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Damon Albarn to headline Suffolk's Latitude festival

Damon Albarn of Blur performing live at the Berlin Festival Credit: John Rahim/EMPICS Entertainment

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."

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Two Door Cinema Club tweet delight at Latitude headline slot

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.

Suffolk: Two Door Cinema Club confirmed as Latitude 2014 headliners

Two Door Cinema Club, led by lead singer Alex Trimble, will headline the 2014 Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

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.

'HAIM" have also been confirmed in the line-up. Credit: PA

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".

Latitude festival hailed a success

Grizzly Bear on stage at the Latitude Festival Credit: PA

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.


Festival goers head to latitude

Campers have begun pitching their tents for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk as temperatures continued to soar.

Up to 35,000 people are expected to attend the music and arts event at Henham Park, Southwold, over the weekend with day tickets for the Saturday now sold out.

The headliners are Kraftwerk-3D, Foals and Bloc Party and other performers include Bobby Womack, soloist classical trumpert player Alison Balsom and Eddie Izzard in the comedy arena.

Organisers have urged as many festival-goers as possible to use public transport, cycle or walk in order to minimise disruption on the roads but some tailbacks are expected.

Forecasts suggest the event should be rain-free - avoiding scenes of muddy car parks and fields experienced in previous years.

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