaim, they won the Mercury Music Prize in 2008 for their album, The Seldom Seen Kid.

They are playing the Obelisk Arena on Saturday 14th July.

Click here for the official Elbow website.

Simple Minds:

The Scottish group gained notoriety in 1985 when their track, Don't You Forget About Me was used in the film, The Breakfast Club.

They're so much more than that though, forming as a punk band in the 1970s, before embarking on a musical voyage through pop-rock, new wave and alt rock into the rounded group they are today, with a reputation for their unforgettable live shows,

Simple Minds are playing in the Obelisk Arena on Sunday 15th July.

Click here for the official Simple Minds website.

Paul Weller:

Multi-award winning Paul Weller burst onto the scene in the late 1970s with The Jam.

Riding the crest of pop culture for the three decades, he reinvented his sound in the 1990s, becoming one of Brit Pop's biggest exponents alongside the likes of Oasis and Blur.

He continues to enjoy success, his 2008 album 22 Dreams went platinum and became his third solo number one.

He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at the Brits 2006.

Paul is playing the Obelisk Arena on Sunday 15th July.

Click here for the official Paul Weller website.

Bon Iver:

Double Grammy Award-winning Bon Iver was formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon.

Their debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago was a critical and commercial sensation when it was released in 2008.

The name Bon Iver is from the French phrase 'bon hiver' meaning 'good winter'.

The group are playing the Obelisk Arena on Friday 13th July.

Click here for the official Bon Iver website.

Get the full Latitude line-up here.

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