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The final line-up of Suffolk's Latitude Festival will be announced today.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn, from Colchester, Manchester band James and Billy Bragg are among those already confirmed for the weekend event at Henham Park near Southwold.
Comedians Dara O'Briain and Jack Dee, as well as designer Vivienne Westwood and photographer David Bailey, are also set to make an appearance.
The festival takes place on Thursday July 17th to Sunday July 20th.
More acts have been announced for this year's Latitude festival.
Alison Moyet, the comedian Jack Dee and the British Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood are all in the line-up.
Among the other big names are the photographer David Bailey will be there to talk about his work.
The Latitude festival takes place on Thursday 17th- Sunday 20th July in the grounds of Henham Park in Suffolk.
American singer Chrissie Hynde is among the latest acts to be added to this summer's Latitude Festival line-up.
The Pretenders frontwoman will play on the Obelisk Arena stage.
Ex-Beautiful South members Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have also been added to the bill, as have indie rockers Augustines.
Meanwhile, scottish stand up-comedian Kevin Bridges will headline the Comedy Arena.
The festival will take place at Henham Park from 17-20 July.
The line up for this years Latitude festival in Suffolk has been announced.
Headline acts include The Black Keys and comedian Dara O'Briain. It's the 9th time the event has run at the Henham Park Estate.
The Festival near Southwold takes place in July. Full details are on the Latitude website.
Damon Albarn will appear at this year's Latitude festival in his first ever solo headline performance.
The Blur frontman is also known for his side projects Gorillaz, supergroup The Good, The Bad and The Queen and his Mali Music collaboration.
Albarn confirmed his appearance at the Suffolk event after the announcement earlier today that he will release his first official solo album in April.
His performance in the Saturday night slot on July 19 will showcase material from his hotly anticipated album Everyday Robots.
A festival spokesman said: "Damon Albarn is a perfect fit for such an innovative festival and now audiences will be delighted to see him appear for his first ever festival performance as a solo artist."
For ticket information visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk.
Northern Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club have taken to Twitter to express their delight at being selected as the headliners for next year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.
We've got a pretty big gig that we haven't told you about.We'll be headlining one of the glorious evenings at @latitudefest in 2014!
We're really chuffed to be asked and can't wait to smash it. Tickets go on sale at 2.15pm today: http://t.co/aaR3dm51OQ
The first acts have been announced ahead of next year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk with Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club confirmed as headliners.
The trio have enjoyed several top 100 hits since forming in 2007, including "Something Good can Work" which peaked at number 56 in the UK singles chart.
Latitude festival will take place at Henham Park, near Southwold, in mid-July.
Speaking to the festival's official website, Two Door Cinema Club bassist, Kevin Baird, said that the band can't wait to take to the stage:
"It's really exciting for us to be headlining Latitude in 2014. Over the past 5 years we've made the progression from playing in the small tents to being close to the top of the bill on the main stage.
"Headlining a great festival like Latitude is obviously quite a big deal for us but we also feel like it is the next natural step. We're ready to headline. We're ready to smash it."
Other acts confirmed at the festival so far include singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and Californian rockers 'HAIM".
Organisers of the Latittude festival are claiming it was another great success.
The clear up operation is now underway at Henham Park in Suffolk after the final guests left this morning from the 3 day festival.
Thousands of people were there and the dry weather means the damage to the site was less than last year.
Around 35 thousand people are descending on Henham Park in Suffolk this weekend, for the Latitude festival.
And who can blame them? The sun's out, there is music, and plenty of other entertainment as well, but in this hot weather, festival-goers are being warned to take care.
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