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Latitude line-up set to be unveiled

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Festival-goers will find out today who's headlining this year's Latitude Festival.

Organisers will unveil the first sting of acts this afternoon. The event, now it's 13th year, will take place between July 12th and 15th at Henham Park in Southwold.

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Last year, The 1975 and Mumford and Sons were just some of 80 acts performing in the Suffolk countryside.

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Latitude named as 'Best Major Festival' for 2017

Latitude 2017 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Suffolk music festival which attracts tens of thousands of people every year has been given a top award.

Latitude which takes place each July near Southwold was named as the 'Best Major Festival' in 2017.

It's part of the UK Festival Awards and organisers of Latitude say they're proud to be given the title.

Read more about Latitude 2017

More than 30,000 people head to the festival each year Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Latitude festival gets underway in Suffolk

Crowds watching a performance at last year's festival. Credit: PA

This year's Latitude festival kicks off today.

Dozens of acts including Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Alt-J will perform at Henham Park over the next four days.

Some 35,000 people are expected to make their way there for the weekend.

Noel Gallagher "really looking forward" to first Latitude Festival visit

Noel Gallagher is looking forward to performing in Suffolk this summer. Credit: PA

Ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says that he is "really looking forward" to headlining Latitude Festival in Suffolk this summer.

The 47-year-old will take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena on Sunday July 19.

“Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I’ve never even been there, ever.

So yes, I’m really looking forward to headlining the Festival on July 19th."

– Noel Gallagher

Among the other headliners are Cambridgeshire band Alt-J who will be appearing for the third time.

The band's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' won the British Mercury Prize in 2012.

Alt-J will be appearing for the third time. Credit: PA

"We are hugely excited to return to Latitude for the third time. Playing there has always been so memorable.

Latitude has always supported us, and to go from playing the smaller stages to this means it will be a night of celebration."

– Alt-J

Suffolk: Cambridgeshire band Alt-J and Noel Gallagher among Latitude headliners

Alt-J will perform at this year's Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire band Alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Portishead have been announced as the headliners for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

The festival at Henham Park is now in its 10th year and will take place from 16-19 July.

Alt-J will perform on the Friday night, while Portishead and Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds will close on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Noel Gallagher will also play at Henham Park. Credit: PA

The likes of Manic Street Preachers, James Blake and Laura Marling will also take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena over the course of the three days.

Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Vaccines are among the acts who will perform on the 6 Music Stage.

“This year is the 10th Edition of the festival and we're celebrating with an event which, although it has evolved significantly from the intimate 4,000 attendees we started out with, I really feel has kept the special atmosphere and unique quality which sets it apart."

– Melvin Benn, Latitude founder
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